Music is a high priority at St. George's Church. Not only do we have a sanctuary with amazing acoustics, we also have a world-class Casavant organ and the choir to do it justice.
We are a popular venue for concerts like the Guelph Connections Concerts, Kiwanis Festival, University of Guelph Choir, and the Guelph Chamber Choir.
Music Director and Organist
Dr. Gerald Manning has served St. George's since 1987. He holds his ARCT and AMus diplomas in piano and the ARCCO (ChM) diploma in organ, having studied organ under Hugh Bancroft in Edmonton. In 1969, he moved to Guelph to teach in the English department at the University of Guelph. While there, he served as organist and choir director at two churches (St. James the Apostle and Dublin St. United Church) before coming to St. George's.
The wonderful Anglican choral tradition remains alive at St. George's with a 20+ voice choir. You will hear the choir each Sunday at the 10:30 service and especially at special services. This is made possible in part to the choral scholars program, which gives local university and high school students an honorarium for their participation.
Our bell tower houses the 36 bells of the carillon,and the carillon, along with a practice carillon. It is played most Sundays and in honour of special events. Guest carilloneurs come from as far away as California to play our carillon, one of the top in the country. To read more about the specifications and history of our carillon, click HERE.