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Jazz Vespers

June 26, 2022 at 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm

Jazz Vespers at Christ Church is an informal service that features local, live jazz. June is always our biggest bash of the year, and this time is no different as Brian Barlow’s big band plays Ellington! We will also welcome special guests Tim Elliott (former rector of Christ Church) and Michael Enright (former CBC Radio host of “The Sunday Edition”). 

This service has been included in the Toronto Jazz Festival line-up. Our Jazz Vespers include a reflective reading and prayers for the needs of the world. A voluntary collection is taken.

Musicians for this month are:

John Johnson, Colleen Allen, Alex Dean, Emily Steinwall, Alex Trent (saxophones)

Jason Logue, Alexander Brown, Blair Yarranton, Brad Eaton (trumpets)

Paul Tarussov, Kelsley Grant, Doug Gibson (trombones)

Olivia Esther (French horn)

Gord Sheard (piano), Scott Alexander (bass), Brian Barlow (drums)

All are welcome!


June 26, 2022
4:30 pm - 6:00 pm


Christ Church Deer Park
1570 Yonge Street
Toronto, ON M4T 1Z8 Canada

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.