Music Mondays, the lunchtime concert series, has completed its 26th Season. The 18 concerts ran from
1st May to 28th August, 2017.
Ian Grundy, our Artistic Director, designed an excellent season of eclectic and diverse programming which garnered many compliments from our audience, “the best ever” said one regular.
We are grateful to the Church of the Holy Trinity, for hosting the series. The church building’s acoustics are magnificent. We have a suggested an audience donation of $5.00 each to make the concerts as accessible as possible. We were delighted to welcome an average audience of 110. Many audience members met up with friends and had lunch in the café afterwards.
The Music Mondays volunteers are from many walks of life but share a common interest in and appreciation of music. They give out programs, handle the money and help the audience as needed. An audience member with photography skills takes photos of the musicians for our web site and to use in our grant application.
Our Summer Student /Concert Coordinator, Danielle Sum, who was with us for eight weeks, was a great success. She is a delightful percussion student from the University of Toronto, who was proactive, worked well with everyone and had good ideas to enhance our productions.
The Toronto Arts Council continues to support Music Mondays as we endeavour to compensate our musicians at a more appropriate level. We have slowly increased the honorarium over the past 2 years.
Ian Grundy, our Artistic Director, has done an amazing job, increasing our audiences, connecting with the best of the up and coming musicians and raising our presence in the City of Toronto by using his social media and public relations expertise.
We greatly appreciate all Ian’s work and look forward with anticipation to the 2018 season.
Submitted by Jean Robinson, Chair, Music Mondays Committee.
MICHAEL BRIDGE, DANIELLE SUM,
7th August 2017
MUSIC MONDAYS VOLUNTEERS
In the early hours of August 23, Holy Trinity was set on fire by an arsonist. Due to the quick thinking of someone who was sleeping in the square and who called emergency services, the church suffered no worse damage than the burning of the west door. We are very grateful to him for taking action to save the church.
A temporary door has been installed, and the west entrance remains out of commission. The police have detained the person alleged to have set the fire.
To replace the doors will cost of $30 000 overall, and we as a parish must come up with the deductible of $2500. To support this goal, the Burnt Door Concert is being planned for October 20th at 7:30 pm. It will be an eclectic mix of pop and classical music. Mark your calendars! Tickets are available at http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3094438
See the link below to hear the individual tell what happened on the night of the fire.
Toronto police investigating 6 downtown fires; suspect arrested
A celebration of the life of Bonnie Briggs, founder of the Homeless Memorial, will take place on Sunday, September 10 at 2 pm, here at the Church of the Holy Trinity. All are welcome. Bonnie was a tireless advocate for the homeless and under-housed population of our city. Bonnie’s leadership was crucial in this on-going issue, which was coloured by her experience as someone who had lived with homelessness.
For more on Bonnie’s legacy, please see this article from the Toronto Star: https://www.thestar.com/news/gta/2017/08/08/toronto-activist-bonnie-briggs-remembered-as-advocate-for-housing-creator-of-homeless-memorial.html
July 2, 10:30 am. We gather with each other and with Treaty Canoe. We will sing together, hear readings from Ryan McMahon, Christi Belcourt and the Gospel. We will reflect on our country, history and ourselves and respond as we are called and able. We will share the gifts of the land and of human hands. Please join us. Continue reading Celebrating Canada’s Long History
Saturday, July 22, 2017 10:00 AM to 12:30 PM
The Holy Trinity Strategic Planning Committee, as part of the environmental scan phase of our process, invites you to join us for a walk around the parish boundary (Queen Street—University Avenue—College/Carlton Street—Jarvis Street). Bring a cell phone or camera to document things that catch your attention, or that might prompt further conversation later. The circuit is exactly 5 KM, and Google Maps estimates it will take an hour to walk. We will meet at Holy Trinity at 10:00 AM, head out when everyone has gathered, and return to share lunch and any reflections afterward.
Google Map here: https://tinyurl.com/ycvxwsm2
To the Holy Trinity, San Esteban, and St Paul’s Runnymede communities:
The weather forecast shows the possibility of rain for Sunday. If the weather turns out to make an outdoor picnic impossible, rather than cancel the picnic, here is the back-up plan: Continue reading Parish Picnic Rain Plan
UPDATE: Thank you to everyone who came to our official sale days! We still have some wonderful treasures on offer, so if you’re passing the church Mon 1:30 – 3 pm and Tues – Fri 11-3 pm, find a great read and continue to support refugees!
On June 22 and 23, join us under the leafy trees of Trinity Square to browse and purchase gently used books in support of the Refugee Committee. Find a quick read or an everlasting treasure!
Alice and Dan Heap were long-time parishioners at Church of the Holy Trinity – Trinity Square. Their lives and memories live on in the social justice and radical hospitality work of this community. On Saturday June 10th, a community plaque will honour Alice and Dan at their former Kensington Market home.
Continue reading Alice and Dan Heap Honoured with Plaque
Friday, June 16th,
6pm Sherbourne Waterfront
7pm BBQ St. James Park, King and Church St.
We would be honoured to have your presence amongst us in prayer and witness as we seek to come together as a diverse community to acknowledge our interdependence on one another, our faith traditions, the land, and the water we live on. This festival is interfaith and intends to express gratitude for Lake Ontario (Niigaani-gichigami in Anishnawbe, Ontario is the Huron-Wendat name). The June 16th Gratitude Walk and Festival will begin with Loreen Blu Waters opening us in a water ceremony, followed by prayers and songs offered by different faith leaders. Continue reading Niigaani-gichigami: Gratitude Walk and Festival, June 16th
SERVICE – PICNIC
Sunday, June 18, 2017 @ 11:00 AM
Area 26 in High Park (directions below)
Join us and invite your friends!
Service: 11:00 AM in Area 26 at High Park, this is the only service on June 18. This will be a fun, intergenerational service in High Park. The music will be contemporary and provided by the Fallen Angles band.
Picnic: The parishes of San Esteban and St. Paul’s will be joining us. The three communities will be provide: BBQ’s, beverages, hamburgers & veggie burgers along with meat & veggie hotdogs.
Please bring a picnic side dish to share with a serving utensil. Plates, napkins, & cutlery will be provided. You may want to bring a folding chair or blanket to sit on.
Continue reading Picnic in High Park June 18