Dear Friends of Music Mondays,
Our series has served as a launching pad for the best of Toronto’s emerging talent since its inception in 1992. We continue the tradition this year with an exciting lineup of performers both familiar and soon to be familiar.
But before I reveal our brand new season, allow me to express my gratitude to the good folks at Holy Trinity Church, our magnificent performers and to you, our loyal audience for the privilege of directing this historic series. After three joyful years as Artistic Director at Music Mondays, I’ve now moved away from Toronto and, having programmed the coming season, I reluctantly relinquish the reigns. But no fear, I’ve left you in more than capable hands.
I’m happy to announce that the recently appointed Music Director at Holy Trinity will also be assuming the duties of Artistic Director of Music Mondays. Ian Grundy has been active as a choral conductor, organ and harpsichord soloist in Toronto for many years. While Music Director at Christ Church Deer Park, he started a lunchtime chamber music series that has run continuously for over 15 years. Ian is also founder and conductor of VocalPoint Chamber Choir, a CBC Choral Competition national finalist three times running. He’s performed on every major concert series in Toronto, and at most major venues including Roy Thomson Hall and the Glenn Gould Studio for broadcast by the CBC.
Ian is the first to combine the roles of Music Director of Holy Trinity and Artistic Director of Music Mondays. Ian says “This fulfills one of my principal goals, which is to co-ordinate music at Holy Trinity and to enhance the already rich legacy of music at Holy Trinity and make it a cultural, musical as well as spiritual center, at the Eaton Centre – in the center of the city of Toronto. Just as many tourists flock to St. Thomas’ in NYC, or Leipzig, or St. Stefan’s in Budapest or Vienna, my vision is to see Holy Trinity as a musical destination for visitors and residents of Toronto alike. I want to continue to encourage emerging Canadian and International young musicians and give them a first rate venue and a knowledgeable and appreciative audience to perform for.”
We all wish Ian the best of luck.
Now, don’t hesitate another moment. Go to our website right now and see Music Mondays’ exciting lineup of talent for 2015. While you’re there, check out the video highlights of previous seasons on our Media page. Our 2015 season begins on May 4th with the first of our CBC Young Artist performances. We hope you can make it – and why not bring a friend!
It’s all here: http://www.musicmondays.ca/
Artistic Director ( Soon to be past)
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