• Junior Youth Mar 19

    *LOCATION MOVED TO 1130 Jervis Street.
    March 19 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

  • Senior Youth Mar 19

    *LOCATION MOVED TO 1130 Jervis Street.  
    March 19 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

  • Movie Night at St.AW

    Join us for a screening of  If Beale St. Could Talk  
    March 19 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

  • Jazz Vespers Mar 24

    John Stetch *location moved to First Baptist Church Steinway Artist John Stetch is a 6-time Juno Nominee, and has written over 50 compositions for solo piano, jazz combo and more recently some classical chamber formats. Originally from Edmonton, he has worked at the top clubs of New York City including Mezzrow, Smalls, Smoke and the Jazz Standard, played on many continents, toured Canada a dozen times as a leader, and was a member of Rufus Reid’s group for nearly a decade. He taught at Cornell University for several years, won the Prix Du Jazz at the Montreal Jazz Festival in 1998, and was a finalist in the Thelonious International Monk Competition twice - once as a composer and once as a performer.  Stetch divides his time between Vancouver and NYC, and is especially interested in bringing classical and jazz together, and fusing ethnic and popular music with his personal jazz stamp. He is currently pursuing a Master’s of Music in classical Composition at UBC and is on the faculty of the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra School of Music. Stetch just released his 15th CD - Vulneraville: The Vancouver Concert. www.johnstetch.com
    March 24 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

  • Candlelight Contemplative Service

    *location moved to St. Paul's Anglican Church 1130 Jervis St. Tend to your soul with this meditative and ancient practice. Set in candlelight, music and prayer, leave the stress behind and connect to the Holy. Music includes medieval chantings, classic songs and sacred world music. Chanting, burning of prayers and candle stations to help you sink into the Mystery. Questions?  Contact Rev. Rhian Walker Open. Inclusive. Sacred.
    March 24 7:15 pm - 8:00 pm
    Darryl Nixon – Minister of Music

  • Word is Out!

    Join us for a relaxing evening of food, fellowship, and sharing of moments in our lives with other LGBTQ people of faith. Explore your faith in a safe and supportive community over a potluck meal! This group also is involved with Pride, Spirit Pride, fun social events, and has an annual retreat for renewal and faith formation.  
    4th Tuesday of every month Lead: Rev. Curt Allison
    March 26 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
    Curt Allison

  • Children’s Choir Mar 28

    STAW CHILDREN’S CHOIR!

    Starting Thursday, January 17th, 2019, we are thrilled to welcome Jacob Autio (M.Mus., B.Ed.) the music director of BC Kodály Choir. Jacob has studied in Ottawa, England, Western Canada, Hungary and the United States. He has taught elementary and kindergarten in public schools in Campbell River, Burnaby and Surrey school districts and “works to create joyful musical experiences with his students”

    Please CLICK HERE for registration

    Why StAW’s Children’s Choir?

    • StAW Children’s Choir kids get to be kids! Kids learn to sing and play with one another. Many other children’s choirs are performance and outcome driven while StAW choir not only provides a place for kids to learn to sing and perform, but also a place for them to learn songs and games that they can take with them though out their lives.
    • StAW Children’s Choir is based on the foundation that all children are artistic and actively help make artistic decisions. The medium we use to express our art is singing.  All children are welcome and celebrated for who they are!
    • StAW Children’s Choir is located in one of Vancouver’s premier performance venues.
    • StAW is affordable & meant to be another place to sing! If you sing in other choirs you can still sing with us. If your school has a choir you should sing your school choir as well as with StAW Children’s Choir.

    What happens in the 1-hour class with Jacob?

    • Actively using our bodies and our voices to help us discover all the possibilities and capabilities of the human voice.
    • The songs we sing come from around the world and from across time. We look into the meaning of the words we sing and how we can share the message or the story of the words and how we can use our voices to express what we want to share.
    • We play games and folk dances that require us to sing together and work together like Closet Key where we hide a key and can only help the finder by singing louder and softer (like hot and cold), echoing singing patterns and being careful to not sing back the Poison Pattern, hand clapping games and partner switching games, and many more! From these games, we will figure out little bits of reading music so that we can become more well-rounded musicians!

    Learning Outcomes

    • Healthy singing: we learn to sing beautifully by ourselves and with others. We feel the benefits of singing with energy that makes our whole bodies vibrate and connect with the vibrations of other singers. Everyone can learn to sing!
    • Healthy relationships: we learn to celebrate each other’s gifts and help one another along their musical journey. We learn to listen to one another, to share the spotlight, to lift each other up, and to work together with anyone and everyone.

    Some fun resources on the benefits of Singing and the Kodaly Method:

    Why Kodaly method?

    Some testimonials from students and families that learned with Jacob:

    Sasha – grade 11:

    “Over my 5 years in choir, I’ve been able to make so many new friends and learn so much about music and myself. When I first joined, I thought I would never be confident enough to sing in front anybody. Kodály Choir has helped me be able to erase my fears and teach me about music, while having fun with some of my closest friends.”

    Sophie – grade 11

    “I love choir because it makes me connected and lets me learn more about music while having fun. 5 years in choir has allowed me to meet so many amazing friends, expand my knowledge of music, and become more confident in my singing.” .

    Sara – grade 10

    “ Hi my name is Sara and I joined choir in the middle of last year. I’ll be honest, at first I was a bit nervous, but when I arrived, I immediately felt welcomed and at home. Joining choir was one of the best decisions I have ever made. I have made so many new friends, and each rehearsal is so much fun and educational at the same time. I really hope you join us and become a part of our choir family too!”

    From a parent email:

    Vivien – “Thank you for everything. I can’t talk in English well. But Becky and i both think that you are a really good teacher: the way you teach,the love you have to choir and students.You are the first and only teacher Becky met after school in Surrey. She is a little shy and need time to decide what she likes.She really likes you. Two months,maybe not a lot progress in singing,the most important is the interest ,or love to the singing.I myself was really shocked in the final concert.I have never felt so moved by songs before.Those songs you have us sung with you together like sunshines,let me feel warm and happy.It is really lucky to meet you here,to be your student. Best wishes for you and your family.”

    Please CLICK HERE for registration

    March 28 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
    REGISTRATION

  • Jazz Vespers Mar 31

    Linda Szentes *location moved to First Baptist Church Jazzlinks is a 4-5 piece jazz combo featuring the lovely vocal stylings of Linda Szentes and a winning combination of local jazz practitioners: pictured here, Roy Sluyter, piano, Johan Worst, bass, Zoltan Kollar, drums, Linda Szentes, vocals, and Michael Toth, guitar. We bring sophistication to the blues, blues to the bossa and a swingin’ rhythmic feel to a wide repertoire. For a quality experience, you found us .............just in time! Facebook page
    March 31 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

  • Senior Youth Mar 31

    *LOCATION MOVED TO 1130 Jervis Street.  
    March 31 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

  • Candlelight Contemplative Service

    *location moved to St. Paul's Anglican Church 1130 Jervis St. Tend to your soul with this meditative and ancient practice. Set in candlelight, music and prayer, leave the stress behind and connect to the Holy. Music includes medieval chantings, classic songs and sacred world music. Chanting, burning of prayers and candle stations to help you sink into the Mystery. Questions?  Contact Rev. Rhian Walker Open. Inclusive. Sacred.
    March 31 7:15 pm - 8:00 pm
    Darryl Nixon – Minister of Music