TEMC Organ Century Season (1914-2014)

Timothy Eaton Memorial Church in Toronto, Canada has BIG NEWS!

Organ PipesIts magnificent 5-manual, 7-division, 6120-pipe organ is 100 years old: TEMC is ushering in its second century of service, and IAM – IdeasAboutMusic.ca is serving as Internet home for that celebration.

On Sunday November 16th 2014 the church’s 11 o’clock service, its broadcast and podcast on CHIN 1540AM / http://www.temc.ca will celebrate the centenary of the TEMC organ, and will rededicate it to God’s glory and TEMC’s ministries in the century to come.

At 2:00pm that afternoon the organ is featured in a performance by the Toronto Concert Orchestra under Kerry Stratton and the TEMC Sanctuary Choir under Elaine Choi to include the towering masterpiece of the organ/orchestra’s literature, the “Organ Symphony” opus 78. No. 3 by Camille Saint-Saens. Tickets for this special concert are $30 adult and $20 student and senior, and will be available October 1st on the Internet at http://www.ticketweb.ca (search for Timothy Eaton Memorial Church), from the TEMC Volunteer Office at (416) 925-5977, 230 St. Clair Avenue West, and around Sunday services at the church.

In 2015 the celebrations continue with TEMC hosting two performances of the 10th anniversary season of ORGANIX, Toronto’s Organ Concert Series: on February 13 Christopher Dawes with saxophonist Daniel Rubinoff and on April 15 a solo recital by international virtuoso Jens Korndorfer. Between these exciting performances, the TEMC Sanctuary Choir’s annual Palm Sunday concert on March 29 will showcase the TEMC organ and its past history with compositions by TEMC’s many past organists and composers, and John Stainer’s beloved Passiontide Cantata, “The Crucifixion”.

Music’s Debt to Others, and Our Debt to Music

Eden Mills pic for Sep 23rd Blog entry

Village of Eden Mills

When you finally do something you’ve long meant to you do it as the person you have become, not the person that initially wanted the experience, nor the one who has said year after year, “I must do that…” but never does.  You are, in a sense, someone new.  The person I have become this September is the author of this new blog, IAM – Ideas About Music… a project I’ve had in mind for some years, and which now becomes real (at least as ‘real’ as anything on the Internet is).

I have enjoyed, and continue to enjoy a now-30-year career I love as a musician who thinks a lot about music.  For almost half of that career I have lived a 20-minute drive from the beautiful village of Eden Mills, which has for even longer, 25 years, been home to the Eden Mills Writers Festival, which annually welcomes celebrated Canadian and international authors and poets, publishers and hundreds of ‘literati’ of all ages for readings, workshops, and a general celebration of the printed page.   In 2014 it finally welcomed me and my family. Continue reading

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