East End United is thrilled to welcome Stephan Ermel as our Music Director from October 2022.Stephan comes to us with a varied and exciting career in music. He is a vocal music instructor at George Brown college and carries the hat of Musical Director of Yes Theatre in Sudbury, not to mention numerous theatrical productions. We are grateful for Gerald Petkau’s commitment to East End and we will have the opportunity to listen to Gerald and our choir for September and into October.
Singing and music have been a part of Christian worship since its earliest days. And the Psalms – which predate Christ by hundreds of years – are ancient songs we still use. At EEU we have eclectic musical tastes which the choir happily obliges by drawing from a wide range of musical styles. Our repertoire includes everything from J.S. Bach to Natasha Bedingfield, from Mozart to Musical Theatre, and from Gospel to Glee. Like many churches we have a lead musician who plays piano and organ, sings, and leads the congregation in singing. There are many talented musicians in the congregation, who frequently sing solos, play violin, guitar, drums, flute, etc. And of course, there is the choir, who sing special pieces of music as well as provide a solid base for the congregation in singing. We often have special guest musicians. (Video from Sunday 3rd July)
Our EEU choir is joined by a love of music and a desire to offer our voices in praise, to increase our musical skills and vocabulary, and, above all, to have a good time! (And we do have a good time!!!). Rehearsals are Thursdays at 7:30 pm in the Sanctuary and again at 9:30 am before service on Sundays.
We are looking forward to welcoming our new music director soon!