Guest concerts

Be part of the music, and music becomes part of your life

As part of the educational experience that is MusicFest, there are concerts in every idiom. These concerts feature professional musicians from all over North America as well as the MusicFest Canada Honour Ensembles comprised of the best young musicians in Canada.

When attending any one of these concerts, MusicFest Canada requests that all students and directors discuss the expectations pertaining to proper concert etiquette.

FEATURED ENSEMBLES AND EVENTS

MONDAY, MAY 13

8:00 p.m.:  MCGILL JAZZ ORCHESTRA, directed by Christine Jensen, with special guest artists Jocelyn Couture and Remi Bolduc. Bronson Theatre, 211 Bronson Avenue.

TUESDAY, MAY 14

8:00 p.m.:  THE HUMBER EXPERIENCE, featuring the Mike Downes Humber X Ensemble, the Groove Merchants, directed by Mark Kelso, the Humber Vocal Jazz Ensemble, directed by Lisa Martinelli, and the Humber Strings, directed by Drew Jurecka.  Bronson Theatre, 211 Bronson Avenue.

WEDNESDAY, MAY 15

6:00 & 8:00 p.m.:  CENTRAL BAND OF THE CANADIAN ARMED FORCES, directed by Captain John Fullerton. Bronson Theatre, 211 Bronson Avenue.

THURSDAY, MAY 16

3:00 pm.:  THOMASTIK-INFELD CANADIAN STRING ORCHESTRA, directed by Maestro Stephen Sitarski. First Baptist Church, 140 Laurier Avenue West.

7:00 p.m.:  Vocal/Choral Feature Concert – TBA

8:00 p.m.:  NEPEAN ALL-CITY JAZZ BAND, directed by Neil Yorke-Slader. Bronson Theatre, 211 Bronson Avenue.

FRIDAY, MAY 17

12:00 p.m.:  MUSICFEST AWARDS CEREMONY, featuring the National Youth Jazz Combo, directed by Kirk MacDonald.  First Baptist Church, 140 Laurier Avenue West.

1:00 p.m.:   NATIONAL YOUTH JAZZ COMBO, directed by Kirk MacDonald.  First Baptist Church, 140 Laurier Avenue West.

3:30 p.m.:  ELLISON CANADIAN HONOUR CHOIR, directed by Scott Leithead.  Knox Presbyterian Church, 120 Lisgar Street.

5:00 p.m.:  CONN-SELMER CENTERSTAGE JAZZ BAND directed by Gordon Foote.  Bronson Theatre, 211 Bronson Avenue.

8:00 p.m.:  DENIS WICK CANADIAN WIND ORCHESTRA, directed by Dr. Mark Hopkins and Dr. Gillian MacKay , and the WOODSHED CANADIAN PERCUSSION ENSEMBLE, directed by Andy Morris.  Bronson Theatre, 211 Bronson Avenue.  

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