Welcome to a new blog about music and arts activities at Rosedale Presbyterian Church(RPC), here in Toronto.
(Here is a brochure link of full winter activities at the church: http://rpcc.ca/160-christmas-2012-p1.htm)
We appreciate music very much at RPC as it plays an important role in our worship activities. Our choir is made up of volunteer members of the congregation, lead by professional soloists. We are also celebrating the 30th anniversary of a beautiful two-manual organ by Karl Whilhelm.
RPC has developed relationships with several distinguished artists from the Toronto's classical music community. We are pleased to have as a regular performer, MEHDI GAHZI, a young piano virtuoso based at the Royal Conservatory of Music. We are also pleased to be presenting internationally reknowned soprano, GILLIAN KEITH, in recital with accompanist KEITH WEBER this FEB 9' 2013.
We are looking forward to continuing an artsong collaboration with distinguished opera coach, RACHEL ANDRIST (Canadian Opera Company, Royal Conservatory, Salzburg Festspiel). Many of Toronto's talented singers will continue to share their vocal talent with the public in future RPC concerts.
RPC has also fostered an interest in partnerships with Toronto-based ensembles. We are pleased to have as our resident ensemble, the fabulous TORONTO BRASS QUINTET. The TBQ were part of our Christmas worship last December 2012, and we are excited to present the group on JAN 20' 2013 in a program of splendid brass music.
Other ensembles that have an association with RPC are the Rosedale Winds, and the Rosedale Chamber Orchestra.
Rosedale Presbyterian has community outreach in other arts initiatives: we have an annual Fall Festival of the Arts, where we invite local artists to exhibit their works, and we invite the Toronto community to drop in and see the artwork (with wine and cheese!). We are also home to the Penthelia Singers, a ballet program for young children, and a music therapy program.