Timothy Eaton Memorial Church in Toronto, Canada retained my services for a two year period from 2013-2015 in connection with the celebration of a very special event.
Its magnificent 5-manual, 7-division, 6120-pipe organ was 100 years old: TEMC ushered in its second century of service in 2010, and the IAM – IdeasAboutMusic.ca served 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 celebrated 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”.