Born in Quebec City in 1950, Denis Bédard graduated from the Quebec Conservatory of music with first class honours in organ, harpsichord, chamber music, counterpoint and fugue. He was laureate of the “Prix d’Europe” in 1975 and of the CBC Radio Talent Competition in 1978, and has been the organist and music director at Holy Rosary Cathedral in Vancouver since September 2001. He has given concerts throughout Canada and in the United States, France and Brazil, and has recorded frequently for Radio-Canada and the CBC. He has composed over 150 works, which have been performed in more than 25 countries and have been published and recorded on CD, including three CDs of his organ compositions recorded by himself. In 1993, with his wife Rachel Alflatt, he founded Editions Cheldar, which publish his organ and choral music.