5 at the First Chamber Music Series was created to bring music, musicians and the community together in a warm, welcoming atmosphere.
Founded in 2010 by Michele Corbeil and Rachel Mercer, 5 at the First Chamber Music Series was created to bring music, musicians and the community together in a warm, welcoming atmosphere. The opening season included musicians from Canada alongside guests from Germany, Israel and Mexico, string, wind and piano players, and music from all over the world, including one world premiere. The comfortable and inviting venue with a Steinway grand piano (thanks to June Caskey) has proven to be a perfect setting for the audience to enjoy the sounds and meet each other and the performers. Thanks to the generous support of Bill Mercer Geological Consulting and a host of wonderful volunteers, Michele and Rachel plan the season, inviting some of the top musicians in Canada who live in the Southern Ontario area, as well as returning guests from all over the world.
Michele Corbeil, Executive Director
Rachel Mercer, Artistic Director