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Jazz Vespers

Join us for a wonderful afternoon of jazz music! This informal service includes a few prayers, a short reflection, and, of course, lots of jazz.  June is traditionally our biggest service of the year before we break for summer, and this year is no different! Come on out for to hear Brian Barlow’s Big Band play music from Ellington’s Sacred Concerts.

Our musicians will be: John Johnson, Colleen Allen, Alex Dean, Perry White, and Alec Trent on saxophone; Jason Logue, Alexander Brown, Blair Yarranton, and Brad Eaton on trumpet; Diane Doig on French horn; Russ Little, Kelsley Grant, and Zach Smith on trombone; Gord Sheard on piano; Scott Alexander on bass; Brian Barlow on drums; and, Heather Bambrick from Jazz.FM as special guest vocalist!

The service begins at 4:30pm and runs for about one and a half hours.

All are welcome.

The Story behind our

Tracking Organ

Our magnificent three manual, tracker-action organ was installed in the chancel of the church in the spring of 1982 and dedicated to the Glory of God and in memory of those who died in the First World War and the Second World War.

The organ, built by the Karl Wilhelm Company of Mont St. Hilaire, Quebec, has a classical continental design. The case is made of white oak and the pipe shades are of carved butternut. Voiced in the classic French style, its 36 stops and 50 ranks are capable of interpreting a wide variety of organ literature.

Installation required considerable changes to the chancel including moving the altar forward and arranging choir seating to either side. These renovations prompted the design and production of our award-winning Benedicite Kneelers, done in needlepoint by a dedicated group of church members.