Michael Capon serves as Interim Music Director at St James Anglican Church in Kingston, and is active as a performer, conductor, composer, and teacher. In addition to his church work, Michael has directed community choirs and orchestras, directed music for theatrical productions, taught music theory and organ students, and adjudicated at music festivals and competitions.
Michael has won first prize in the Quebec-wide John Robb Organ Competition and Second Prize in the Royal Canadian College of Organists’ National Organ Playing Competition. He earned his Master of Music degree from McGill University in Organ Performance, his ARCT. (Royal Conservatory of Toronto) in Piano Performance, and his ARCCO (Royal Canadian College of Organists).
As a composer, Michael has written choral anthems and organ works, including “Psalm 103”, composed for the consecration of Mary Irwin Gibson as Bishop of Montreal in September 2015; “Bless the Lord, O my soul” for choir, congregation, and keyboard, premiered in May 2012; “Prelude and Toccata” (2017), “Montreal Sonata” (1995), and “Fredericton Suite” (2002). Works published by the Royal Canadian College of Organists include “Love, Joy, and Peace”, “Come sing, O Church, in joy”, and “Promenade: Homage to Gerald Bales”. His newly-orchestrated version of “In Flanders Fields” was premiered in November 2014 by the Ottawa Choral Society.
Previous church music positions include Director of Music at Glenview Presbyterian Church in Toronto, Timothy Eaton United Church in Toronto, Christ Church Cathedral in Fredericton, New Brunswick, and Assistant Organist at St. George’s Cathedral in Perth, Australia.
Michael was the Co-Chair of the planning committee for “I Feel the Winds”, a national organ festival that took place to great acclaim in Kingston in July 2016, serves on the Anglican Church task force preparing a supplement for the Common Praise hymn book, and is President of the Royal Canadian College of Organists Kingston Centre. He recently appeared as the Rabbi in the Domino Theatre production of John Lazarus’ comedy “Village of Idiots”.