October Newsletter

It’s been a busy fall so far…

In September, Music Niagara was pleased to join The Honourable Elizabeth Dowdeswell, Lieutenant Governor of Ontario, provincial,
regional, and local politicians, and a tent-full of local residents for a celebration to mark the 225^th anniversary of the first parliament of Upper Canada. Atis and a number of musicians performed works originally composed and performed to celebrate Canada’s 150 years of Confederation, and to commemorate the Act Against Slavery legislation of Upper Canada’s First Parliament in 1793.

Also in September, the first annual Music Niagara Golf Tournament was held on North America’s oldest golf course, here in Niagara-on-the-Lake. Some 60 golfers completed the nine hole fun competition, raising over $6,000 in support of our music making. The winning foursome received the Sally Miller Group Trophy. A special thank you to all the sponsors, including Sally Miller, Colliers International, Elaine and Bob Lavery, and Joan and Larry Bourk.

And there’s more to come…

Remembrance Day

Saturday November 11 – 11:45 am (following the Cenotaph wreath laying)
St. Mark’s Church

For the fourth year, Music Niagara will commemorate Remembrance Day with music and words that capture the moment. The pay-what-you-can concert will include a canteen lunch. All proceeds will go to a veterans’ charity. The concert will feature: Jamie Mainprize, Jenny Phipps, Stephen Wattrus and the Trillium Trio: Atis Bankas, Jonathan Tortolano, Benjamin Smith.

Music Niagara Family Town Hall

Monday November 27 – 4:00-6:00pm
Community Centre, Simpsons Room

Over the past few years, you’ve asked us all kinds of questions about how we operate, about financial matters, about upcoming programming—you want to know, so you can be supportive. Please join us for a family discussion of all these topics and whatever is on your mind, on November 27th. We’ll talk about financial results, budgeting, marketing, programming for our 20th Anniversary and so on. We want to hear from you.

A Swingin’ Christmas with Toronto All-Star Big Band

Saturday December 16 – 7:00 pm
St. Mark’s Church

Celebrate the most wonderful time of the year big band style, with swingin’ renditions of seasonal and all-time favorites from the Golden Age of Swing. This vibrant, exciting young band revives the spirit, style, and sound of the 1930’s, 40’s and 50’s, capturing the warmth, joy, and magic of the holiday season. A genuine time capsule that is sure to put you in the holiday spirit. Not to be missed! Tickets start at $35+HST available through the Shaw Box Office Click here to learn more and buy now!

Save the Date…

The Big Night

Saturday June 2, 2018
Celebrating the 20th Anniversary of Music Niagara!

Stay tuned for more details in the coming months…

And from our friends at the Shaw Festival…

A Christmas Carol

Royal George Theatre
November 15 – December 23

Adapted for the stage and directed by Tim Carroll

See the beloved Charles Dickens’ classic at the Royal George in Niagara-on-the-Lake, the perfect setting to experience a Victorian winter wonderland.
Fun for everyone (even Scrooges).
For tickets call 1.800.511.7429 or visit shawfest.com

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