On Friday, October 20th, more than 150 people gathered at Holy Trinity to hear a concert in support of new church doors, which must be replaced due to fire damage. As a parishioner put it, more than a fundraiser, it was also a great “friendraiser”. Fabulous music, delicious food, inventive cocktails and community spirit made this event special.
So many people attended that extra tables and chairs were being set up well into the first act to accommodate everyone. Thank you to all who played, sang, bartended, ran the kitchen, donated and showed up to have a great time!
The gathering early in the night from the West balcony. Photo by Jim Houston.
Photos below by Kate Werneburg
The Rev. Sherman Hesselgrave and Christmas Story director Susan Watson look out over the growing crowd
Church warden Keith Nunn bartends
Caretaker Ryan Poole and the Rev. Sherman Hesselgrave co-ordinate putting out more chairs while a reporter from CTV a member of the ECHO Women’s Choir and Patty Sheng look on
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 about $60 000 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
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On April 23rd Church of the Holy Trinity presents Sheng Cai in the third and final concert of our new series, Piano Bravura- The New Generation.
Twenty-eight year old award-winning pianist, Sheng Cai has embraced the keyboard tradition which epitomizes the greatness of the romantic virtuoso. His performances have touched audiences and won the praise of critics on three continents. Honored with a number of prizes and awards, Sheng Cai has been described as a pianist” with great confidence… gave more lucidity, color and power” by the Birmingham News. He will be performing works by Scarlatti, Mozart Sonata K. 332, Chopin Barcarolle Op. 60, Schumann Humoresque Op. 20, and Villa Lobos Rudepoem.
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Echo Women’s Choir, Winter Concert – Ain’t Life Sweet
Co-Directors: Becca Whitla and Alan Gasser with Special Guest Artist Annabelle Chvostek
Sunday, December 11, 2016, 7:30 pm at the Church of the Holy Trinity
Tickets: $15. Advanced, $20. at Door, $10. Seniors, Children & Under waged Reserve tickets email: email@example.com
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Echo acknowledges the generous support of the Toronto Arts Council.
December 3 & 4: In Dulci Jubilo A Dresden Christmas, featuring 17th century motets and carols by Hassler, Praetorius, Schütz and Bach
Saturday, Dec. 3 at 7:30 pm at the Church of the Holy Trinity, Eaton Centre
Sunday, Dec. 4 at 3:00 pm at St. Aidan’s Anglican Church, Silver Birch at Queen St. E. in the Beaches
Tickets: $20 General Admission; Kids under 12 free
Available at the door (cash only), or reserve for pick-up by calling 416 578-6602. For more information firstname.lastname@example.org or their website.
Toronto Mendelssohn Choir brings the Grammy-nominated Elora Festival Singers to Toronto for an intimate concert of a cappella music by the Italian Renaissance master Palestrina, complemented by contemporary works.
Palestrina: Missa Ut, Re, Mi, Fa, Sol, La
Tavener: The Tyger
Tavener: The Lamb
Pärt: The Woman with the Alabaster Box
Pärt: The Deer’s Cry
Bach: Lobet den Herrn (Motet 6)
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We had a lovely time welcoming people from Toronto, Bahamas, Iceland and Lansing, Michigan to name a few places.
Ian Grundy and Sherman Hesselgrave played the organ, Michael Shapcott played his concertina and the Pethalia Singers performed a mini concert of East Coast Kitchen Music. You can catch their whole performance this Sunday. Visit their website for details.
Thanks to Ken West, Bob Smyth, Jim Houston, Malcolm & Stella Savage, Lucas Oxby and Jonathan Robart there were friendly faces to welcome our guests, answer questions and generally be hospitable. It was good to be open in the Heart of the City!
Here’s a few photos from Jim Houston
Echo Women’s Choir, Spring Concert,
Songs of Hope & Resistance, Sunday, May 1, 3pm
Church of the Holy Trinity
Co-Directors: Becca Whitla and Alan Gasser
With Special Guest: Singer Ewelina Ferenc & Yura Rafalui, Hammered Dulcimer
Tickets $15. Advance, $10. Seniors/Children/Underwaged, $20 at the door.
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ECHO gratefully acknowledges the support of the Toronto Arts Council.
To find out more about Echo: www.echowomenschoir.ca
A fundraising concert for the church’s new Steinway “B” Concert Grand Piano
featuring William Aide, piano
and Robert Aitken, flute,
performing Romantic repertoire together again for the first time in decades; works by Burton, Schubert/Boehm, Linton-France, Chopin, Debussy, and Meyer-Obersleben.
General admission $25 at the door, or contact (416) 598-4521 ext. 301 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
All funds raised will go towards installation and ongoing maintenance.
Join us in Church of the Holy Trinity, 19 Trinity Square beside the Toronto Eaton Centre to hear this beautiful instrument come to life!
Echo Women’s Choir 6th Annual Celebration and Fundraiser:
Equal Night a dialogue for the equinox in words and music with Anne Michaels and david sereda – silent auction, nibbles & cash bar
Sunday March 20, 7:30 – 10pm
Church of the Holy Trinity
Tickets $35. General Admission at door ( includes 3 wine samples)
Echo Acknowledges the generous support of the Toronto Arts Council.