Concert Season 2011

A Child's Christmas in Wales

Ian & Graham Shaw, narrators
Deborah Braun, harp
David Braun, violin
Douglas Miller, flute

Sunday, December 5, 2010 at 7:30 p.m.


Dylan Thomas's enchanting story is retold, with musical interludes by Glissandi, and a few carols for us all. Seasonal refreshments to follow.

A special non-subscription concert



Cecilia String Quartet

Min-Jeong Koh, violin
Sarah Nematallah, violin
Caitlin Boyle, viola˘
Rebecca Wenham, cello

Sunday, January 16 at 3.00 p.m.

The winners of the 2010 International String Quartet Competition at Banff have been praised for their "velvety sound" and the "intelligence, refinement and astute balance"they demonstrate (R. Everett-Green). Their program for us will include quartets by Mozart and Dvorák.

A subscription concert

Linda Melsted, FoliaFolia

Follow the Chocolate Road

Tamara Bernstein, narrator
Linda Melsted, baroque violin
Terry McKenna, baroque guitar and lute
Justin Haynes, viola da gamba
Borys Medicky, harpsichord

Sunday, February 13 at 3:00 p.m.

Folia celebrates chocolate's glorious conquest of Baroque Europe in this delightful program of music and words. From the New World, where it all began, we travel through Spain, Italy and France, and finally to the coffee houses of England. Sumptuous music by Couperin, Corelli, Marais, Leonarda and more, accompanied by colourful readings from period diaries, letters and recipes.

A subscription concert


Valentine's Eve Dinner

February 13, following the Folia concert

We'll have hearts, flowers, more chocolates, and a mouth-watering 3-course dinner. Bring your sweetheart, your neighbour, your best friend (but not your dog).

women`s dayInternational Women's Day Centenary

Saturday, March 5, 10:30am - 3:00pm

A day for everyone to celebrate the achievements of women in the arts-music, painting, sculpture, cuisine. The program includes 3 short concerts by:

Musathena -baroque and renaissance music and a specially commissioned setting by Elizabeth Raum of a poem celebrating Queen Elizabeth I


Oriana Women's Choir - program includes contemporary Canadian works by Ruth Watson Henderson and Eleanor Daley



Agnes Zsigovics, soprano, with Izabella Budai, flute-Hildegard von Bingen, Dowland, Handel, Vivaldi




Between the concerts there will be lunch, and a brief talk about women and music by Dr. Karin di Bella, of Brock's music department. An exhibition of the work of several Niagara artists will be opened today.


A special non-subscription concert


LichtiDaniel Lichti, bass-baritone
Leslie De'ath, piano

Schubert, Die Winterreise

Sunday, April 3 at 3:00pm

"This performance soars because of the interpretive integrity of these two musicians and the exceptional sense of oneness with which they offer up these powerful songs and the heartbreaking journey that they represent." - Journal of Singing

A rare opportunity to hear this astonishing song cycle.

A subscription concert


polarisEnsemble Polaris

Who's Who in Valhalla

A co-production with The Gallery Players of Niagara

Kirk Elliott, violin, folk harp, mandolin,
bowed psaltery, bagpipe, accordion
Margaret Gay, ‘cello
Ben Grossman, hurdy gurdy
Katherine Hill, voice, nyckelharpa
Alison Melville, baroque flute, recorders, seljefløyte
Colin Savage, clarinet, bass clarinet, recorders
Debashis Sinha, percussion
David Woodhead, guitars

Sunday, May 15 at 2.00 p.m.

Self-described as "the premiere Arctic fusion band" this captivating ensemble presents music and stories built around the leading figures in Norse mythology, including new arrangements
of traditional tunes from Norway, Iceland, Denmark and Sweden.

A subscription concert