Unity's Special Guest Artists and Concerts for 2014

Unity "In Tune' Lunch Hour LIVE MUSIC
Live Musicians sharing their talent with the Community - Offered on a Donation Basis All are Welcome!

CHECK BELOW FOR DATES WHEN ARTISTS WILL BE PERFORMING


Wednesday, November 20, 2013 Beginning at Noon at Unity until 1:00 pm for 30 minute set!

This Wednesday's Musician: Ryan Brouwer grew up in Anola Manitoba, a small town outside of Winnipeg. He has studied classical music for many years and completed his Undergraduate degree at the University of Toronto in jazz performance in May of 2010.

Since moving to Toronto in 2005, Ryan has had the opportunity to work with some of Canada's finest musicians and educators including Jim Lewis, Chase Sanborn, Gillian Mackay, Dave Neill, Terry Promane and Paul Read. He has performed with many different ensembles including the U of T 11 and 10 o'clock jazz orchestras, the Toronto Symphony Youth Orchestra, the University of Toronto Symphony Orchestra and continues to write and perform music with his own groups. Ryan is also a multi-instrumentalist and composer with a strong background in trumpet, guitar, voice, piano and composition. Ryan teaches individual lessons in trumpet, guitar and composition for Find A Way.
173 Eglinton Avenue West, TO www.unitytoronto.ca

Wednesday, November 6, 2013 at noon
LIVE PERFORMANCES by Chieh-Ying Lu, Oboist and Jialiang Zhu, Pianist

Mozart Oboe Concerto KV341
6 Metamorphoses after Ovid by Benjamin Britten
Morceau de Salon by Johann Wenzel Kalliwoda

BIO of Chieh-Ying Lu: Chieh-Ying is the current Principle Oboe, at York Symphony Orchestra, Ontario, Richmond Hill, appointed by the Music Director Denis Mastromonaco. As an active orchestral musician, Chieh-Ying has performed with the York Symphony Orchestra, Orchestra Toronto, Cathedral Bluffs Symphony Orchestra. She has also been heard regularly in chamber music concerts and recitals in Toronto and Aurora.

Chieh-Ying began studying oboe performance at the age of twelve. After several months of studying the oboe, she performed with a local community orchestra in Taoyuan, Taiwan. In 2012, she obtained her Bachelor of Music in Oboe Performance from the University of Toronto, where she studied with Keith Atkinson, the Associate Principle Oboe at the Toronto Symphony Orchestra. Continuing to pursue the dream of being a recognizable oboist in the North America and Asia, Chieh-Ying is now working towards obtaining a Master Degree.

Besides the life of a professional musician, Chieh also explores her great passion for cooking. A co-founder of the catering company Nummy, she has catered a number of events on the University of Toronto campus, where her cooking talent has been enthusiastically received.

BIO of Jialiang Zhu, Pianist:
A native from China, Jialiang Zhu arrived in Toronto in 2007. The multi-culture of the city and open-mindedness of its people has allowed Jialiang to discover her own identity and express her own ideas. Currently, Jialiang is active as a performer and as a music teacher. Praised by Chinese-American composer Chen Yi as “a pianist with great technique and high spirit”, Jialiang has given many performances in different cities, including Beijing, Toronto, New York, Murrhardt, Germany.

Jialiang has a great passion for collaborating with other instrumentalists and vocalists. At present, she is accompanying the University of Toronto Women’s Chorus and the ASLAN Boys Choir. As a member of the Triceratonin Trio for oboe, bassoon and piano, Jialiang participated in the 2012 Imani Winds Chamber Music Festival in New York. She participated in the 2013 and 2012 Tapestry New Opera 101 Workshop, and was featured in the Songbook and Showcase concerts.

Jialiang believes in the value of sharing her knowledge and passion with other people. She is teaching at the University of Toronto Children’s Pedagogy Program and the WizzKidz Music School. In June 2013, Jialiang completed her Masters Degree at University of Toronto, where she studied with Professor Marietta Orlov and conducted research in the field of piano pedagogy under the tutelage of Professor Midori Koga. Jialiang obtained her Bachelor of Music in Performance with Honors at the University of Toronto in June 2011.

Every Wednesday at noon ``Live`` musicians share their talents and music with us before class. All are invited!

Wednesday, October 23, 2013 at noon for 50 minutes

Roseen Giles (flute) and Andjelika Javorina (piano)
Roseen Giles : completed a Bachelor of Music degree in performance at the University of Toronto, studying modern flute with Leslie Newman and baroque flute with Alison Melville. She is the recipient of a number of scholarships and awards, and her graduate studies in musicology have been funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada. Roseen has attended numerous early music workshops including Early Music Vancouver, studying with Wilbert Hazelzet, as well as Tafelmusik’s Baroque Summer Institute, with flautist Claire Guimond. Roseen is currently pursuing a PhD in musicology, studying the aesthetics of Claudio Monteverdi’s late madrigals.

Andjelika Javorina

Andjelika's music blends modern, classic, theatrical, and cinematic styles into a unique scape of sound. She completed her studies in Piano Performance at the University of Toronto with Boris Lysenko and studied composition with Roger Bergs, Larysa Kuzmenko, and Brian Current.

Andjelika has performed with the Canadian Idols and played piano as Nina Dobrev's hand double in Jeremy Podeswa's 'Fugitive Pieces.' She has performed for Prime Minister Stephen Harper, for the Chinese Consulate and Serbian Consul General in Toronto.

Past projects include ASCAP's Composing for Film and TV Workshop in New York, Tafelmusik Baroque Summer Institute, and Casalmaggiore International Festival. She has worked on string arrangements for parts of Chloe Charles' Album "Break the Balance" and designed the sound for Rebecca Yakimowski's contemporary dance production, "The Sweet Raw" which premiered in the Distillery District in 2012. Andjelika is a member of SOCAN.


Wednesday, October 16, 2013 at noon.
hye won cecilia lee
Cecilia is an inquisitive collaborative artist on all three major keyboard forms: piano, harpsichord and organ. This work includes full-orchestral and graphic score-readings and realizations offigured/unfigured continuo parts along with traditional piano writing.

Dr. Lee attended all three collaborative pianist internships at the Banff Centre of Arts in 2009, performing solo, chamber and orchestral keyboard music. Dr. Lee received her DMA Piano degree at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln with Paul Barnes and Nicole Narboni; her DMA studies were generously funded by the Hixon – Lied Scholarship and Creative Activity Grant.

As an undergrad, Dr. Lee studied with Lynda Metelsky and Lydia Wong at University of Toronto (BME, 2004). At the University of Kansas, she studied with Jack Winerock and Robert Koenig (MMus, 2006).

Additionally, she studied organ and harpsichord with Douglas Bodle, Eugene Gates and Michael Bauer, clavichord with Gerhard Erber (Hochschule für Musik, Leipzig), attended masterclasses for fortepiano with Bart van Oort.

Dr. Lee has attended numerous international festivals on scholarships as solo and collaborative pianist, including the Institute and Festival for Contemporary Performance at Mannes College (USA), Juilliard – Leipzig Summer Academy (USA-Germany), Casalmaggiore International Music Festival (Italy), Pablo Casals Music Festival (France), World Piano Pedagogy Conference (USA), Banff Centre of Arts String/Winds Masterclasses (Canada). As an active recording engineer/producer, Cecilia works with the Faculty of Music, University of Toronto and various freelance projects in the city.
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Sampling Cecilia's music

Ms. Jacqueline Leung
Unity Church at 11:00 am Service at 173 Eglinton Avenue West, TO - January 6, 2013
http://www.myspace.com/jleungpianist/radio

Andjelika Javorina: Andjelika Javorina is a Serbian-Canadian pianist and composer who resides in Toronto. She draws inspiration from all Classical styles, her Balkan roots, Alternative genres, and from Mr. Boris Lysenko, whom she studied with for four years. Andjelika holds a Bachelor's degree in Classical Piano Performance from the University of Toronto.
Click to listen to Andjelika play piano Jane in 3 parts
released 20 October 2012
sara moorhouse, flute
liza mclellan, cello
mark godfrey, bass
mackenzie longpre, drums
andjelika javorina, piano

Click to listen to Andjelika play scherzo
released 17 October 2012
mackenzie longpre, percussion
andjelika javorina, piano


Andjelika has performed with The Canadian Idols at the Rogers Centre. She has played for Stephen Harper at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre, at the Serbian Consulate in Toronto, and has appeared in Jeremy Podeswa's Fugitive Pieces as Nina Dobrev's piano double. She has participated in a number of festivals and workshops including Casalmaggiore International Festival, the Tafelmusik Baroque Summer Institute, and was chosen as one of nineteen composers to participate in the 2012 ASCAP Composing for Film and Television Workshop in New York City.

Andjelika's other interests include harpsichord and organ. She is a past recipient of the Barwell Organ Scholarship. She holds private teaching studios at Granite Club and The Bishop Strachan School. Andjelika is the pianist and composer for Unity Church of Truth in Toronto.

Alex Tait

Vocalist, bandleader and composer Alex Tait was born and raised in Toronto, Ontario. Her late father, Juno award-winning trumpet player and composer Rick Tait sparked her love of music at a very young age. In 2010 Alex completed her honours degree in contemporary music from Humber College where she received substantial music awards in her second, third and fourth years of study. In the spring of 2010 she participated in the world-renowned Banff International Workshop in Jazz and Creative Music under the direction of Dave Douglas.

Alex has performed in many of Toronto’s finest venues including positions in the Toronto International Jazz Festival. She is the leader and/or front person for several bands, including a modern jazz ensemble Circles with whom she has recorded 2 full length albums, The Spandettes, a 10 piece soul/jazz-funk ensemble whose debut album is scheduled to be released in April 2013 on the Do Right record label, The Mackenzie Longpre Group whose debut album was released in September 2012, and a quintet under her own name who intend to release their debut E.P. in the fall of 2013.


HENRY VIVEL AND THE TROPICANADA BAND AT UNITY! 2011
Check them out at our concert here at Unity!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=deyN4ZHRa_0

JANET CATHERINE DEA - SOPRANO singing at Unity Candle Lighting service Sunday, December 19, 2010 at 7:00 pm

Praised for her sparkling stage presence and beautiful voice, Janet Catherine Dea enjoys a varied career nationally and internationally as a soloist with opera companies, orchestras and in recital. Recent highlights include Britten’s Les illuminations de Rimbaud with Thunder Bay Symphony Orchestra and guest appearances with Toronto Philharmonia, and the Canadian Sinfonietta. Miss Dea’s European debut was as Mimi, (La Bohème) (Germany) where she was re-engaged to perform Violetta (La Traviata). Other opera engagements include the title roles in Thaïs, Lucrezia Borgia, Louise, Lucia in (Lucia di Lammermoor) and Donna Anna (Don Giovanni). She has appeared with Manitoba Opera, Opera Ontario, Edmonton Opera, The Canadian Opera Company, and Edmonton Symphony. Last season Janet Catherine Dea as one half of ArpaVox harp and voice duo released the CD Sleeps the Noon in the Deep Blue Sky with eclectic harpist Kristen Moss. Upcoming performances include a number of concert appearances in the Toronto area including Janet’s annual spring recital in Heliconian Hall on April 30, 2011. Find out more at www.janetcatherinedea.com

COMING...JAZZ AND GOSPEL CONCERT AT UNITY

SUMMER SOLSTICE CONCERT
DATE: Monday, June 21, 2010
TIME: 7:30 - 9:00 pm
PLACE: 173 Eglinton Avenue Rd
MINIMUM SUGGESTED DONATION: $10/Person
Talent CD's will be available for sale

FEATURED ARTISTS INCLUDE:

JACKIE RICHARDSON

KEVIN NELSON

JENNIFER NOBLE

DEIDREY FRANCOIS

EMILIO ZARRIS

Click here on Youtube to hear a duet with Deidrey and Emilio

About Kevin
Kevin is an international award-winning singer/songwriter from Toronto who won the SIR TIM RICE AWARD 2002 for excellence in music for a short or documentary film for In Her Mother’s Eyes.

In 1999, LeAnn Rimes demoed his song AFTER THAT. Musical singles include A COMMON LAND / Terre Commune on which he was a featured artist. He has many songs on Roseanna’s IF I WERE YOU album and was the composer on ‘I’m Still A Woman’, the theme song for The International Breast Cancer Survivors Conference.

His musical THE DIVINE HERETIC (Nelson/Cates/Reid) won Patron’s Pick at the 2004 Toronto Fringe. Kevin won Outstanding and Honor awards for his pop/country/R&B songs at The Great American, UNISONG and Billboard 10th Annual song contests.

As a music producer Kevin has worked on albums for Canadian artists such as: Laurence Tan’s World Music album I WILL; country singer Sam Crosby’s NO TURNIN’ BACK and produced the Roger’s Cable 10% theme. He has a featured song in Brad Fraser’s film PARADE.

His singing abilities have taken him from Ottawa to Vancouver with FORTE, the Toronto Men’s Chorus for the past 2 seasons and many piano bars around Toronto.

As a musical director Kevin works with Ballet Jorgen/George Brown Dance, the Variety Players, a volunteer seniors performing troupe, and Suite Life Productions which is a triple-talent program for financially challenged teens/youth around the GTA.

Kevin is a member of SOCAN, a jury member of FACTOR and a steering committee member of The Association of Canadian Librettists, Composers and Lyricists (ACLCL) and works part-time at the St. Lawrence Centre for the Arts.

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About Emilio: EMILIO ZARRIS
Emilio is a popular artist in Toronto who has had the prestige of being cast in the Mirvish Production of Miss Saigon at the Princess of Wales Theatre. He’s worked as the lead singer in stage productions aboard the ships of Carnival Cruiselines and Royal Caribbean International. He has opened for such luminaries as best selling author, Marianne Williamson, Arun Ghandi (the Grandson of Mahatma Ghandi), and Stephen Lewis (the former UN Special Envoy for HIV/AIDS in Africa).

Recently he performed again in the hit show by Stuart Knight Productions called "I DECIDE". He also just performed in “PRISON DANCER”, a new musical, for the 7th Annual Potluck Festival for Fu-Gen Theatre Company and the Asian-Canadian Theatre Conference.

About Deidrey
Singer, Songwriter, Deidrey François began writing music at the age of seven and began performing her own music on the realization that ‘life’s shackles’ could not keep her from her childhood dreams. Deidrey enjoys a variety of music styles, evident in the diversity in her songs. She encompasses the raw emotion of hurt, the bliss of love and true gratitude in her music. Her lyrics will touch your soul. Her voice is soothing with a soulfulness that seems to speak to your own personal life’s journey. Deidrey has written and performed for World Vision, The Distress Centre Walk for Suicide Awareness; Children of Fallen Soldiers, the upcoming 2010 Aids Vigil and in various Churches. With her Debut CD “Spirit in Bloom and Release of “Flame of my Heart: RE-ignited”, Deidrey’s desire is to use her incredible gift in channeling these musical messages to touch and change the lives of those who hear them. www.Deidrey.com


SUNDAY MAY 2, 2010 Guest Clarinetist: KiKi Neret at Unity 9:30 and 11:00 services and in between them from 10:30 - 11:00 All are welcome!
More about KiKi Neret
Clarinetist l Saxophonist l International Performer l Composer l Music Teacher & Coach l Founder and Director of KiKi Neret Music Studio l Founder of the KiKi Neret Method of Music Instruction l Lead Clarinetist with the famous Sisters of Sheynville l Clarinetist for Jazz Moonlight Trio #35 - 1106 Avenue Road, Toronto, ON
kinneret@rogers.com m: +1-416-899-4372

Clarinet and Saxophone Lessons from
the famous


KiKi Neret

Unique features of the
KiKi Neret Method of Music Instruction:

- Self-esteem building
- Self-Confidence Development
- Increased verbal and socialization skills through the KiKi Neret Method
- Enhance one’s ability to listen, follow directions, and focus attention
- Enhances one’s breathing – expand and controlled breathing
- Education far beyond the mere playing of notes
- Improve your music skills for your school band
- Duets & trios formations and instruction
- Individual instruction


Call 416-899-4372

WEDNESDAY EVENING SEPTEMBER 9, 2009 at 7:30 p.m. SONGS OF LOVE AND LIGHT CONCERT
A celebration of 9-9-09
featuring
Kevin Ralph Nelson (Sir Tim Rice Award Winner) & Mark Cassius (former Nylon, Stratford Theatre Performing Artist)
Click To Listen To Mark on YouTube
Place: Unity Church Toronto - 173 Eglinton Ave. West
Donation Basis: $10 minimum Love Donation

More about Mark Cassius: Marc Cassius is a renowned singer, dancer and actor and he is thrilled to be celebrating over 20 years as a theatre professional. Mark wowed audiences at the Stratford Shakespeare Festival as tap guru Mr. Magix in My One and Only. More recently Mark was seen in the Theatre Aquarius Production of Dreamgirls. Mark toured the world for seven years as the baritone with internationally renowned a capella group The Nylons.
KEVIN NELSON'S RICH BACKGROUND

Kevin is an international award-winning singer/songwriter from Toronto who won the SIR TIM RICE AWARD 2002 for excellence in music for a short or documentary film for In Her Mother’s Eyes.

In 1999, LeAnn Rimes demoed his song AFTER THAT. Musical singles include A COMMON LAND / Terre Commune on which he was a featured artist. He has many songs on Roseanna’s IF I WERE YOU album and was the composer on ‘I’m Still A Woman’, the theme song for The International Breast Cancer Survivors Conference.

His musical THE DIVINE HERETIC (Nelson/Cates/Reid) won Patron’s Pick at the 2004 Toronto Fringe. Kevin won Outstanding and Honor awards for his pop/country/R&B songs at The Great American, UNISONG and Billboard 10th Annual song contests.

As a music producer Kevin has worked on albums for Canadian artists such as: Laurence Tan’s World Music album I WILL; country singer Sam Crosby’s NO TURNIN’ BACK and produced the Roger’s Cable 10% theme. He has a featured song in Brad Fraser’s film PARADE.

His singing abilities have taken him from Ottawa to Vancouver with FORTE, the Toronto Men’s Chorus for the past 2 seasons and many piano bars around Toronto.

As a musical director Kevin works with Ballet Jorgen/George Brown Dance, the Variety Players, a volunteer seniors performing troupe, and Suite Life Productions which is a triple-talent program for financially challenged teens/youth around the GTA.

Kevin is a member of SOCAN, a jury member of FACTOR and a steering committee member of The Association of Canadian Librettists, Composers and Lyricists (ACLCL) and works part-time at the St. Lawrence Centre for the Arts.

Tenor: Stas Vitort
To listen to Stas on YouTube click the following link http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xMMhPXbBq1o

UNITY CONCERT GOOD FRIDAY - FRIDAY, APRIL 10, 2009 at 1:00 pm Classical Pianist Elina Kelebeev and Stas Vitort Tenor

UNITY CONCERT - SATURDAY, JANUARY 17, 2009
FLUTIST Marie-Eve Sarrazin CONCERT Winner of Canadian Music Award...SATURDAY, JANUARY 17, 2009 at 8:00 pm
Offered on a donation basis. All are welcome!

Reception to Follow.

LET THERE BE PEACE

Let there be peace on earth,
And let it begin with me.
Let there be peace on earth,
The peace that was meant to be.
With God as Creator,
United all are we.
Let us walk with each other
In perfect harmony.
Let peace begin with me;
Let this be the moment now.
With every step I take,
Let this be my joyous vow.
To take each moment and live each moment
In peace eternally.
Let there be peace on earth,
And let it begin with me.

BRILLIANT MUSICIANS/SINGERS/DANCERS/COMPOSERS AT UNITY TORONTO INCLUDE SOME OF THE FOLLOWING:

UNITY CONCERT - INTERNATIONAL GUEST VIOLINIST - ARVEL BIRD
DATE: Sunday, November 30, 2008
TIME: 1:30 pm
OFFERED ON A DONATIONS BASIS
ALL ARE WELCOME!
To listen to Arvel Click here http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XCXkSthGM7Q

MEGHA MORGANFIELD - HARPIST FROM SASKATOON

SPECIAL GUEST OPERA SINGER Sunday, October 12, 2008 - KEITH BOLDT - Tenor: Born in Saskatchewan and raised on the family farm near Saskatoon, Keith has created a very successful career singing in Canada and Germany. A regular guest in the German theatres in Hof, Bayreuth and Bamberg, his most recent performances there were as Don José in Carmen to critical acclaim. The 2008-2009 season will see his return to Germany as Lennie Small in Of Mice and Men. Keith also toured extensively though Europe as Prinz Sou-Chong in Lehár’s Das Land des Lächelns and joined Orchestra Duna Budapest as the featured soloist in gala New Year’s concerts of operetta for two consecutive years. Keith has sung with all major opera companies in Canada in roles such as Rodolfo, Don José, Alfredo, Max and Siegmund. His credits include the role of Constable Lawson in Filumena, the new, critically acclaimed Canadian Opera by composer John Estacio and librettist John Murrell, in Ottawa, Banff and Edmonton, recorded and broadcast nationally on radio and television by the CBC. Keith’s many Canadian concert performances include frequent appearances in Vancouver, Toronto, Edmonton, Montreal and Calgary, and also includes the world premiere of Toronto composer Derek Holman’s Requiem (Mississauga Choral Society), broadcast nationally on CBC Radio.

Valerii Kononov, Baritone

Originally from Russia, currently resides in Toronto. Valerii is a young singer in the beginning of his professional career. For the past several years he has been receiving classical vocal training from Toronto based vocal coach, Larissa Stilmachenko.
His recent achievements include first place in Baritone Voice category of Peel Music Festival 07, and first place in Folk Songs category of Kiwanis Music Festival 07.


CLASICAL PIANIST: Sheng Cai

GUITARIST AND SINGER: Bri-anne Swan
TO LISTEN TO BRI-ANNE CLICK HERE

ELINA KELEBEEV AT UNITY TORONTO

Outstanding young talent, Elina Kelebeev shares her talent with us at Unity Toronto. Elina is a recipient of the CBC Galaxie Rising Stars Award and was also a top prizewinner at the Gottingen International Chopin Competition. She has given concerts and performed in major centres in Canada the US, Russia and Germany and her performances have been frequently broad casted by the Canadian Radio and Television.

Her recent solo engagements have included the CBC Chopin Anniversary Concert and the Canadian-German Festival.

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MUSICIAN: Mark Sepic

Mark Sepic

Mark is an accomplished guitarist/composer who, while completing an honours music degree at York University, took classes with John Cage, and Canadian jazz legends Sonny Greenwich and Lenny Breau.

A respected and sought-after performer and educator, Mark’s original projects have been featured in thirteen consecutive Toronto Downtown Jazz Festivals and have taken him abroad to Germany, Cuba and Singapore.

With the innocence of a young child, Mark - a big fan of Spike Jones, Mel Blanc and Bobby McFerrin - incorporates electronic looping, found objects, body percussion, jaw harps, a bag of vocal tricks and audience participation in his free-form pieces. These offer refreshing contrast to his more traditional guitar repertoire of jazz, blues, R&B, flamenco and latin styles.

Whether alone on stage or leading his exciting ensemble, Mark delivers a unique and delightful show.

As an arts educator, Mark has distilled his rich and diverse experience into an integrated arts program, which has introduced countless students and teachers to the irresistible joys of music.

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David Hickey's Healing Sounds and Energies


ABOUT DAVID
Canadian born and raised in Hamilton, Ontario, David Hickey has long had a love for music and crystals. After being introduced to his first Crystal Bowl in 2002 he began to assemble his own set which now includes over 30 different crystal tones. He plays these bowls in combination with vocals, Tibetan bowls, Oriental Wind Gongs, Paiste Gongs, Chimes and various drums to create beautiful meditative and healing music.
THE AWAKENING AT UNITY TORONTO

BIO

With hope slowly disappearing from a world that is in desperate need of it, The Awakening comes forth to bring songs that resonate with a sense of purpose in an industry where purpose is often replaced with vanity. The Awakening exists to bring music that connects you with the mystery of God, and lyrics that will stir up a passion for the lost aspect of Christianity, social responsibility. With a mission to break the mold of modern music, The Awakening strives to get away from the clichés and the glamour, and to speak words of hope in a hopeless society.

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The Self-Esteem Academy Children's Choir

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COMPOSER & PIANIST KEVIN NELSON
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International Saxophonist Dave McLaughlin CD launch and proceeds go to the Williams Brothers Foundation
(Helping children with tutorial assistance across Canada)

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THURSDAY, September 13, 2007
WORLD DAY OF PRAYER AND PEACE CONCERT!

MUSICIANS, SINGERS, DANCERS AND PERFORMERS CONFIRMED TO PERFORM as follows:

LOUISE FORD Celtic New Music Singer and Composer featured on CBC Radio
To Listen To Louise Ford Click Here and Click Choice of
Song


ijo vudu dance company duet:


Sani-Abu - Founder, Executive/Artistic Director performing a duet. Click here for Sani's Bio

SIMONE SOMAN
Click here to Simone's site

SOUL INFLUENCE

Soul Influence A Capella singing group from various tribes of Africa. Studying in Canada and currently on a mission to raise funds by singing to purchase an ambulance for hospital in Africa.

International Saxophonist - Dave McLaughlin

Robby Charles Steel Panist
BIO
Robby Charles started his steel pan career as a young panist in 1995. Playing in his hometown San Juan, Trinidad, he developed his musical talents with Pamberi Steel Orchestra, known for their musical renditions. Later he became extremely involved in community and school events pertaining to steel pan. At this time he started teaching and arranging music for organizations.

With commitment and dedication to the instrument, in 1996 he was offered the opportunity to start touring internationally with the band. (Europe, Asia, North America, and the Caribbean) In 2000 he was elected by his band members to become captain of Pamberi Steel Orchestra, making him the youngest captain in Trinidad’s steel band history at that time.

Currently, he has made Toronto his home, and has been actively involved in community workshops: he also performs with the bands Afropan and Silhouettes during the Pan Alive Caribana competition. He has also branched off as a solo panist, and is a member of an eight-man ensemble, Phoenix Steel Band.



Pianist and Composer - Kevin Nelson

Jennifer Noble

Singers Extraordinaire - Micaela & Tracy Tomlinson

HIPHOP Artist

DANCAP PRODUCTIONS Representatives PAUL SHAW - Theatre professional and Director, VERONICA OWENS AND ALANNA BALICKI - CAP Agents, introducing the promo video and sound tracks of the award winning Broadway hit "THE DROWSY CHAPERONE" with song tracks and other great Broadway hits coming soon to Toronto. A portion of all proceeds of tickets sold to the DROWSY CHAPERONE opening at the Elgin Theater will be donated to the following charities i.e. SAWW - (South African Women For Women) Covenant House (Teen Shelter) Soul Influence (Aids and HIV Orphans in Africa)

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[B] CONGRATULATIONS AND BLESSINGS TO KEVIN AND JENNIFER
Kevin Nelson, Jennifer Noble and Howie Moscovitch have just won an Honorable Mention Award for their pop ballad "Midnight Prayer" in the UNISONG International Song Contest 2007.

The composition placed in the top ten out of 4,000 entries across 40 countries and was a finalist in the category. Comments on the song were:

“Very nicely conceptualized and recorded”

“a strong melody”

“really smart lyric writing”

“a perfect ending! BRAVO!”

“This is a superb pop song – any way you cut it”

CONGRATULATIONS KEVIN & JENNIFER!
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7th Heaven Concert - You are Invited!

........ 07 / 07 / 07 for $7.00.......

Gather & Celebrate - A Concert of Inspiration

Date: Saturday, July, 07, 2007 at 7:00 p.m.
Where: Unity Church Toronto - 173 Eglinton Avenue West
Tickets: Purchase tickets at the door beginning at 6:00 pm or purchase through the church office M,W,Th, F from 9:30 - 2:30 pm
Note: Office closed Monday, July 1, 2007

Fundraiser for Unity Church Toronto in it’s 94th year of service

“In our unity of service we are guided by Infinite Wisdom and prospered by Divine Love”

Some of the Musicians & Dancers include the following:

Denise Dunn - Singer/Songwriter
Dave McLaughlin - International Saxophonist - Producer of the CD "LOVE from HEAVEN"
Kevin Nelson - Musician and Composer
Jennifer Noble - Singer/Songwriter
Michaela and Tracy Tomlinson - The Tomlinson Sisters - Singers
Lutionaries - Young Urban Hip Hop Troupe
Kiran Singh - R&B Musician and Singer
Simone Soman - Simone (born blind)is a 16-year-old young lady who is currently in Grade 11 at Earl Haig Collegiate School for the Performing Arts, where shes currently majoring in music. Simone enjoys reading, playing numerous instruments such as the piano, and the flute. (Scroll down the page to read more about Simone)

KEVIN NELSON
JENNIFER NOBLE
KIRAN SINGH
SIMONE SOMAN

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Artists performing at Unity Church Toronto in June, 2007

Kevin Nelson
June 10th, 2007 Sunday Service Offering Song - "I Promise Myself"


I PROMISE MYSELF
Music & Lyrics: Kevin Ralph Nelson

(Inspired by the Optimist’s Creed by Christian D. Larson)


I promise to bless each day that I live

With gratitude for the sun

To bring out the best

For every success

And just enjoy the fun

To know that my life is filled with good health

And joy for everyone

This I promise, I promise myself

This I promise, I promise myself

I promise to grace the lives that I touch

With a smile of honesty

Never to reach into the fears

But claim the best in me

Proclaim to the world, not in loud words

But only in great deeds

This I promise, I promise myself

This I promise, I promise myself

I promise to hope and share in the faith

The whole world is on my side

As long as I stay true to my heart

Blessings flow from deep inside

Forgive the mistakes and learn from the past

To guarantee my peace of mind

This I promise, I promise myself

This I promise, This I promise

This I promise, I promise myself

© 2007 Kornkob Productions

Artists performing at Unity Church Toronto in MAY, 2007

MAY 13TH, 2007 - MOTHER'S DAY CELEBRATION AT UNITY!
Two very special Mother's Day Services that you won't want your Mom to miss!
9:30 a.m and 11:00 a.m.

SPECIAL GUEST MUSICIAN: LOUISE FORD

About Louise Ford

Louise Ford has been performing in the Quinte area and throughout Ontario for over twenty years. Known for her singing and finger style guitar arrangements as well as for her extensive repertoire of Celtic, folk, classical and easy listening music, Louise is also a pianist. She has performed not only as a soloist, but also with various Celtic, folk, country and R ’n B bands.

Louise recently released her first full length CD, entitled ‘Heroes and Angels’, a collection of eleven original songs. The biggest production is ‘Grosse Isle’, written about the island near Quebec City that was used as a quarantine station for Irish immigrants in the 1830s and 1840s. In the Belleville, Ontario area ‘Heroes and Angels’ can be purchased at Sam’s, Chapters, Pinnacle Music Studios, Harmony Music, Serendipity Gifts, Easy Print (who did the printing for the CD), the Quinte Arts Council and other gift and book stores.

CD'S AVAILABLE IN OUR BOOKSTORE
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MAY 3rd, 2007 - LOUISE FORD CLASSICAL GUITAR INSTRUMENTALIST - BOB PROCTOR, OF THE SECRET EVENT AT VIP RECEPTION

MAY 6th, 2007 - KEVIN NELSON
Playing a song that his grandfather would play for him called "Whispering"

ARIA TESOLIN - ONE OF THE WORLD'S YOUNGEST SOPRANOS AND TALENTED YOUNG CANADIAN OPERA SINGER

ARIA will be singing at both of our Easter Sunday Services at 9:30 am and 11:00 am. ARIA will be singing AVE MARIA


ARIA TESOLIN

Tracy and Micaela Tomlinson - The Tomlinson Sisters Singing THE PRAYER AND YOU RAISE ME UP

Tracy, currently a student of Sheridan College and working for the City of Brampton, has sung throughout the GTA at numerous events over the past 4 years. A number of her notable appearances are: The 38th & 41st Anniversary services for the Jamaican Independence Day; the Farewell service for the former Jamaican Consul General, Mr. Herman Lamont, and the Community memorial service for the former Prime Minister of Canada, the late Honourable Pierre Elliot Trudeau.
Miss Tomlinson was the winner of the Apollo Showcase talent show held in Toronto of October 2000 at Club Paradise and took 2nd place at the New York Apollo theatre competition. Currently, Tracy is in the process of completing her musical demo for Sony Music located in Atlanta, USA.
She has initiated a new dimension in her music by teaming up with her younger sister, Micaela, who studied classical vocal music at Cambrian College and currently is enrolled at Humber College. She too has taken her vocal talents throughout the Greater Toronto Area and her most notable appearance was the gospel duet performance at the Islington Evangel Centre in July 2004. She is also in a play called Growing Up XX, which is trying to make it’s way to New York City.


Mr. Kevin Nelson

Kevin composed a new song that he was inspired by through his experience with Unity. Come and hear Kevin perform this song with us during this week's Sunday Services, April 15th, 2007.

ALL OUR CHILDREN
Music & Lyrics:

Kevin Nelson and Howie Moscovitch

Verse 1:

There are troubles to be conquered

To make each garden grow

Knowing that along the way

Dreams hide under snow

Pre-chorus:

Let doubt disappear

Don’t let children learn your fear

Chorus:

Let them walk above the clouds

Let them run across the sea

Let them catch a glimpse of a shining star

Believe in who they are

In all ways all our children should be free

Always all our children should be free

Verse 2:

You many not have all the answers

For the questions they will ask

Feed their curiosity

And hope that it will last

Pre-chorus:

Chorus

Bridge:

Free the children to…

Think for themselves

Learn for themselves

Speak for themselves

Give them a voice to…

Think for themselves

Learn for themselves

Speak for themselves

Hear their voice

Chorus

Ó 2005 Kornkob/ HM&

Kevin Nelson: Kevin was led to Unity by attending the Neal Donald Walsch and Steven Simon Movie premiere Conversations with God hosted by our church. Kevin was guided to give Reverend James Sherman one of his CD's and stated that he would love to sing at the church sometime. Reverend James and Deborah listened to his CD and Kevin was invited in for a visit.

Kevin is a very special man on a creative loving path of healing and discovery. We are grateful that spirit brought Kevin to Unity and look forward to his sharing his musical gift and the gift of his presence with us.


MAY 13TH, 2007 - MOTHER'S DAY CELEBRATION AT UNITY!
Two very special Mother's Day Services that you won't want your Mom to miss!
9:30 a.m and 11:00 a.m.

SPECIAL GUEST MUSICIAN: LOUISE FORD

About Louise Ford

Louise Ford has been performing in the Quinte area and throughout Ontario for over twenty years. Known for her singing and finger style guitar arrangements as well as for her extensive repertoire of Celtic, folk, classical and easy listening music, Louise is also a pianist. She has performed not only as a soloist, but also with various Celtic, folk, country and R ’n B bands.

Louise recently released her first full length CD, entitled ‘Heroes and Angels’, a collection of eleven original songs. The biggest production is ‘Grosse Isle’, written about the island near Quebec City that was used as a quarantine station for Irish immigrants in the 1830s and 1840s. In the Belleville, Ontario area ‘Heroes and Angels’ can be purchased at Sam’s, Chapters, Pinnacle Music Studios, Harmony Music, Serendipity Gifts, Easy Print (who did the printing for the CD), the Quinte Arts Council and other gift and book stores.

Guest Artists performing at Unity Church Toronto in MARCH, 2007

MARCH 25th, 2007 - Come and enjoy Aria sing Ave Maria and Panis Angelicus at Unity Church Toronto during the 11:00 a.m. Sunday Service. Aria is one of the world's youngest opera singers with the voice of an angel who has been joyfully uplifting crowds in Toronto for several years now in local concerts. Now 13 she's Canada's Baby Soprano and last year released her first CD.

TALENTED YOUNG CANADIAN OPERA SINGER - ARIA!


ARIA TESOLIN

Mr. Kevin Nelson

On February 25th, we were blessed to have The Reverend Charlette Manning visit our ministry. Kevin Nelson has composed a theme song for her new company "Secrets at the Well" that he will be singing this Sunday March 4th, 2007.

Secrets At The Well

Music & Lyrics:

Kevin Ralph Nelson

(for Charlette Manning)

I intend to teach the children

To know what I have done

No need to be forgiven

When you remember we are one

Go out

Go forward

Be filled with no regrets

Search no more for wisdom

There’s secrets at the well

You need not look outside you

The answers are within

You have the deepest knowing

In your world there is no sin

Go out

Go forward

Fill all you see with love

Search no more for wisdom

There’s secrets at the well

If you see inside your mind

If you see inside your heart

You are the creator

Of that there is no doubt

Go out

Go forward

And always dare to dream

Search no more for wisdom

There’s secrets at the well

© 2007 Kornkob Productions
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YES TO LIFE CHOIR


February 11th, 2007 at Unity Church Toronto

BIOGRAPHY OF YES TO LIFE CHOIR

The origins of the Yes to Life Choir started way back in 1981 under the leadership of Mr. Earlyn Alexander. From the time of its inception until most recently, the Choir was familiarly known as the New Life Singers. It has served as a channel through which many Adventist Youths in the Toronto area, particularly the Toronto West SDA Church could share their ministry through song.

It was however in early 2000 that, there was a major restructuring of the Choir. The Choir expanded to incorporate the recently revived teen Choir “Youth Expression in Song”, otherwise known as YES. This merger subsequently resulted in a name change from the New Life Singers to YES To LIFE. Today the YES To LIFE Choir currently boasts a membership of over 90 teens and adult Youth and is under the leadership of Mr. Vernon Smith and assistant leader, Ms. Charmaine Dunchie and Ms. Denise Williams.

YES to LIFE CHOIR has had numerous opportunities to minister at various venues within the GTA as well as travelling across the United States. We have had the honor of singing with In His Name from Perth SDA, both anthems for the Blue Jays Game at the Skydome on August 2, 2004. We have had the privilege of ministering for the Harry Jerome Awards alongside a new Canadian Artist, as well as ministering a powerful Negro spiritual at the South African Gala (CANCOSA) at the Metro Convention Center. These are just a few of many, many events that we had the honour to attend and we are happy to be adding Unity Church Toronto to our list.

ALL ARE WELCOME! - WE INVITE YOU TO JOIN US IN OUR CELEBRATION!
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Guest Artists performing at Unity Church Toronto in JANUARY, 2007

Kevin Nelson


Simone Soman
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About Kevin Nelson

Kevin Nelson: Kevin was led to Unity by attending the Neal Donald Walsch and Steven Simon Movie premiere Conversations with God hosted by our church. Kevin was guided to give Reverend James Sherman one of his CD's and stated that he would love to sing at the church sometime. Reverend James and Deborah listened to his CD and Kevin was invited in for a visit.

Kevin is a very special man on a creative loving path of healing and discovery. We are grateful that spirit brought Kevin to Unity and look forward to his sharing his musical gift and the gift of his presence with us. Kevin will be singing at our Sunday night Candle Lighting service on December 17th, 2006 at 7:00 pm

KEVIN NELSON'S RICH BACKGROUND

Kevin is an international award-winning singer/songwriter from Toronto who won the SIR TIM RICE AWARD 2002 for excellence in music for a short or documentary film for In Her Mother’s Eyes.

In 1999, LeAnn Rimes demoed his song AFTER THAT. Musical singles include A COMMON LAND / Terre Commune on which he was a featured artist. He has many songs on Roseanna’s IF I WERE YOU album and was the composer on ‘I’m Still A Woman’, the theme song for The International Breast Cancer Survivors Conference.

His musical THE DIVINE HERETIC (Nelson/Cates/Reid) won Patron’s Pick at the 2004 Toronto Fringe. Kevin won Outstanding and Honor awards for his pop/country/R&B songs at The Great American, UNISONG and Billboard 10th Annual song contests.

As a music producer Kevin has worked on albums for Canadian artists such as: Laurence Tan’s World Music album I WILL; country singer Sam Crosby’s NO TURNIN’ BACK and produced the Roger’s Cable 10% theme. He has a featured song in Brad Fraser’s film PARADE.

His singing abilities have taken him from Ottawa to Vancouver with FORTE, the Toronto Men’s Chorus for the past 2 seasons and many piano bars around Toronto.

As a musical director Kevin works with Ballet Jorgen/George Brown Dance, the Variety Players, a volunteer seniors performing troupe, and Suite Life Productions which is a triple-talent program for financially challenged teens/youth around the GTA.

Kevin is a member of SOCAN, a jury member of FACTOR and a steering committee member of The Association of Canadian Librettists, Composers and Lyricists (ACLCL) and works part-time at the St. Lawrence Centre for the Arts.

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SPECIAL GUEST SOLOIST SIMONE SOMAN

About SIMONE

Simone is a 16-year-old young lady who is currently in Grade 11 at Earl Haig Collegiate School for the Performing Arts, where shes currently majoring in music. Simone enjoys reading, playing numerous instruments such as the piano, and the flute.

Simone has Performed at different Community and city events all over Ontario and will be singing for us at Unity Church Toronto on January 21st, 2007 during our 11:00 am Sunday service.

She enjoys listening to music, and fishing with her family. She is hard working and always strives to be the best at what she does. Simone is always open to trying new and exciting things such as skiing, swimming, acting, and roller-blading.

Born blind, Simone is determined to be an example to young people both able and disabled individuals alike by overcoming her disability and accomplishing the highest possible goals in life.

On Sunday, February 4th, 2007 Sunday Simone won the Bob Marley Award.

This marks the seventeenth year that the City of Toronto will officially proclaim Bob Marley Day. The event began in 1991 with the then Mayor Art Eggleton, who recognized the need to promote the positive influence of multiculturalism on the City of Toronto.

Past recipients include Louise Cloverly-Bennet, Lincoln Alexander, Alvin Curling, Herb Phillipps, Michael Thompson, Adam Vaughan, Denham Jolly, Jean Augustine, Harry Gainey, John Brooks, Chief Justice Roy McMurtry and others.


CLICK HERE TO LISTEN TO SIMONE SING 'REDEEMER'
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LAST YEAR'S GIFTS FROM SPECIAL ARTISTS
SOUL INFLUENCE Guest Appearance at Unity Church Toronto

Sunday, December 3rd, 2006 - 11:00 am

Soul Influence is an a cappella septet, African in it's choice of rhythm and beat, Afro-jazz in its musical style, Christian in its conviction and lyrics, service to God and fellow man in it's focus.

The groups name reflects its desire to Influence Souls through its music ministry. It can be felt in the simple melodies which you’ll find yourself humming to long after you’ve heard them. It is comprised of young people from Zimbabwe, Kenya, Zambia and The Democratic Republic of Congo, who headed a call to work for God through the unifying power of music and its ability to transform lives.

Against a backdrop of Western Culture, Soul Influence produces a fusion of distinct African spiritual sounds of Zulu, Shona, Ndebele, Bemba, Lingala, Tonga, Taita and Swahili origin with contemporary Christian gospel music.
Soul Influence sings richly layered vocal harmonies, combining the intricate beat and rhythm of the motherland with the sounds and sentiments of Christian gospel music. The result, a powerful sound that is pleasing to the ear and soothing to the soul. The music is deeply rooted in African tradition and culture but the message is universal, it’s the message of Jesus Christ. The sound and rhythm of the music brings to life the vibrancy of Africa to the hearts of those who hear it.

Soul Influence believes that its purpose for being here on earth is greater than itself. That is why they are more than just a singing group. Their prayer is to reach out to both the local and universal community and in so doing better the society we live in. They are the AIDS Ambassadors of Africa to the world. By raising their voices in song, they hope to raise the awareness of the HIV/AIDS pandemic in Africa. Soul Influence is working hand in hand with the York Region AIDS Committee in support of the Stephen Lewis Foundation.

With a humble beginning of four (4) members in March 2003 the group is now composed of seven (7) members and is currently based in Toronto, Canada. The group has performed at various events namely The Urban Aids Concert with Artists like Alicia Keys, Nelly Furtado K-OS & Keisha Chante. The Stephen Lewis Foundation Gala, The Harry Jerome Awards, Various Festivals, Churches, Schools, Corporate Functions & Fundraising events just to name a few.

With a common vocal combination of Soprano, Alto, Tenor and Bass, Soul Influence is: Uitsile Ndlovu (Soprano/ Alto), Dorothy Ghettuba (Soprano), Miriam Chimanga (Alto), Fred Onsoti (Tenor), Simba Nyawiri (Tenor/ Bass/ Vocal Percussion), Matthew Kashila (Bass, Tenor) and Valentine Mandeya (Bass, Percussion).

It’s not only about singing, but about making a difference!
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December 10th, 2006 - 11:00 a m

Special Singing Guest Appearance By - JAY DOUGLAS

UNITY Care Holder Member and Toronto's own dynamic R&B/Soul Singer - a talented songwriter and dynamic singer with a captivating stage presence. UNITY CHURCH TORONTO invites you to come and experience our very own very talented artist at Unity Church Toronto on December 10th, 2006. Please join us at Unity Church Toronto to enjoy our loved, respected and talented musician and friend!

Jay Douglas

Place: Unity Church Toronto - 173 Eglinton Ave W
Date: December 10th, 2006
Time: 11:00 a m
Speaker: The Reverend James Sherman
Fee: All are Welcome - Love Offering Appreciated

Jay Douglas and the All-Stars is one of the most versatile groups in the city, playing anything from Jazz to R&B, Ballads to Reggae. Jay himself is a dynamic singer with a captivating stage presence. He has performed in Asia and Europe, and has been a featured performer at international hotel resort chains such as the Sheraton Hilton, Ramada and Holiday Inns. He has performed at Roy Thompson Hall and has been a headliner at the Canadian National Exhibition. He has appeared on network TV both in the USA and Canada. Jay Douglas has shared the stage with major stars including R&B legends Fats Dominoe, Joe Tex, Percy Sledge, Fred Payne, Dorothy Moore, blues man Roscoe Gordon, soul stylists the Manhattans, Peaches & Herb, jazz guitarist Ernest Ranglin, Toots & the Maytels, The Mighty Sparrow, and well known Canadian actor and comedian Jim Carrey.

Jay Douglas is currently singing on Friday nights at the Snug Harbour Restaurant in Port Credit. www.snugharbourrestaurant.com

JAY DOUGLAS - Best R&B Act - NOW MAGAZINE

"Since coming to Toronto from Montego Bay some 40 years ago, Douglas has never stopped singing. It just took the fab Jamaica To Toronto archival project and subsequent Harbourfront showcase (for which Douglas served as musical director) to demonstrate the lasting power of this charismatic performer's soulful voice. See him in action at Snug Harbour in Port Credit, where he regularly holds court."

"Jay Douglas is soul personified. Some call him Clive, others Mr. Energy, but one thing is for certain, after 35 years in the competitive and cutthroat music business, this gifted singer and captivating entertainer delivers the goods straight from a heart exploding with love. He’s shared his gift from Hong Kong to the Mediterranean in countless venues and shows - - no sign of slowing down.

Mr. Douglas first took to the stage as a youth in Montego Bay, Jamaica. It was here where the sprightly dynamo learnt a musical lesson that he carries with him to this day, how to keep an audience entertained and happy. He does this with a wide-ranging repertoire of American blues, West Indian rhythms, jazz standards, fancy footwork, and plenty of charisma. Immigrating to Canada in 1963, it wasn’t long before Douglas was asked to front tough R&B combo The Cougars. Celebrated by Seattle-based record label Light in The Attic Records in their 2006 worldwide critical and commercial smash, Jamaica to Toronto: Soul Funk & Reggae 1967 – 1974, this pioneering funk unit will go down in Canadian music history as young soul rebels who set Yonge Street on-fire with skill and verve.

But this was just the beginning. On top of numerous television appearances (It’s Happening, Music At Midnight, Breakfast Television) and acting roles (Heaven Before I Die, starring Omar Sharif). Douglas has earned prime-time support slots for a veritable Who’s Who of musical legends includig Fats Domino, Joe Tex, Percy Sledge, Freda Payne, Dorothy Moore, Melba Moore, Cissy Houston, bluesman Roscoe Gordon, soul stylists The Manhattans, The Drifters, reggae icons Toots and the Maytals, Steel Pulse, guitarist Ernest Ranglin, calypso king The Might Sprrow, Luise Bennett, and even comedians Don Harron (Charlie Farquharson) and Jim Carrey.

Bolstered by the overwhelming media support for the Jamaica to Toronto concert launch on July, 2006, at Harbourfront Centre (NOW Toronto cover feature, Toronto Star, Globe & Mail, Wall Street Journal, CBC, CITY TV, Pitchforkmedia) in which Douglas acted as catalyst and band leaders, the multi-talented craftsman also found time to release his 4th solo CD, A Touch of Magic. With contributions from Jamaican music institutions Sly and Robbie, Magic, showcases the versatile artist’s evocative songwriting talents in addition to a handful of passionately executed cover songs (Nat King Cole “Take A Fools Advice”). Don’t miss it …..

Still performing weekly in-and-around the Toronto area, how the recent winner of NOW Toronto’s “Best R&B Act” (2006) maintains this hectic pace we’ll never know, but a clue may come from the man himself. “I’m grateful for the love of my fellow artists whom I’ve known and grown with over the years. I ask for continued blessings to each and every one cause we do it from the heart,” says Douglas. And for that, audiences, friends, and family are eternally thankful."

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DECEMBER 17th, 2006 CANDLELIGHTING AT 7:00 pm

Kevin Nelson: Kevin was led to Unity by attending the Neal Donald Walsch and Steven Simon Movie premiere Conversations with God hosted by our church. Kevin was guided to give Reverend James Sherman one of his CD's and stated that he would love to sing at the church sometime. Reverend James and Deborah listened to his CD and Kevin was invited in for a visit.

Kevin is a very special man on a creative loving path of healing and discovery. We are grateful that spirit brought Kevin to Unity and look forward to his sharing his musical gift and the gift of his presence with us. Kevin will be singing at our Sunday night Candle Lighting service on December 17th, 2006 at 7:00 pm

KEVIN NELSON'S RICH BACKGROUND

Kevin is an international award-winning singer/songwriter from Toronto who won the SIR TIM RICE AWARD 2002 for excellence in music for a short or documentary film for In Her Mother’s Eyes.

In 1999, LeAnn Rimes demoed his song AFTER THAT. Musical singles include A COMMON LAND / Terre Commune on which he was a featured artist. He has many songs on Roseanna’s IF I WERE YOU album and was the composer on ‘I’m Still A Woman’, the theme song for The International Breast Cancer Survivors Conference.

His musical THE DIVINE HERETIC (Nelson/Cates/Reid) won Patron’s Pick at the 2004 Toronto Fringe. Kevin won Outstanding and Honor awards for his pop/country/R&B songs at The Great American, UNISONG and Billboard 10th Annual song contests.

As a music producer Kevin has worked on albums for Canadian artists such as: Laurence Tan’s World Music album I WILL; country singer Sam Crosby’s NO TURNIN’ BACK and produced the Roger’s Cable 10% theme. He has a featured song in Brad Fraser’s film PARADE.

His singing abilities have taken him from Ottawa to Vancouver with FORTE, the Toronto Men’s Chorus for the past 2 seasons and many piano bars around Toronto.

As a musical director Kevin works with Ballet Jorgen/George Brown Dance, the Variety Players, a volunteer seniors performing troupe, and Suite Life Productions which is a triple-talent program for financially challenged teens/youth around the GTA.

Kevin is a member of SOCAN, a jury member of FACTOR and a steering committee member of The Association of Canadian Librettists, Composers and Lyricists (ACLCL) and works part-time at the St. Lawrence Centre for the Arts.
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DRUM CAFE DRUMS IN THE NEW YEAR 2007 DURING UNITY CHURCH TORONTO'S 11:00 am SUNDAY SERVICE

All are welcome to attend our multi-cultural and non-denominational service. Please join us!

Date: December 31st, 2006
Time: 11:00 am
Place: The Unity Church Toronto - 173 Eglinton Avenue, West, Toronto, ON
Fee: Offering Appreciated
Talk Title: The Rhythm of Change - March to the Beat!

DRUM CAFE BRINGS ENOUGH DRUMS so that everyone beats a drum!
"Music has the power to transform, inspire, move and motivate us. Imagine the power of your whole company making music together!

The Drum Café has a very simple but effective message - if people can play to the same beat, and listen to each other, then they can make music together. Drums and drumming are a great way to break down barriers, create common ground and teach people the value of listening and learning together.

The Drum Café concept was developed nine years ago and is fast becoming one of the most successful teambuilding initiatives around the world. Drum Café was started in Johannesburg South Africa in 1996, before expanding to all the major centers around South Africa. Due to the enormous success in Africa and as a result of the Drum Cafe accepting numerous invitations to perform for major corporations in the 4 corners of the world, in 2002, the Drum Cafe went international. They now have branches in the UK, Australia, USA, Germany and Canada."
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Blessings and Good Luck to David Nelson.

Response from The Reverend James Sherman to Mr. David Nelson:

"Dear David,

I regret our loss, however, we wish you well in your present and future endeavors. We hope that you will visit us from time to time and please know that we continue to bless you and keep you in our prayers.

Happy New Year and please know that we wish you continued successes in everything you undertake. Our ministry has been blessed repeatedly by your generosity and musical talents over the years. You have a great gift and we see you attracting excellent opportunities.


I will forward your message on to our Board.

Blessings,
James