Noon at Met Fall 2016

Join us on Thursdays from 12:15-12:45 p.m. for free recitals featuring organists, pianists, and other instrumentalists and vocalists.

Donations support the restoration of our 1930 Casavant organ.Noon at Met Fall 2016

Music at Metropolitan 2016-17

Music at Metropolitan has released its concert season for 2016-17.  

The season includes a variety of concerts from a production of the beloved musical Oliver! through a concert of Baroque improvisation, our annual Good Friday Concert, and the third Marg and Jim Norquay Celebration Concert.  The annual Phantoms Spooktacular returns on October 28, with Deck the Halls and the annual Candlelight Carol Service gracing the Christmas season.

During the Doors Open weekend in May, Metropolitan musicians will celebrate the 150th anniversary of Canadian confederation with Celebration of Canada!.

Download the list here: Music at Metropolitan 2016-17

 

Music at Metropolitan 2013-14

Music at Metropolitan presents a four-concert series beginning in November. This includes a concert for piano, soprano and clarinet, an organ recital, our annual Good Friday concert (this year featuring J. S. Bach's 'Passion According to St. John', and a concert featuring improvisation.  Please download our series brochure: Music at Metropolitan 2013-14

A four-ticket Season Pass is available for $80. This represents a $10 saving over the single ticket price. For detailed information, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Music Season schedule:

Saturday, November 16, 7:30 PM

Janet ObermeyerArnold TiznitsBeethoven and Schubert. Arnold Tirzits plays the Hamburg Steinway Concert Grand in a program of great music from the classical period - one spectacular piece for piano solo and then Schubert's most famous song cycle for soprano (with piano and clarinet).

Programme:

Bach: Passacaglia for organ, arranged for two pianos performed by Arnold Tirzits and Matthew Coons. Beethoven: Sonata in F minor (Appassionata) performed by Arnold TIrzits.  Schubert: Lieder, and Der Hirt auf dem Felsen ("Shepherd on the Rock"). Arnold Tirzits, piano; Janet Obermeyer, soprano; Jonathan Krehm, clarinet.

 

Friday, October 25, 10:00 PM

 sam9094-smallPhantoms of the Organ.  Sarah Svendson comes back from Yale for the terrifically popular Halloween concert. It's eerie and it's fun. (Admission by donation)

 

Sunday, December 8, 1:30 PM

Carols United.  Everyone is invited to sing favourite Christmas carols with the Metropolitan Silver Band and organ after our traditional Christmas luncheon. (Donations to the Community Services Ministry)

 

Xmas Candle 2012 4Sunday, December 22, 7:00 PM

Candlelight Service of Lessons and Carols.  See Metropolitan United by candlelight, sing many famous  carols with the Metropolitan choir, and enjoy the favourite Bible readings telling the story of the birth of Jesus.

A Christmas favourite. Please come early for best seating.

 

Friday, March 28, 7:30 PM

Ken Cowan, organist.  World-renowned organist Ken Cowan plays a special recital on Canada's largest pipe organ (at Metropolitan, of course). Co-sp[onsored by the Toronto Centre, Royal Canadian College of Organists and the University of Toronto Faculty of Music.

 

Met concert 1Good Friday, April 18, 7:30 PM: Bach for the Easter Season

The Passion According to Saint John.  Metropolitan Festival Choir, full orchestra, Patricia Wright conducting.  Soloists: Lesley Bouza, Daniel Taylor, Chistopher Mayell, James Baldwin.  Charles Davidson is The Evangelist. Clarence Frazer - Christus.

 

Saturday, May 10, 7:30 PM

Musicians on the Edge.  Benjamin Stein and the Elizir Ensemble toss away the music sheets and walk the improvisation tightrope.

Calling children and youth!

Metropolitan's music programs for children and youth begin on Sunday, September 15, and all are welcome with no prior musical training necessary.

Metropolitan Sparklers (ages 4-6) and Metropolitan Choristers (ages 7-11) meet on Sunday mornings at 10 am and are directed by Jennifer Martyn and Patricia Wright.

Great Heart ensemble (12 up) meets on Sundays after service at 12:15 pm.  Benjamin Stein directs this singing and instrumental ensemble and teaches basic instrumental techniques in guitar, bass, keyboard, drums and singing.

Anyone interested should contact Patricia Wright at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Silver Band Plays Courtice, Lindsay and Fonthill

The Silver Band got off to a running start this season with three performances outside the GTA. The first was a concert at Faith United Church in Courtice on Sept. 30th. Next was a service performance and concert to help Cambridge Street United Church celebrate their 180th anniversary on October 14th. The concert was a fundraiser for Habitat for Humanity.  This congregation had an excellent choir led by Erwin Stroobach and with only a 30 minute rehearsal that morning, we were able to perform two numbers for choir and band combined! Our third performance was at the request of Met United friend Mary McBean. The band travelled to Fonthill United Church in Fonthill, just south of St. Catherine’s. We received a wonderful welcome with a packed church ready and waiting for the band prelude! It has been a great start to our season and the band certainly appreciates all the warm recepetions we receive from these various congregations!

MSB performing Casey at the Bat at Faith United Church, Courtice

 

Silver Band at Cambridge United Church Lindsay

For help with login please look at Login Help

For help with login please look at Login Help