Music Ministry

Music holds a special place in our worship at St. George’s-on-the-Hill. Our talented choir leads us in singing hymns and other music. The repertoire sung in English and Latin reflects a broad perspective of music from the 1500’s to the present.  Other special masses, such as the Marian Mass by W.A. Mozart, and the St. Theresa Mass by J. Haydn, are sung to mark important celebrations in the church year. Occasionally, worship is enhanced by guest instrumentalists.  We look forward to presenting more new, beautiful and challenging music in the coming year, as the music is a reflection of the worshipful nature of the weekly celebrations.

Singing God’s love-song with harmony, faith, and compassion

Sunday Choir

Our choir is a congenial mix of extremely capable volunteers and professional singers committed to attaining a consistent level of singing for the worship.

The Organ

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.

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:  Claire Latosinsky (soprano), Katherine Jones (alto), Dan Cantiller (baritone), and Bill Jones (bass).

The choir also features additional voices on annual services such the All Souls Day/Samhain service, and our Hebrew-themed music night in partnership with Holy Blossom Temple.

Music @ St. George’s

Ran Kim - May 27, 2020

Music to Feed the Soul - Benefit Concert

Music to Feed The Soul was a streamed benefit concert hosted by St. George's on-the-Hill Anglican Church in Etobicoke on Wednesday May 27, 2020 to support the Daily Bread Food Bank.

The Concert featured the world renowned musical talents of Xavér Varnus on organ, András Weber on cello, and Ran Kim on piano playing works by J.S. Bach, Joseph Haydn and Fritz Kreisler. As well as a very special arrangement of Hallelujah by Leonard Cohen on Cello and Piano.

For those of you who may have missed the show, don't despair. This playlist will contain the higher resolution versions of the compositions performed by these outstanding artists. We will continue to add content to the playlist as it arrives.

We will be starting with the incredible talent of Xavér Varnus as he performs a selection for St. George's and an improvised work that was inspired by the Stained Glass of the church.

We'd like to thank these artists for their incredible contribution to the cause and to our audience... thanks to your generous support we have (as of May 28, 2020) raised $4,155 for the Food Bank which has been matched by St. George's on-the-Hill for a total of $8,310 going to a very worth cause.

If you enjoy this content and would still like to donate you can do so by clicking on the link below to dontae and selecting "Daily Bread Food Bank" as the fund.

Thanks so much for your support and please enjoy the music.

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Special Events @ St. George's on-the-Hill

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