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Cantemus Singers Concert – December 5 7:30 PM

Cantemus Dec 2015 posterIn our upcoming program “Gloria in Excelsis Deo”,  Cantemus Singers explore the delightfully varied and glorious Christmas music of the Spanish and Austrian courts of the 16th century.  Lively Spanish villancicos (folk carols) by Encina and Cabezon contrast with the serene polyphony of Counter-Reformation composers Tomas Luis Victoria (Christe Redemptor Omnium) and Francisco Guerrero (Magnificat from the Vespers of the Three Kings).  Familiar German carols stand side-by-side with joyful motets by rarely heard Vienna-based masters, Jacob Handl, Philipp de Monte and Jacob Clemens non Papa.  A highlight of our program is Mateo Flecha’s ensalada “La Negrina”, that mixes Spanish and African–inspired folksong into a spirited Christmas entertainment.

The concerts take place in two venues.   On Saturday December 5th at 7:30 p.m., the choir will perform at the Church of the Holy Trinity in the Eaton Centre.    The choir’s second performance will take place the day after, on Sunday afternoon, December 6th at 3:00 p.m. at St. Aidan’s Anglican Church, 70 Silver Birch Ave. at Queen St. East. Tickets are $20 general admission, with children under 12 free.  They are available at Centre 55 (97 Main St., from Nov. 1st), at the door or by calling 416-578-6602 to have tickets set aside for pick-up.   VISA and Amex accepted at Centre 55.

These are benefit concerts to raise money for Community Centre 55’s Share-a-Christmas program that provides Christmas food hampers and toys to over 900 needy families in Toronto’s east end.  We hope you can join us to help make the holidays better for those less fortunate than ourselves.  Cantemus Singers will donate one quarter of the ticket receipts to this worthy cause.

Program details here




Heart like a Wheel – ECHO Women’s Choir – December 6 7:30 PM

2015WinterOn December 6 at 7:30 ECHO Women’s Choir will perform their winter concert, Heart like a Wheel.

ECHO has called Church of the Holy Trinity home for many years and enjoys performing in this wonderful acoustic space. To learn more about the choir and their directors visit their website.

Tickets are available in advance for $15 through choir members or email info.echo@gmail.com


June 13 – Panter’s Pub 5 – Music in the Street

What: A musical pub night for members (of Holy Trinity) and guests in the old chapel. We’ll gather and listen to live music and sing some great songs together, talk, dance and share libations and maybe hatch some plans. (Live performances from about 8-10pm)

Our nominal theme this month is politics and protest.

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Music Mondays Season Opens May 4

Music Mondays presents another fabulous season of lunchtime music ichurch-of-the-holy-trinity-modernn the heart of downtown at Church of the Holy Trinity. Every Monday bring your lunch and listen to different artists and musical pieces.

Concerts start promptly at 12:15 beginning May 4 and running until August 31. Admission is Pay What You Can with $5 as a suggested minimum donation. You can read the introduction to this season and see the full seasons concerts on their website

May 4 features Emily Kruspe on violin and Jeanie Chung on piano.

They also have lots of recordings from previous years to whet your appetite for a fabulous season!

May 10 3 PM – ECHO Women’s Choir Spring concert

Echo Women’s Choir, Spring Concert, ‘My Mother is the Ocean Sea’ 

Sunday, May 10, 3pm at the Church of the Holy Trinity, 10 Trinity Square, (beside the Eaton Centre, wheelchair accessible)

with Special Guests Marichka Kudriavtseva and Mark Marczyk.

Tickets: $15. Advanced, $20. at Door, $10. Seniors, Children & Under waged

For more information email: info.echo@gmail.com 

visit our website: www.echowomenschoir.ca


Disrupting Empire – service text

PDF: HT bulletin Mar 29 Palm Sunday 4

While empire in Jesus’ time consisted of distinct forms of oppression including military occupation, violence, unjust taxation, and slavery, … we have to look deeper and wider to put a recognizable face on empire. … As stated in To Seek Justice and Resist Evil, contemporary “empire is not dominated by any single state but by a network of powerful economic interests held together by the ideology of neoliberalism,” and furthermore, is a system in which most of us play some role, wittingly or unwittingly.
Living Faithfully in the Midst of Empire, United Church of Canada, 2006

Territorial Acknowledgement

We acknowledge that we gather upon the traditional territories of the Mississauga Anishaabeg, Haudenosaunee and Wendat Indigenous Peoples, the original nations of this land, who continue to cry out for justice.

prelude – Entry of the Kings

Opening – Prepare ye the way of the lord

Jesus’ entry into Jerusalem was not a simple act of obedience to God, following some preordained path to destruction and ancient prophesy. It was a radical challenge to an Empire that could not be physically resisted. It was a powerful act of political theatre and call to revolutionary change that still reverberates today. Unfortunately, empire continues to dominate our lives.
Let us prepare ourselves to join Christ’s parade into Jerusalem by first asking each other for forgiveness. Continue reading Disrupting Empire – service text