Songs and Stories Under the Salmon

June 25 - August 27

Join David Goss for a variety of songs and stories throughout the summer, Mondays, at Trinity Anglican Church.

The Summer Schedule is as follows:  

June 25: Before the Mast 

A group of nine local men together since 2007, who specialize in shipboard work songs that celebrate the rich and storied sea-going heritage of the Saint John area. Their concerts are a lively mix of ‘A Capella’ harmonies, with storytelling,

July 02: Drama and Music 

This two-part program will include the reading of a script for a play by Chris Wanamaker, Spearos Lahanas and includes audience participation. Titled: “Crossing the Yellow Line,” which describes the inner turmoil of a bipolar, suicidal, misunderstood young poet trying to decide whether of not to end his life. Stephen Mott and Ali Leonard will conclude the evening with a short musical program featuring viola and violin.

July 09: A Canadian Summer

Sara Bell and Lucia Westin will feature instrumental pieces on fiddle, guitar and accordion. The set list will include folk music by Canadian Musicians, e.g. Anne Murray, Rita MacNeil, Neil Young, Gord Downie. Sara will read out some of the lyrics as poetic offerings and then she and Lucia will play them.

July 16: Historic Slides and Music 

Well known history buff, Harold Wright, will present a slide show including sketches, photos and memorabilia, that will identify some of Trinity’s uptown neighbours 1791-1960. He will also play some Saint John music from the 1920’s to the 1950’s including Charlie Chamberlain’s first Saint John recorded song.

July 23: Trinity’s New Digital Organ 

Explained and demonstrated by the church’s organist, Spencer Belyea.

July 30: Melos Ensemble Classical Performance

Claire Driscoll, David Dow, Kathryn Ann Kerry, Chris Chase and friends. Melos will entertain with chamber music ranging from classical to contemporary.

August 06: Toronto Storyteller Raymond Pierce 

Raymond Pierce returns home and shares humorous stories of growing up in the North End, of his life as a Redemptorist in Toronto and area. This includes a story he uses when sharing tales in Toronto’s hospitals and retirement residences, entitled: “ Dincerella and the Pandsome Hrince,” which is a Cinderella story with a twist.

August 13: Harbour Fisheries 

Though a young man, Christopher Osborne has a deep knowledge of the fisheries of Saint John Harbour. He will share what he has researched in a slide presentation that will enlighten and entertain.

August 20: Musical Snippets

With the help of some friends, an hour of music from a variety of styles will be presented by Sara Bell, Ron Maloney, Chad Nickerson, Mary Louise Belyea, Gerry Kindred and Betty Ann Maloney.

August 27: David Goss will Lead a Trinity Walking Tour 

Unlike any tour he's given before, this tour will take you in, under, and around the church using a number of objects to share stories of the congregation and the parish’s life in its 227 year history. Expect a special treat at the conclusion of the walk.

Free Will offerings accepted - half of proceeds to the presenter, half to the church.

David Goss
115 Charlotte Street
Trinity Anglican Church
Saint John, NB
E2L 2J2