Each Wednesday night in Advent, as part of our preparation for Christmas, we gather for a quiet, contemplative communion service by candelight with meditative music. It is an inspiring time in the midst of the hectic and often stressful time of year. The next one will be on Wednesday December 18 with Stuart Beaudoin providing the music.
An overflow audience joyed in the performance of Bach’s Christmas Oratorio by Cantorei sine Nomine and Orpheus Symphonietta directed by Stu Beaudoin. What a wonderful start to Advent on Christ the King Sunday with a new born in the audience. A sample of Cantata V at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CZDPPVl5kJc&feature=youtu.be
As part of our Remembrance Sunday observance, we planted our Peace Pole in front of the church. Thanks especially to artist Lisa Ronco for her creativity and imagination. Our Peace Pole has the theme of a tree growing up from the roots and two messages: (1) “May peace prevail on earth”; and (2) “May there be peace in our homes and community”. Such an inviting witness for people to stop, reflect and say a prayer for peace.
Here is the link to the website which speaks to the Peace Pole Campaign around the world …
Stu Beaudoin directing the Orpheus Symphonietta performed Tchaikovsky’s Manfred Symphony as part of the memorial activities at St. Paul’s. An exciting and moving performance of this romantic master. Ted Barris added to the occasion with stories of medics from each of WWI, WWII Malaysia and the war in Afganistan and the trials they faced.