World-premiere of New Canadian Opera

World-premiere of New Canadian Opera

New Opera Lyra is pleased to present the world premiere of The Great Gatsby, by yours truly, on April 19 and 20, 2024, at Southminster United Church. This new opera, in two acts, tells the tragic and timely story of Jay Gatsby, a rags-to-(dubious) riches tycoon of the early 1920s in post-war New York. I first saw the 1974 film version, starring Robert Redford and Faye Dunaway, in the summer of 1978 when I…

Doors Open for Music at Southminster (DOMS) 2024

Doors Open for Music at Southminster (DOMS) 2024

Southminster’s weekly noon-hour series continues to beat the odds. Originating as a one-off 6-part Lenten series in 2013, answering the staggering community response, the series was extended that year until June, and then from September to December, and other than its annual two-month break during the summer months, it hasn’t stopped since. Now in its eleventh season, Doors Open for Music at Southminster – bearing a hastily-donned temporary moniker that stuck – has become…

Trinity Anglican Church’s Casavant Frères Pipe Organ: Celebrating 60 Years of Service

Trinity Anglican Church’s Casavant Frères Pipe Organ: Celebrating 60 Years of Service

For the opening concert of Music at Trinity’s 2023/2024 concert series, we will celebrate the splendid instrument that the renowned organ builder Casavant Frères installed in Trinity Anglican Church and was dedicated in 1963. The concert series resumes on September 23rd at 4 pm and a freewill offering grants admission to the event which will be performed by the Music Director Fabien Tousignant.

Music at Trinity: Awakenings

Music at Trinity: Awakenings

The March presentation of Music at Trinity is centered around the theme of awakenings. Soprano Whitney Sloan and pianist Fabien Tousignant will team up to present a rich program mainly comprised of German Lieder. Spring will have just arrived and as nature awakens, we hope you can join us on March 25th at 4pm in the beautiful acoustics of Trinity Anglican Church. The program will feature works by Brahms, Strauss, Wolf and more.

Music at Trinity: Seasonal Music by JS Bach

Music at Trinity: Seasonal Music by JS Bach

Please note the following change to this Saturday’s recital (previously announced as An Afternoon at the Opera).  Due to health issues, one of the performers is unable to participate in this Saturday’s recital.  Fabien Tousignant, Organist and Director of Music at Trinity Anglican will step in at the last minute to present an organ recital of Seasonal Music by J.S. Bach. 

DOMS Marks 10th Anniversary

DOMS Marks 10th Anniversary

A lot can happen in 10 years, as the past decade of noon hour concerts at Southminster United Church proves. Introduced as a six-part “Lenten” series in 2013, Doors Open for Music at Southminster (DOMS) quickly caught on, and by popular demand was extended to a full 10-month annual calendar of events that has lasted to this day. Encompassing a broad range of styles, from classical, to jazz, choral, chamber music, and even some…

Music at Trinity Returns with Lessons and Carols

After over a two-year hiatus, the monthly concert series Music at Trinity returns with a service of Lessons and Carols featuring Trinity Anglican Church’s very own choir led by Music Director Fabien Tousignant. This will be a wonderful opportunity to experience the Christmas story through lessons, choral treasures, and the chance to sing some of your favorite Advent and Christmas hymns in the beautiful acoustics of Trinity Anglican Church.

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