I love to travel to new and interesting places. Recently some of my photography became of interest to several publishers. Simply click on the links to find out how you can view some of my published works in the Organ Magazine and also the Choir and Organ Magazine (January/February 2004 issue) magazine. These are two of Britain's best high-gloss colour magazines presently in print.

Writing has always played an important role in my life and is something that over the years I have come to enjoy. During my undergraduate days at the University of Saskatchewan, I wrote symphony concert review articles for The Sheaf, the university paper. Recently I was asked to provide review notes for two new organ works (Two Fantasias) by the noted Chicago composer Robert Lind. To find out more about Mr. Lind and his numerous published compositions please go to www.paracletepress.com.

The American Organist magazine recently reviewed Maxine Thévenot's introit Life and Light, published by Paraclete Press. To read the review, click here.


  TAO Holtkamp
 
TAO Holtkamp Article

In June 2017 The American Organist magazine featured an article on Maxine Thévenot's recital celebrating the 50th anniversary of the University of New Mexico's Holtkamp Organ.












  Commissioning Composers
 
Diapason Article

In November 2016 The Diapason magazine published an article by Canon Dr. Maxine Thévenot on the topic of commissioning composers, celebrating ten years of Cathedral Commissions at the Cathedral of St. John.







  Judith Bingham
 
Judith Bingham

This is an interview conducted by Dr. Maxine Thévenot which is in the February 2008 issue of The American Organist:

"Judith Bingham" is the buzzword of the moment in compositional circles. Winning British Composer awards in 2004 and 2006, winning the 2004 Barlow Prize for choral music, as well as being appointed Associate Composer to the BBC Singers in 2005, Ms. Bingham is constantly in demand writing new works for the BBC Proms, the BBC Philharmonic and Leeds Festival Chorus, to name but a few.  Continuing the trend across the Atlantic, Ms. Bingham has been asked to write an organ concerto for the 2008 AGO National Convention in Minneapolis. More


This article titled Victor Togni (1935-1965)  From Tanganyika to Toronto was published in the January 2008 The American Organist magazine: 

 
 
Victor Togni

     Tanganyika was an East African republic within the Commonwealth of Nations, under British rule until it finally gained independence in 1961. In 1964, it joined with the islands of Zanzibar to form the United Republic of Tanzania. Tanzania is about half the size of the state of Alaska and is bordered by Kenya and Uganda on the north, Burundi, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, and Rwanda on the west, and Malawi, Mozambique, and Zambia on the south.
     Victor Togni was born on the Ides of March, 1935, in Dar es Salaam, Tanganyika, of Swiss parents. His life spanned 30 years and was filled to the brim with much travel and study on the European continent and in North America. His joie de vivre inspired and touched everyone who met him during his short life. On March 29, 1965, while on his way to Montreal from Toronto to record an organ recital for the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC), Mr. Togni and his producer were involved in a fatal car collision near Gananoque, Ontario. Victor left behind his young bride, Margaret, whom he had married in September 1958, and a son, Peter. Peter-Anthony Togni is now a composer, broadcaster, organist, and conductor who resides in Halifax, Nova Scotia, where he is host of CBC Radio Two?s national program, Weekender. In 2006, Peter was nominated for a Juno award in the Classical Composer of the Year category for his work, Illuminations, written for the Sanctuary Trio and the Sanctuary String Orchestra. More

Maxine Thévenot has given lectures, workshops, and masterclasses. These presentations have included lecture-recitals on Canadian Organ Music and the Organ works of Mozart;  workshops on choral techniques and unique choral warm-ups; and masterclasses for local AGO and RCCO centres.  Ms. Thévenot has also adjudicated for regional choral festivals and competitions, and presently serves as a member of the National Board of Examiners for the American Guild of Organists.  For more information or to request her availability please click here.