The Community Youth Music Program of
St. Paul’s L’Amoreaux
*Church & Community
*Musical Development, Small Group Lessons & Training
Saturdays, 4.00-6.00 p.m, September to June.
The 10th Anniversary Season - September 2015 - June 2016.
For more information, contact the church office by
Telephone: (416) 499-1545
by filling out this contact form:
YOUTH MUSIC PROGRAM CONTACT FORM
Welcome to the Community Youth Music Program at St. Paul’s L’Amoreaux.
The aim of the youth music program is to support our church and community youth in service through music. The program makes possible chances for musical training, performance, friendship and travel, as well as opportunities to serve in the larger community. The original choral program has now expanded to include a string ensemble, a wind ensemble, a South Asian dance ensemble, and a children's choir, ages 4-7.
The program in session from September to June. They meet weekly on Saturday's from 4:00 - 6:00 p.m. for practice with our music director David McCartney.
Normally our musicians will perform in the community two to three times each term (Fall and Spring). These musical evenings typically take place in a senior's home, hospital or nearby mall, and serve to bring much joy and love into the hearts and minds of the audience, as well as further exposing the junior choir to performing.
The junior choir participates with the senior choir in the 9:15 service on Sunday mornings. Junior choir members are required to be at church at 8:30 am on Sunday mornings in order to change into their gowns and prepare for the service.
A committee of six to eight members supports the program, meeting regularly to plan practices, performances and trips. Each year a trip during the March public school break is organized. Our trip this year will be to Philadelphia, Saturday, March 14, to Tuesday, March 17, 2015 (the first weekend of March Break). Program members 11 years and younger need to be accompanied by a parent or guardian.
Music Director David McCartney and all our dedicated volunteers work hard to prepare for each ambitious season and success is dependant on regular attendance and commitment. Three consecutive absences from practice will require David's approval to remain on the list of performers for the trip.
We are expecting another great season of fine music, fellowship and fun.
Linda Esty, Committee Chairperson
THE NEW CHILDREN'S CHOIR (ages 4-7)
SENIOR TEEN ENSEMBLE
YOUNG STEEL MUSICIANS
FULL YOUTH CHOIR
Community Performances & March Break Trips
In 2016, March 12-15, the choirs, strings and steel orchestras visited the Episcopal Church of the Holy Nativity, The Bronx, New York. Take a look here.
On November 28, 2015, the choirs of St. Paul performed with the Woburn Collegiate and Sistema choirs, accompanied by the Scarborough Philharmonic. Take a look here.
In 2015, March 14-17, the choirs, strings and steel orchestras visited the Historic African Episcopal Church of St. Thomas in Philadelphia, PA, with over 130 musicians and pilgrims, and then went sightseeing on Monday.
Slide Show here.
In 2014, March 8-11, the choirs, ensembles and steel orchestras made a return trip to Washington, DC, with 52 musicians and 130 travelers, where we performed at the Episcopal Church of the Holy Comforter, and then went sightseeing on Monday.
Slide show here.
In 2013, March 9-12, the choirs, ensembles and steel orchestras travelled to Montreal, Quebec, where we participated in the morning liturgy and performed an afternoon concert at St. George's, Place du Canada.
Slide show here.
In 2012, March 10-13, the Junior and Adult choirs travelled to Chicago, Illinois, where we performed at Trinity United Church of Christ, and then went sightseeing on Monday.
Below: Stained glass window inside TUCC
Below: The Choirs and Strings at TUCC
Below: outside Harpo Studio where OPRAH was filmed.
Below: enjoying the Art Institute of Chicago
In 2011, March 12-15, the Junior and Adult choirs travelled to Washington, DC, where we performed at the Episcopal Church of the Holy Comforter, and then went sightseeing on Monday.
Below: Church of the Holy Comforter, Washington, DC
Below: Canon Kortright Davis, Rector of Holy Comforter (the picture of him was taken at the 2009 Diocese of Toronto Black History service at St. Paul's Bloor Street).
Below: Group shot in front of the Capital Building.
(Click the picture above for a high resolution copy.)
Above: With Brenda Ward (far right), assistant to Congresswoman Donna F. Edwards, 4th District of Maryland.
Below: "It's a Wrap" - Finishing the 6th Season with a night out at the Scarborough Philharmonic Orchestra, May 14. In the picture: Alana Esty (holding the violin case), soprano and violinist with the St. Paul’s Junior Choir and second violinist with the Scarborough Philharmonic; Ronald Royer (black bowtie & tuxedo), SPO Music Director.
(Click the above picture for a larger resolution copy.)
Pictures of previous trips and community performances here.
The Junior Choir schedule can be found here (choose 'Junior choir' from the drop-down box in the upper right-hand corner)
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