ST. COLUMBA CONCERTS
Suggested donation : $15. Free for children.
To sample some recent St. Columba Concerts, follow the YouTube link:
A portion of the concert donations is given to:
- Youth unlimited La Corde – Pierrefonds which offers meals and after school programmes to elementary school students.
Saturday April 29, 2017 7:30 pm
The Last Curlew
by Tom Allen
an adaptation of the novel
The Last of the Curlews by Fred Bodsworth
Tom Allen, storyteller (host of “Shift” on CBC radio 2)
Annika Broadhead, reader
Mark Fewer, violin
Julia Aplin, Dancer
Lori Gemmell, harp (Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony)
Inspired by the environmental novel by the Canadian naturalist Fred Bodsworth, The Last Curlew follows the 13,000 km migration of a lone critically endangered Eskimo Curlew in search of a mate. This timeless, powerful and heart-breaking story is told with music by Alexina Louie, Ralph Vaughan-Williams and R. Murray Schafer, and features harpist Lori Gemmell, violinist Mark Fewer, dancer Julia Aplin, reader Annika Broadhead and storyteller/author Tom Allen.
Concerts already enjoyed this season.
Saturday March 18, 2017 7:30 pm
Tribute to the Greatest Jazz Guitarists
Marcel Anicic, guitar
Daniel Di Cintio, bass
Louis-Vincent Hammel, drums
Lovers of jazz and guitar this concert is for you! Music by Pat Metheny, John Scofield, Duke Ellington, Dizzie Gillespie and original compositions written as tributes to the great jazz guitarists.
Saturday February 25, 2017 7:30 pm
From Bach to Broadway
Diane Caplette, flute
Solange Bellemare, violin
Iona Corber, cello
This concert has something for everyone: music from movies and Broadway, tango and beautiful melodies by great classical composers- Trio Ambience promises to please!
Saturday January 28, 2017 7:30 pm
Five Centuries of Music from Spain and the Americas
André Rodrigues, classical guitar
Warm yourself with an intimate concert by candlelight with beautiful guitar music played by the very talented André Rodrigues. Brazilian music as well as music by Dowland, Sor, Torroba, Brouwer.
Saturday December 17, 2016 7:00 pm
(note earlier start time)
Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol
Mike Finnerty (CBC Radio, Daybreak), Deborah Arbec (CBC, News), Frank Cavallaro (CBC, Weather)
Jennifer Swartz, harpist OSM, Dawn Tyler-Watson, blues/jazz singer
Ease yourself into the Christmas spirit with a riveting story-telling of Charles Dickens’ classic “A Christmas Carol” read by well-known CBC radio and TV personalities. You won’t want to miss the wonderful Christmas interludes provided by our stellar musical guests. The proceeds will benefit Tyndale-St.Georges Community Centre in Little Burgundy and St. Columba. Please visit our website for further details. www.stcolumba.ca
Saturday October 22, 2016 7:30 pm
My Canada – Singing the Soul of a Country
Singer/songwriter Barbara Lewis returns to St. Columba with her new concert MY CANADA: Singing the Soul of a Country, a tribute to Canada’s upcoming 150th birthday in 2017. The concert features some of Canada’s most beloved songs including those by Joni Mitchell, Claude Dubois, Stompin’ Tom Connors, Leonard Cohen and many more.