About Us

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About Simon

Simon Irving  has been an organist since age 13. From 1984 he was organist at  Carlisle United Church, and in 1992 took early retirement from his IBM  management position to become Director of Music at Church of Our Lady  in  Guelph. He served as National President of the RCCO from 1998 to  2000, having earned his FRCCO diploma in 1994. 


Irving is the  Founding Director of the Guelph Symphony Orchestra, which he led for 10  years, retiring in 2011 and is now Conductor Emeritus of the GSO. He was  Music Director of the Canadian Orpheus Male Choir and is currently  Director of Music at St John the Evangelist Anglican Church in Hamilton. 

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About Janice

Janice Beninger  received her MMus from the University of Western Ontario where she  studied piano with Ronald Turini and composition with Alan Heard.  A  frequent collaborator with singers and instrumentalists, Janice served  as pianist/keyboard player for Symphony Hamilton and worked as Music  Co-ordinator (organist and choir director) for Knox Preston and Knox  Waterdown Presbyterian Churches.  She has directed numerous choirs,  including the McMaster University Vocal Ensemble, Kaleidoscope Singers, and Hamilton Conservatory for the Arts Children’s Choir.  


She  is currently Music Director of The Burlington Welsh Male Chorus and the  new Burlington Welsh Ladies Chorus, and she maintains an active  piano/theory teaching studio in Dundas, Ontario.

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About the Duo

Simon Irving and  Janice Beninger began their husband/wife organ and piano collaboration  as Four Hands Two Feet in 2012. They perform in a variety of venues in  and around their home region of Hamilton, Ontario.


In 2015 they produced their first CD together, titled Poem ($10 Cdn). It contains pieces written specially for organ and piano by four contemporary Canadian and American composers.


``I am  enjoying your CD very much, the playing, the repertoire, everything. I  love this combination of instruments.``  KA, Ottawa ON  


Their second CD, titled Just Baroque ($15 Cdn)  was released in August 2017. It features their  adaptations for organ and piano from transcriptions and arrangements of Baroque organ works, orchestral works and keyboard compositions by J. S. Bach, Purcell, Scarlatti, Froberger and Telemann.


Please contact us if you wish to purchase our CDs.