Rejoice! Tyndale’s 12th annual Christmas in the Chapel returns on Saturday December 3 –both in-person and virtual. Tyndale is delighted to welcome The Worship Project Collective as our feature artist this year. Also joining the festivities will be the Tyndale Community Choir, Tyndale Singers and the TCC Band.
Experience the hope and renewal that this season brings to the world as we lift up our voices in festive songs.
For those attending in person, join with the Tyndale community immediately following the concert for light refreshments.
This annual benefit concert supports Tyndale students directly through providing much-needed scholarships and bursaries. In this year alone, 90% of undergraduate students and 80% of seminary students need your support. With your help, we can ease their financial burden. You can help students go on to engage culture wherever they find themselves and bring hope to a world that desperately needs it.
The Worship Project Collective
The Worship Project Collective is a collection of local worship leaders and musicians that humbly and skillfully serve the Church. The Collective is a part of The Worship Project (TWP) ministry, a growing worship community in Ontario, Canada, passionate in seeing worship leaders become healthy, confident and empowered to lead their local churches into authentic encounters with God. TWP provides community building, development and creative opportunities for local worship leaders and musicians. These opportunities include worship leader community events, worship conferences, retreats, and producing creative and resourceful content to support the journey and growth of a worship leader.
This year they perform at Christmas in the Chapel 2022 together with gifted worship leaders and musicians - Darrick Tam (MDiv 2017), Adam Hoskins (BA 2015), Michelle Sood, Jeremy John, Caleb Martin, Kevin Odorico and Luis Navarro.
The Tyndale Community Choir, Tyndale Singers and TCC Band are directed by Dr. Melissa Davis, Assistant Professor, Music & Worship Arts.
The Tyndale Community Choir
The Tyndale Community Choir (TCC) was founded in 2016 by Dr. Melissa Davis with a desire to unite Christian singers of various generations, cultures, and denominations throughout the Greater Toronto Area. This dynamic 50-member multigenerational, multicultural, multidenominational mass choir has brought together Tyndale students, faculty, staff, and community members to serve Toronto's diverse population in music. Singing in concerts throughout the GTA, city-wide community events, worship services and university functions, the choir continues to spread the message of hope to all people.
The Tyndale Singers
The Tyndale Singers is a vibrant ministry team of Tyndale University’s gifted student vocalists. With membership of music majors, music minors and students of various disciplines the ensemble enjoys ministering at both online and on-campus events, leading the Tyndale campus in worship for weekly Chapel services and singing for multiple engagements throughout the GTA, bringing the Gospel message of God’s love to all communities.
The TCC Band
Toronto musicians Joy Lee, Wayne Thompson and Abigail Ali (BA 2021) form the Tyndale Community Choir band. Each expressing unique gifting and a wealth of experience in music ministry, this gifted trio unites as a vibrant part of the TCC family this season.
Canadian pianist Joy Lee enjoys a multi-faceted career as a collaborative pianist, teacher, soloist and adjudicator. She is a passionate advocate of music and has performed at events and venues ranging from the Canadian Embassy in Washington D.C. to the Banff Centre for the Arts, to performance spaces in Inuvik and Yellowknife in Canada’s Northwest Territories. She is a DMA Candidate at the University of Toronto where she coaches singers and works with the MacMillan Singers as well as the graduate chorale conducting students.
At Tyndale University, Joy is equally dedicated to educating a new generation of musicians. Additionally, she works with choirs such as the Amadeus Choir of Greater Toronto, North Toronto Songbirds and Tyndale Community Choir. Soprano Maeve Palmer and Joy Lee, voice-piano duo earned second-prize in the 2017 Eckhardt-Gramatté National Music Competition and, under its auspices, were invited to tour four Canadian cities sharing their passion for contemporary music. Joy is a winner of the prestigious 2018 Gwendolyn Williams Koldofsky Prize.
Music at Tyndale
Music is an essential part of Tyndale culture. The innovative BA in Music Performance and BA in Music Worship Arts programs offer outstanding music education where students are equipped with the skills and tools needed for success in performance, music leadership and music ministry. In addition to participating in Tyndale’s various music ensembles (the Tyndale Community Choir, Tyndale Singers, and Tyndale Band), undergraduate students can not only major in music, they also have the opportunity to add a Music and Worship Arts Minor to their studies.
With a diverse faculty of professional musicians, through these programs, students explore their gifting and refine their craft in music performance and leadership, through innovative courses, both individual and group training, mentorship, and performance and ministry opportunities.