Music

November Events at Artword 2017 [Artword Artbar]

A friendly cafe-bar, live music and art venue in the heart of James North arts district. Great acoustic music, in the roots, folk, jazz, world beat and inventive mode. We have a baby grand piano, a sound system. Licensed under the AGCO for 60, cafe tables and bar stools, micro-brew on tap, espresso, light meals [all-ages venue]. Art installations on the lower level.

Usual hours: Wed to Sat from 6 pm. For a detailed look at our calendar and events go to http://www.artword.net/artbar/. To get in touch, call 905-543-8512 / 905-912-9083 or email us at artword@artword.net .

November 2017

Nov 2: RADIO Dial Trio (Stuart Laughton, Rebecca Campbell, Martin Worthy)
Nov 3: Cootes Paradise six-member roots band
Nov 4: Rae Billing and her band Crybaby
Nov 5: String Bone (Barry James Payne), new album Love & Highways
Nov 8: Water Bear (Tom Dusome and Alex T), and guests
Nov 9: Latin Music peña with Marcelo Puente
Nov 10: Jennis: Dennis Gaumond & Jen Gillmor, folk-blues
Nov 11: MOJO: Men of Jazz Octet
Nov. 17: Bossa Duo Angela Turone & Chris Platt
Nov. 21: The Secrets of the Gypsy Guitar
Nov. 22: Timna & Dario Duo
Nov. 23: Pip with Brad Cheeseman & Jadon Haughton
Nov. 24: The Amy Project 
Nov. 25 Waleed Kush African Jazz Ensemble

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MUSIC

RADIO DIAL
Thursday November 2, 2017, at 8 pm, $15.
Stuart Laughton’s RADIO DIAL band performs for the first time as an acoustic trio. Stuart Laughton (vocals + many instruments), Rebecca Campbell (vocals) and Martin Worthy (guitar, drums, vocals) bring you an evening of beautiful vocal and instrumental harmonies.

Cootes Paradise
Friday November 3, 2017, 8 pm, $15. Reserve 905-543-8512
The powerhouse band of familiar faces returns to Artword Artbar: Cootes Paradise, a collective of six musicians who chose to play together, combining their many talents. Their music is roots-based: bluesy, funky, and filled with soul.

Rae Billing and her band Crybaby
Saturday November 4, 2017, 8 pm, $15.
Alt-country songstress Rae Billing and her full band Crybaby: Rae Billing on vocals and acoustic guitar, Andrew Aldridge on guitar, Steve Koch on guitar, Greg Brisco on keys, James Henry on bass and Lucky Pete Lambert on drums.

String Bone (Barry James Payne), new album Love & Highways
Sunday November 5, 2017, at 7:00 pm, $15.
Early show with Barry James Payne and his String Bone band. String Bone is Americana to the bone, Canadiana in the heart and soul. Southern Ontario songwriter Barry James Payne, the architect of String Bone, has a new collection of songs and stories, Love & Highways, his second full-length recording.

Water Bear (Tom Dusome and Alex T), and guests
Wednesday November 8, 2017, tip jar.
Our friend Tom Dusome is back with a new project — Water Bear is Tom Dusome and Alex T writing original songs that are honest, dealing with themes of autonomy, survival, and home. Some guests are on board for the evening: Babbage Industries and singer-songwriter Marie Avery. 

Latin Music peña with Marcelo Puente
Thursday November 9, 2017, at 8 pm, $10.
Artword Artbar becomes a peña folklórica (a folk-music club) for an evening of Latin music, featuring Chilean musician and activist Marcelo Puente with guests. Join us for acoustic Latin music, Latin folk and South American New Song (Nueva Cancion). Other performers includes Nancy Reyes and Constanza Duran.

Jennis: Dennis Gaumond & Jen Gillmor, folk-blues
Friday November 10, 2017, at 8 pm, $10.
Back at Artword Artbar! Jennis, the delightful folk-blues duo.  Jennis brings together Guelph-based Dennis Gaumond’s original blues and folk with the diverse musical experiences of Toronto multi-instrumentalist Jen Gillmor.

MOJO: Men of Jazz Octet
Saturday Nov 11, 2017, at 8 pm, $15. To reserve call 905-543-8512.
MOJO is the Men of Jazz Octet, a group of the area’s top jazz players.  The line up for the night: Don Templeton trombone, Jeff Plumbley trumpet, Lindsay Paul tenor sax, Darren Blundel alto sax, Dave Rubicini bari sax (group photo left), plus Marc Girard guitar, Joel Banks bass, and Ken Bower drums. 

Bossa Duo Angela Turone & Chris Platt
Friday November 17, 2017, $10.
The Bossa Duo, vocalist Angela Turone and jazz guitarist Chris Platt, perform original arrangements and interpretations of bossa nova and samba favourites, written by some of Brazil’s most venerated composers and lyricists. With Pat Collins on bass. http://chrisplattmusic.ca/          http://www.angelaturone.com/

The Secrets of the Gypsy Guitar
Tuesday November 21, 2017, at 7:30 pm. $20 / $15 for students, seniors.
The Secrets of the Gypsy Guitar, a performance by leg Timofeyev and Vadim Kolpakov. Oleg Timofeyev is a pioneer in the revival of the Russian seven-string guitar. Vadim Kolpakov is the celebrated Russian-Roma (Gypsy) virtuoso, who grew up in Russian Roma musical tradition. The two musicians have been exploring an intricate mix of the written legacy of Russian guitar composers with the exciting living tradition of the Russian Roma (Gypsy).

Timna & Dario Duo (Brazil/Argentina)
Wednesday November 22, 2017, 8 pm, $tba. Timna & Dario Duo (Timna Comedi and Darío Acosta Teich).  A beautiful Brazilian voice and  Argentinian guitar come together in exquisite arrangements that combine tropical rhythms with jazzy harmonies and a touch of contemporary music. 

Singer-songwriter Pip, with Brad Cheeseman & Jadon Haughton
Thursday November 23, 2017 at 8 pm, $tba. Singer-songwriter Pip writes distinctive and melodic art-pop songs with jazz and world elements. He will be joined by Brad Cheeseman (bass) and Jadon Haughton (drums).  Together they will fashion interpretations of new songs from the 2017 album Twenty-Four Obscurity Mills and other songs composed by Pip.

The Amy Project, stories/songs of Amy Winehouse
Friday November 24, 2017, at 8 pm, $10. Call 905-543-8512 to reserve.
The Amy Project is a musical and storied journey outlining the short but tragic life of Amy Winehouse, the late British soul, blues and jazz singer. The show is performed live, raw and acoustically by five talented performers: Marni Shuster as the voice of Amy,  Anthony Caradonna guitar/vocals, Ian Taylor bass/vocals, Amy DiNino piano/synth/vocals and Dominic DiNino drums. 

Waleed Kush African Jazz Ensemble
Saturday November 25, 2017 at 8 pm, $tba.
The Waleed Kush African Jazz Ensemble returns! This ensemble combines the ancient rhythms of Africa with the jazz harmonies of modern times. Waleed Abdulhamid (Composer/Band Leader) explains:  “We play melody on top of traditional jazzy chord progressions with a twist of African ancient rhythms. There is a place for African instruments such as gombri, lakoumbe, marimba in the music.”

Artword Artbar - 15 Colbourne St. Hamilton

Wednesday, November 1, 2017 (All day) to Thursday, November 30, 2017 (All day)
Artword Artbar,15 Colbourne Street, Hamilton

Staircase November Events [Staircase Theatre]

 

 

 There’s always something happening at Hamilton’s one
 and only Staircase.This multi-use theatre and performance
 venue has hosted theatre premiers, comedy and film festivals,
 and features regular improv and karaoke night along with
 much more.

Check out what’s happening! http://staircase.org/

 
November 2017

LITERARY

LIT LIVE Nov
Sunday, Nov 5 at 7:30 - 9:30 pm
Lit Live is a monthly reading series in Hamilton, Ontario. 

POETRY IN THE CAFE
Wednesday, November 1, 2017 from 07pm to 08:30pm
Celebrating Canadian Poets Published in Lummox 6  James Deahl Jennifer L. Foster Ellen S. Jaffe (first runner-up in the 2017. Lummox Poetry Contest) Donna Langevin John B. Lee (poet laureate of Brantford) Norma West Linder Deborah A. Morrison Lynn Tait Kate Marshall Flaherty and Debbie Okun Hill may also read.

THE MINI 6 MINUTE MEMOIR
Thursday, November 2, 2017 from 07:30pm to 09pm
The Mini six Minute Memoir is a delightful themed storytelling night Hosted by Anne Bokma with performances by local community members. Details to be announced.

THEATRE

IMPROV FUN-DAMENTALS
Monday, November 6, 13 2017 from 07:00 pm to 08:30 pm
Elaine Mae Theatre - 25 Dundurn St. North
Learn improv comedy in a fun and supportive environment. Experienced improv comedy teachers from Staircase Improv will guide participants through the basics of improv comedy. A Beginners drop-in workshop open to improvisers of all experiences, and ages. Participants less than 16 years of age require parental accompaniment. Dress in comfortable clothing as movement is guaranteed.  Limited to 16 participants per class. Cost is $10. Cash only

IMPROV MASTERCLASS
Tuesday, November 7, 14 2017 from 07:00 pm to 09:00 pm
Elaine Mae Theatre - 25 Dundurn St. NorthOur Master Class is where Hamilton’s top improvisers come to test their mettle and get notes from their experienced peers. The public is welcome to watch, but participation is by invitation only. Admission is $10. Cash only. Workshop starts promptly at 7pm.

A BRIEF HISTORY OF PETTY CRIME starring Jimmy Hogg
Friday, November 3, 2017 from 08:00 pm to 09:30 pm
After a decade of touring Canada and the U.S. and fresh from a 23-show stint at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival Englishman, Jimmy Hogg unleashes his multiple-award winning solo show A Brief History of Petty Crime in Hamilton. 

PIECE OF MIND: THE STAGE PLAY by Colleen Taffe
Saturday, November 4-5, 2017 from 06:30 pm to 08:00 pm
This thought provoking performance is brilliantly written and directed by playwright and Mental Health and Addiction Specialist Colleen Taffe.  It inspires audiences to be challenged by the unforeseen world of mental illness and its damaging effects of stigma, quite tangible in the black community. 

SHOW READY SERIES- WILDCARD WEDNESDAYS
Wednesdays until November 9th from 07:00 pm to 10:00 pm
A 5 week comedy improv series workshop aimed at producing a showcase show. Emphasis on teamwork and show craft. All levels welcome. 7- 10pm $75.00 + hst info@staircaseimprov.com

VENUS IN FUR
SHOWTIMES Thursday, November 2 Friday, November 3 Saturday, November 4 ​All shows at 8:00 PM
VENUS IN FUR A play by David Ives Thomas, playwright and director, is holding auditions for his adaptation of the controversial 1870s novel, Venus in Furs. After an unsuccessful day of casting he is confronted with Vanda, the unlikely actress who perfectly embodies his leading lady. Reality begins to blur as this audition spirals out of control and into a seductive power play… ​

JULIUS CAESAR presented by Make Art Theatre
Nov 9, 10, 11, 12, 16, 17, and 18 at 7:30
Julius Caesar is a fast-paced political drama about the conspiracy to kill the first Roman Emperor. When Caesar returns to Rome, not everybody is celebrating. His closest friend, Brutus, is troubled by Caesar's absolute power. Fearing tyranny, Brutus joins several other senators in a plot to assassinate his best friend. 
Directed by: Ryan M. Sero
Cast: Vicktoria Adam, Tyler Brent, Liz Buchanan, Scott Buchanan, Sean Emberley, Dina Hanson, Adam Lemieux Colin Palangio, Ryan M. Sero, Laura Welch

KINGFISHER DAYS by Firefly Collective
Tuesday, November 14, 2017 from 08:00 pm to 09:30 pm
One summer, in an old stone fireplace beside her family cottage, a little girl discovers a letter from a delightfully self-absorbed Inca fairy princess. This begins a poignant friendship between the child, the princess and an elderly neighbor, to whom the fairy dictates her letters.  From the acclaimed memoir by the same author. ​​Directed by Denise Oucharek and starring  Myrna McBrien and Vince Carlin. 
http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3076247

MUSIC

OPEN MIC FOR MUSICIANS
Wednesday, Nov 1,8, 15 at 7 - 9:30
An awesome Weekly open-mic that happens every Wednesday night and is hosted by the very talented and dedicated Keith Toms. An amazing group of local musicians that have for the past year, managed to grow a supportive environment for all music styles regardless of age. Original works are loved dearly!  So come experiment, grow your chops, sit and listen…we have some of the best audience members in Hamilton! Beverage and food available

CHOIR NATION HAMILTON
Monday, November 6, 13 2017 from 06:30 pm to 08:00 pm
Under the leadership of Brian Dexter, Choir Nation Hamilton is a great place to come together and have fun, improve your singing and learn from an exceptional teacher! Rehearsals and performances take place Mondays 6:30 – 8 p.m. $15 per session for adults. $10 for seniors and students. Please have cash. 

JAMLAND POST SCREENING CONCERT
Thursday, November 9, 2017 at 11:00 pm to Friday, November 10, 2017 at 12:30 am
Jamland is more than a concert in the woods. It’s a state of mind. This documentary explores a grassroots music festival and includes poignant human interest stories. It’s a film about music, life, and love, and the way music can take us out of our day to day problems and make us feel better. Jamland is being screened at the Staircase Theatre as part of the Hamilton Film Festival on Thursday, November 9 at 9:00 pm. It is being shown with Et Tu, Dude?, another Ontario music documentary.

FILM

JAMLAND POST SCREENING CONCERT
Thursday, November 9, 2017 at 11:00 pm to Friday, November 10, 2017 at 12:30 am
Jamland is more than a concert in the woods. It’s a state of mind. This documentary explores a grassroots music festival and includes poignant human interest stories. It’s a film about music, life, and love, and the way music can take us out of our day to day problems and make us feel better. Jamland is being screened at the Staircase Theatre as part of the Hamilton Film Festival on Thursday, November 9 at 9:00 pm. It is being shown with Et Tu, Dude?, another Ontario music documentary.

THE 12th HAMILTON FILM FESTIVAL
November 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13
Hamilton’s premiere independent film festival returns to the Staircase and multiple venues. For more information check our separate listing.

Wednesday, November 1, 2017 (All day) to Thursday, November 30, 2017 (All day)
Staircase Cafe & Theatre, 27 Dundurn St. North, Hamilton

Cry Baby [Hamilton Theatre Inc]

CRY BABY

SHOW DATES: November 10-25, 2017

It's 1954. Everyone likes Ike, nobody likes communism and Wade "Cry-Baby" Walker is the coolest boy in Baltimore. He's a bad boy with a good cause – truth, justice and the pursuit of rock and roll. Cry-Baby and the square rich girl, Allison, are star-crossed lovers at the center of this world. Fueled by hormones and the new rhythms of rock and roll, she turns her back on her squeaky clean boyfriend, Baldwin, to become a "drape" (a Baltimore juvenile delinquent) and Cry-Baby's moll. At the other end of the topsy-turvy moral meritocracy of 1954 America, Baldwin is the king of the squares and leads his close-harmony pals against the juvenile delinquents, who are ultimately arrested for arson, sending the drapes all off to prison. It's Romeo and Juliet meets High School Hellcats. Based on the cult classic, 1990 John Waters film.

For more information visit:  http://hamiltontheatre.com

 

Friday, November 10, 2017 (All day) to Saturday, November 25, 2017 (All day)
Hamilton Theatre Inc, 140 MacNab Street North, Hamilton

Little Black Frame Mystery Art Night [Dundas Valley School of Art]

Little Black Frame Mystery Art Night

November 4, 2017
7:00 p.m. – DVSA Loft Studio

Fall’s most creative art party returns!

Listen for your number to be drawn and then choose your favourite from over 100 stunning art pieces all contained in a little black frame. Created by established and emerging artists, you won’t know who made your masterpiece until it’s in your hands.

Tag Vodka Cocktails – Hors d’oeuvres – Music – Art – Mystery  
It’s the perfect evening.

Schedule:
7:00 – 8:00 p.m. – Cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, music and art viewing
8:00 p.m. – Art Draw begins

Proceeds from this event will help support DVSA’s groundbreaking hands-on art programs for participants of all ages and backgrounds.

Saturday, November 4, 2017 - 19:00
Dundas Valley School of Art, 21 Ogilvie St, Dundas, ON

Steel City Jazz Fest 2017

Steel City Jazz Festival

October 24 – 29, 2017

The 4th Annual Steel City Jazz Festival kicks off October 26th for another year of celebrating the best jazz around Hamilton. The festival will be hosted this year at Artword Artbar, Mills Hardware, and the Hamilton Public Library Central Branch.

 

The Steel City Jazz Festival was founded by Chris Ferguson and Emily Milko after returning from a trip to the 2012 Detroit Jazz Festival. Maybe it was the result of riding high after seeing both Wayne Shorter and Sonny Rollins perform in one weekend, but Chris and Emily decided to give throwing a jazz festival a try. Preparations started right away and on August 22nd, 2013 the first annual Steel City Jazz Festival began.

 

Tickets to Steel City Jazz Festival events are available at the door for each show. Please keep in mind that if you intend to purchase tickets at the door you are encouraged to arrive early, as we cannot always accommodate all our audience members due to the capacity of our venues.

 

For a full list of artists at this year's festival follow the LINK.

To see the full schedule for this year's festival follow the LINK.

For ticket purchase please follow the LINK and fine the concert of your choosing

 

Please visit www.steelcityjazzfest.com for full festival details.

 

Tuesday, October 24, 2017 (All day) to Sunday, October 29, 2017 (All day)
Various locations

Staircase October Events [Staircase Theatre]

 

 

 There’s always something happening at Hamilton’s one
 and only Staircase.This multi-use theatre and performance
 venue has hosted theatre premiers, comedy and film festivals,
 and features regular improv and karaoke night along with
 much more.

Check out what’s happening! http://staircase.org/

 
October 2017

LITERARY

LIT LIVE Oct
Sunday, Oct 1 at 7:30 - 9:30 pm
Lit Live is a monthly reading series in Hamilton, Ontario.
 

GRITLIT LITERARY FESTIVAL- HAMILTON A CELEBRATION IN STORIES
Sunday, October 22, 2017 from 10:00 am to 04:30 pm
Celebrating Canada 150, gritLIT is proud to present readings, interviews and a writing workshop celebrating local authors, themes and indigenous culture. Authors include: Shannon Bramer, Daniel Coleman, Sally Cooper, Cherie Dimaline, Krista Foss, Lee Maracle, John Terpstra, Zoe Whittall.

DAVID CHARIANDY IN CONVERSATION
Tuesday, October 24, 2017 at 07:00 pm
This event is presented by Penguin Random House Canada, Bryan Prince Bookseller, Centre for Community Engaged Narrative Arts (CCENA) at McMaster and the Staircase Theatre. Please join us for an evening of conversation as BC author, David Chariandy sits down to talk about his much anticipated new novel. Conducting the on-stage interview will be award-winning Hamilton author, Lawrence Hill. 

THEATRE

IMPROV FUN-DAMENTALS
Monday, Oct 23/30 at 7 - 8:30 pm
Elaine Mae Theatre - 25 Dundurn St. North
Learn improv comedy in a fun and supportive environment. Experienced improv comedy teachers from Staircase Improv will guide participants through the basics of improv comedy. A Beginners drop-in workshop open to improvisers of all experiences, and ages. Participants less than 16 years of age require parental accompaniment. Dress in comfortable clothing as movement is guaranteed.  Limited to 16 participants per class. Cost is $10. Cash only

IMPROV MASTERCLASS
Tue, Oct 17/31 at 7 - 9 pm
Elaine Mae Theatre - 25 Dundurn St. North
Our Master Class is where Hamilton’s top improvisers come to test their mettle and get notes from their experienced peers. The public is welcome to watch, but participation is by invitation only. Admission is $10. Cash only. Workshop starts promptly at 7pm.

CHARACTERS AND CONVERSATIONS- A lone woman play by Christina Whitfield
Tuesday, October 17, 2017 from 08:00 pm to 10:00 pm
Christina Whitfield has created a one woman evening showcasing her passion for film and television and telling stories. $5 from every ticket sold will go directly to Habitat for Humanity. Doors open 8pm for food and drink

SHOW READY SERIES- WILDCARD WEDNESDAYS
Wednesday, October 18/25, 2017 from 07:00 pm to 10:00 pm
A 5 week comedy improv series workshop aimed at producing a showcase show. Emphasis on teamwork and show craft. All levels welcome. 7- 10pm $75.00 + hst info@staircaseimprov.com

 

STRANGE AND UNUSUAL- Magic and Illusion with Nicholas Wallace
Runs Oct 18-21 from 08:00 pm to 10:00 pm
We all share a common delusion. We believe our world view is based on truth and logic – but whether you admit it or not, we all believe in something strange and unusual. ​ In this 90 min show, Nick uses story telling and illusions to explore the world of conspiracy theories, superstitions, psychics and all things STRANGE AND UNUSUAL.

THE BIG SHOW
Tuesday, October 24, 2017 from 08:00 pm to 09:30 pm
An interdimensional being summons a group of “teens with attitude” to help him defend the world from evil. Unfortunately, he accidentally summoned the high school drama group. Unable to fight, he assigns them the task of performing a monthly BIG SHOW that bring him up to speed about the current state of the earth. Music, comedy, magic and short films. Starring a rotating cast including Viktoria Adam, Tyler Brent, Luke Brown, Stephanie Hope Lawlor, Kristian Reimer, Ryan Sero, Nick Wallace and Laura Welch.

VENUS IN FUR
SHOWTIMES Thursday, October 26-Preview Friday, October 27-Opening night Saturday, October 28 ​Thursday, November 2 Friday, November 3 Saturday, November 4 ​All shows at 8:00 PM
VENUS IN FUR A play by David Ives Thomas, playwright and director, is holding auditions for his adaptation of the controversial 1870s novel, Venus in Furs. After an unsuccessful day of casting he is confronted with Vanda, the unlikely actress who perfectly embodies his leading lady. Reality begins to blur as this audition spirals out of control and into a seductive power play… ​

THE HAMILTON 7- A Night of Stories
Sunday, October 29, 2017 from 07:00 pm to 08:30 pm
Welcome to the Hamilton 7! We’re back after a highly successful run at this years Hamilton Fringe Festival! Come on out and hear some of your fave tellers and a few new ones! Join us for a gathering of finely crafted tales from professional local storytellers from diverse perspectives, experiences and realities. This edition of The Hamilton 7 will feature: Karen Ancheta Darla Biccum Sheldon Davis Tor Lukasik-Foss Marilo Nunez Lisa Pijuan-Nomura and a few more surprises! 

 

MUSIC

OPEN MIC FOR MUSICIANS
Wednesday, Oct 18/25 at 7 - 9:30
An awesome Weekly open-mic that happens every Wednesday night and is hosted by the very talented and dedicated Keith Toms. An amazing group of local musicians that have for the past year, managed to grow a supportive environment for all music styles regardless of age. Original works are loved dearly!  So come experiment, grow your chops, sit and listen…we have some of the best audience members in Hamilton! Beverage and food available

CHOIR NATION HAMILTON
Monday, October 23, 2017 from 06:30 pm to 08:00 pm
Under the leadership of Brian Dexter, Choir Nation Hamilton is a great place to come together and have fun, improve your singing and learn from an exceptional teacher! Rehearsals and performances take place Mondays 6:30 – 8 p.m. $15 per session for adults. $10 for seniors and students. Please have cash. 

FALL INTO WISTERIUM MUSIC
Friday, October 27, 2017 from 07:30 pm to 09:00 pm
“Wisterium Music is the passionate musical duo of Jennifer Molinaro (vocals/piano) and Celeste Konopka (violin). Their musical style blends jazz, folk and classical roots into rich acoustic soundscapes. Combining the harmonies of Debussy and Chopin with Celtic and Scandinavian melodies, Wisterium Music joyfully explores both well-known and original musical improvisations.

COMMUNITY

TRIBE MAYAFIRE presents SPOOKY SOUK bellydancing fundraiser for WelNepal
Saturday, October 28, 2017 from 07:00 pm to 09:15 pm
Tribe Mayafire’s annual Bellydance fundraiser in support of WelNepal.

Sunday, October 1, 2017 (All day) to Tuesday, October 31, 2017 (All day)
Staircase Cafe & Theatre, 27 Dundurn St. North, Hamilton

December Concerts [Canadian Orpheus Male Choir]

Canadian Orpheus Male Choir rings in the holiday season with their December Concerts.

South Cayuga Community Church
WHEN: Sunday,December 3, 3:00 pm
WHERE: 6182 Rainham Road, Dunnvile, ON, N1A 2W8

Carlisle Senior Residence
WHEN: Saturday, December 9, 3:00 pm
WHERE: 
467 Main Street East, Hamilton, ON, L8N 1K1

Joint Christmas Concert with Dofasco Chorus
WHEN: 
Saturday, December 17, 3:00 pm
WHERE: 
St. Thomas Roman Catholic Church, 715 Centre Road, Waterdown, On L0R 2H0

To find out where the COMC is performing, please email concerts@comc.ca or see the COMC events page online.

 

The Canadian Orpheus Male Choir (COMC) is a respected Canadian amateur male voice choir 
that aspires to a masterful standard of choral music with an ensemble of 40 members ages 19+, 
known as the men who love to sing. Founded in 1977, this Hamilton-based registered charity 
performs to build community, support charitable causes and entertain. Covering pop, traditional 
and folk songs, spirituals, jazz numbers and hits from musicals, they've sung in Roy Thomson Hall, the Burlington Performing Arts Centre and Hamilton Place, among others, and helped raise some 
$800,000 for charities.

 

 

Sunday, December 3, 2017 - 15:00 to Monday, December 18, 2017 - 15:00

Canada's 150th Massed Choir Concert [Canadian Orpheus Male Choir]

The COMC invite you to share in a Canadian musical journey with many popular songs and band favourites performed by: The Canadian Orpheus Male Choir, Brant Men of Son, Burlington Welsh Male Chorus, Mabridge Male Chorus. 

WHERE: Mohawk College, McIntyre Performing Arts Centre: 135 Fennell Ave W, Hamilton, ON, L9C 1E9
WHEN: Saturday, October 21, 7:00 pm

To find out where the COMC is performing, please email concerts@comc.ca or see the COMC events page online.

 

The Canadian Orpheus Male Choir (COMC) is a respected Canadian amateur male voice choir 
that aspires to a masterful standard of choral music with an ensemble of 40 members ages 19+, 
known as the men who love to sing. Founded in 1977, this Hamilton-based registered charity 
performs to build community, support charitable causes and entertain. Covering pop, traditional 
and folk songs, spirituals, jazz numbers and hits from musicals, they've sung in Roy Thomson Hall, 
the Burlington Performing Arts Centre and Hamilton Place, among others, and helped raise some 
$800,000 for charities.

 

 

Saturday, October 21, 2017 - 19:00
Mohawk College, McIntyre Performing Arts Centre

Fall Fair [DVO]

Dundas Valley Orchestra Fall Fair

Reception following concert:

  • Godfrey Ridout: Fall Fair
  • Joseph Kosma, arr. A. Reed: Autumn Leaves
  • Robert McBride: Pumpkin Eaters Little Fugue
  • Antonio Vivaldi: L’Autumno (from “The Four Seasons”) (Soloist: Suhashini Arulanandam, Violin)
  • Peter de Rose: Autumn Serenade
  • Ralph Burns and Woody Herman: Early Autumn
  • Scott Whittington: City of Waterfalls (World premiere)
  • Edward Elgar: Nimrod (from “Enigma Variations”)
  • Thomas Bidgood, arr. L. Thomas: Vimy Ridge March

DVO is comprised of talented amateur musicians from the Hamilton area. The ensemble presents three major public concerts each year and performs at Hamilton retirement homes. Audience members are welcome to meet the musicians at the post-concert reception. The venue is wheelchair accessible.

WHEN:Sunday November 12, 2017 at 3:00 pm 
WHERE: St. Paul's United Church, 29 Park St. W., Dundas
TIX: Admission is free. DVO gratefully accepts donations, and tax receipts are provided for donations of $10 or more.

 

 

 

Thursday, November 12, 2015 - 15:00
St. Paul's United Church, 29 Park Street, Dundas

Ensemble Made in Canada w/ Scott St. John [Hamilton Conservatory for the Arts]

HCA Concert Series Presents:

Ensemble Made in Canada
with Scott St. John

Sunday, October 15 at 2:00 pm
Hamilton Conservatory for the Arts
126 James St S, Hamilton, ON
Tickets: Regular $25, Senior $20, Student $15
https://www.hcarts.ca/event/ensemble-made-canada-scott-st-john/ or call 905-528-4020

 

Awarded the 2006 CBC Galaxie Stars Award from the Banff Centre for the Arts, EMIC was featured in 2008 Chatelaine Magazine’s 80th anniversary issue as “Women to Watch” and an ensemble that is leading the next generation of classical musicians.

The members of EMIC have been forging outstanding individual careers and bring together a plethora of experience having already appeared at prestigious festivals such as Marlboro, Ravinia, Orford, Verbier, Prussia Cove, Pablo Casals and Evian. EMIC has performed for Winnipeg Virtuosi, Montreal Pro Musica, SUNY New Paltz, Stratford Music Festival, Ottawa Chamberfest, Parry Sound Festival of the Sound, Jeffery Chamber Music Series, Lindsay Concert Productions, Almonte in Concert, Women’s Musical Club of Toronto, Kawartha Concerts, including multiple work cycles for the Kitchener-Waterloo Chamber Music Society.  EMIC has provided master classes, chamber music coachings, and lectures at universities across Canada and in the United States and have also participated in outreach programs for public schools in Ontario. The group is grateful for support from FACTOR, the Canada Council for the Arts and the Ontario Arts Council. EMIC has been Ensemble-in-Residence at Western University since 2014.

Scott St. John lives in London, Canada with his wife Sharon Wei and daughter Julia. Scott was a member of the St. Lawrence String Quartet and faculty at Stanford University from 2006 – 2013. From 1999 – 2006, Scott was Associate Professor of Violin at University of Toronto, and founded the Felix Galimir Chamber Music Award. Scott now coaches chamber music at Western University, plays chamber music at the Marlboro Music Festival (Vermont), and plays concertmaster of the ROCO Chamber Orchestra (Houston). Scott is a partner in the Rebelheart Collective at London’s Aeolian Hall. He began his violin studies at age three with Richard Lawrence, in London. He graduated from the Curtis Institute of Music where he studied with David Cerone, Arnold Steinhardt, and Felix Galimir. Scott has also worked with John Adams, Charles Wuorinen, Oswaldo Golijov, Arsenio Giron, Gary Kulesha, and Elizabeth Raum. Scott’s recent recording of Mozart’s Symphonia Concertante with his sister Lara St. John won a Juno Award. Recent concert highlights include a “Canada 150” recital of early Canadian music in Calgary with pianist Katherine Chi, a performance of Peteris Vasks “Distant Light” at Scotia Festival, and chamber performances with the Enso Quartet in California.

 

 

Sunday, October 15, 2017 - 14:00
Hamilton Conservatory for the Arts, 126 James St S, Hamilton

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