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Poem in Honour of Matthew Dolmage

Matt Dolmage at his keyboard in Orillia

This poem is to honour Matthew Dolmage, who was born April 2, 1974 and who died February 21, 2004.

His mother Marilyn wrote it, and would like to recognize all the ways Matthew’s memory remains among the people and within the sanctuary of The Church of the Holy Trinity.

Matthew heard the birds in Bach.
So the piano trills in the Prelude in E flat minor
Make me smile on a February morning,
Remembering how Matthew loved bird music.

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Advent Music at Holy Trinity: Welcome to Andrew Donaldson and Wendy Wyatt Donaldson

Holy Trinity invited Andrew Donaldson to coordinate music for our Advent Sundays. He and his wife, Wendy, have been part of our Advent Planning Team, along with Susie Henderson, Jennifer Henry, Clara Pasieka and Sherman Hesselgrave. Andrew will also collaborate with the Fallen Angles on the service for Advent IV. Several of their friends have also joined Holy Trinity’s singers to prepare and lead congregational songs on Sundays. Continue reading Advent Music at Holy Trinity: Welcome to Andrew Donaldson and Wendy Wyatt Donaldson

Mary, did you know…

Please join us on Dec 24 at 10:30am as we hear courageous voices, starting with Mary and her song.

Mary did you know,
that your ancient words
would still leap off our pages?
Mary did you know,
that your spirit song
would echo through the ages?

Did you know that your holy cry
would be subversive word,
that the tyrants would be trembling
when they know your truth is heard? Continue reading Mary, did you know…

Lifting Spirits and voices

Lifting Spirits just finished its second edition. Thirty years earlier, almost to the day, The Cowboy Junkies recorded their breakout album, The Trinity Session right here at HT. The sound in our space is amazing and we made good use of it. Pub Choir sang three songs from that album and did three more that were a little easier to wrap our lips around and made the room ring.

James Harbeck took some great pictures, though they seem to miss many people, maybe he has more to share. 🙂 Continue reading Lifting Spirits and voices

Lifting Spirits

soup, cocktails, singing
& meaningful conversation

Refreshment for thinking (and singing) people.

The 2018 series starts Thursday, January 25th and will include some intentional discussion of important issues in our city. Here are some dates to put in your calendar and share around:

  1. Thurs, Jan 25 – Reclaiming our City – cocktails, dinner, Pub Choir,
    and group discussion with special guests TBA
  2. Thurs, Feb 15 – Cocktails, dinner, Pub Choir
  3. Thurs, Mar 8 – International Women’s Day – mimosas, flowers, dinner, Pub Choir
  4. Thurs, Mar 15 – Reclaiming our City (housing focus) – cocktails,
    dinner, Pub Choir, and group discussion with special guests TBA
  5. Thurs, Apr 5 – Cocktails, dinner, Pub Choir
  6. Thurs, Apr 26 – Reclaiming our City – cocktails, dinner, Pub Choir,
    and group discussion with special guests TBA
Doors open at 4:30pm
19 Trinity Square (that big church/castle behind the Eaton Centre)
4:30-6pm — food, drink & conversation with your friendly bartender and others
6-7pm — Pub Choir *
7-9pm — ongoing bar service and conversation

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