Music plays an important role in the life of MacKay. Our Sanctuary offers a wonderful acoustical experience to listen to our choir, hand chime ringers, instrumentalists, the Concert Series, as well as concerts and recitals by many other groups and performers. The Sanctuary is an excellent venue for recording.
The Senior Choir is made up of congregants of MacKay United Church. We enhance the liturgy through music, sing the main anthem for the handbook.services and lead the congregation during hymnal singing. We love to "make a joyful noise to the rock of our salvation" (Psalm 95:1). We are learning more about how to make that joyful noise sound even better, increasing singing and ensemble techniques and applying it to all our music. We gather for rehearsals evenings from and again mornings before Worship. If you would like to learn more about the choir, take a look at our
Several accomplished musicians flautists, pianists, drummers and organists add an extra dimension regularly to the Voluntaries offered at our Sunday Worship service.
CALLING ALL RINGERS
The MUC Hand Chimes were donated to MacKay by Paul (former organist and choir director) and June MacMillan in memory of their son Jamie.
'MacKay's Rowdy Ringers', are age 6 and over. They perform twice per year with practices on Sunday mornings. The goal is to enjoy music and perform for the congregation.
Hand chimes are musical instruments similar to handbells. They are rung using the hands, and many handbell techniques can be applied to hand chimes. When combined, the two create a new and different timbre. They are tuned during manufacture and do not require external tuning. Hand chimes are inexpensive, lightweight and resilient instruments.
SUMMERTIME JAZZ THURSDAYS
Thursdays in June at NOON
MacKay opens its Sanctuary doors to the community to enjoy some wonderful lunchtime jazz concerts free of charge! Peter has lined up some amazing musicians this year to entertain us all!
June 7 Garry Elliott (guitar) & Steve Boudreau (piano)
June 14 Peter Woods (saxophone) & James McGowan (piano)
June 21 Ginny Simonds Quintet
June 28 Miguel de Armas (piano) & JP Lapensée (bass)
Freewill donations are appreciated.