Gordon Scott Memorial Concerts Series
Memorial Concert List
Barbara Collier and sample songs
Catherine Robertson and her music
The first Memorial Concert given for Gordon Scott was in January 22, 1989 . Barbara Collier (soprano) and Paul Coates (piano) provided the music. Other Memorial Concerts for Gordon are as follows
February 12, 1989 - Angus Sinclair (organ) and Paul Coates (piano)
April 2, 1989 - Children's Choir Concert
April 30, 1989 - Catherine Robertson (piano) - Dedication of new Yamaha grand piano in memory of Gordon (See below)
January 28, 1990 - Catherine Robertson (piano), Paul Coates (piano) and Colm Feore (narrator)
February 25, 1990 -Fiona Wilkinson (flute) and Paul Coates (piano)
March 25, 1990 - Kingsway College Choir
April 22, 1990 - Renee Stalenhoff (mezzo) and Paul Coates (piano)
January 2, 1989 Concert
Gordon Scott: The pamphlet reads:
Barbara Collier and Paul Coates
Paul Coates holds ARCT diplomas in both piano and voice as well as a Bachelor of Music and Master of Music from the University of Western Ontario. Since his graduation he has had an active and varied performing career as both singer and accompanist, including solo concerts, chamber music, appearances with orchestras, CBC and TV Ontario broadcasts
Paul has been a faculty member of the School of Music of Windsor and the Royal Conservatory of Music where he taught in both the Community School and the Glenn Gould Professional School. Currently he maintains a private studio in Stratford.
Paul Coates was music director at St. John's Church on two occasions. The first time was 1988 to 1990, and the second time was 2006 to 2011.
A former student of Paul's remembers: "Paul Coates worked wonders to make stuff happen during his two years at St. John's. He had the idea of selling keys to the new piano at $200 each to cover the cost of a new Yamaha grand piano in memory of Gordon. All 88 keys were sold within a couple of weeks, and the piano was totally paid for when it arrived. "
April 3o, 1989 Concert
* Special thanks to Robert McKenzie for the pamphlet, pictures and music files.