A 1959 National Film Board documentary looked at composer Healey Willan at St. Mary Magdalene’s, where he had been organist and music director since 1921. The 17-minute film shows at Willan rehearsing the Gallery Choir and working with students, and … Continue reading
As part of its 125th anniversary celebrations, the Church of St. Mary Magdalene commissioned a new choral mass for parish use. The world premiere of the new work by Toronto based composer Jared Tomlinson took place on Friday, November 29, … Continue reading
Singing the Gloria . . . .
You are invited to consider this series of videos from the Society of St. John the Evangelist during Lent 2013 as part of your personal Lenten discipline. You can explore how to receive it through the Parkdale Deanery site so … Continue reading
The Gallery Choir recorded their recent Epiphany Carols with Andrew Adair conducting and you can listen to part of it here. (You will need to wait a few seconds before the music begins). Thanks to chorister and video creator, Elisabeth … Continue reading
To celebrate our 125th anniversary, The Church of St. Mary Magdalene is giving away vinyl LPs of our celebrated choirs every Sunday in January, after mass. Over the years, our choirs have made several recordings, including Faire is the Heaven, … Continue reading
Schola Magdalena’s signature composition, was written by music director, Stephanie Martin and performed in the church of St. Mary Magdalene, rather than at the convent as the notes on You Tube suggest. The video combines the beauties of a polyphonic … Continue reading