“Collier Street Concerts” Series

In addition to monthly concerts offered by Collier Street’s young artist series “Masters in Music”, Collier Street also offers a broader concert series. Be it their traditional annual “Christmas Carol Sing-a-Long” with the Metropolitan Silver Brass and the Collier Street Senior Choir and Choral Scholars in December, or a Ceilidh, or a famous men’s chorus, Collier Street Music presents a diversified, high-quality program for free-will offering as part of its mission to engage with and provide for the community.

“Masters in Music” Recital Series

Collier Street United Church’s Masters in Music recital series takes place on the first Sunday of every month at 3:00 pm in the beautiful sanctuary of Collier Street United Church. Musical styles range from opera and early music to jazz as well as various instrumental forms. The recital series seeks to create a connection between emerging young artists and audience members. Masters in Music offers high-level performances by advanced degree and highly active young artists. These artists are invited to treat the space as a laboratory of sorts, through which they test new ideas of their own, alongside the best of those in their field, all while talking the audience through their decisions and musical interpretations. A free-will offering supports the performing artists as well as Collier Street United Church’s larger community concert programming calendar.

2016/2017 Concerts

Sunday, September 4, 3 PM
Sarah Svendsen, Organ (Masters in Music)

Sarah Svendsen


Sarah will be presenting a concert featuring the best of French and French-Canadian symphonic organ works.

Sunday, October 2, 3 pm
Lyndsay Promane, Soprano (Masters in Music)


Lyndsay and Tom are thrilled to be
presenting an afternoon of story-telling with music throughout history. They look forward to collaborating on works by Debussy, Grieg and Rossini, as well as exploring the cross-over idiom with pieces by Sondheim, Rodgers and Hammerstein, and more!

Sunday, November 6, 3 pm
Patrick O`Reilly Duo, Jazz Guitar (Masters in Music)

Patrick O'REilly

Patrick O’Reilly (guitar) and Edwin Sheard (Saxophone) will be performing a mixture of original compositions and classic jazz standards. This duo’s interplay, the culmination of a longstanding collaborative history, aims to challenge listeners while also communicating and engaging them.

Sunday, November 13, 2 pm
Orillia Silver Band (Collier Concerts)

orillia silver band

“Harvest Festival”

Sunday, December 4, 3 pm
Anna Sharpe, Soprano (Masters in Music)


“Songs of Mother and Child”

Featuring Schumann’s Frauenliebe und leben and classic songs by Barber, in additional to traditional seasonal music.

group-photo-2014-met-silver-bandSaturday, December 10, 3 pm
Annual Christmas Carol Sing-A-Long and Christmas Concert (Collier Concerts)
with Toronto’s Metropolitan Silver Band,
Collier Street Choir, and Organist Sarah Svendsen

Sunday, February 5, 3 pm
Ben Promane, Trumpet (Masters in Music)

Sunday, March 5, 3 pm
Amy Moodie, Soprano (Masters in Music)

Sunday, April 2, 3 pm
Vlad Soloviev, Piano (Masters in Music)

Sunday, April 9, 2 pm
A Little Wind Music’s “Brit-10-ish” – Brass Ensemble (Collier Concerts)

Sunday, May 7, 3 pm
Sarah Shelley, Soprano (Masters in Music)

Sunday, May 28, 3 pm
ceilidh-style concert by members of Pagan’s Folly and Grand Resonance (Collier Concerts)

Sunday, June 4, 3 pm
Seriff Herald: Jam Collector, woodwind and piano jazz duo (Masters in Music)

Masters in Music 2015/2016 Artists:

Sarah Shelley, Soprano & Andrea Van Pelt, Pianist

Evan Lamberton, Cello & Anastasia Tchernikova, Pianist

Chelsea Van Pelt, Soprano & Andrea Van Pelt, Pianist

Vlad Soloviev, Pianist

Julia Morson, Soprano & Rashaan Allwood, Keyboard

Collier Street Masters in Music Summer 2016