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!
Drop by any time on Saturday May 27th from 11 AM to 3 PM or Sunday, May 28th noon to 3 PM.
Experience the grandeur of our space. Listen to our instruments. Learn about our history and our present with displays of stories and pictures. Take time for a tour or scavenger hunt.
On Saturday from noon to 2 PM Ian Grundy, music director and some students he works with will play both the organ and new Steinway piano.
At 2:00 PM hear the Penthelia Singers perform a 30 minute Concert. Penthelia Singers is a Toronto-based women’s chamber choir performing culturally diverse and musically sophisticated repertoire. Their performance at Doors Open will include music selections from their upcoming concert, “In the Kitchen”, including the toe-tapping folk music of Eastern Canada and much more. www.penthelia.com
The church will be open at noon as part of Great Gulf Doors Open Toronto. We will be holding a Bicycle Blessing at 12:30 PM outside the west doors of the church. This year’s theme is Recreation, Sport, & Leisure. We invite you to visit the church, enjoy some time of re-creation for your soul and celebrate the spirituality of physical movement and the history of this place. There will be music:
Our doors are always open, and we are pleased to participate in this weekend’s celebration of Doors Open Toronto.
Experience this historic, sacred landmark through guided tours that will share some of the secrets and spirits this building contains. Enjoy a performance of Penthelia Singers at 2:30 PM on Saturday and be inspired by the exhibit “Great Crowns for the Queen of Heaven” by Jacqueline Treloarall weekend long. Reverend Dr. Henry Scadding, first priest of Holy Trinity in 1847 will make occasional appearances. Breathe in the spirit of the place as you sit for a moment with a sweet treat and a beverage available for a donation.