Music

At Christ Church Deer Park music is at the very core of our worship.

Our fabulous choir lifts our spirits, we love gathering more informally to sing alongside a piano and guitar, and our Jazz Vespers helps us find the mystery of God and the joy of the Spirit through music.

Liturgical Music

The Christ Church Deer Park Choir is a mixed choir that combines professional section leads with interested amateurs and parish members. The choir’s repertoire covers the best of Anglican liturgical music, and both classical and modern choral works. An integral part of the 10.30 am service on Sundays, the choir also performs at other special events, holy days and concerts throughout the year.

We are blessed to have some really talented and fabulous music leaders at Christ Church:

Sunday Jazz Vespers

Jazz Vespers at Christ Church is a popular, informal service held every other Sunday afternoon from September to June, and featuring some of the city’s finest jazz musicians. 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.

Upcoming Jazz Vespers

Sing to the LORD, bless his name; tell of his salvation from day to day. Declare his glory among the nations, his marvellous works among all the peoples.

Psalm 96:2–3

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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.