Music holds a special place in our worship at St. George’s-on-the-Hill. Youth participation is very important for us. Our worship is often enhanced by young talented musicians and instrumentalists. The chancel choir, under the direction of Ran Kim, our organist and pianist, leads us in the singing of hymns and provides choral music from September to June during the weekly celebrations. We look forward to presenting a beautiful variety of musical styles in the coming year, as music is one way we connect with God and experience community with each other.
Singing God’s love-song with harmony, faith, and compassion
Sunday Chancel Choir
Our choir is a congenial mix of extremely capable volunteers and professional singers committed to attaining a consistent level of singing for worship. Our director of music Ran and the choir always welcome new members.
We rehearse on Thursday evenings from 7:30 pm to 9:00 pm, for the liturgy on Sunday at 10:30 am.
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Professional musicians present uplifting, soul-feeding concerts twice a year and raise funds for outreach programs like the Daily Food Bank. These online streaming events can be viewed on our website at any time.
The Organ & Piano
The organ was built in 1973, Op. 3175. Originally built and designed as a Tracker action, it was altered and installed as an Electric Pneumatic action (which most pipe organs are), due to a structural impediment in the roof. In 2015, the organ was dismantled, cleaned, tuned, the metal screens were removed, and a new oboe stop installed, work that has greatly enhanced the tonal colour and volume of the organ.
The piano is a Heintzman Grand Op. H 61.
Some of the members of the Wednesday Chamber Choir
Wednesday Church by Candlelight Chamber Choir
The music sung at this celebration ranges from Gregorian and Anglican Chant, to polyphonic motets and Mass settings by composers such as Palestrina, Victoria, Byrd, Tallis, Willan, and Bruckner. The music is very soothing, sacred, never performed, in keeping with the beauty of the service’s candlelight.
Mark Wood-Salomon (tenor) is the Director of the Candlelight Chamber Choir, along with gifted singers: Brenda Enns (soprano), Katherine Jones (alto), Steven Vieira (baritone), and Bill Jones (bass).
The choir also features Jennifer McCallum (soprano), Marion Newman (alto), Jimmy Martins (tenor), Michael P. Taylor (tenor), and Martin Gomes (bass) on annual services such the All Souls Day/Samhain service, and our Hebrew-themed music night in partnership with Holy Blossom Temple.