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Gordon Slater, Music Director
Gordon Slater has played organ, piano, and carillon since childhoood, and in school began studying bassoon and conducting. His first carillon experience was as assistant to his father, James, who was Carillonneur at the Metropolitan United Church in Toronto. Gordon studied at the University of Toronto's Faculty of Music and held a position as a church Organist and Choir Director, as well as four Carillonneur positions. He has conducted orchestras, choirs, bands and musicals in Toronto and Ottawa and is now retired from the position of Dominion Carillonneur of Canada after 31 years of service playing the Peace Tower Carillon in Ottawa.
Gordon currently plays bassoon and contrabassoon with the Ottawa Symphony Orchestra, tours widely as a carillonneur and clinician, and has been Music Director of Divertimento Orchestra since 1987.
To hear an interview with Divertimento's Music Director Gordon Slater, it is archived and on demand here:
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