The Power of the Cross (CD)

POTC-CoverThe latest CD from Yorkminster Citadel Band and Songsters is entitled “The Power of the Cross”. It includes the following numbers

Mid All the Traffic (Band) Leonard Ballantine
For Our Transgressions (Band) Morley Calvert
Healing Waters (Songsters) Albert Orsborn/Leonard Ballantine
Listen to the Lambs (Songsters) Traditional Spiritual arr. Howard Helvey
Glory, Glory, Hallelujah! (Songsters, soloist Mark Fremeau) Traditional Spiritual arr. Howard Helvey
The Kingdom Triumphant(Band) Eric Ball
Great Day! (Songsters, soloist Melissa Cory) Traditional Spiritual arr. Howard Helvey
My Simple Prayer (Songsters, conducted by Cathie Koehnen) Rob Little/Paul Lovatt-Cooper arr. Kenneth Downie
They Shall Come from the East (Band) Arranged by Kevin Larsson
Shekinah (Band) Paul Armstrong arr. Kenneth Downie
Sabbath Psalm (Songsters) Adapted from Psalm 92 by Leonard Ballantine
Lamb of God (Songsters) Twila Paris arr. Craig Courtney
The Power of the Cross (Band) Keith Getty/Stuart Townend arr. Paul Sharman
Breathe (Band) Marie Barnett arr. Dorothy Gates

The CD is available from Yorkminster Citadel musicians and from the church office (telephone 416-222-9110 or email The cost is $20.

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The Yorkminster Citadel Band (Bandmaster Greg Colley)

Yorkminster Citadel Band‚ formerly The Earlscourt Citadel Band, has been one of The Salvation Army’s foremost Canadian brass bands for much of the past hundred years. In 1965 it was chosen to represent Canada at The Salvation Army’s Centenary Celebration in London, England. Since then the band has continued to travel widely in North America, as well as overseas to Scandinavia and Bermuda.

At home in Toronto, the Yorkminster Citadel Band provides music for congregational worship each Sunday, takes part in regular musical events, and visits seniors’ homes and other churches. At Christmas the carols of musicians from Yorkminster Citadel delight the shoppers at the nearby Yorkdale Mall while raising money for vital community services. 

Yorkminster Citadel Songsters (Songster Leader Donna Colley)

The Yorkminster Citadel Songster Brigade has long been one of the leading Salvation Army choral groups in Canada. They have toured England, been frequent visitors to the USA, and regularly participate in Salvation Army national and international events.

For many years they have brought the blessing of song to both patients and staff of the Toronto Grace Hospital and the Meighen Retirement Residence with their monthly visits. Over the Christmas season the Songsters are busy serenading the shoppers at Yorkdale Mall as well as participating in the annual Community Christmas Concert.

The Songsters are accompanied by Len Ballantine (piano), Bill Way, (piano) and Elizabeth Colley (piano and flute).