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The Yorkminster Park Carillon Dedication Weekend

We have planned a weekend of dedication
and celebration.

From Friday, September 29th to Sunday, October 1st, our special guest for the weekend will be Dr. Andrea McCrady, the Dominion Carillonneur from the Peace Tower in Ottawa.

New Classical FM (96.3) Radio Interview
Thursday, September 28, 9:25 a.m.

The New Classical FM (96.3) morning team interviewed Dr. McCrady about carillons in general, Yorkminster Parks’ historic new installation and the special events we have planned. Listen to the audio file on this page.

YP Speakers Series
Friday, September 29, 7:00 p.m.

A Lecture by: Dr. Andrea McCrady, Canada’s Dominion Carillonneur from the Peace Tower in Ottawa. “Toronto: Home of the Oldest and Newest Carillons in North America

Carillon Community Inaugural Recital
Saturday, September 30, at 4 p.m.
Dr. Andrea McCrady

Dr. McCrady will offer the first recital on the Yorkminster Park Carillon.

This 35-minute recital for will feature a broad range of popular and well-known tunes including Gordon Lightfoot’s, Beautiful; Duke Ellington’s, Don’t Get Around Much; and even Stompin’ Tom Connor’s, Hockey Song.  

Carillon Call to Worship
Sunday, October 1, 10:30-10:45 a.m.
Dr. Andrea McCrady

Dr. McCrady will play the various hymns to be sung at the 11:00 a.m. Service of Dedication.

Dedication of the Yorkminster Park Carillon
Sunday, October 1, 11:00 a.m.

As part of the worship service taking place in the sanctuary.

Carillon Dedication Recital
Sunday, October 1, 12:30 p.m.
Dr. Andrea McCrady

Dr. McCrady’s 35-minute recital will feature familiar sacred music including some well-known hymns and spirituals, several classical treasures along with a delightful surprise or two.

The carillon is heard best on the church grounds, so we encourage you to bring a lawn chair or blanket. If the weather is inhospitable, the sanctuary doors will be open for people to sit and listen.

Watch the installation video
Video: David King  |  Photography: Rob Mee

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