Music


Music at St. Anne's

Music at St. Anne’s brings people together. It supports and focuses the whole community as we join our voices to worship God.

St. Anne’s has a long history of presenting major choral works, annual musical theatre productions, and concerts. We also have a history of partners who share with us in presenting music to the wider community.

Music is central in our community life. Music at St. Anne's is led by our Music Director, Mervin Fick.

Music in Worship Services

There aren't many places in our culture anymore where people sing together. Worship is one of the best.

The hymns we sing each Sunday at St. Anne's express the themes of the weekly scripture readings and bring our voices together in an experience of community.

In addition to hymns where the choir enhances the singing of the whole community, the choir offers special music - anthems and motets in a wide range of styles - that make worship an experience of the "beauty of holiness."

Please note that the way music is presented has changed in COVID times. In the current coronavirus protocol, singing is permitted only by masked soloists. The worship bulletin provides the words for your personal meditation.

St. Anne's Choir

CALL FOR SINGERS! St. Anne's Anglican Church, with its beautiful setting of Group of Seven art and Byzantine architecture, is one of the most attractive visual and auditory experiences to sing in. The semi-professional chancel choir, made up of approximately 30 voices, is quickly becoming one of the finest and most versatile choral ensembles in the city, as we perform mixed repertoire from Renaissance music to modern anthems.

You are welcome to audition for the St. Anne's Choir.

Rehearsals every Thursday, 7:30 p.m. Rehearsal 1.5 hours. Preparation includes the Sunday hymns, liturgical music, choral anthems, as well as special concert material. The Sunday worship service is generally 1.25 hours duration. There is a rehearsal immediately before the service at 9:45 a.m.

Please note that our plans have changed in COVID times. In the current coronavirus protocol, singing is permitted only by masked soloists during the gathered worship service.

We have ensemble singing on pre-recorded Worship Highlights videos. Singers are masked and separated by the distance required in the current protocol.

St. Anne's welcomes participation in Ensemble singing. Please contact the Music Director for more information:

Please contact Director of Music, Mervin Fick: music@saintanne.ca.

Concerts and Recordings

St. Anne's presents concerts, usually two larger concerts each year, as well as smaller recitals of sacred music.

St. Anne's is delighted to partner with choirs and musical groups for concerts. The church has wonderful acoustics for professional recordings.

Please contact us to discuss availability and rates: admin@saintanne.ca

St. Anne's Music & Drama Society

St. Anne’s Music & Drama Society presents one of the works of Gilbert & Sullivan each year for several performances in January/February.

MADS performances are professionally costumed, skillfully staged with a large chorus, and musically enhanced by an 18-piece orchestra. Performances take place in the St. Anne's Parish Hall in the fully-equipped theatre at 651 Dufferin Street. We regret that the theatre is not wheelchair accessible.

NEXT SHOW

The Sorcerer (2021)

January 29, 30, 31, February 4, 5, 6, 7

St Anne's Parish Hall

Please note that our plans have changed in COVID times. We welcome your inquiries about St. Anne's Music & Drama Society.

Please contact the St. Anne's Music & Drama Society through the website: https://www.stannesmads.com/