Spring in the Chapel 2023

Spring in the Chapel 2023

Tyndale invites you to join us as we celebrate the Easter season with Dr. Melissa Davis, Assistant Professor of Music and Worship Arts, leading the Tyndale Community Choir (TCC), TCC Band, Dr. Joy Lee, Dr. Ken Michell local recording artist Saj McKenley with a string quartet and Karine White.

Proceeds from this concert support Tyndale students through bursaries and the Tyndale Music Fund. For those attending in person, join the Tyndale community immediately following the concert for light refreshments.

Alumni Exclusive

Alumni are invited to join us for lunch prior to the concert. For details, please contact alumni [at] tyndale [dot] ca (subject: Alumni%20Lunch%20at%20Spring%20in%20the%20Chapel%20)


For more information, email events [at] tyndale [dot] ca or call 416.226.6620 ext. 6720


Date: Saturday March 25, 2023
Time: 3 PM - 5 PM EST

In-Person Ticket: $25
Online Ticket: $12

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Members of the Tyndale Community Choir dressed in colourful shirts smiling on stage with a purple-lit background

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.

Profile face photo of Dr. Joy Lee, Wayne Thompson and Abigail Ali

Tyndale Community Choir Band

Toronto musicians Dr. 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.

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

Dr. Joy Lee

Dr. Joy Lee

Canadian pianist Dr. 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 recently earned her Doctor of Musical Arts (DMA) degree from the University of Toronto where she coaches the singers and works with the MacMillan Singers as well as the graduate chorale conducting students. At Tyndale University, Dr. Lee 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 (Tyndale University). 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. She is a winner of the prestigious 2018 Gwendolyn Williams Koldofsky Prize.

Dr. Lee is looking forward to her debut performance at the Stern Auditorium at Carnegie Hall (NYC) for the Canada at Carnegie concert, collaborating with the Canada National Chorus on Saturday, April 1st, 2023, presented by National Concerts.

Dr. Ken Michell

Dr. Ken Michell

Canadian musician Dr. Ken spent 12 years writing, recording, and touring internationally with the Canadian Christian band, the dustkickers. As a Tyndale grad (MTS 1995), Ken went on to complete his Doctorate in Worship Studies (DWS) at Robert E. Webber Institute for Worship Studies in Jacksonville, FL.

Ken is on faculty at Tyndale University as Lecturer, Music and Worship Arts. Alongside applied courses in music theory, guitar instruction, song writing and music ensemble, Ken teaches courses in the Christian Ministry department on Christian Worship (Theology, History, and Contemporary Worship).

Ken also serves as the Worship Director in his home church in Scarborough and is the co-founder and Vice-President of Christian Conservatory of Music, Canada (a graded music examination system that incorporates worship repertoire).

Over the last three years, Ken has written responsorial settings for 37 psalms for personal and corporate worship participation.

Saj Mckenley

Saj McKenley

Guest Artist

Saj McKenley is a local recording artist and vocalist born and raised in Toronto. His love for music was influenced by his family at a very young age and this exposure eventually developed his talent for singing and song writing.

Saj has recorded and released two independent gospel projects; his latest being a Christmas album, called Seasons of Love that is available on all major streaming platforms.

Karine White

Karine White

Guest Artist

Montreal born Soprano Karine White is passionate about the performing arts. An active and versatile artist, she enjoys both performing and teaching voice, dance and drama. Karine is proud to have been awarded the Peter and Helen Hunt Award in Opera, The National Joseph-Armand Bombardier Canada Graduate Scholarship, the prestigious Royal Conservatory of Music Silver medal and has received First Class Honours with Distinction for her Associate Performer exam with Conservatory Canada.

Karine is also a vocal instructor and academic advisor for the Bachelor of Arts Music program at Tyndale University.

Music at Tyndale

Music is an essential part of Tyndale culture. In addition to participating in Tyndale’s various music ensembles (the Tyndale Community Choir, Tyndale Singers, and Tyndale Band), undergraduate students can not only have a major in this area, they also have the opportunity to add a Music and Worship Arts Minor to their studies.


Dr. Melissa Davis

Dr. Melissa Davis

Assistant Professor, Music & Worship Arts

Dr. Melissa Davis is an active concert soloist, music professor, choral conductor, worship leader, vocal instructor, and clinician. Dedicated to the ministry of the Gospel through music, she has been a worship leader and a minister of music for over twenty-five years in the Greater Toronto Area and abroad.