Music Ministries

Islington United considers music to be a crucial part of the worship experience and directs considerable attention to the development of a wide range of musical groups to complement and accentuate our services. We are blessed with an abundance of enthusiastic musical talent which is reflected in the quality of our choirs and music ensembles. (Check out our Music Library for some excellent examples). Take some time to review the many opportunities to express your spirituality through God’s gift of music.
 

Senior Choir

Islington is proud of its Senior Choir which significantly enhances our worship experience. Our Senior Choir practices on Thursday night at 7:30 pm from September to June and usually sings at our Sunday morning services. They also perform at many special events at the Church and throughout the community. For more information about our Senior Choir please contact Dr. Fred Graham, Minister of Music, at 416-239-1131 Ext. 26 or email Fred at fred@islingtonunited.org
 

Youth Choir

Grades 7 Plus

Islington's Youth Choir is one of our most vibrant and energetic youth groups. If you are between the age of 12 and 18 you should consider joining. Participating in our Youth Choir will allow you to develop your musical skills and to make an important contribution to our Sunday worship service. It’s also a great way to make new friends and to have a lot of fun. To find out more about our Youth Choir contact Dr. Fred Graham, Minister of Music, at 416-239-1131 Ext. 26 or email Fred at fred@islingtonunited.org.
 

Age 6 to 12

Junior Choir

Islington is proud of its Junior Choir. If you have a budding vocalist in your household between the age of 6 and 12 you should encourage them to become part of our Junior Choir. Participating in our Junior Choir allows children to develop their musical skills and perform during Sunday worship services. It’s also a great way to make new friends and to have a lot of fun. To find out more about our Junior Choir contact Dr. Fred Graham, Minister of Music, at 416-239-1131 Ext. 26 or email Fred at fred@islingtonunited.org.
 

Islington Bell Choir

The Islington United Bell Choir adds a dulcet resonance to our Sunday morning services and special worship services. Participating in our precision choral hand bell choir is fun and challenging and an excellent way to contribute to the musical life of our Church. Islington’s Bell Choir practices on Sunday evenings from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm from September to June. The Bell Choir also performs on selected Sunday morning services and seasonal services. To learn more please contact Dr. Fred Graham at 416-239-1131 Ext. 26 or email Fred at fred@islingtonunited.org.
 

Children 6 to 13

Junior Bell Choir

Islington has a wonderful Junior Bell Choir for children 6 to 13. Hand bell choirs are a fun and challenging music ensemble providing a wonderful opportunity to develop musical skills. The Junior Bell Choir performs during Sunday morning worship service and at special seasonal services. If you have children between the age of 6 and 13 why not suggest they become part of our Junior Bell Choir. It’s a great way to make new friends and to have a lot of fun. To find out more about our Junior Bell Choir contact Dr. Fred Graham, Minister of Music, at 416-239-1131 Ext. 26 or email Fred at fred@islingtonunited.org.
 

Chime Ministry

Islington United Chime Ministry plays the organ chimes of our Church to welcome those attending our services and provide a benediction for those leaving worship. Our chimes also serve as a gentle reminder to our surrounding community of Christ’s presence on Sunday morning. For more information concerning Islington United’s Chime Ministry please contact Dr. Fred Graham, Minister of Music, at 416-239-1131 Ext. 26 or email Fred at fred@islingtonunited.org.

Don Banks Music Awards

Finalist Competiton Concert

Finalist Competition Concert

Saturday, April 22 – 7:30pm (Prelude Performance at 7:15)
The DBMA is an annual competition that encourages the love of music in young musicians. This concert/competition highlights talented musicians from 7 – 17 years old who are finalists in the competition. This is a free concert, with special guests, the award-winning John G Althouse Stage Band.
 

Music Committee

Islington United’s large and varied music program is coordinated by the dedicated work of the Music Committee that oversees the music programs of the Church, manages music program finances, promotes music programs activities and education within the Church and in our surrounding community and serves as a representative of the music program on Church Council. For more information about the Music Committee please contact Dr. Fred Graham, Minister of Music, at 416-239-1131 Ext. 26 or email Fred at fred@islingtonunited.org.