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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.

Fashion on Yonge – Wednesday September 7 at 6 PM

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We love being a good neighbour.

Our great relationship with Downtown Yonge BIA has included the storage of their Play in the Parks equipment for their summer concert series and some shared advocacy for new bike racks on the square.

As fall approaches and we look into our closets for warmer, fashionable inspiration Fashion on Yonge comes to the rescue.

Join us Wednesday September 7 for a FREE Interactive Fashion Experience as Fashion on Yonge hits the Catwalk for it’s fourth year!

Everyone is invited to come see the hottest looks for fall 2016 available at the different retailers in the Downtown Yonge neighbourhood. During the event indulge in a little pampering courtesy of local salons and spas and enjoy food and beverages from local bars and restaurants.

From 6:00 – 8:00PM we invite you to step inside the historic Holy Trinity Church for three runway shows featuring falls best fashions. Space is limited inside the church, tickets are required.

This may not be a traditional church event, but when were we ever traditional. Come enjoy another aspect of our vibrant, downtown community!

Last chance today, August 30 at noon!

We are open Monday to Friday from 11 AM to 3 PM to welcome anyone who steps through the doors.

Tuesdays the music happens outside on the square, sponsored by The Downtown Yonge BIA. This series ends, but there are other concerts nearby if you visit their website.This year’s theme is “Dance Inspiring Fusion of the Americas”

A gathering place for danceable rhythms from across the Americas. Salsa, samba and more, are reimagined to feature a wider variety of genre-defying music from the best established and emerging artists in the city.

Full schedule of concerts in Trinity Square and other events close by can be found here.

Solstice Labyrinth Walk June 20 noon to 1 PM

All are warmly invited to the
Summer Solstice 2016 Labyrinth Walk
at the Toronto Public Labyrinth
in Trinity Square Park
(south of the Church of the Holy Trinity and west of the Eaton Centre)

Musician Michael Franklin (pictured below) will accompany us with his eclectic mMichael Franklinix of festive, spiritual, meditational, dance, and trance-dance music, using voice, percussion, hurdy-gurdy, shawms, bagpipes, flutes, recorders, double recorder, crumhorn, pipe and tabor, jaw harp, and singing bowls.

 

 

 

Wheelchair accessible

Braille Labyrinth on site
Free
Do come and bring your friends!

www.labyrinthnetwork.ca

Another great pub night…

Thanks to everyone who came and especially to the artists:

7:00 Templin Gardens/Madison Galloway – Indie-Folk-Rock https://www.facebook.com/templingardens/
9:00 Derek Christie – Torch Roots Rock https://www.facebook.com/Derek-Christie-143952442341381/?fref=ts
10:00 Luna Erwin – Alternative Rock https://www.facebook.com/Luna-Erwin-611035472394411/?fref=ts

Did you miss our Open Doors?

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

audience Displays at Doors Open Penthalia singers 1 Penthalia singers 2 Young visitors check out pulpit

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

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!

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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