Our Ensembles in the Church and Community

Metropolitan in an active church with various ensembles that perform regularly at services, but also get a chance to perform in concerts and the community. Below are links to some of those performances!

Church Ensembles

Metropolitan Senior Choir - "Ave verum corpus"

Translation: Hail, true Body, born of the Virgin Mary,

the very Body which suffered and was sacrificed

on the cross for humankind,

and whose pierced side overflowed with water and blood:

In the agony of death be for us a foretaste of heaven,

O kind and loving Jesus, son of Mary.

Metropolitan Senior Choir Quartet - "The Strife is Over"

Throughout the CODID-19 Pandemic we moved between having a soloist and a quartet sing for Sunday services, depending on what the restriction level was. On Easter Sunday, April 4th, 2021, the quartet performed "The Strife is Over" as our second anthem. 

Choristers - "Little Road to Bethlehem"

Members of the Metropolitan United Church Choir School performing individually at Metropolitan during the pandemic in November 2020. 

Gregg Redner - "Processional" by Edward Chappell

Dr. Gregg Redner, Director of Music and Arts at Metropolitan United Church, playing the prelude to our Palm Sunday Service, March 28th, 2021. 

Jubilate Bells - "Ode To Joy"

Jubilate Bells performing with all 280 students of Lester B. Pearson School for the Arts at the school's annual Choral Celebration concert. 

Community Ensembles

London Symphonia - Mozart and Haydn: A Musical Friendship

We are pleased that Metropolitan United Church is also the home of London Symphonia! It is wonderful to have this talented group of professional musicians performing regularly at Metropolitan. Currently Symphonia is presenting a full season of online concerts.

Below is one of their performances. It is their Mozart and Haydn concert. 

Lester B. Pearson School for the Arts - "Sing"

Another group that calls Metropolitan United Church home is Lester B. Pearson School for the Arts. Pearson is one of only two schools for the arts at the elementary level in all of Canada, and it is located here in London! One of the major highlights of the year for the Pearson community is the annual Choral Celebration, held at the beginning of June. This concert has been held at Metropolitan for many years, and is one of the few locations where all 280 students of the school can be put on stage at the same time! 

The following video is a whole school performance of a joyful song that was written to commemorate the Diamond Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II. The song is called, "Sing", and features a lone piper coming down the centre isle of the sanctuary. It is none other than former principal of Pearson and current Liturgy Curate for Metropolitan, Rick Wood! (Oh, and a little note, the throwing of the black turtle-neck pieces in the air at the end of the piece is a Pearson Grade 8 graduation tradition. The final song of their final concert!)

To see the entire concert use this Link: Choral Celebration 2018