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Centered in Song – Toronto 2018

September 29 @ 9:30 am 310 Danforth Ave.
Toronto, ON M4K 1N6 Canada

Invitation to Toronto

Join us to learn about our ground-breaking new resource The Center for Congregational Song! You will hear from some of Toronto’s top song leaders and hymnologists and sing together in a “Big Sing,” celebrating the diversity of the church’s song.


Registration is free, but required so that we can make sure that our venue has enough space to house everyone.

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We are excited to have an all-star lineup of Toronto-based leaders!

Song Leader, Hymn Leader, Denise Gillard, Toronto

Rev. Denise Gillard is the founder and Executive Artistic Director of TC3 and The HopeWorks Connection, a not-for-profit organization dedicated to empower youth through the performing arts, academics and relieving poverty.

Jason Locke, Toronto, Composer, Organ, Organist, Church Music

Jason Locke is a church musician, choir director and composer, living in Toronto, Canada.

Toronto, Singing Together, Hussaein Janmohamed, Composer, Conductor

Hussein Janmohamed is a Toronto-based choral artist, composer and music facilitator/conductor passionate about excellence in the choral arts as a medium for cultural dialogue, building positive relations, and accessing the human spirit.

















Conducting, Church Music, Lori Anne Dolloff, Singing

Lori Dolloff teaches undergraduate courses at the University of Toronto Faculty of Music in elementary methods, and choral conducting.

Church Music, Hilary Donaldson, Song Enlivener, World Music, Transforming Every Guest, Music That Makes Community, Toronto, United Church

Hilary Seraph Donaldson is a congregational song enlivener with a passion for strengthening community through shared song, global music, and paperless worship.

Church Music, Becca Whitla, Toronto, United Church, Congregational Singing

Becca Whitla works as a community music maker and organizer in Toronto.
For Becca, music is a critical, vibrant and healing part of any community.













Event Co-Sponsors

We are grateful to our co-sponsors for this event, the Southern Ontario Chapter of The Hymn Society, or “SOCHS.” For more information on SOCHS, you can go to their website: http://sochs.org/


““Bringing Toronto together in song.”

Event Location



9:00AM - Check-in and Coffee

9:30AM - Opening Worship

10AM - Introducing The Center for Congregational Song

11AM - Plenary Address

Noon - Lunch (on your own)

1:30PM - Song-Leading Small Groups

2:45PM - Break

3:00PM - 4 Practitioner Talks on Enlivening Song (by Hussein Janmohammed, Lori Ann Dolloff, Jason Locke, and Denise Gillard)

4:30PM - Closing Worship (led by SOCHS)

5PM - Dismissal


Eastminster United Church

310 Danforth Ave.

Toronto, ON M4K 1N6

(near Chester subway station)

Phone: 416-463-2179