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Music in the Chapel: 2023-2024

Throughout the academic year, members of the community are welcome to attend services, musical performances and concerts in the ߲Ƶ Chapel (6 Hoskin Avenue). Unless otherwise noted, these events are free and all are welcome to attend (open to the public). Please check this webpage regularly for additional events and schedule changes.

Last updated: November 13, 2023

߲Ƶ Choral Evensong: Fall Term 2023 – weekly on Wednesdays

Trinity Chapel Choir sing in the Chapel LoftEvensong Service: accompanied by the ߲Ƶ Chapel Choir (photo), and the Bevan Organ Scholar

  • Wednesday: September 13 to November 1 at 5:15 pm
    • on October 11, the ߲Ƶ Chapel Choir will sings the music of William Byrd
    • no service on November 8 (U of T fall reading week)
  • Wednesday: November 15 to December 6 at 5:15 pm


Sacred Music in a Sacred Space: Fall Term 2023 – monthly on Mondays

Curated by Peter Drobac; features vocal chamber ensembles in a variety of sacred music from Eastern and Western liturgical traditions. The intent of this series is to present music usually sung in a liturgical or devotional context, not as part of a service, and not as a concert, but for quiet meditation, or simply to absorb and enjoy.

  • Monday, September 25 at 12 pm
  • Monday, October 16 at 12 pm
  • Monday, November 20 at 12 pm
  • Monday, December 18 at 12 pm


William Byrd Lecture and Recital: Nov. 22, 2023

Poster for William Byrd Lecture and RecitalThe times of William Byrd, one of England’s greatest composers, are very analogous to our own. He lived during a complex and politicised age, deftly balancing the demands of church and state, all the while composing music of great beauty. Join us as we examine the fascinating music of William Byrd, and why it remains so relevant to us today. Music Director Thomas Bell and Bevan Organ Scholar Peter Bayer.

  • Wednesday, November 22 at 12 pm


Concert | Trinity Bach Project: Oct. 12, Nov. 23, 2023, and Jan. 11 and Feb. 15, 2024

The Trinity Bach Project: an ensemble of vocal and instrumental musicians that performs music of Bach and other, thematically-connected, composers.

  • Thursday, October 12 at 12 pm: Bach and Rheinberger
  • Thursday, November 23 at 12 pm: Bach and Schütz
  • Thursday, January 11 at 12 pm: Chamber Baroque and Handel’s ұǰ
  • Thursday, February 15 at 12 pm: Bach and Tallis


A Service of Advent Lessons and Carols: Dec. 10, 2023

Advent Carol Service in the Chapel in 2022A cherished College tradition stretching back more than 50 years, please join us for the traditional Service of Advent Lessons and Carols on the Second Sunday of Advent.

  • Sunday, December 10 at 4 pm

By candlelight, the Chapel Choir will sing traditional Advent carols, directed by Thomas Bell, and assisted by Peter Bayer, the Bevan organ scholar. The Rev’d Canon Andrea Budgey, Humphrys Chaplain, will officiate, joined by readers from the College community. The service will also be livestreamed for those unable to attend in person.

Before the service, in-person attendees are invited to a drop-in Advent Social in the Divinity Common Room from 3 pm to 4 pm. Please register using the link above as space is limited.

(Photo: 2022 Service of Advent Lessons and Carols in the ߲Ƶ Chapel)


Messiah by G. F. Handel at St. James Cathedral: Dec. 15, 2023

Presented by the ߲Ƶ Chapel Choir and the Choir of St. James Cathedral, with orchestra and a fabulous quartet of soloists

  • Friday, December 15 at 7:30 pm
  • The Cathedral Church of St. James: 106 King Street East Toronto
  • Tickets:



Trinity Chapel Choir members at the front entrance to the College

(Photo) Current members of the ߲Ƶ Chapel Choir stand in front of the main entrance to the College prior to their first Evensong performance for the year on September 13, 2023


߲Ƶ Chapel: 6 Hoskin Avenue, Toronto

Thomas Bell, Program Director, Music & College Organist: 416-978-7751 or t.bell@utoronto.ca

The Rev’d Canon Andrea Budgey, Humphrys Chaplain: 416-978-3288 or chaplain@trinity.utoronto.ca