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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.

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.

https://www.facebook.com/events/102347313546978/

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

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