Christmas in the Chapel

Tyndale University is delighted to bring the sounds of Christmas into the comfort of your own home! For its 11th year, Christmas in the Chapel is a free, virtual, seasonal celebration. Tyndale is delighted to welcome The Worship Project as this year’s guest artists. Plus, you will enjoy a selection of familiar favourites from the Tyndale Community Choir, Tyndale Singers and TCC Band. This year’s virtual concert will help you start the Christmas season with traditional favourites and a blend of genres to stir your heart.

Date: Saturday, December 11, 2021
Time: 7 pm EST

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Graciously sponsored by La-Z-Boy Furniture Galleries

This annual benefit concert supports Tyndale students directly through providing much-needed scholarships and bursaries. In this year alone, approximately 80% of undergraduate students and 50% of seminary students need your support. With your help, we can ease this 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. Please prayerfully consider how you can help Tyndale students so that financial burdens do not get in the way of their studies.

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The Worship Project

The Worship Project started in June 2016 by Darrick Tam, a worship pastor in the Toronto area. The ministry began as an online space where worship leaders collaborated to share worship music and stories. With this still being a large component of its vision, the ministry quickly expanded to become a ministry that desired to walk alongside those serving in local church worship ministries. They believe that God is doing something great in the city and that there is a need for the church to come together. The Worship Project hopes to be a part of this movement by building a strong growing community of worship leaders and equipping them to serve more effectively in their local church.

The Worship Project is a growing worship community in Toronto that unites and resources the local Church. They accomplish this by connecting with local worship leaders, being a resource to help equip them, and collaborating with musicians around our city to share the gospel through music and stories.

This year they perform at Christmas in the Chapel 2021 together with gifted worship leaders and musicians - Darrick Tam (MDiv 2017), Adam Hoskins (BA 2015), Brooke Nicholls, Steve Lensink, Kevin Odorico and Luis Navarro.

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 and Wayne Thompson are a part of the Tyndale Community Choir band. Each expressing unique gifting and a wealth of experience in music ministry, this gifted duo continues to be a vibrant part of the TCC family in the choir’s online season.

The Tyndale Community Choir, Tyndale Singers and TCC Band are directed by Dr. Melissa Davis, Assistant Professor, Music & Worship Arts.

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.

Dr. Melissa Davis, Assistant Professor, Music & Worship Arts, brings more than more than twenty-five years of combined music ministry, performance and instructional leadership experience that spans across North America and around the world.