Music

Love to listen to music? Our choir has amateurs and professionals who sing a wide range of music. Relax and enjoy music on a Sunday morning. Enjoy singing? We sing traditional and contemporary music in worship. For more adventure, try out a Thursday evening rehearsal. Or join choir for a season of music such as Christmas or Easter.

ESG’s Director of Music

Shawn Grenke, Director of Music at ESG
Shawn Grenke, Director of Music at ESG

 

“I feel extremely honoured to be part of such a wonderful worshiping community with such a history and strength of musical excellence.”

Conductor, Pianist and Organist Shawn Grenke is Director of Music at Eglinton St. George’s United Church in Toronto, Associate Conductor and Accompanist for the Amadeus Choir of Toronto, Accompanist to the Elmer Iseler Singers of Toronto, and Artistic Director to the Woodstock Fanshawe Singers of Woodstock Ontario. Shawn is also the Interim Director of the 80 voice Achill Choral Society based out of Orangeville, Ontario.

Shawn began his musical training as a chorister and pianist with the Hastings County Board of Education Concert Choir under the Direction of Rudolf Heijdens in his hometown of Belleville; Holding a Bachelor of Music degree (2000) from Mount Allison University (New Brunswick), and a Master of Music degree (2002) from the University of Toronto.

In concert, Shawn has made International appearances in Poland, at the ‘Let the Future Sing’ Choral Festival in Sweden, the ‘Le Mondial Choral Loto-Québec World Choral Competition’ in Laval, Québec, ‘Xinghai Choral Competition’ China, Seoul Korea, Roy Thomson Hall, CBC Radio, and other various festivals, concert series and recitals throughout Canada the United States and Europe.

This past July, Shawn toured Eastern Canada with the Elmer Iseler Singers and special guest, Canadian Astronaut Roberta Bondar presenting ‘Songs of the Stars’ featuring music of the sky and spheres.  These concerts were held in Lunenburg N.S, and Baddeck N.S. and Indian River, PEI.