Category Archives: Events

Announcements about events taking place at Holy Trinity or organized by members of Holy Trinity.

Annual Book Sale welcomes donations now!

The Holy Trinity Refugee Committee will host it’s Annual Book Sale on Thursday, June 23 & Friday June 24 from 9 to 5 or so. This will be held outside on the south side of the building.

All funds raised directly support the work of The Holy Trinity Refugee Committee. The committee is currently going into its second year of sponsorship of a family of four from Columbia and began the sponsorship of a man from Eritrea who arrived this past February.

With the support of the Church of the Holy Trinity and other amazing volunteers and contributors, we are able to provide financial and emotional support for these refugees while they settle into a new country and community. Our twenty years of refugee sponsorship experience has been shared extensively this past year as many new groups welcomed refugees from Syria.

Always looking ahead, we are excited to continue with the tradition of a book sale fundraiser which over the years has contributed directly to the support of our newly arrived families.

Donations of books (no magazines or textbooks) can be dropped off at 19 Trinity Square Monday to Friday 11 AM to 3 PM. If you require pick up contact Margot at mlinken@holytrinitytoronto.org or 416-598-4521 ext. 222

Holy Trinity Opens its Doors May 27 & 28

Drop by any time on Saturday May 27th from 11 AM to 3 PM or Sunday, May 28th noon to 3 PM.

Experience the grandeur of our space. Listen to our instruments. Learn about our history and our present with displays of stories and pictures. Take time for a tour or scavenger hunt.

On Saturday from noon to 2 PM Ian Grundy, music director and some students he works with will play both the organ and new Steinway piano.

At 2:00 PM hear the Penthelia Singers perform a 30 minute Concert.  Penthelia Singers is a Toronto-based women’s chamber choir performing culturally diverse and musically sophisticated repertoire.  Their performance at Doors Open will include music selections from their upcoming concert, “In the Kitchen”, including the toe-tapping folk music of Eastern Canada and much more. www.penthelia.com

Prisons we choose to live in – Homily May 8, 2016

A homily written and delivered by Michael Shapcott

To see music and readings that surrounded this homily:
HT bulletin Sun May 8, 2016 Easter 7 C

God knows – Canada has more than enough jails.
In 2013, the Correctional Commissioner for Canada reported to Parliament that the number of prisoners in federal and provincial jails was at an all-time high, even though crime rates have been steadily dropping for more than two decades.
He noted that indigenous people make up 25% of the prison population, even though they form only 4% of the overall population of Canada.

He noted that there had been a 75% increase in the number of visible minority prisoners in the past decade.
The International Centre for Prison Studies reported that, in 2015, Canada had 106 prisoners per 100,000 population.
That’s a big number, but pales in comparison with the United States – where they have an astonishing 698 inmates per 100,000 population.

Here in Toronto, the relatively new Toronto South Detention Centre is a huge facility – with a capacity of almost 2,000 inmates although it is still only partly filled. Some of the inmates are men serving sentences of less than two years, but many are in remand – that is, they in jail awaiting trial or some other proceeding. They have not been convicted, but they are in jail – sometimes for days, sometimes for weeks, sometimes longer. Continue reading Prisons we choose to live in – Homily May 8, 2016

Sunday, May 15 That Choir Concert

 

That Choir is proud to present the fourth and final concert of their 2015|2016 season, That Choir Horizons.

The evening will feature a complete program of contemporary choral music, with works by Eric Whitacre, Kathleen Allan, Greg Knauf, James Ray, and more. This concert is happening on Sunday, May 15th at 8:00PM at Church of the Holy Trinity (19 Trinity Square).

All tickets are $10.

Please visit www.thatchoir.com to purchase your tickets, and for more information on this and other exciting concerts!

World Labyrinth Day – Saturday, May 7

All are invited to join the Labyrinth Community Network
and the Labyrinth Society
to Walk as One
joining others around the globe for the 8th World Labyrinth Day.

Celebrate World Labyrinth Day with us at the Toronto Public Labyrinth  in Trinity Square Park
(south of the Church of the Holy Trinity and west of the Eaton Centre) or at a labyrinth near you.

Saturday, May 7, 2016 1:00 – 2:00 pm

Live music
Wheelchair accessible
Braille labyrinth on site
Free

www.labyrinthnetwork.ca

Everyone welcome!
Todos son bienvenidos!
Todos sao bem vindos!
Bienvenue à tout le monde!
Alle sind willkommen!
Tutti sono i benvenuti!

Upcoming Walks

Summer Solstice: Monday, June 20 at 12 noon
Autumn Equinox: Thursday, September 22, 2016

“Lost but not Forgotten” Memorial at the Huronia Regional Centre cemetery on Sunday May 8th

On behalf of survivors and allies in Remember Every Name, I want to invite you to the “Lost but not Forgotten” Memorial at the Huronia Regional Centre cemetery on Sunday May 8th.

This will take place from 1:30 to 4:00 PM at Huronia Regional Centre Cemetery 650 Memorial Avenue Orillia.

Lots of details on their Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/events/252014511814115/

or contact remembereveryname@gmail.com or 705-645-0298
Poster B&W

We would welcome Holy Trinity and any other faith group people to say a blessing – in whatever tradition is theirs. Survivors say that most people were buried in this cemetery without funerals. They remember that their friends just disappeared.

Music Mondays 25th Anniversary Season begins May 2

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Music Mondays has served as a launching pad for emerging talent since its inception in 1992. Our concerts take place in the warm acoustics of Holy Trinity Church, just steps away from the Eaton Centre. Our goal is to provide the highest possible musical experience to a pay-what-you-can downtown Toronto audience. Our audience includes office workers, tourists, retired folks, young children, the homeless, students and other musicians. We try to provide the best possible venue for emerging Canadian artists. The acoustics of Holy Trinity are very special – warm and inviting. The church boasts two fine instruments – a newly acquired Steinway “B” Concert Grand and a superb Casavant Frères tracker-action baroque organ. Musicians are invited to perform new Canadian works, involve the audience in the performance and push the acoustic envelope! To read more

First Concert – Monday May 2 with Agincourt Madrigal Singers

If Music Be the Food of Love – Multi-award winning Agincourt Madrigal Singers (MusicFest Nationals, the CMEA Leslie Bell Award, first place in National Music Festival Association and Toronto Kiwanis Music Festival) will be joined by the Agincourt Chamber Orchestra. Over 60 young performers will open our 25th Anniversary Season with works by David Dickau, Palestrina, David MacIntyre, Dan Davison, Peter Warlock and Mozart, all conducted by James Pinhorn and Amanda Tulk-O’Reilly.

Additional Schedule on the Music Mondays website

Earth Day Labyrinth Walk, April 22 noon

A day to honour the earth.

All are welcome to join the Labyrinth Community Network
for a group walk on Earth Day

Friday, April 22, 2016 12 noon – 1 pm

Toronto Public Labyrinth at Trinity Square Park
(south of the Church of the Holy Trinity and west of the Eaton Centre)

Live Music by Michael Franklin and Andrea Gerhardt
Wheelchair Accessible
Braille Labyrinth on Site
Free
Everyone Welcome!

Upcoming Walks:

World Labyrinth Day: Saturday, May 7 at 1 pm
Summer Solstice: Monday, June 20 at 12 noon

Songs of Hope & Resistance, Sunday, May 1, 3pm – ECHO Women’s Choir

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.
To reserve tickets email: info.echo@gmail.com

ECHO gratefully acknowledges the support of the Toronto Arts Council.
To find out more about Echo: www.echowomenschoir.ca
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