Christopher Jackson, Canadian musician, died at 67

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65456y7ujtyrfdgChristopher Donald Jackson, born on July 27, 1948 and died September 25, 2015 of lung cancer in the City of Halifax.

Christopher was a Canadian organist, harpsichordist and choral conductor.

A graduate of the École de musique Vincent-d’Indy and the Conservatoire de musique du Québec a Montréal, he co-founded both the Société des Concerts d’orgue de Montréal and the Studio de musique ancienne de Montreal in 1974.

He served as the Artistic Director of the latter institutions since 1988, notably conducting the ensemble in several recordings.

The groups 1998 recording, Heavenly Spheres was awarded a Félix Award from the ADISQ and the Juno Award for Classical Album of the Year – Vocal or Choral Performance in 2000.

Christopher taught on the music faculties of Concordia University and McGill University.

He also held the post of organist and choirmaster at a variety of churches in Montreal, including St. George’s Anglican Church.

Christopher Jackson died of lung cancer on September 25, 2015. He was 67.

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