Calendar

Mar
15
Fri
Second Breath meditation group @ Chapel at Church of the Holy Trinity
Mar 15 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Second Breath meditation group @ Chapel at Church of the Holy Trinity | Toronto | Ontario | Canada
Second Breath is a ministry of Holy Trinity that meets every Friday from 12:15 to 1pm for contemplative prayer. About 12 people gather each week; some are members of the parish, some work nearby and others are visitors.
Mar
16
Sat
Cantemus Singers: The Virgin Queen @ Church of the Holy Trinity
Mar 16 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Cantemus Singers: The Virgin Queen @ Church of the Holy Trinity

By the turn of the 17th century and after 40 years on the throne, Elizabeth I had clearly established herself as a strong monarch, having thwarted several uprisings, disposed of potential rivals such as Mary Queen of Scots, and crushed the Spanish Armada.  All this while remaining unmarried. 

In an era when a powerful unwed queen was almost unheard of, it is not surprising that a cult developed around Elizabeth’s marital status, with poets and artists depicting her as a virgin or a goddess or both.  Musically, the culmination of this cult worship was a collection of 25 madrigals called the Triumphs of Oriana [Oriana was a poetic name used for Elizabeth], written in honour of the Queen in 1601 by Thomas Morley and 22 other prominent composers of the day.  The collection was modeled on a similar Italian collection called Il Trionfo di Dori (The Triumph of Doris), a set of madrigals assembled to commemorate the wedding, and celebrate the wife of a wealthy Venetian nobleman.

Join us on March 16th and 17th for our concert “The Virgin Queen”, at which we will present selections of both collections and other famous English madrigals, as well as one of the most important religious works of the Elizabethan period, William Byrd’s Mass for Four Voices.  Composed in 1592, likely for performance in private households that were secretly Catholic, it represents the brilliant culmination of the English Catholic musical tradition that was extinguished by Henry VIII and his Protestant successors.  The sublime Agnus Dei of this Mass is considered one of the masterpieces of the period.

Our concerts take place at the Church of the Holy Trinity, Eaton Centre on Saturday, March 16th at 7:30 p.m. and on Sunday, March 17th at 3:00 p.m.  Tickets are available at the door for $20 general admission, with children under 12 admitted free; or call 416-578-6602 to have tickets set aside for pick-up.

We hope to see you there!
Mar
17
Sun
Sung Community Worship followed by a light lunch
Mar 17 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
Sung Community Worship followed by a light lunch

Our worship is active and shared. We are constantly looking for and writing liturgy that reflects who we are as a community.

Once a month, our house band, Fallen Angles, plays the music in a more pop vein, otherwise the music is more typical hymnody accompanied by piano or organ.

A few of the prayers and hymns we use and that we or our members hold rights to are visible in our Hymns, Psalms and Prayers section. A look at the text of a recent service bulletin should tell you something about how we worship.

Because of allergy concerns, we try to keep Holy Trinity scent-free. We would like to have you join or visit with us, but when you come, please refrain from wearing perfume, cologne, after-shave and highly scented personal hygiene products.

Cantemus Singers: The Virgin Queen @ Church of the Holy Trinity
Mar 17 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Cantemus Singers: The Virgin Queen @ Church of the Holy Trinity

By the turn of the 17th century and after 40 years on the throne, Elizabeth I had clearly established herself as a strong monarch, having thwarted several uprisings, disposed of potential rivals such as Mary Queen of Scots, and crushed the Spanish Armada.  All this while remaining unmarried. 

In an era when a powerful unwed queen was almost unheard of, it is not surprising that a cult developed around Elizabeth’s marital status, with poets and artists depicting her as a virgin or a goddess or both.  Musically, the culmination of this cult worship was a collection of 25 madrigals called the Triumphs of Oriana [Oriana was a poetic name used for Elizabeth], written in honour of the Queen in 1601 by Thomas Morley and 22 other prominent composers of the day.  The collection was modeled on a similar Italian collection called Il Trionfo di Dori (The Triumph of Doris), a set of madrigals assembled to commemorate the wedding, and celebrate the wife of a wealthy Venetian nobleman.

Join us on March 16th and 17th for our concert “The Virgin Queen”, at which we will present selections of both collections and other famous English madrigals, as well as one of the most important religious works of the Elizabethan period, William Byrd’s Mass for Four Voices.  Composed in 1592, likely for performance in private households that were secretly Catholic, it represents the brilliant culmination of the English Catholic musical tradition that was extinguished by Henry VIII and his Protestant successors.  The sublime Agnus Dei of this Mass is considered one of the masterpieces of the period.

Our concerts take place at the Church of the Holy Trinity, Eaton Centre on Saturday, March 16th at 7:30 p.m. and on Sunday, March 17th at 3:00 p.m.  Tickets are available at the door for $20 general admission, with children under 12 admitted free; or call 416-578-6602 to have tickets set aside for pick-up.

We hope to see you there!
Mar
20
Wed
Spoken Eucharist @ Church of the Holy Trinity
Mar 20 @ 12:15 pm – 12:45 pm
Spoken Eucharist @ Church of the Holy Trinity | Toronto | Ontario | Canada

Simple spoken Eucharist in the sanctuary of Holy Trinity.

 

Mar
22
Fri
Second Breath meditation group @ Chapel at Church of the Holy Trinity
Mar 22 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Second Breath meditation group @ Chapel at Church of the Holy Trinity | Toronto | Ontario | Canada
Second Breath is a ministry of Holy Trinity that meets every Friday from 12:15 to 1pm for contemplative prayer. About 12 people gather each week; some are members of the parish, some work nearby and others are visitors.
Mar
24
Sun
Sung Community Worship followed by a light lunch
Mar 24 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
Sung Community Worship followed by a light lunch

Our worship is active and shared. We are constantly looking for and writing liturgy that reflects who we are as a community.

Once a month, our house band, Fallen Angles, plays the music in a more pop vein, otherwise the music is more typical hymnody accompanied by piano or organ.

A few of the prayers and hymns we use and that we or our members hold rights to are visible in our Hymns, Psalms and Prayers section. A look at the text of a recent service bulletin should tell you something about how we worship.

Because of allergy concerns, we try to keep Holy Trinity scent-free. We would like to have you join or visit with us, but when you come, please refrain from wearing perfume, cologne, after-shave and highly scented personal hygiene products.

Mar
27
Wed
Spoken Eucharist @ Church of the Holy Trinity
Mar 27 @ 12:15 pm – 12:45 pm
Spoken Eucharist @ Church of the Holy Trinity | Toronto | Ontario | Canada

Simple spoken Eucharist in the sanctuary of Holy Trinity.

 

Mar
29
Fri
Second Breath meditation group @ Chapel at Church of the Holy Trinity
Mar 29 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Second Breath meditation group @ Chapel at Church of the Holy Trinity | Toronto | Ontario | Canada
Second Breath is a ministry of Holy Trinity that meets every Friday from 12:15 to 1pm for contemplative prayer. About 12 people gather each week; some are members of the parish, some work nearby and others are visitors.
Mar
31
Sun
Sung Community Worship followed by a light lunch
Mar 31 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
Sung Community Worship followed by a light lunch

Our worship is active and shared. We are constantly looking for and writing liturgy that reflects who we are as a community.

Once a month, our house band, Fallen Angles, plays the music in a more pop vein, otherwise the music is more typical hymnody accompanied by piano or organ.

A few of the prayers and hymns we use and that we or our members hold rights to are visible in our Hymns, Psalms and Prayers section. A look at the text of a recent service bulletin should tell you something about how we worship.

Because of allergy concerns, we try to keep Holy Trinity scent-free. We would like to have you join or visit with us, but when you come, please refrain from wearing perfume, cologne, after-shave and highly scented personal hygiene products.

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