2017 Mass Choir

The Creation

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,

Greetings in the Lord! We hope you are well and enjoying the summer season!

We have some exciting updates about the upcoming 35th Annual Mass Choir Music Worship Service and Rehearsal:

Mass Choir Music Worship Service

The 35th Annual Mass Choir Music Worship will be held on November 25. This year the choir will present Haydn’s Creation.

Date & Time: November 25, 2017 (Saturday)
Time: 4:00 pm
Venue: Scarborough Chinese Baptist Church
Soloists: Yuki Ip, Daniel Lam, Axel Chee
Collaboration with Canadian Sinfonietta

Rehearsal will commence on September 10, every Sunday thereafter, 7:00 pm to 9:30 pm at Toronto Chinese Methodist Church.

第三十五屆聯合詩班聖樂崇拜謹定於十一月二十五日舉行。今年將選唱 海頓「創世紀」神曲。詩班由九月十日起,每主日晚上七時正至九時三十分於多倫多中華循道會練習。

Here is the link to help you get your part. http://www.cyberbass.com/Major_Works/Haydn_J/haydn_creation.htm

Choir member online registration is now OPEN. Please click on the following link: https://goo.gl/forms/KeLeSssn8Dx204962

Choral Reading Session 2017

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,

We are blessed to have Mr. Daniel Lam from Chicago to lead the upcoming Choral Reading Session. This session will cover the latest two volumes of Century Celebration (Book 29 – Ceaseless Praise 頌讚不停 and Book 30 – Keep On Burning 燃亮不息) published by Chinese Christian Church Music Institute for Worship, and also some other choral pieces recommended by Daniel. (You will be pleasantly surprised!)

Date: July 8, 2017 (Saturday)
Time: 10 am to 12:30 pm
Venue: Toronto Chinese Methodist Church
8 Metropolitan Road, Scarborough, Ontario M1R 2T5

To ensure a copy of the song book will be reserved for your use during the Choral Reading Session, please register online BEFORE June 15.

Online registration form: https://goo.gl/forms/347VKGPCJUKSQNZ23

Join us to practice your music reading skills while exploring great choral pieces, and invite your church choir directors and conductors to the event!

齊唱《彌賽亞》Messiah Sing 2017

We are excited to announce the details of our next event – Messiah Sing!

Lecturer & Conductor: David Chin (陳子虔教授)
Date: May 13, 2017 (Saturday)
Time: 3 to 6 pm
Venue: Toronto Chinese Methodist Church
8 Metropolitan Road, Scarborough, Ontario M1R 2T5
Registration fee: $10.00

This event will be conducted in English only.

Please register at https://goo.gl/forms/xdgdmZW5EpCEH4vw2

The following numbers from Messiah will be covered:

Part 1
4. And the glory of the Lord
7. And he shall purify the sons of Levi
12. For unto us a child is born
17. Glory to God in the highest
Part 2
22. Behold the Lamb of God
24. Surely he has borne our griefs and carried our sorrows
25. And with his stripes we are healed
26. All we like sheep have gone astray
33. Lift up your heads, O ye gates
44. Hallelujah
Part 3
46. Since by man came death
53. Worthy is the Lamb, Amen

Please feel free to forward the attached poster to your friends.

We hope to see you at this event!

2017 Church Choral and Conducting Workshop Feb 23 – 25 at Carmel Logos Baptist Church

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,
Greetings in the Lord! Happy New Year! Once again we would like to thank you for your musical, spiritual and financial support to our ministry. 2017 will be a special year for us since it’s ATCECM’s 35th anniversary. When we look back how God has led us and bless us throughout all the years, our hearts are filled with humility and gratitude.
This year we are going to start off with the “Church Choral and Conducting Workshop”, lead by David Chin from Rochester. The purpose of the event is to strengthen the choral music ministry in local churches. It will take place on Feb 23, 24 and 25 at Carmel Logos Baptist Church (Map) (225 Consumers Road North York, Ontario M2J 4G9).
Some choir members have expressed that they would like to join the workshops but their church choir can’t make it. We are pleased to inform you that the workshops are now open to individual participants. Please see the attached photo for schedule and fee information.

2016 Mass Choir

We are blessed to have David Chin from Rochester once again to conduct the 34th annual Mass Choir music worship service. If you have been serving in the music ministry of your church, we would like to invite you to join us as a choir member and experience together the richness of God’s gift – music. Frances Chan from North York Chinese Baptist Church and Paul Yeung from Toronto Chinese Presbyterian Church will be the rehearsal conductor and rehearsal pianist, respectively.
Choir member online registration is now OPEN. Please click on the following link: https://goo.gl/forms/oE9gx6gyvXgxNqEy1

Please see the details below:
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主題:永恆的盼望 Eternal Hope
曲目:弗瑞《安魂曲》Fauré’s Requiem (以拉丁文唱頌)
十一月二十六日(星期六)
下午四時正
士嘉堡華人浸信會
Saturday, November 26, 2016, 4:00 pm
Scarborough Chinese Baptist Church
練習: 九月十一日開始,
每主日晚上七時正至九時三十分
多倫多中華循道會
Rehearsal starts Sept 11, every Sunday at 7 pm – 9:30 pm,
Toronto Chinese Methodist Church
8 Metropolitan Road, Toronto ON
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A Choral Reading Session for Fauré’s Requiem will be held in late August. Stay tuned for details!
We look forward to seeing you at this year’s Mass Choir!

2016 Fauré Requiem choral reading

With thankful heart, we are excited to have Lillian Sit, the Founder and the Music Director of Alata Harmonia Chorus of Canada, to give us an overview of the Fauré Requiem. She will introduce the piece to us and lead us through some choruses. You will have a better understanding of the piece and this will give you a great start of the rehearsing journey.

The reading/introduction session will be held at the
Toronto Chinese Methodist Church
(8 Metropolitan Rd, Scarborough, ON M1R 2T6)
on Saturday, August 27th from 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm.

All are welcomed even though you may not be able to participate in the Mass Choir this year.

If you are interested in joining the reading/introduction session, please reply to this email.

We look forward to seeing you!

Choir Festival 2016

Date: June 26 (Sunday)
Time: 7:30 to 9 pm
Venue: Carmel Logos Baptist Church
(225 Consumers Road, North York, Ontario M2J 4G9)
Google Map: https://goo.gl/maps/XpvW6GAbECJ2

Participating church choirs include:
Carmel Logos Baptist Church
Markham Chinese Presbyterian Church
North York Chinese Baptist Church
Toronto Chinese Methodist Church

Each choir will have a presentation about 10 to 20 minutes.
This will be an opportunity for church choirs to:

  1. share some choral pieces that particularly touch or help their choir, and introduce these works to other choirs
  2. exchange ideas on rehearsal techniques
  3. build support with brothers and sisters who serve in music ministry in other churches

齊唱《彌賽亞》Messiah Sing 2016


5月7日 (六) 2 – 6 pm (講座 2 pm;合唱 3 pm)
May 7 (Sat) 2 – 6 pm (Lecture 2 pm;Sing-along 3 pm)

講員及指揮:陳子虔教授
Lecturer & Conductor: Professor David Chin

地點:多倫多中華循道會
Toronto Chinese Methodist Church
8 Metropolitan Road, Scarborough

(Warden/401)

報名費用:$5
Registration Fee: $5
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陳子虔教授將深入淺出地剖釋神曲《彌賽亞》的音樂背景及歷史,講解有關作曲家韓德爾的故事,以及這套偉大的作品跟我們今天聖樂事奉的關係。
This year’s “Messiah Sing” will begin with a 45-minute lecture by our conductor, David Chin. He will give us fascinating insights into this masterpiece, the composer, historic perspectives and its relevance to our music service.

今次合唱將會包括以下曲目:
Then we will have a three-hour singing session. The following numbers from Messiah will be covered:

4. And the glory of the Lord (chorus)
7. And he shall purify the sons of Levi (chorus)
12. For unto us a child is born (chorus)
17. Glory to God in the highest (chorus)
22. Behold the Lamb of God (chorus)
24. Surely he has borne our griefs and carried our sorrows (chorus)
25. And with his stripes we are healed (chorus)
26. All we like sheep have gone astray (chorus)
33. Lift up your heads, O ye gates (chorus)
44. Hallelujah (chorus)
46. Since by man came death (chorus)
53. Worthy is the Lamb, Amen(chorus)

合唱活動完畢後,我們將於多倫多中華循道會地庫舉行晚餐(每位$10),讓大家彼此聯係交誼,認識在不同地方參與聖樂事奉的弟兄姊妹。
The last part of the event is our reunion dinner ($10 per head), which will take place at TCMC’s basement. Stay behind and get to know brothers and sisters who also serve in music ministry!

2014 Church Music Worship Service

Mass Choir 2014 Poster
JPG version of poster

An invitation for you to join us in celebrating and participating
together in the ATCECM Church Music Worship Service

Update (2014-11-24):
Regrettably, David Chin cannot make it to this music worship service.
We are pleased to have
Kai-Ton Chau to conduct the mass choir presentation.

Mass Choir Chorus Repertoire: Brahms Requiem (English)

Requiem Programme note

Worship Service Date and Location:-
Date: November 29, 2014 (Saturday) 4 pm
Location: North York Chinese Baptist Church (NYCBC)
685 Sheppard Ave E, North York, ON M2K 1B6
(Bayview Ave / Sheppard Ave E)