Music is an integral part of our life at Islington and featured in all of our worship services.

Contact: Jason Locke – jason@islingtonunited.org

Choirs

Junior Choir: For children aged 6 to 12, practice is on Thursdays at 6:00 to 7:00 pm from September to June.

Youth Choir: For youth in grades 7 and up, practice is on Thursdays at 5:45 to 6:45 pm from September to June.

Senior Choir: Practice is on Thursdays at 7:30 to 8:30 pm from September to June.

Handbell Choir: Practice is on Thursdays at 7:00 to 8:00 pm from September to June.

CHIMING MINISTRY

The Chiming 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.

AWARDS and scholarships

Islington United Church and its music staff are delighted to present the tenth annual Don Banks Music Awards. The purpose of this award is to recognize and encourage young musicians, and was established by the late Don Banks to unite two of his passions – the love of music, and the nurture of young people. 

Don was an elementary school principal in Etobicoke, and a respected and well-loved member of Islington United Church. 

Join us for the final competition on Saturday, May 2, 2020 at the 7:00 pm concert.

ISLINGTON SINGS

Islington Sings is a community sing-a-long out of the Islington United Church that is entering its fourth year of active fun. Regular members meet once a month to enjoy and sing themed music such as love, camp, broadway, hymns and standard songs.

Check the list of Upcoming Events for the latest offerings.

PIANO MEDITATIONS

Piano Meditations is a collection of improvised piano sessions recorded at Islington United Church (Toronto), in the Spring of 2020. During this time of uncertainty and challenge, music can be a soothing balm for our worried minds and troubled hearts. Each session is a series of continuous-play hymns & songs used in the Christian tradition – but offered here for all people from every walk of life. As you listen may the music inspire you to moments of hope, peace and joy. Perhaps this will be a vehicle for quiet meditation, a moment for you to sing-along or even just some music to play in the background while spending extra time at home.

Jason Locke