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Music Mondays

Welcome to our 25th Anniversary Season!

Music Mondays has served as a launching pad for emerging talent since its inception in 1992. Our concerts take place in the warm acoustics of Holy Trinity Church, just steps away from the Eaton Centre. Our goal is to provide the highest possible musical experience to a pay-what-you-can downtown Toronto audience. Our audience includes office workers, tourists, retired folks, young children, the homeless, students and other musicians. We try to provide the best possible venue for emerging Canadian artists. The acoustics of Holy Trinity are very special - warm and inviting. The church boasts two fine instruments – a newly acquired Steinway “B” Concert Grand and a superb Casavant Frères tracker-action baroque organ. Musicians are invited to perform new Canadian works, involve the audience in the performance and push the acoustic envelope!

Recently we have become very involved in efforts to support the revitalization of the downtown community of Yonge-Dundas. We have formed a partnership with the Downtown-Yonge Business Improvement Association (BIA) to provide concerts throughout the summer. While we specialize in the more acoustic genres - classical, jazz, world music - we collaborate in the production of a wide variety of concerts through Music in the Parks in the downtown area. Working with the Downtown-Yonge BIA is bringing life and vitality to music-making in this part of the City of Toronto, to make Toronto an even more Arts-centric city!

Since taking on the role of Artistic Director of Music Mondays this past year, I have had one main guiding artistic principle: to program an eclectic mix of classical, light-classical, jazz, world and fusion genres. This is reflected in the wide array of musicians we have represented this summer. Everything from the vocal jazz stylings of Russell Drago, to the virtuosity of piano performers such as Anastasia Rizikov and Koichi Inoue, the sublime choral singing of the Agincourt Collegiate Madrigal Singers to the leading-edge work of the top jazz pianist in Canada today, David Braid.

With the generous assistance of Steinway Piano Gallery Toronto, we have achieved our goal to acquire a first-rate performance quality piano for our musicians to perform on. We are very proud of our new Steinway “B” grand piano, being used for the first time this summer. We sincerely thank the Toronto Arts Council, CBC Radio Two for their continuing support in the past, and you, our dedicated audience.

Please join us for this, our 25th Anniversary Season. Bring your lunch – and a friend – every Monday at 12:15pm from May through the end of August.

For video highlights of previous seasons created by videographer Peter Turner, please visit our “Media” page.

Contact us at musicmondayscs@gmail.com

Ian Grundy
Artistic Director, Music Mondays

The Church of the Holy Trinity
10 Trinity Square Toronto, ON M5G 1B1
416-598-4521 Ext 223