The performance home of the Karen Schuessler Singers is Wesley-Knox United Church, 91 Askin Street in Old South London. Whether it’s 50 voices singing full out or singing a quiet pianissimo, the clear acoustics of the Wesley-Knox sanctuary make it a splendid place to hear choral music.
The Wesley-Knox sanctuary dates from 1882 and was enlarged in 1908. Many consider it an architectural gem. The organ dates from 1908 and was rebuilt and enlarged in 1996. Don’t be fooled by the façade. There are 3100 pipes back there! Around the sanctuary, lots of stained glass—some from Wesley, some from Knox United, some from Centennial United, all now part of Wesley-Knox. Of special interest is a window commemorating the birth of the Salvation Army in Canada—after an evening service in the Wesley-Knox sanctuary back in 1882!
The Wesley-Knox sanctuary seats about 600. The actual performance space is much like theatre-in-the-round. The choir sings from the middle of the room, creating an intimate, inclusive sense no matter where you sit. Seating is offered on two levels: on the main floor and in the U-shaped balcony above. Here you can even sit behind the choir! On both levels a number of seats are reserved for season subscribers. The remaining seats are for those with single-concert tickets or who buy tickets at the door. (See the seating map.) You are strongly urged to become a season subscriber. You’ll get access to the best seats in the house!
Please contact the KSS Ticket Manager at 519-455-8895 if you have any questions about seating.