Jazz & Reflection featuring Ben Bishop and Jonathan Meyer

Jazz & Reflection with Ben Bishop & Jonathan Meyer

Join us for our kick-off concert on Saturday, Sept. 30 at 4:30pm featuring an incredible duo, Ben Bishop and Jonathan Meyer on jazz guitar and bass.

Reserve your tickets here!

Jazz Guitarist Ben Bishop favours a freewheeling, bop-based guitar style, most reminiscent of the classic guitarists of the 1950s and 1960s. Players including Kenny Burrell, Wes Montgomery, and Grant Green are major inspirations to his sound and musical approach. He currently resides in Toronto, Canada, where he regularly performs with many of the city’s finest jazz musicians. After a number of years living in New York, during which he earned a DMA in Jazz Studies from the prestigious Eastman School of Music, he is also active as an educator at Toronto’s Humber College.

Jonathan Meyer, born and raised in Toronto, has performed professionally for over fifteen years with internationally renowned and award-winning artists such as Peter Appleyard, Allison Au, Tony “Oulabula” Bazley (Wes Montgomery, Leroy Vinnegar), Ned Goold (Harry Connick Jr.), Pat Labarbera, Michael Kaeshammer, Bill Murray, Mary Margaret O’Hara, Norman Marshall Villeneuve, and David Virelles to name just a few. He has played on numerous film and television soundtracks including the Chet Baker biopic “Born to be Blue” and has toured extensively throughout North America and Europe. He has recorded over twenty albums with artists encompassing a diverse range of styles, including jazz, rock, pop, folk, avant-garde electronic, and everything in between.


Beach United’s warm, inviting hall serves as the perfect backdrop for this concert – donations are welcomed, and proceeds support the Beach United Church food programs.

Ukraine Concert Fundraiser with Oleg Samokhin

An Evening with Concert Pianist: Oleg Samokhin

A fundraiser concert for the people of Ukraine, featuring the incredible concert pianist Oleg Samokhin as he performs the works of Liszt, Debussy, and Ravel.

Funds raised will be donated to the Sunnybrook Hospital Foundation’s Ukraine Surgical Educational and Training Partnership with three hospitals in Lviv, Ukraine.

Freewill Offering, minimum $30 donation at the door recommended.
Reserve your seats here.

Oleg Samokhin’s repertoire includes more than 50 solo and chamber programs.

In the reviews devoted to the concerts of the Russian born pianist Oleg Samokhin, it is written:

“He is a musician with an impeccable taste, an admirable sense of style and extraordinary animate intonation”.

“The Culture” – newspaper The Musical Review noticed that “he has a versatile possession of the expanse of sound field; a talent for creation and management of time music streams; along with that he has inimitable and distinctive professional characteristics”.

According to the Dialogue “the individuality of this pianist is bright and unique, and it is evident in his interpretations of the musical stylistic trends that interest him: whether it is baroque or Vienna classics, or romanticism, or the music of the 20th century”.

This event is sponsored by Beach United Church.

Queer Youth United

Please join us on Tuesdays from 4-8pm, beginning October 3rd. You may drop in at any time between those hours!

Queer Youth United (QYU) is a 2SLGBTQ+ youth group for ages 15-29, where you can come and engage with others in a safe space within the community, while sharing meals, finding support and resources.

We will have more information and photos on our Instagram account over at @queeryouthunited.

Nathalie Zeta

Welcome, Nathalie!

Beach United Church is pleased to announce that Nathalie Zeta has joined our staff as our Child and Youth Coordinator.

Nathalie brings over a decade of experience with children of all ages through her work with the City of Toronto, a Children’s Centre, and YMCA Day camps.  Nathalie has an Early Childhood Education diploma from George Brown College. 

Her passion and enthusiasm for children is contagious and will serve her well as she builds relationships that meet spiritual needs in progressive and creative ways and expands Beach United’s connections with the local and wider community.

We are glad she will be working with the children and the rest of the congregation at Beach United Church.  Please join us in welcoming Nathalie to our Beach community.

Thank you,

Ministry & Personnel Committee