We welcome the Three Cantors for a concert at 7:30pm to continue the 125th Anniversary Celebration of St. James Anglican Church
Tickets can be reserved through the Parish Office at 613-839-3195 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org
There are only 100 tickets available at a cost of $20.00 each.
The concert will take place at St. James at 3774 Carp Road
For more info on the Three Cantors visit: http://www.3cantors.com
The Three Cantors’ Story
In 1996, an Anglican Priest named Peter Townshend listened as three of his colleagues sang in a diocesan service at St. Paul’s Cathedral in London, Ontario. Archbishop Percy O’Driscoll had just challenged the Dicoese to find creative ways to renew the church’s outreach. Peter had an idea. After the service, he asked Bill Cliff, Peter Wall and David Pickett if they, with Angus Sinclair, would give a concert for HHF/PWRDF. They could call themselves “The Three Cantors”, and have a great night of fun. Peter, Angus, Bill and David laughed, then agreed, but added that no-one would come. Peter T. told them to leave that with him… then proceeded to sell over 700 tickets and filled Grace Church, Brantford to overflowing. More concerts were booked, and sold out too!
“The Three Cantors” became a sensation. In the years since, they have sold thousands of CDs, and have sung over 200 concerts from St. John’s NL to Victoria, BC. They have been featured on provincial and national radio, appeared as guest artists with the Judy Maddren’s “Christmas Carol” as featured musicians at her reading at Yorkminster Park Baptist Church in Toronto, have been interviewed by Michael Enright, have performed at two consecutive “Sounds of the Season” shows on Ontario Today, sung with Orchestra London, and even given a concert for The Governor General of Canada.
The best part is, in addition to the money raised by local concert sponsors for a huge variety of causes, a portion of every concert and every penny (100%) of the CD proceeds to to the alleviation of suffering through the work of HHF/PWRDF. It is estimated that The Three Cantors have raised over $1.3 Million since 1997!
What has made “The Three Cantors” so popular? Peter Wall has often quipped, “we’re three parish priests with not enough to do with our evenings”. Well, they don’t pretend to be “The Three Tenors” but, all joking aside, these are three capable singers whose voices blend beautifully with the versatility and skill of a gifted musician at the keyboards. Their concerts are a tour-de-force of everything from beloved music of the church, contemporary anthems, spirituals, and new, original compositions, to folk songs and the best of Broadway.
It’s been said that the one who sings “prays twice”. When was the last time you stood in a packed church and joined your voice with hundreds of others, raising the roof with a beloved hymn then, the next moment, heard a favourite broadway tune? An evening with The Cantors is more than just a concert. There’s a rare and life-changing pleasure that these four know about, and share. Their friendship, humour, dedication and energy shine through as a testimony to music’s ability, combined with faith, to transcend anything. A Three Cantors Concert is a celebration of the power of music to bring joy, hope and faith in Christ to bear on the challenges of a world of people in need… and to have a great time doing it!