Event Listings

2023: August Victoria Square United, Beach United, leading worship services

2023: July Victoria Square United, leading worship services. Alcona Beach jazz

2023: February Home United Church, leading worship services

2023: January Victoria Square United, leading worship services, light jazz in Stouffville and Alcona Beach

2022: November Alcona Beach light jazz. Hope United on The Danforth, leading worship service.

2022: October with the hope of in-person, guest soloist Victoria Square United Church, 190th Anniversary, in-person leading worship at Home United, Alloa

2022: September in-person September 4 leading worship with Beach United, Toronto; September 18 leading worship with Trinity United, Newmarket, September 25 leading worship at Home United, Alloa (Caledon)

2022: August in-person August 21 leading worship at Beach United, Toronto; August 28 leading worship at Victoria Square UC.

2022: July in-person July 10 leading worship at Schomberg Nobleton United Church; July 17 leading worship at Victoria Square UC; July 21 Alcona Beach light jazz, July 24 leading worship at Schomberg Nobleton United Church, July 31 Victoria Square UC.

2022: June in-person June 5 Victoria Square United Church as guest soloist, June 19 Leading worship at Queensville Holland Landing United Church. June 26 leading worship Trinity UC, Newmarket

2022: May in-person May 1 leading worship at Beach United Church; May 8 leading worship at Queensville Holland Landing United Church, May 26 Alcona Beach light jazz

2022: in-person Alcona Beach February 24; light jazz!

2022: I have been blessed working in my capacity as a LLWL (Licensed Lay Worship Leader) within The United Church of Canada, Shining Waters Region. In this capacity I’ve been able to offer occasional pulpit supply with Beach United (Toronto) January, a Zoom musical anniversary special via Zoom with Nobleton United January, Bala Port Carling United for the month of March. As the world and the pandemic unfold, I look forward to more in-person work.

2021: We remain hopeful that we’ll be performing in-person once wide-spread use of vaccines takes place within our Province. Until then, we’ll remain virtual with our performing.

Although most church doors are closed, the church remains open for worship. I am working from home or pre-recording services within sanctuaries in my capacity as occasional pulpit supply as a Licensed Lay Worship Leader within The United Church of Canada, helping Bond Head January, February, April & June. Severn Shores August, Nobleton & Schomberg October & November.

One live jazz singing event in Alcona Beach pre-Omicron variant, and what fun was that !!!


March to December: All in person singing engagements have been cancelled for the safety of all during the Covid-19 Pandemic. When Health Authorities deem it safe, I’ll be back. Until that time, we’ll keep things virtual. Keep well !

February: Jazz in the afternoon/evening: Bradford, Aurora, Richmond Hill. Mount Albert United Church, Worship Leader (2nd & 23rd). Celebration of Life, Roadhouse & Rose (private)

January: Jazz night: Richmond Hill. Victoria Square United Church, Worship Leader (12th & 26th) Celebration of Life – Elginwood LTC.


December:   Canadian Council of the Blind: EmCee Christmas/Hanukkah/Holiday Party, Richmond Hill Jazz nights:  Innisfil, Richmond Hill, Bradford Private Corporate Event: Aurora King City Lion’s Club Christmas Celebration Christmas at the David Dunlap Observatory Christmas Eve: Worship Leader at morning service, Maple, Guest soloist in the afternoon, Nobleton

November:  Jazz night:  Richmond Hill Hands & Hearts for Africa: concert, Richmond Hill United Church, Sat Nov 2, 7:00 p.m. Leading Remembrance Day Service, Maple

October:   Jazz night:  Richmond Hill, Guest soloist: Anniversary Service, Victoria Square United Church

September:   Jazz night:  Innisfil  Jazz night:  Richmond Hill Memorial Service Leader: Sherwood Court Long Term Care

August: Jazz night: Richmond Hill X 2. Lay Worship Leader: Victoria Square United, Bond Head United Guest Vocal Soloist: St. Andrew’s United, Bloor Street, Toronto as well as private funeral service. Private function, City of Vancouver, B.C.

July: Jazz night: Richmond Hill Canada Institute of Church Music, intensive 5 days of Repertoire, Choral Techniques/Repertoire, Congregational Singing for prayer, praise and devotion to the art and vocation of church music. Lay Worship Leader: Victoria Square United

June:  Strawberry Social with some cool jazz:   Barrie  Jazz night:  Richmond Hill  Vocal Soloist:  Anniversary Service at Victoria Square United  EmCe & Entertainment,  Canadian Council of the Blind, VIP Support Group, “Kick Off to Summer”, Richmond Hill  Memorial Service Leader:  Vaughan

May:  CONCERT(s):  “The Possibilities of Love” Friday, May 3, Grace United Church, Barrie, and Saturday, May 18, King City United Church, Friday, May 31, Asbury & West United Church, North York.    Afternoon of Jazz:  Newmarket

April:  Jazz night:  Richmond Hill  CONCERT:  “THE POSSIBILITIES OF LOVE”, St. Mary Centre, 24 Mary Street, Parry Sound.  See blog posting for phone number & details.

March:  Jazz night:  Richmond Hill   Afternoon of Jazz:  Aurora, Newmarket  EmCe piano concert, Thornhill  Lay Worship Leader:  Schomberg & Nobleton United Churches  Gospel Hour:  Port Perry

February:  Jazz night:  Richmond Hill  Lay Worship Leader:  King City United  Memorial Service Leader:  Vaughan

January:  Jazz night:  Richmond Hill, Newmarket


December:  Lay Worship Leader:  Lemonville United, Christmas Eve mid-afternoon service, guest soloist, Nobleton United Church.  Christmas Eve service, King City United Church.  Song Leader/Soloist:  Victoria Square United.     EmCe CNIB Holiday Party:  Richvale    Jazzy Christmas night:   Richmond Hill

November:  Jazz night:  Richmond Hill  Jazz and prayers:  Barrie

October:   Jazz night:  Newmarket, Richmond Hill

September:   Jazz afternoon:  King City  Lay Worship Leader:  Wesley Corners United Church, Jazz night:  Richmond Hill

August:  Gospel Night:  Port Perry.  Lay Worship Leader:  York Pines United, Victoria Square United

July:  Jazz night:  Richmond Hill.  Lay Worship Leader:  Victoria Square United, King City United  Memorial Service:  Guest vocalist

June:  Jazz night:  Newmarket.  Master of Ceremonies/entertainer for Canadian Council of the Blind, VIP chapter, Richvale, Summer kick-off party.  Guest Soloist, Memorial Sunday Victoria Square United Church.  Lemonville U.C. lay worship leader.

May:  Jazz nights:  Richmond Hill , Aurora.  May 11 Concert, Come, Fly With Me!  Your Hosts:  Grace United Church, Barrie.  Evening of light jazz/swing music followed by dessert.   Wesley U.C. lay worship leader.  Port Perry:  Gospel night

April:  Jazz night, Newmarket.  Lay Worship Leader:  Asbury & West U.C. Toronto, Wesley U.C. lay worship leader.  Master of Ceremonies, Piano Recital of Oleg Samokhin, Thornhill (Mozart, Liszt, Ravel, Albeniz)

March:  Jazz nights:  Richmond Hill, Newmarket.  “24/7 Celebration” with various artists, March 24, Aurora.

February:   Newmarket:  Feb 14, 27:  Jazz night.  Maple:  Worship service.  Wesley Corners:  February 25 at Wesley U.C. lay worship leader.

February 10, CONCERT,  Come, Fly With Me !  Your Hosts:  King City United Church 4th Annual Pasta Dinner & Concert.  5:30 p.m. dinner/7:00 p.m. concert.  $25 dinner/concert   $20 concert only.   Call the church for tickets:  905-833-5181   Limited tickets sold at door.

January:  Richmond Hill events:  jazz Jan 4, Jan 5.  Barrie events:  Jan 31 jazz.  Aurora:  Jan 26 jazz.  Maple:  Worship service.  Port Perry:  Gospel night


December has been busy!  Corporate Events of light jazz, Candelight Dinner and music (Newmarket), CNIB Christmas/Holiday Party – Master of Ceremonies with a bit of musical entertainment thrown in)  Holiday Party, Aurora, Memorial Services in celebration of the lives of those who have passed away in 2017.  Christian Music:  York Pines United Church worship leader.  Nobleton United Church, vocal soloist & song leader for 11:15 a.m. Christmas Eve family service.  7:00 p.m. vocal soloist at King City United Church Christmas Eve service.

November 11:  Leading Remembrance Day Service, Maple

November 1 & 3:  An evening of light Jazz; Barrie & Richmond Hill

October 22, Private Party, Aurora  /   Port Perry, Gospel Hour

August 18, Chartwell, Hollandview Aurora.  We’re going to get jazzy !

August 13, Port Perry; Gospel Hour

August 8,  Whispering Pines, Barrie

August 6, Lay Worship Leader, King City United Church 10:00 a.m. service

Bannockburn Community Church, 3 km north of Bala, Muskoka

July 16, Lay Worship Leader, Rich Hill Tottenham Pastoral Charges, 9:40 and 11:05 a.m. services

July 7, Richmond Hill Retirement 7:30 p.m.  Celebrating Canada !!!

June 14, Kingsmere Suites, Alliston, 3:00 p.m.

June 7, Chartwell Whispering Pines, Barrie.  7:00 p.m.  We’re going to have a party !

June 1, Master of Ceremonies and vocalist, Canadian Council of the Blind, Richvale VIP Support Group.  Kicking off Summer !

May 10, The Church of the Holy Trinity, Trinity Square, Toronto  A Mother’s Day Memorial Service  7:00 p.m.

May 5, Friday night music down at the grand piano, Richmond Hill Retirement

April 29, Master of Ceremonies, Classical Piano Recital of Dr. Oleg Samokhin  Bach-Busoni, Schubert, Beethoven, Chopin.  7:30 p.m. St. Luke’s Parish Church, Thornhill

April 26, International “Red Hat Day” !  Who knew??  Lots of great music & fun happening at Richview Manor, Vaughan

April 23, Lay Worship Leader, Queensville Holland Landing United Church

April 22, Danish Lutheran Church, Royal Birthday Party (private event)

April 21, Oak Ridges Retirement, Music in the Afternoon

March 6, Celebrant – Celebration of Life Service, Roadhouse & Rose Funeral Home, Newmarket

March 3, Sing it Out !!  Richmond Hill Retirement, 7:30 p.m.

February 27, Kingsway Arms, Birthday Party !

February 26, Gospel Hour!  Port Perry

February 14, Valentine’s Day Party of dancing & singing !   Richview Manor Retirement, Maple

February 5, Worship Leader, Lemonville United Church, 10:00 a.m. (theme of worship tba)

January 28, CONCERT:  “When Times Get Tough…Songs of Inspiration” with my fabulous collaborative pianist, Dr. Oleg Samokhin.  Dinner 5:30 p.m. with concert to start 7:00 p.m.   Tickets $25.  Concert only $20.  Location:  King City United Church  905-833-5181 (advance ticket sales)     SOLD OUT !!!

January 20, Richmond Hill Retirement, Friday Night Music by the Grand Piano

January 13, Oak Ridges Retirement, Music in the Afternoon

January 1, Soloist King City United Church, 10:00 a.m.


December 24, Worship Leader & Soloist, Christmas Eve Carols & Readings for all ages, Nobleton United Church, 3:30 p.m. (fellowship in hall at 3:00)

December 7,  Christmas Candlelight Memorial Service, Trull Funeral Home, The Danforth, Toronto

December 1,  M.C. & entertainer,  Canadian Counsel of the Blind, Christmas & Seasonal Party, Langstaff/Richmond Hill.

November 27,  Port Perry, Gospel Hour

November 11; leading Remembrance Day services at Sherwood Court Long Term Care 10:30 a.m.

November 6; Worship Leader at both Schomberg and Nobleton Pastoral Charges; 9:30 and 11:15 a.m.

November 4; Songs from the Great American Song Book ! Richmond Hill Retirement, 7:30 p.m.

October 30; Guest Vocal Soloist, 207th Anniversary of Temperanceville United Church, 11:00 a.m.

September 24; Soloist, Funeral Service of Remembrance

September 18; Guest Vocal Soloist and section lead in choir; St. Paul’s Anglican, Lindsay 10:00 a.m.

September 18; Port Perry, Gospel Hour

September 4; Lay Worship Leader & vocal soloist; Queensville-Holland Landing United Church

September 1; Songs from the Great American Song Book, Richmond Hill Retirement, 7:30 p.m.

August 28; Lay Worship Leader, Windermere United Church, Toronto

August 14; Vocal Soloist, King City United Church; 10:00 a.m.

August 13; Celebrant & Soloist:  St. Mark’s Coptic Orthodox Church, Toronto

August 1; Songs from the Great American Song Book, Richview Manor, Maple; 2:30 p.m.

July 31; Schomberg United Church; Lay worship leader; 9:30 a.m.

July 24; Epson United Church, Lay Worship Leader

July 1; Canada Day Celebrations, Richmond Hill Retirement, 7:30 p.m.

May 5; Songs from the Great American Song Book, Richmond Hill Retirement, 7:30 p.m.

April 20; Songs from the Great American Song Book and sing-alongs; Sherwood Court Long Term Care, Maple

April 15; Songs from the Great American Song Book, Oak Ridges Retirement, 2:30 p.m.

April 9; Master of Ceremonies, Piano Recital of Dr. Oleg Samokhin, St. Luke’s Parish Church, Thornhill.

March 24; Easter Open House, Songs from the Great American Song Book, Richview Manor, Maple

March 5; Bridal Shower !

March 4; Songs from the Great American Song Book, Richmond Hill Retirement, 7:30 p.m.

February 27; Revera, Newmarket; sing-along in long-term care, and later that afternoon, cocktail hour in Retirement residence.

January 30; Solo Concert: “Love, Ain’t it Crazy !”, with Dr. Oleg Samokhin, collaborative pianist

January 4; Songs from the Great American Song Book, Richmond Hill Retirement 7:30 p.m.