In March 2022 we welcomed Michael Pirri as our new Music Ministry Coordinator.
Michael arrived at St. Aidan's after having been Director of Community Engagement at St. Basil's Catholic Parish at the University of St. Michael's College (U of T), where he previously held the role of Assistant Organist from 2016-2017. Prior to this, he was Interim Director of Music at St. Anne's Anglican Church in Toronto, and Organ Scholar at St. Martin-in-the-Fields in London, Ontario. He is the 2014 recipient of the Paul Westermeyer Award in Hymn and Service Playing.
Music is a vibrant part of St. Aidan’s life and worship. Our choir leads the St. Aidan’s community in praise at our Sunday services. We also have a small junior choir, which sings at special services through the year. A bluegrass band enhances our musical repertoire too.
St. Aidan’s very own bluegrass band, the "St. Aidan's Regrets" adds another creative element to our services on Sunday with their bluegrass, gospel, and country music. Playing once a month at our 10:30am service and at special events, this committed group of musicians brings a lot of variety to the life of our parish. With our classic Anglican choral music and with the bluegrass band we are blessed with a diversity of songs that enhance our worship experience.