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Concerts for the City

Offering beauty in the midst of real life. Concerts featuring classical music shared by talented musicians.

Music for its own sake

We are musicians because we love the expression that these sounds give to our hearts, our souls, our bodies, our relationships, our humanity. We make music for our city to share our gratitude and joy that this art exists. We make music for our city in hope that it brings a moment of beauty into the midst of a day. We make music because music wants to be made.Admission to our concerts is free, with donations gratefully received.

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A photo of the chancel of Holy Trinity Anglican Church showing choir pews, the organ console, high altar, and great east window of the church.

A Sanctuary of Sound

We perform in beautiful Holy Trinity Anglican Church, a Sanctuary for the City, right in the heart of downtown Winnipeg.

Next Concert

PLEASE NOTE: CHRISTMASTIME IN THE CITY HAS BEEN POSTPONED TO 12:10 PM ON THURSDAY, DECEMBER 14 DUE TO ILLNESS. WE APOLOGIZE FOR ANY INCONVENIENCE.Our next concert, Christmastime in the City, is at 12:10 PM on Thursday, December 7, 2023.Come and hear fresh takes on seasonal favourites and let the music warm you up, even if the weather outside is frightful! An original arrangement of The Little Drummer Boy for piano, Denis Bédard's variations on In Dulci Jubilo for the pipe organ, and singing like the angels at the first Christmas are all sure to enchant and delight.We're here to share the love and admission is on us. If the musical offering gives you that generous feeling, you’re welcome to tip our artists or Concerts for the City, and we’ll gratefully accept whatever you’re moved to give.We're all about making this music your lunchtime companion, your coffee break buddy, or the soulful soundtrack to your thoughts. So, step right in, grab a seat, and let our musicians work their magic.


Canadian coloratura soprano ASHLEY BOYCHUK offers an enthusiastic and compassionate singing and performance profile.
Recent season engagements include the role of Elvira in L’Italiana in Algeri with Toronto-based opera company MYOpera. Ashley appeared as a soloist during Music Monday at the National Arts Centre in Ottawa; Canada’s only national celebration of the importance of music for children and youth. Ashley returned to the Prairies for her debut as the Könige der Nacht in Die Zauberflöte with the Manitoba Underground Opera and was praised for her ‘fearlessness’ and ‘confidence’.
Ashley holds a Master of Music degree from the University of Minnesota, as well as other degrees and diplomas from the University of Manitoba, Brandon University and the Royal Conservatory of Music. Her repertoire includes opera, oratorio, choral music and art song.


Bio coming soon!

Houghton Stewart

LEE HOUGHTON STEWART has a Bachelor of Music in piano performance and accompaniment from Brandon University and has done Masters work at McGill University. Her teachers have included Lawrence Jones, Don Henry, Tom Plaunt and Michael McMahon.Lee has returned to Winnipeg from North Bay, Ontario where she taught piano, theory and history both as an instructor at Nipissing University and in her own private studio. She performed frequently as a soloist and accompanist with groups such as the Sudbury Chamber Singers, the Rapport Singers of North Bay as well as with her duo In Tandem which traveled to perform in small communities in Ontario.In Winnipeg Lee maintains a private teaching studio, travels as a festival adjudicator and works as an examiner for Conservatory Canada. She has recently served as Co-Director of Music and organist at Trinity United Church and Broadway Disciples United Church. Lee is also active as a collaborative pianist with instrumentalists, vocalists and choirs which have included the Winnipeg choral group Renaissance Voices.

Andrew Rampton

ANDREW RAMPTON is, today, most recognizable as the priest of Holy Trinity Anglican Church.However, he has a past that includes many years spent as a musician. In those days, Andrew regularly worked as a singer, organist, and choirmaster. Most notably, he was organist and choirmaster at St Michael and All Angels' Anglican Church, Winnipeg where he planned music for three different choirs and accompanied around 115 liturgies each year.Andrew is delighted to show off Holy Trinity's pipe organ and to play for an audience once in a while. Participating in Concerts for the City and sharing this instrument and repertoire that he loves is a delight.

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