September 21, 2020 Music Podcast:
Our very own Music Director, Joanne Collier, was the featured guest on the weekly music podcast from Cathedral Church of the Redeemer. The podcast is produced and hosted by Neil Cockburn, organist at the Cathedral. Here is the link to listen to the Podcast.
Music at St. Augustine's
The music offered at St. Augustine’s is rich and diverse and is an essential part of our worship. Our music is a blend of ancient and modern styles which can include rich hymnody, contemporary praise songs, choral anthems, medieval and Taizé chants, world music and more. Over the past 2000 years, the Christian Church has produced the best music ever; after all, as followers of Jesus Christ, we have a lot to sing about! Led by our music leadership team of Joanne Collier (Music Director) and Mary Lee Voort (Organist), our goal is to create opportunities for all to share their gifts in the worship of God through music. Ordinarily, St. Augustine's features several different ensembles and guest musicians throughout the year, including choirs, contemporary bands, handbells and soloists. We look forward to resuming the full musical life of our church when COVID-19 is no longer a risk.
Information about the Organ
The present organ was built by the Keates-Geissler Organ Company of Ontario, in March/April 1987. It consists of three sections all housed at the east end of the Chancel. The Choir and Swell sections are immediately behind the Altar; the Great Pedals are in two towers in the north and south corners. The Console is fully electric and placed on a “dolly” allowing it to be moved to various locations at the front of the Nave. In 2010, a multi-user setter board was installed.