"Speak to one another with psalms, hymns and spiritual songs. Sing and make music in your heart to the Lord."
- Ephesians 5:19
Music is an important part of our Ministry. In Sunday services, dignified and sombre Good Friday concerts or joyful Christmas events, music complements scripture and preaching, enabling us to more clearly understand the Word of God. Every Sunday, our award-winning choir leads the congregation in the singing of hymns, and presents choral introits and anthems a cappella or with organ accompaniment.
The Choir also presents special concerts and services throughout the season, often accompanied by an instrumental ensemble. The Church’s monumental pipe organ can be heard in preludes, postludes, hymns and choral accompaniments during church services. Outstanding local and international musicians also perform recitals here throughout the year.
Some of the highlights of the Church’s musical season include the annual CBC Christmas Sing-In, a national radio broadcast recorded at The Church early each December; an annual benefit concert for the Maison du Parc, held each November in collaboration with the Montreal Symphony Players’ Association; the major choral service on Good Friday (in the recent past this has included Bach’s St. Matthew and St. John Passions, Handel’s Messiah, and Mozart, Fauré and Duruflé’s Requiems); and the Organ Intermezzi and Sinfonica Organo solo organ recital series.