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Since the singing of plainchant by monks, liturgical music which accompanies worship has evolved in many ways. Music forms and integral part of the weekly services at St. George’s, and is in itself an offering to God, inspirational to others and lends beauty to the service of worship.
Music sung at St. George’s covers a wide range of periods from the 16th century to the present. We combine the English cathedral choral tradition with the needs and desires of the congregation to be actively involved in the liturgy of the church.
The hymn book in use at St. George’s is the full music edition of the 1998 hymn book of the Anglican Church of Canada, Common Praise.
St. George’s is the location for a number of recitals/concerts held here each year, with its good acoustics, large seating capacity, Steinway grand piano, and Hill Norman and Beard/Casavant pipe organ.
The Winnipeg Girl’s Choir also holds recitals and rehearsals here.
The Stewart M. Thomson trophy was donated to the Winnipeg Music Festival in 2004 by members of his family. This trophy is awarded for the most outstanding performance in Boys Vocal classes, 10 years of age and under.
Stewart Thomson became Deputy Organist of St. George’s Anglican Church, Crescentwood, directed by his predecessor Donald Leggat, whom he succeeded as Organist and Choirmaster on January 1, 1956. Stewart was organist and choirmaster for 50 years until June 2005.
Stewart Thomson developed and maintained a tradition of choral excellence with St. George’s Anglican Men and Boys’ Choir, the last of its kind in Western Canada. In training the boy’s (treble) voice over the years, he developed hundreds of singers many of whom have become trophy winners and accomplished musicians in their own right.
Stewart Thomson died on October 27, 2008.
In the past, St. George’s Choir has traveled to other parishes in Manitoba and Ontario to sing services.Parishes include St. Matthew’s Cathedral in Brandon, St. Paul’s Cathedral in Thunder Bay, and St. Paul’s Anglican Church in Dauphin. Most recently (August 2011), the choir traveled to Lincoln, England to sing the daily services at the great medieval Cathedral of the Blessed Virgin Mary. It was an amazing experience and future similar travel is under consideration.