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.
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.