The Southern Ontario Chapter of the Hymn Society (SOCHS)

The purpose of SOCHS is to support and promote congregational song among church folk and in the community at large. One of its goals is to encourage people to sing; and, specifically, to sing their faith.

SOCHS 2016-2017 and 2017-2018 SEASON

October 30th, 2016 - Church of the Holy Trinity, Toronto - 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm. "Heart Songs of the World". Saya Ojiri and Becca Whitla, sacred music students at Emmanuel, introduce hymns of Japan and Cuba.

February 26th, 2017 - Salvation Army Headquarters, 2 Overlea Blvd. - 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm. "Sing a New Song" - Craig Lewis introduces the Salvation Army's new hymnal.

April 23rd, 2017 - 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm - Islington United Church, 25 Burnamthorpe Rd. Toronto. Celebrating 150 Years of Canadian Confederation. Join Margaret Leask and friends on a romp through the music of Canada's early days.

Sunday, October 15th, 2017, 2:30 to 4:30 pm at the Church of the Holy Trinity, 19 Trinity Square,  Toronto, (behind the Eaton Centre,): "Songs from a Luther Pilgrimage" - Joan and Peter Wyatt reflect on their pilgrimage to Luther's homelands. Refreshments at 2 pm.

Sunday, February 11th, 20182:30 pm - 4:30 pm - A Big Canadian Hymnsing with Fred Graham, Bev Killen, Catherine Ambrose - in Eden United Church, Winston Churchill Blvd at Battleford Rd, Mississauga

Sunday, April 22nd, 2018, 2:30 to 4:40 pm at St. Andrews United Church, 117 Bloor St. East, Toronto: "How Can I Keep from Singing?" - Mark Ruhnke reflects on his doctoral focus "To Sing or Not to Sing, Again." He asks "How might we encourage healthy, supportive congregational singing?" - in St. Andrews UC, Toronto, - 
Refreshments at 2:30 pm. Program from 300 - 4:30 pm

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