Music at St. Columba

St. Columba celebrates music as one of the great gifts given to us by God. Through music we are often able to experience the spiritual in ways that words cannot express.

Since 1997, St. Columba has been offering music lessons (teachers) and hosting high-calibre concerts (concert series, as a way of opening our church up to the West Island community. This season we are celebrating the 23rd anniversary of the St. Columba Music Centre!

The St. Columba Concerts have featured a wide array of musical styles by outstanding Montreal musicians. There is a suggested donation of $15 for concerts. Admission is free for children.

A portion of the concert donations is given to:

Youth unlimited La Corde – Pierrefonds which offers meals and after-school programmes to elementary school students.

To receive more information about the upcoming St. Columba Concerts by e-mail, please contact Jennifer Kendall-Dupont at

To inquire about performing as part of the St. Columba Concerts, please contact Michael McAuley, Music Director, by e-mail at

To inquire about renting the Sanctuary for students concerts, please contact Paul Gallant at 514-694-2675 or by e-mail at

Weekly music lessons are offered at St. Columba to students of all ages and levels by qualified and experienced teachers in guitar, piano, clarinet, saxophone and voice. For more information about the music lessons that interest you, please contact the music teacher listed below:

Voice: Marc Belleau (514) 364-3027

Piano: Michael McAuley

Guitar: Declan Murphy

The St. Columba Music Centre is especially interested in developing children’s ability to explore the wonder of music. Our Music Director, Michael McAuley, meets frequently with our kids during sermon time to sing and make music. All children are welcome. At various times of the year, the kids share the music they have learned with the congregation at St. Columba during worship.