Where Streams of Living Water Flow: Care of Self, Care of Others

From Sunday, July 5th pm to Friday, July 10th am, 2015
At Trafalgar Castle School, Whitby, Ontario, Canada


The 46th Session of Canada’s Summer Institute of Church Music welcomes Saskatchewan-native-turned-faculty at New York’s Crane School Of Music, Michelle Rae Martin-Atwood, and our returning friends, Lee Willingham, from Wilfrid Laurier University and Chaplain, The Rev. Betty Lynn Schwab, and a team of health-care professionals from the Shalem Network and the Toronto University Health Network’s Al & Malka Green Artists’ Health Centre to help us tackle our 2015 theme, Where Streams of Living Waters Flow: Care of Self, Care of Others.

Recognising both the inherent perils to and rewards from physical, mental and spiritual health in ourselves and in those to whom we minister, this year’s focus concerns strengthening both our work and God’s through planning, prevention and pro-action by and among whole musical people and communities just like you and yours.

The culmination of our week spent in worship, learning, caring and sharing is preparing an exciting choral/organ concert together, at which long-time CBC Hymn Sing Music Director, Winifred Sim, will receive honorary Fellowship in the Institute and a world premiere anthem by Jeff Enns in recognition of her career-long contribution to church music in Canada.

Reserve July 5th to 10th at beautiful Trafalgar Castle School in Whitby, Ontario, for this unique, economical, enriching and inspiring week of friendship and beautiful music. We pray that your presence among us is a gift re-paid to you many times over.


2015 Highlights

  • Winnifred Sim honoured as Fellow of the Summer Institute of Church Music.
  • World premiere of an anthem by Jeff Enns
  • Choral and organ concert led by conductor Lee Willingham and organist Michelle Rae Martin-Atwood

2015 Daily Program

  • Daily chapel worship and a chaplaincy to church musicians, their challenges and issues
  • Daily classes in organ and choral music, including techniques and practical tools
  • Nightly choral rehearsals open not just to full-time students, but also to choristers wishing to prepare and perform in the final concert
  • Special sessions by physical-, mental- and spiritual-health professionals, focusing on caring for ourselves and others
  • Resident music display, store and reading-sessions by Music Plus of Kitchener, Ontario