Daniel Eustace | Mar 27, 2019

St. Paul’s Anglican Church, Sydenham is pleased to announce that Mr. Damien Macedo has joined as the new Music Director and Organist.

Damien brings a wealth of experience to St. Paul’s. He was most recently the organist and music director for St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church in Kingston for the past two and a half years. In addition to his expertise on the organ, Damien is an accomplished vocalist. While he has been involved in church music since the age of eight as a cantor and musician, he gained further musical training as a student at the University of Toronto, wherein he studied the organ under John Tuttle (apparently in exchange for singing in the University choir).

Last summer, Damien had the extraordinary opportunity of being in residence at the Abbey of the Dormition, an abbey and the name of a Benedictine community in Jerusalem on Mt. Zion just outside the walls of the Old City near the Zion Gate. This allowed him the opportunity to play the organ for the Benedictine Monk worship services on a daily basis. His other international musical experience includes the opportunity to sing in the UK at Wells Cathedral, described as the "most poetic of the English Cathedrals."

On Sunday, April 7 at 10:00am, Damien has invited several members of the St. Andrews choir to join our choir for a joint service. We will also have a wonderful Easter Service on Sunday, April 21, also at 10:00am. Please join us for one or both of these services.

Damien also wanted us to share his interest in music teaching. He and the other members of the choir would welcome potential new members to join, particularly young people who might be interested in receiving vocal training and experience (at no cost!). Join us on any Sunday morning at 10:00am and Damien and Hans (our trumpeter) will be happy to speak with you about this opportunity following the service. We are located at 4336 Mills Street in Sydenham, and we look forward to seeing you.

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