St. Timothy′s Music
Our Music Director and Organist: Edward Connell
Edward Connell comes from Edmonton, where he won the Royal Conservatory’s gold medal in piano performance while still a teenager. His early musical career was devoted to creating and directing music for professional theatre, including eleven original musicals. He has been head of music theory, piano and choral music at the Alberta College Conservatory, and was for several years Music Director of Timothy Eaton Memorial Church, where he led one of the largest church music programs in Canada. His choral career includes being a singer, pianist and conductor with ProCoro Canada, the Artistic Directorship of Cantilena Consort, and founder and first conductor of Edmonton Vocal Minority. Mr. Connell has been the artistic director of Forte — the Toronto Men’s Chorus since 2002. This past season, he led this fine chorus to enter the CBC Choral Competition, where Forte was named a national finalist. Mr. Connell’s many academic honours include degrees and diplomas in piano, organ, music theory, composition and conducting. Although he is entirely self-taught as an organist, he is an honoured Fellow of the Royal Canadian College of Organists with the Doreen Porter Prize, the Heather Spry Prize and the Healey Willan Prize. Since 2005, he has been concert pianist with the National Ballet of Canada, where, during the past season, he has performed 24 Preludes by Chopin, Brahms Waltzes in the Manner of Isadora Duncan, Rubies (Stravinsky’s Capriccio for Piano and Orchestra) and Polyphonia (solo piano pieces by Gyorgy Ligetti). He joined St. Timothy’s as organist in 2008.
Under the direction of Ed the choir meets Thursday evenings at 7:30pm. We lead the congregation in the hymns, sing anthems, and perform at the Advent and spring choral services. We also enjoy social events and share news of various upcoming musical events. We are currently looking for more members and invite you to join us. If you would like more information, please contact us.