Category Archives: Music

Sunday April 2nd, Piano Bravura Concert – Tony Yike Yang

On April 2nd Church of the Holy Trinity presents Tony Yike Yang in the second concert of our new series, Piano Bravura- The New Generation.

A native of Toronto, Tony Yike Yang has just been announced as one of the final 30 competitors in the 2017 Fifteenth Van Cliburn International Piano Competition. He studies at Harvard University and the New England Conservatory of Music. He previously studied in the Pre-College Division at The Juilliard School and at the Taylor Academy of the Royal Conservatory of Music. In 2015 Mr. Yang become the youngest-ever laureate of the 2015 International Fryderyk Chopin Piano Competition. He will be performing Mussorksy’s “Pictures at an Exhibition” and Chopin Sonata No. 2 in B flat minor, Op. 35.

To learn more visit this page.

To purchase tickets visit this page.

 

Final four shows Thursday, Friday, Saturday!

This dramatisation of the nativity story has been performed every December since 1938. It was first performed at St. Martin’s-in-the-fields in London and brought to Toronto complete with script and costumes by Patricia Frank who was the daughter of St. Martin’s vicar and then married his student John Frank who became priest at Holy Trinity. 2016 performances:

Evening shows 7:30 PM:  Thursday, December 22 and Friday, December 23

Afternoon shows 4:30 PM: Saturday, December 24

Special for this year! Christmas Eve at 1:30 PM

Book Tickets

ECHO Women’s Choir Winter Concert Sunday December 11, 7:30 PM

Echo Women’s Choir, Winter Concert – Ain’t Life Sweet

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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: info.echo@gmail.com

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Echo acknowledges the generous support of the Toronto Arts Council.

December 3, A Dresden Christmas with the Cantemus Singers

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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 cantemus.ca@gmail.com or their website.

 

Celebrate Sanctuary North’s 15th Anniversary on November 5th

Saturday, November 5 from 5 to 9 PM Celebrate Sanctuary North’s fifteenth anniversary! There will be supper, a bar, music, entertainment and a slide show of Sanctuary North’s fifteen year history here in the church, 19 Trinity Square. This event is hosted by the Sanctuary North Board and related organizations.
Sanctuary North would not exist if it hadn’t been for a sixty thousand dollar grant that the congregation approved from a “windfall” we received just before the turn of the century. A lot of people from Holy Trinity and San Esteban communities have been involved from the outset though Sanctuary North has welcomed refugees from many different communities.
Please speak with Lee or Michael Creal or Ian Sowton to say you are coming so we can plan for realistic numbers. Email mcreal@yorku.ca It will be a great occasion. A Holy Trinity achievement worth celebrating!

Photo: Looking out from the porch of Sanctuary North over the York River. Sanctuary North is located north west of Bancroft, ON.

Elora Festival Singers Concert October 16 3 PM

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
Morlock: Exaudi
Tavener: The Tyger
Tavener: The Lamb
Pärt: The Woman with the Alabaster Box
Pärt: The Deer’s Cry
Bach: Lobet den Herrn (Motet 6)

Read more and listen here

This Saturday, Oct 15 is Panter’s Pub 16 – Fight the Power (w Jon Brooks)

Featured artist this month is Jon Brooks.
“I write songs to calm those who’ve looked into, and seen, what is in their hearts.  I also write songs to terrify those who have not.” — Jon Brooks 
Nearing the end of a year of travel in 1997 throughout Eastern Europe, the former Soviet Union, and particularly, throughout war ruined Bosnia-Herzegovina, Jon Brooks discovered what kind of song he wanted to write. In 2005, he began writing and performing that song – the song that looks for the soul of things. In 2010 Jon became the fourth Canadian since 1975 to win the prestigious Kerrville (TX) New Folk Award. Founder of The Kerrville Folk Festival, the late Rod Kennedy, said of Jon: “(Brooks) speaks and sings words that need to be spoken and sung and he does it beautifully, perfectly, and with absolute finesse.” He has now been nominated four times for ‘English Songwriter of the Year’ by the Canadian Folk Music Awards (2007, 2009, 2012, and 2015). Jon’s fifth album, The Smiling and Beautiful Countryside, was released November 1, 2014 by Borealis Records and was nominated for two 2015 Canadian Folk Music Awards: ‘Contemporary Album of the Year’ and ‘English Songwriter of the Year.’
Pay What You Can

Doors open at 7:30pm

Open Mic at 8pm
Featured artist at 9pm
Dancing at 10pm

Pot luck munchies and BYOB.

ECHO Women’s Choir returns to Holy Trinity tonight!

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Echo Women’s Choir celebrates it’s 25 year, and began a new season on September 6.

 

There will be a welcome tea for new members on September 13.

If you would like to join Echo please register on our website.
Spots are available for our next season starting in January: www.echowomenschoir.ca

Other things to add to your calendar 

Echo Open RehearsalOctober 4, 7pm (please arrive fragrance free)

Echo Winter Concert December 11, 7:30pm

To get an idea of why you would join a choir watch this CBC video.

Panter’s Pub kicks off 3rd season Sep 17

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The third season of of our pub party in the old chapel here at Holy Trinity starts Saturday, September 17.
Doors open at 7:30. The show starts at 8pm.

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My old band Merbecke is getting together to play through our old recording, a few other favourites and one new tune. We sounded pretty good when we got together privately last winter, so I have high hopes for a fun and rocking show. I know we’re up against TURF, but sometimes that’s the way it goes with hard to schedule events like a Merbecke reunion. The name was originally Merbecke Doesn’t Live Here Anymore, but since nobody knew who the heck Merbecke was anyway, we decided to shorten it.

There will still be an open mic portion at 8pm, so if you have a poem, song, or something else you want to try out with an audience, let me know so I can schedule you in.

I’m turning 50 on September 15. While there likely won’t be much in the way of official birthday activities here (and please don’t bring presents), this will likely be the closest thing to a party that I arrange.

Panter’s Pub is a semi-private party upstairs in the old chapel at Holy Trinity, 19 Trinity Square, Toronto where local singer-songwriters, poets and radicals gather to have a good time and maybe plot the revolution. It’s for members and friends. If you’re seeing this, you’re almost certainly a member or friend. 🙂 Feel free to bring your own friends too.

Open Mic at 8pm,
Merbecke (Judy Steers, Caroline Owen, Keith Nunn, Neil MacNaughton) at 9,
Dancing at 10.
Entrance by donation,
BYOB (We also have wine, beer and seasonal cocktails if you just want to show up).

RSVP appreciated, but not necessary.

There are many stairs, I’m sorry. I will have some more ground floor events soon.