Robert Dixon is active as an organist and choral conductor on both sides of the Atlantic. A native of the UK, he has held positions at the City Church of Oxford (St Michael at the North Gate), Jesus College Cambridge, and Gloucester Cathedral; and he became a Fellow of the Royal College of Organists aged 19.

Robert has performed live on BBC Radio 4, BBC Radio Oxford and Switzerland’s Radio SRF 2 Kultur, and recorded three CDs with the Choirs of Jesus College Cambridge on the Signum label. A recipient of the Brain Runnett Prize for organ playing, Robert has performed widely in Europe and North America, and has given recitals during the Three Choirs Festival and the Buxton Opera Festival, as well as at venues such as Gloucester, Hereford, Truro and Worcester Cathedrals, and King’s and St John’s Colleges in Cambridge.

Having moved to Toronto in 2018, Robert combines his musical activities with a role in major gifts philanthropy at Ryerson University. He also sits on the finance and stewardship committees of St. James Anglican Cathedral, where he has served as organist, conductor and recitalist on several occasions.

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The Story behind our

Tracking Organ

Our magnificent three manual, tracker-action organ was installed in the chancel of the church in the spring of 1982 and dedicated to the Glory of God and in memory of those who died in the First World War and the Second World War.

The organ, built by the Karl Wilhelm Company of Mont St. Hilaire, Quebec, has a classical continental design. The case is made of white oak and the pipe shades are of carved butternut. Voiced in the classic French style, its 36 stops and 50 ranks are capable of interpreting a wide variety of organ literature.

Installation required considerable changes to the chancel including moving the altar forward and arranging choir seating to either side. These renovations prompted the design and production of our award-winning Benedicite Kneelers, done in needlepoint by a dedicated group of church members.