Music Mondays completes “best ever” 26th Season

Music Mondays, the lunchtime concert series, has completed its 26th Season. The 18 concerts ran from
1st May to 28th August, 2017.
Ian Grundy, our Artistic Director, designed an excellent season of eclectic and diverse programming which garnered many compliments from our audience, “the best ever” said one regular.
We are grateful to the Church of the Holy Trinity, for hosting the series. The church building’s acoustics are magnificent. We have a suggested an audience donation of $5.00 each to make the concerts as accessible as possible. We were delighted to welcome an average audience of 110. Many audience members met up with friends and had lunch in the café afterwards.
The Music Mondays volunteers are from many walks of life but share a common interest in and appreciation of music. They give out programs, handle the money and help the audience as needed. An audience member with photography skills takes photos of the musicians for our web site and to use in our grant application.
Our Summer Student /Concert Coordinator, Danielle Sum, who was with us for eight weeks, was a great success. She is a delightful percussion student from the University of Toronto, who was proactive, worked well with everyone and had good ideas to enhance our productions.
The Toronto Arts Council continues to support Music Mondays as we endeavour to compensate our musicians at a more appropriate level. We have slowly increased the honorarium over the past 2 years.
Ian Grundy, our Artistic Director, has done an amazing job, increasing our audiences, connecting with the best of the up and coming musicians and raising our presence in the City of Toronto by using his social media and public relations expertise.
We greatly appreciate all Ian’s work and look forward with anticipation to the 2018 season.

Submitted by Jean Robinson, Chair, Music Mondays Committee.

7th August 2017