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ChoralFest 2019!

8 Concerts. 7 Days. 9 Choirs.

November 16th – 25th

 

A few words from our Artistic Director

Over two decades of presenting concerts at Music Niagara Festival I have seen first hand how audiences love and appreciate choral music.  The emotional impact of collective singing is powerful and tremendously moving.

This November we’re launching our first ChoralFest, presenting eight concerts with the participation of nine choirs over ten days.  Singing is one of the very first musical experiences we carry in our memory from childhood, and we are proud to present the Hamilton Children’s Choir and the Celaya Children’s Choir from Mexico.

Our program is also ethnically diverse featuring the Ukrainian Vesnivka Choir and The Toronto Lithuanian Chorus, Volunge, bringing hundreds of years of singing traditions to the Niagara region.  The lineup also includes the Victoria Scholars Men’s Choral Ensemble from Toronto, Niagara’s Avanti Chamber Singers, the renowned Elmer Iseler Singers, The Laura Secord Concert Choir and Handel’s Sing-Along Messiah with the Orchestra of St. Mark’s.

Let’s sing together and welcome the inaugural Niagara Choral Fest!  

Atis Bankas

Artistic Director

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Music Niagara in the News: The Local

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Music Niagara in the News

Check out Music Niagara’s latest story in The Lake Report, covered by local talent, Tim Taylor!

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Season Announcement – Tickets on Sale!

21st Season


Countermeasure


Tickets on Sale March 1

For program details visit musicniagara.org/events

Order tickets now through the Shaw Box Office: call 905-468-2172.


Music Niagara Festival is celebrating another exciting season in Summer 2019!  Festival founder and Artistic Director, Atis Bankas, has put together a roster of performances that is big and brilliant in quality and scope.  Audiences will be introduced to world-class artists who will wow Niagara for the very first time, and be reintroduced to artists back by popular demand to some of the most electrifying stars of previous seasons. From the impact of full ensemble programs to the intimacy of solo concerts, there will be music to suit every taste.


Syrene Saxophone Quartet


The 21st season kicks off on July 14th with the smooth harmonies, joyful performances and infectious energy of the Countermeasure, a next-level a capella group featuring some of Canada’s top young vocal talent. In a very different but also stunning ensemble concert, the twenty voices that make up the Elmer Iseler Singers will raise spirits on July 24th. More ensemble evenings will spread throughout the summer with the Niagara Proms Orchestra (July 22nd), the seductive and charismatic Syrene Saxophone Quartet (July 25), the always sold-out Toronto All-Star Big Band (August 5th), and more.


Janina Fialkowska


Music Niagara’s line-up of soloists is likewise impressive. On July 21st we have renowned concert pianist, Janina Fialkowska, who has enchanted audiences around the world with her refreshing natural approach and her unique piano sound. One of the youngest  Concertmasters of the Montreal Symphony Orchestra, Andrew Wan and Quebec Pianist,Charles Richard Hamelin winner the Krystian Zimerman prize at the 17th Frederic Chopin International Piano Competition in Warsaw, will be showcased on July 30th. Julie Nesrallah the sensational singer, actress and broadcaster, will captivate the audience with her engaging personality and her rich, expressive voice on August 3rd — and these are just a few of the artists from this star-studded 21st season.


And don’t forget!

Tickets on sale March 11th

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December Newsletter

Wishing you a Happy Holiday!

From all our Music Niagara team, we would like to thank you for a wonderful year! We appreciate your support in enabling the success of another amazing festival in our 20th year.


Save the Dates!

Big Night (Annual Fundraiser): June 15, 2019
Festival: July 14 – August 10, 2019

Here’s a sneak preview of our upcoming season!

We will have four series throughout our festival, promoting musicians from around the world in a variety of genres: The Paris Connection, Wine and Music, Easy Fridays, and All Beethoven. 

We have returning favourites, as well as some new talent coming to town! Here’s a taste of the class acts we have lined up:
Syrene Sax Quartet
My Sweet Patootie
The Elmer Iseler Singers
And our very own Atis Bankas in the Potsdam Trio!

We look forward to seeing you all in our 21st Season!


Holiday Hours

Our office will be closed for the holidays beginning December 22, 2018. We will resume regular office hours on January 2, 2019. 


Support our 21st Season

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Young Musicians of Niagara Competition

Congratulations to Terrence Wu and Axell Panganiban, winners of the Inaugural Young Musicians of Niagara Competition on June 29th at St. Mark’s Anglican Church in Niagara-on-the-Lake. Both winners have secured a place at the 2018 Music Niagara Performance Academy. Well done!

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20th Season Opening Concert

Music Notes

Opening Gala
Hannaford Street Silver Band

Feel free to dress up or dress down! Anything goes, as long as you come out and enjoy the Hannaford Street Silver Band at Music Niagara’s Opening Night on Saturday July 7th in the Niagara-on-the-Lake Community Centre.

This special concert is the first of many in Music Niagara’s jam-packed, high quality 20th Anniversary Concert Season. Kicking off the festive evening on July 7th is a pre-concert Reception open to one and all at 6:30 PM, for just $15.00 per person. The Hannaford Street Silver Band Concert follows at 7:30 PM, with a ticket price of $50.00 per person.

Hanneford Street Silver Band
Hanneford Street Silver Band

The award-winning, professional Hannaford Street Silver Band performs a variety of great music from jazzy to classy. They take joy in reinvigorating the brass band tradition, fusing the traditional within a contemporary context and giving everything a unique Canadian spin. As classically trained musicians themselves, they intend to make this Opening Night an engaging and appealing event, with something for everyone, and create lasting musical memories for all.

Be brassy, be bold, be there! We want to share the music and the fun with you!


Bosley Real Estate logo
Bosley Real Estate

Thanks to our sponsor for this event, Bosley Real Estate, celebrating its 90th Anniversary this year!

 

 

Tickets for this and all of our upcoming events are on sale. Check here for details.

Special Recital:
Young Musicians of Niagara Competition Finalists
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St. Mark’s Church
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2:00pm, Friday 29 June 2018
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Terrence Wu (age 15), Axell Panganiban (age 11), on piano, and Ellie Khutornaya (age 7), on violin, will each play four pieces. After the awards, the two professional judges, Atis Bankas and Victoria Kogan, will treat the students and audience to more glorious music. Please come to this exciting Music Niagara event. Your contribution to this concert will help to support the Music Niagara Performance Academy.


Thanks to all those who supported the Music Niagara Big Night 2018

Save the date for next year – June 15th, 2019


Support our 20th Season

It’s going to be a spectacular 20th anniversary season. To find out more about ways that you can invest in this exciting year of concerts and events,

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Memories

Do you have photos or special memories you would like to share with us? We would love to put together some pictures and remembrances for our 20th season. Email us: memories@musicniagara.org. We would like to feature some of these through our newsletters and on our website, so be sure to let us know that you give us permission to share.

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2018 Preview Concert

Come and celebrate Music Niagara’s 20th season

Free Preview Concert

Sunday May 20th, 7:30pm at

St. Mark’s Anglican Church,

Niagara-on-the-Lake

Featuring
John Sherwood
Gould String Quartet
and our Young Virtuosos:
Sora Sato-Mound, David Duan, and Keris Choi

Gould String Quartet
Gould String Quartet


And be a Music Niagara super-hero!
Attend our annual gala and keep the music flowing. Buy tickets . . .

On Sale Now

Music Niagara Big Night 2018

June 2, 2018 5:30 PM
Niagara-on-the-Lake Community Centre
14 Anderson Lane, Niagara-on-the-Lake


Tickets and 6-Packs on Sale Now!
Call 1-800-511-7429 or 905-468-2172
To see the full line-up and purchase tickets visit
musicniagara.org/events
Music Niagara Celebrates our 20th Anniversary
Support our 20th Season

We’re gearing up for a spectacular 20th anniversary season. To find out more about ways that you can invest in this exciting year of concerts and events, visit us online. Or just:

Donate Now

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Music Niagara Celebrates our 20th Anniversary
Tickets on Sale May 2

Call 1-800-511-7429 or 905-468-2172

To see the full line-up and purchase tickets visit
musicniagara.org/events/

Music Niagara is marking its milestone twentieth anniversary with an extravaganza of a Summer 2018 season.  Festival founder and Creative Director, Atis Bankas, has put together a roster of performances that is big and brilliant in quality and scope.  Audiences will be introduced to world-class artists who will wow Niagara for the very first time and be reintroduced by popular demand to some of the most electrifying stars of previous seasons. From the impact of full ensemble programs to the intimacy of solo concerts, there will be music to suit every taste.

Hanneford Street Silver Band
Hanneford Street Silver Band

The gala twentieth anniversary season kicks off on July 7th with the lively music of the Hannaford Street Silver Band, a Toronto ensemble that has made it a mission to revive and elevate brass band repertoire to impressive new levels. In a very different but also stunning ensemble concert, the twenty voices that make up the Elmer Iseler Singers will raise spirits on July 19th. And the big ensemble evenings will continue throughout the summer, with the National Youth Orchestra (July 26th), the Niagara Proms Orchestra (August 4th), the always sold-out Toronto All-Star Big Band (August 6th), and more.

Isabel Bayrakdarian
Isabel Bayrakdarian

 Music Niagara’s line-up of soloists is likewise impressive. On July 8th we have Vietnamese-Canadian pianist Dang Thai Son, an internationally recognized as a consummate interpreter of Chopin. Soprano Isabel Bayrakdarian, winner of four consecutive Juno Awards for Best Classical Album, will enchant audiences on July 16th. Long-time Music Niagara favourite, pianist Andre Laplante, will demonstrate his virtuosic classical prowess on July 22nd—and these are just a few of the artists from this star-studded twentieth season.
 
And don’t forget!

On Sale Now

Music Niagara Big Night 2018
June 2, 2018  5:30 PM
Niagara-on-the-Lake Community Centre
14 Anderson Lane, Niagara-on-the-Lake 

Support our 20th Season

We’re gearing up for a spectacular 20th anniversary season. To find out more about ways that you can invest in this exciting year of concerts and events, visit us online. Or just:
Buy NowDonate Now

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