York Region 
Community Choir

 NEWMARKET EVENTS COMING SOON!!!

 1) Lorne Lofsky August 3rd Concert

​ at Old Town Hall​ 

2)

​ Party with us before Concerts!

 ​TD-NMF ​

  PreConcert Parties 7-8pm

​   at Old Town Hall

  Aug 3, 11 and 17th

​ - Dress Up Welcome!

   Sher

  #NewmarketMusicFest 

                                                    https://twitter.com/ newmarketMF   

   www.instagram: /newmarketmusicfestival

   www.FaceBook.com/NMFFestival


   Returning to Riverwalk Commons
   200 Doug Duncan Dr. Newmarket, ON L3Y 3Y9.       905 841 6893 

   Sher's Cell: 647 524 6893

   www.stkittsmusic.ca

 

 

NEW MARKET NATIONAL 10 MINUTE PLAY FESTIVAL JULY 22-23, 2017

The play festival next week is going to put Newmarket on the map!!  As the two venues for the 24 10-minute plays are the beautifully restored Old Town Hall and Pickering College (both with limited seating), you should order your tickets today, sold in PODS of Six..

 

…check the website www.nationalplayfestival.ca for tickets and times.  Main Street will be welcoming show patrons and friends all weekend!!


 

ENJOY ONE POD OR ALL FOUR!!!  Dinner on Main Street? 


 

 

 


PRESS RELEASE

JUNE 27, 2017

TD-NEWMARKET MUSIC FESTIVAL 2017

Announcing: Home-Coming Specials!

EARLY BIRD TICKETS on line up to July 3rd .

Specially discounted TD-Newmarket Music Festival tickets will be available only until July 3rd.  Act now supporting live Canadian entertainment! 

Weekend Pass  $25 and all day passes $10. 

2017 Festival features more than two dozen amazing local bands on two outdoor stages, Beer/Wine Gardens, Food Vendors, Music Workshops, Characters/Costumes, Mad Hatter Tea Party, Creative Zone, Indoor Stage with family friendly experiences, non-stop music and more….

“We’re happy to be returning your community festival home to Riverwalk Commons!  Please plan to celebrate fabulous live music and Canada’s 150th Birthday with us.  Help us re-establish the festival at Riverwalk in 2017 by buying your Early Bird Tickets online now! Thanks.”  Sher St. Kitts, GM

Early Bird purchasers also have a chances to win gift certificates to dine in one or more of several great restaurants on Heritage Main Street in beautiful downtown Newmarket. 

TD-NMF partner restaurants include Hungry Brew Hops, Lil’ Brew Hops, Maid’s Cottage, Made in Mexico, Cachet, Covernotes Cafe, Olde Village Free House & Pub, The Goulash House, and Ground Burger Bar.

Mark your festival calendars - August 25, 26 and 27

Join us at Riverwalk Commons and

 Newmarket Community Centre & Lions Halls

200 Doug Duncan Drive, Newmarket, Ontario L3Y 3X1

Get Your Early Bird Tickets Today:

 www.newmarketmusicfestival.com

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Contact: SherStKitts@gmail.com

Local Arts Listings

June, 2017 Arts Listing

THEATRE

June 2 - 17 - The Curtain Club Theatre presents Outlaw (Norm Foster) at Curtain Club Theatre, 400 Newkirk Dr., Richmond Hill - 905-773-3434. www.thecurtainclub.org 

MUSIC

Saturday, June 3 - Hands and Hearts for Africa and GranAurora present The Four Men - songs of Love, Hope and Inspiration - at Richmond Hill United Church, 10201 Yonge Street, R.H. - 2:00 p.m. Tickets $20 ($15 for seniors & students) at door or in advance 905-884-1301, 905-773-2823 or handsandhearts@live.ca . Proceeds to the Mission and Service Fund of the United Church and to Grandmothers to Grandmothers Campaign (Stephen Lewis Foundation). 

Saturday, June 3 - Bradford Arts Centre presents soprano Amelia DePiero and friends in concert at 66 Barrie St., Bradford (Bradford United Church) - 7:00 p.m. Tickets $10 at door. Info Frank 416-768-5393.

Tuesday, June 6 - Shout Sister York Afternoon Chapter presents a Fundraising Concert to benefit Rose of Sharon at Victory Baptist Church, 18408 Yonge St., East Gwillimbury - 7:00 p.m. Tickets $10 (children 12 & under free). www.shoutsisterchoir.ca .

Sunday, June 11 - Tapestry Chamber Choir presents Oh Canada! at the Old Town Hall, 460 Botsford St., Newmarket  - 3:00 p.m. Tickets $20 & $15 (st & sr) at door.  www.tapestrychoir.ca 

Sunday, June 11 - Tri-City Gospel Chorus performs at Sharon-Hope United Church, 18648 Leslie St., Sharon - 7:00 p.m. Freewill offering.

Thursday, June 29 - Kindred Spirits Orchestra presents  The Force of Destiny featuring Verdi, Prokofiev Concerto for Violin & Orchestra #1 and Tchaikovsky at Flato Markham Theatre - 8:00 p.m. 905-305-7469.

ART

Until August 5 - Aurora Cultural Centre presents MOSAIC - Ontario Society of Artists’ 145th Anniversary Exhibition and Sale enhanced by free demos, workshops and talks. 

Saturday, June 3 - Newmarket Seniors present 3rd Annual Art Show & Sale (7 artists) at Newmarket Community Centre & Lions Hall.

June 9-11 - The Patrick House Art Studio & Gallery presents Art Resolution, featuring Kathleen Martino - www.thepatrickhouse.com or sdgdesigns@bell.net .

OTHER

Wednesday, June 14 - Canadian Federation of University Women (CFUW) Aurora-Newmarket presents Authors’ Night featuring Terry Fallis (reading from his hot-off-the-press book “One Brother Shy”) and Marissa Campbell - Wine & Cheese and Silent Auction - at the Old Town Hall, 460 Botsford St., Newmarket - Tickets $35 with proceeds to CFUW student scholarships. Info & tickets - call 905-895-7555.

SUMMER FESTIVALS

July 14-30 - Elora Festival

July 21-Aug. 13 - Festival of the Sound, Parry Sound

July 22-23 - Newmarket National 10 min. Play Festival (Old Town Hall and Pickering Theatre)

 

SHOUT SISTER CHOIR


This just in from Melodie:

 I belong to the Shout Sister Choir and we are having our Spring Concert on Tuesday June 6 at 7:00 pm in the Victory Baptist Church at Green Lane and Yonge St.  This year we are supporting the Rose of Sharon with funds brought in through the concert and bake sale.  Tickets are $10.

 

May/June 2017 Arts Listing

 

THEATRE

 

June 2 - 17 - Theatre Aurora presents Outlaw (Norm Foster) at Factory Theatre, 150 Henderson, Aurora - 905-727-3669.

 

FILM 

 

Monday, May 1 - Southlake Cinemania presents Julieta (encore screening)…FREE to pass holders and ticket holders…more tickets to sell at showing.

 

Monday, May 1 - Aurora Film Circuit presents Maudie at Cineplex Odeon Aurora Cinemas - 6:45 p.m.

 

Saturday, May 13 - Live At The Met presents Der Rosenkavalier (Richard Strauss) at SilverCity, Newmarket - 12:30 p.m. (4h40m).  I think it’s SOLD OUT.  Encore screening in June…

 

MUSIC

 

Saturday, May 6 - Aurora Cultural Centre presents Sing-Along “Sound of Music” at 1:00 p.m. Tickets $25 (adv) or $30 (day of event) + hst  - 905-713-1818.


Saturday, May 6 - York Region Community Choir presents Canada: A Land of Harmony at Trinity Anglican Church, Aurora - 7:00 p.m. Tickets $15 at door. www.yorkregioncommmunitychoir.org . Bake sale at intermission!


Sunday, May 7 - Visual and Performing Arts Newmarket (VPAN) presents the Toronto Welsh Male Voice Choir in concert at the Newmarket Theatre - 2:00 p.m. Tickets $30/$25/$10 at 905-953-5122 or www.newtix.ca .


Sunday, May 7 - Aurora UC, Mt. Albert UC and Trinity Anglican Church (Aurora) present Triumphant Ring! - a celebration of handbell music at Trinity Anglican Church, Aurora - 4:00 p.m. Free-will offering to support music programmes at all three churches.


Friday, May 12 - Aurora Cultural Centre presents The Slocan Ramblers at 8:00 p.m. - Tickets $30 (adv) or $35 (day of concert) -hst - 905-713-1818.


Saturday, May 13 - St. Paul’s Anglican Church presents Grammy Award Nominee Ron Korb (flute) in concert at 227 Church St., Newmarket - 7:00 p.m. Tickets $25 - wine bar! info@stpaulsnewmarket.org


Saturday, May 13 - York Chamber Ensemble presents A Night in Vienna with Trinity Festival Chorus at Trinity Anglican Church, Aurora  7:30 p.m. — Tickets $20/$15 at door. www.yorkchamberensemble.ca for program details.


Sunday, May 14 - The Upper Canada Chordsmen present Mother’s Day, featuring the Chorus with guests Our Lady of Good Counsel School Choir at Sharon-Hope United Church, 18648 Leslie St., Sharon - 2:00 p.m. Concert & Tea, strawberry and scones to follow - $20; concert only $10.  Tickets available from chorus members or online at info@uccchorus.com or call 1-289-648-6300.


Friday, May 26 - York Symphony Orchestra presents Star Wars and Beyond - an epic concert of music from blockbuster film scores - Trinity Anglican Church, Aurora - 8:00 p.m. Tickets $28/$23/$10 at door. (NOTE: Friday date!)..concert repeated Sunday, May 28 at RHCPA - Richmond Hill - 7:30 p.m.


Saturday, May 27 - Bradford Arts Centre presents Spring Speaks through Piano, Flute and Trumpet (Vladimir Soloviev, Catherine Willshire, Lisa Hartl - impressive bios available upon request) at Bradford United Church, 66 Barrie St. - 7:30 p.m. www.bradfordartscentre.org   


Sunday, May 28 - Uxbridge Chamber Choir presents 150 Years of Canadian Music at Trinity United Church, Uxbridge - 3:00 p.m.


Saturday, June 3 - Hands and Hearts for Africa and GranAurora present The Four Men - songs of Love, Hope and Inspiration - at Richmond Hill United Church, 10201 Yonge Street, R.H. - 2:00 p.m. Tickets $20 ($15 for seniors & students) at door or in advance 905-884-1301, 905-773-2823 or handsandhearts@live.ca . Proceeds to the Mission and Service Fund of the United Church and to Grandmothers to Grandmothers Campaign (Stephen Lewis Foundation). 


Sunday, June 11 - Tapestry Chamber Choir presents Oh Canada! at      - 3:00 p.m. Tickets $20 & $15 at door.  www.tapestrychoir.ca 


ART


May 6 & 7 - Town of Aurora and Society of York Region Artists (SOYRA) present the 55th Annual Aurora Art Show and Sale at Aurora Town Hall - 10-5 - free.


May 11 - August 5 - Ontario Society of Artists present Mosaic - 145th Anniversary Exhibition and Sale - multi-dimensional show with the work of  93 artist members at the Aurora Cultural Centre - includes “Ways of Seeing Art Talks” - FREE but registration required - www.auroraculturalcentre.ca for further info.


May 13 & 14 - Mother’s Day Weekend Art Show & Sale at The Patrick House Art Studio & Gallery, 58 Temperance St., Aurora - www.thepatrickhouse.com .


Saturday, June 3 - Newmarket Seniors present 3rd Annual Art Show & Sale (7 artists) at Newmarket Community Centre & Lions Hall.


June 9-11 - The Patrick House Art Studio & Gallery presents Art Resolution, featuring Kathleen Martino - www.thepatrickhouse.com or sdgdesigns@bell.net .


OTHER


May 4-7 - Pine Tree Potters’ Guild presents Spring Pottery Sale at Aurora Cultural Centre - free admission, free parking, door prize - www.pinetreepotters.ca .


Thursday, May 18 - Friends of the East Gwillimbury Library invite you to a unique author event…TWO stars of speculative fiction, Claire Cameron and Elan Mastai, will present at the Civic Centre in Sharon - 7:30 p.m. Book signings and great treats! eglibraryfriends@gmail.com 


Thursday, May 18 - Arts Society King presents an Enlightening Presentation by Linda Lundstrom at Kingsbridge Conference Centre, 12750 Jane St., King City - 3-5pm - Tickets $75 + hst with a portion of the proceeds to the Kiishik Fund in support of the Sewing Circle.  Register and pay online at ArtsSocietyKing.ca .


Thursday, May 18 - Aurora Historical Society 2017 Speaker Series presents Marcella Torres “History of Casa Loma” - 7:00 p.m. at Hillary House National Historic Site - 15372 Yonge St., Aurora - Register 905-727-8991 or leigha.cooney@aurorahs.com .

Special notice just in from Judy Craig:

 Many of you would not be aware of the treasures housed in a pristinely restored barn known as Brayhill Farms Museum (google), a private museum.  As every one of the 30,000 objects is being put up for auction in June, the public is invited for one last look on Saturday, April 29th from 1:30-3:30.  (19230 Bathurst, just north of Green Lane,  no sign)…


You will be awestruck by Al Bray’s collection of signs, restored cars, general store, fuel trucks, Coke, Supertest, Sunoco memorabilia…even a Conestoga wagon and Silverwood’s milk wagon! I can’t begin to tell you what an amazing collection of things…I’ve been three times and still marvel every time I’m there!


So mark your calendar for a last visit…you will definitely not be disappointed!!!


April/May 2017 Arts Listing


THEATRE


March 25-April 9 - Queensville Players present Into The Woods at the Stephen Leacock Theatre, Keswick.


March 30-April 8 - Theatre Aurora presents Old Love (Norm Foster comedy) at Factory Theatre, 150 Henderson Dr., Aurora - 905-727-3669.


March 31-April 8 - On Stage Uxbridge presents Little Shop of Horrors (musical) at Uxbridge Music Hall.


March 31-April 15 - Curtain Club Theatre presents Missing (wild western comedy) at Curtain Club Theatre, Richmond Hill (preview Mar 30) - 905-773-3434.


March 31-April 2 - Aurora Seniors Association’s Silver Stars present Jack and the Beanstalk at the Aurora Seniors Centre, 90 John West Way - Tickets $5.00 - refreshments included.


Saturday, April 8 - Getting To Room Temperature - an honest & wry conversation about aging and dying in Canada, starring Robert Bockstael at the Old Town Hall - 8:00 p.m. Tickets $35 + hst. www.newtix.ca .


April 26-29 - Markham Little Theatre presents Bedroom Farce (Alan Ayckbourne comedy) at Flato Markham Theatre - 905-305-7469




FILM 


Monday, April 3 - Aurora Film Circuit presents A Man Called Ove  at Cineplex Odeon Aurora Cinemas - 6:45 p.m. 


Monday, April 3 - Southlake Cinemania presents 20th Century Women at SilverCity, Newmarket, 7:00 p.m.


Saturday, April 22 - Live At The Met presents Eugene Onegin (Tchaikovsky) at SilverCity, Newmarket - 12:55 p.m. (3h55m) .


Monday, April 24 - Southlake Cinemania presents A Man Called Ove at SilverCity, Newmarket - 7:00 p.m.


Monday, May 1 - Southlake Cinemania presents Julieta (encore screening)…FREE to pass holders and ticket holders…more tickets to sell at showing.


Monday, May 1 - Aurora Film Circuit presents Maudie at Cineplex Odeon Aurora Cinemas - 6:45 p.m.


Saturday, May 13 - Live At The Met presents Der Rosenkavalier (Richard Strauss) at SilverCity, Newmarket - 12:30 p.m. (4h40m). 


Saturday, May 13 - York Chamber Ensemble presents A Night in Vienna with Trinity Festival Chorus - Tickets $20/$25 at door. www.yorkchamberensemble.ca for program details.



MUSIC


Friday, April 7 - John Sheard presents “The Great Reunion” with Lynn Miles  (guitar) at Aurora Cultural Centre - 8:00 p.m. Tickets $30 (adv) and $35 (concert day) + hst. - 905-713-1818.


Friday, April 14 - Good Friday service at Trinity United Church, Newmarket, joined by the choir and congregation of Aurora United Church - worship and music - 10:30 a.m. - reception to follow.


Friday, April 14 - Kindred Spirits Orchestra presents Death and Transfiguration, featuring Rudin Lengo performing Rachmaninoff’s Concerto for piano and orchestra no. 3 at Flato Markham Theatre - 8:00 p.m. Tickets $15-$40 - 905-305-7469. 


Monday, April 17 - Chorisma (directed by Robert Richardson)  presents Easter Cantata “Once Upon A Tree” at Thornhill United Church, Elgin St. - 7:30 p.m. Freewill Offering in support of Hill House Hospice, Richmond Hill.  


Saturday, April 22 - York Symphony Orchestra presents Absolute Vienna with guest Kara Huber performing Brahms Piano Concerto No. 2, also Schubert Symphony No. 5 at Trinity Anglican Church, Aurora - 8:00 p.m. Tickets $28/$23/$15 at door.


Thursday, April 27 - Great Artist Music Series presents Luca Buratto (piano) at Aurora Cultural Centre - 8:00 p.m. Tickets $34 ($28 senior/student) +hst - 905-713-1818.


Saturday, April 29 - Newmarket Folk Society presents Trent Severn folk trio with multi-instrumentalists at the Newmarket Community Centre & Lions Hall - 7:45 p.m. www.trentsevernband.ca .


Saturday, May 6 - Aurora Cultural Centre presents Sing-Along “Sound of Music” at 1:00 p.m. Tickets $25 (adv) or $30 (day of event) + hst  - 905-713-1818.


Saturday, May 6 - York Region Community Choir presents Canada: A Land of Harmony at Trinity Anglican Church, aurora - 7:00 p.m. Tickets $15 at door or 905-235-4574.


Sunday, May 7 - Visual and Performing Arts Newmarket (VPAN) presents the Toronto Welsh Male Voice Choir in concert at the Newmarket Theatre - 2:00 p.m. Tickets $30/$25/$10 at 905-953-5122 or www.newtix.ca .


Sunday, May 7 - Aurora UC, Mt. Albert UC and Trinity Anglican Church (Aurora) present Triumphant Ring! - a celebration of handbell music at Trinity Anglican Church, Aurora - 4:00 p.m. Free-will offering to support music programmes at all three churches.


Friday, May 12 - Aurora Cultural Centre presents The Slocan Ramblers at 8:00 p.m. - Tickets $30 (adv) or $35 (day of concert) -hst - 905-713-1818.


Sunday, May 14 - The Upper Canada Chordsmen present Mother’s Day, featuring the Chorus with guests Our Lady of Good Counsel School Choir at Sharon-Hope United Church 18648 Leslie St., Sharon - 2:00 p.m. Concert & Tea, strawberry and scones to follow - $20; concert only $10.  Tickets available from chorus members or online at info@uccchorus.com or call 1-289-648-6300.


Friday, May 26 - York Symphony Orchestra presents Star Wars and Beyond - an epic concert of music from blockbuster film scores - Trinity Anglican Church, Aurora - 8:00 p.m. Tickets $28/$23/$10 at door. (NOTE: Friday date!)..concert repeated Sunday, May 28 at RHCPA - Richmond Hill - 7:30 p.m.


ART


April 22&23 - Arts Society King presents 12th Annual Studio Tour King, featuring 51 artists. Visit www.ArtsSocietyKing.ca for map and directions.


OTHER


April 1-15 - The Elman W. Campbell Museum presents an interactive exhibit on British Home Children at the Old Town Hall, 460 Botsford St., Newmarket. A presentation will be made April 1 starting at 12 noon with the film “Lost and Found” plus unveiling of a special 2017 Quilt to take place at 2 p.m…905-953-5314 or elmanmuseum@rogers.com


April 1&2 - Region of York Quilters’ Guild presents “Celebration of Colour” Quilt Show at Newmarket Community Centre & Lions Hall, 200 Doug Duncan Dr.  - admission $7.00. 

 

Saturday, April 8 - 13th Annual Poetry Gala 2017 at Richmond Hill Public Library (sw corner of Major MacKenzie & Yonge St.) from 1-4pm. Free - refreshments & book signing.  Registration online at www.rhpl.richmondhill.on.ca . Hosted by Barry Dempster.


Thursday, April 20 - Indian River Direct grapefruit/oranges for sale - 12-1:30 at Apple Self Storage, 1172 Davis Dr., Newmarket. Season finale!


Wednesday, April 26 - Aurora Historical Society 2017 Speaker Series presents Dr. Marianne Fedunkiw - “The Story of Dorthea Maud” at Hillary House , 15372 Yonge St., Aurora - 7:00 p.m. Register 805-727-8991.


Thursday, May 18 - Arts Society King presents an Enlightening Presentation by Linda Lundstrom at Kingsbridge Conference Centre, 12750 Jane St., King City - 3-5pm - Tickets $75 + hst with a portion of the proceeds to the Kiishik Fund in support of the Sewing Circle.  Register and pay online at ArtsSocietyKing.ca .


Thursday, May 18 - Aurora Historical Society 2017 Speaker Series presents Marcella Torres “History of Casa Loma” - 7:00 p.m. at Hillary House National Historic Site - 15372 Yonge St., Aurora - Register 905-727-8991 or leigha.cooney@aurorahs.com . 

March/April 2017 Arts Listing


THEATRE

March 2-11 - Theatre Aurora presents Speaking in Tongues (Australian drama) at Factory Theatre, 150 Henderson Dr., Aurora - 905-727-3669.

March 23 & 24 - Town of East Gwillimbury and the Queensville Players present a youth theatre production of a show entitled Fractured with a fairy tale theme at the Stephen Leacock Theatre.

March 25-April 9 - Queensville Players present Into The Woods at the Stephen Leacock Theatre, Keswick with special 2-night dinner theatre at Madsen’s on March 23 & 24, celebrating their 35th anniversary (See “Other”).

March 30-April 8 - Theatre Aurora presents Old Love (Norm Foster comedy) at Factory Theatre, 150 Henderson Dr., Aurora - 905-727-3669.

March 31-April 8 - On Stage Uxbridge presents Little Shop of Horrors” (musical) at Uxbridge Music Hall.

March 31-April 15 - Curtain Club Theatre presents Missing (wild western comedy) at Curtain Club Theatre, Richmond Hill (preview Mar 30) - 905-773-3434.

March 31-April 2 - Aurora Seniors Association’s Silver Stars present Jack and the Beanstalk at the Aurora Seniors Centre, 90 John West Way - Tickets $5.00 - refreshments included.

April 26-29 - Markham Little Theatre presents Bedroom Farce (Alan Ayckbourne comedy) at Flato Markham Theatre - 905-305-7469

FILM 

Monday, March 6 - Aurora Film Circuit presents Manchester By The Sea at Cineplex Odeon Aurora Cinemas - 6:45 p.m.

Monday, March 6 - Southlake Cinemania presents Moonlight at SilverCity, Newmarket - 7:00 p.m.

Saturday, March 11 - Live at The Met presents La Traviata at SilverCity, Newmarket - 12:55 p.m. (2h45m)

Monday, March 20 - Southlake Cinemania presents I, Daniel Blake at SilverCity, Newmarket - 7:00 p.m.

Saturday, March 25 - Live At The Met presents Idomeneo (Mozart) at SilverCity, Newmarket - 12:55 p.m. (4h10m).

Monday, April 3 - Aurora Film Circuit presents A Man Called Ove  at Cineplex Odeon Aurora Cinemas - 6:45 p.m. 

Monday, April 3 - Southlake Cinemania presents 20th Century Women at SilverCity, Newmarket, 7:00 p.m.

Monday, April 24 - Southlake Cinemania presents A Man Called Ove at SilverCity, Newmarket - 7:00 p.m.

MUSIC

March 3 & 5 - Opera York presents Don Pasquale (Donizetti) at Richmond Hill Centre for the Performing Arts.

Saturday, March 4 - York Chamber Ensemble presents The New World - featuring Mozart Clarinet Concerto (Felipe Jimenez Murillo) and Dvorak’s “New World Symphony” at Trinity Anglican Church, Aurora - 7:30 p.m. Tickets $20 ($15 sr & st) at door.

Saturday, March 5 - Visual and Performing Arts Newmarket (VPAN) presents Maxim Bernard  (piano) in concert at the Newmarket Theatre - 2:00 p.m. Tickets $30 ($25 (sr) and $10 (st) - 905-953-5122 or newtix.ca -  www.vpan.ca .

…followed by an ORMTA/VPAN “Master Class” (four senior piano students) with Maxim Bernard from 5 - 7 pm. Tickets $10 at door.

Saturday, March 18 - Newmarket Folk Society presents Paul Mills, Grit Laskin and Bill Garrett with Sue Lothrop in a “workshop concert” at the Newmarket Community Centre & Lions Hall - 200 Doug Duncan Dr., Newmarket - 7:45 p.m. Tickets $25.  www.borealisrecords.com .

Thursday, March 23 - Great Artist Music Series presents world renowned  pianist Janina Fialkowska at the Aurora Cultural Centre - 8:00 p.m. Tickets $34 ($28 senior/student) +hst - 905-713-1818.

Saturday, March 25 - York Harmony Chorus presents Death by Chocolate - treats, a cappella music, vendor marketplace, etc. at Newmarket Community Centre, 200 Doug Duncan Dr., Newmarket - Tickets $20 - yhctickets@gmail.com or 905-895-5595.

Sunday, March 26 - Tapestry Chamber Choir presents Welcome Spring  - the lighter side of Spring music - at All Saints’ Anglican Church, Keele St., King City - 3:00 p.m. Tickets $20 & $15 (seniors & students ) at door.  www.tapestrychoir.ca .

Friday, April 7 - John Sheard presents “The Great Reunion” with Lynn Miles  (guitar) at Aurora Cultural Centre - 8:00 p.m. Tickets $30 (adv) and $35 (concert day) + hst. - 905-713-1818.

Friday, April 14 - Kindred Spirits Orchestra presents Death and Transfiguration, featuring Rudin Lengo performing Rachmaninoff’s Concerto for piano and orchestra no. 3 at Flato Markham Theatre - 8:00 p.m. Tickets $15-$40 - 905-305-7469. 

Monday, April 17 - Chorisma (directed by Robert Richardson)  presents Easter Cantata “Once Upon A Tree” at Thornhill United Church, Elgin St. - 7:30 p.m. Freewill Offering in support of Hill House Hospice, Richmond Hill.  

Saturday, April 22 - York Symphony Orchestra presents Absolute Vienna with guest Kara Huber performing Brahms Piano Concerto No. 2, also Schubert Symphony No. 5 at Trinity Anglican Church, Aurora - 8:00 p.m. Tickets $28/$23/$15 at door.

Thursday, April 27 - Great Artist Music Series presents Luca Buratto (piano) at Aurora Cultural Centre - 8:00 p.m. Tickets $34 ($28 senior/student) +hst - 905-713-1818.

Saturday, April 29 - Newmarket Folk Society presents Trent Severn folk trio with multi-instrumentalists at the Newmarket Community Centre & Lions Hall - 7:45 p.m. www.trentsevernband.ca .

ART

Until March 4 - Aurora Cultural Centre presents Youth ARTS Exhibition.

OTHER

Tuesday, March 7 - Women’s Centre of York Region presents International photojournalist & author Paola Gianturco at Newmarket Theatre - reception at 6, celebration at 7, featuring York Region singers & dancers, silent auction & raffle.  Tickets $50 -  905-953-5122.

Thursday, March 9 - Indian River Direct grapefruit/oranges for sale - 12-1:30 at Apple Self Storage, 1172 Davis Dr., Newmarket (also Mar 30 & April 20).

Wed. March 8 - Aurora Historical Society presents 2017 Speaker Series - Ken Purvis on Montgomery’s Inn at Hillary House, 15372 Yonge St., Aurora - 7:00 p.m (Magna Room).

March 23 & 24 - Queensville Players invite you to the Gala Dinner Theatre Event in celebration of their 35th anniversary at Madsen’s Greenhouses, 160 Bayview Ave., Newmarket - cash bar, silent auction, “Into the Woods” performance - tickets $80 or $600 (table of 8)…newmarket.snapd.com .

Monday, March 27 - Friends of East Gwillimbury Library present renowned Canadian novelist Roberta Rich, reading from her new book “A Trial In Venice” at the EG Civic Centre (beside Sharon Temple) - 7:30 p.m. Tickets $15 ($10 for members).  Book signing & great refreshments! 

April 1&2 - Region of York Quilters’ Guild presents “Celebration of Colour” Quilt Show at Newmarket Community Centre & Lions Hall, 200 Doug Duncan Dr.  - admission $7.00. 

Wednesday, April 26 - Aurora Historical Society 2017 Speaker Series presents Dr. Marianne Fedunkiw - “The Story of Dorthea Maud” at Hillary House , 15372 Yonge St., Aurora - 7:00 p.m. Register 805-727-8991.


 NEW ARTS NEWSLETTER!

FOR MORE INFORMATION AND TO PURCHASE TICKETS PLEASE VISIT www.newtix.ca

Edition 1, Volume 2

THE ARTS MARKET

A MESSAGE FROM THE EDITOR

Welcome to the second issue of The Arts Market. As thoughts of winter winds give way to brighter skies and a faint hint of warmth and the promise of spring we welcome you to join us for our nearing spring line up of performances. We have some wonderful programming featuring talented artists sure to appeal to families, concert goers and history buffs. Read on for more tantalizing details.

Rebecca Perry in Confessions Red Headed Coffee Shop Girl was reviewed by Rod Urquhart; be sure to turn to the last page for his review of the performance.

DOWN TO THE CROSSROADS

Saturday February 11, 2017

Join the Glenn Marais Band as they take listeners on a blues journey and a celebration of black history through music. This musical journey will feature the release of "Preachin' Down Low", a Delta Blues song recorded live at The Historic Sharon Temple by Glenn Marais and The Mojo Train-a full length album from The Glenn Marais Band.

About Glenn...
Glenn Marais is an incredible singer, Juno Nominated songwriter and an amazing guitar player who has been compared to Stevie Ray Vaughan and Jimi Hendrix.

He performs solo and with his band The Mojo Train and performs every show like it his last, pouring his heart and soul into his performances. OLD TOWN HALL

Please visit our website for more information www.newmarket.ca/recreation

FOR MORE INFORMATION AND TO PURCHASE TICKETS PLEASE VISIT www.newtix.ca GAVIN CRAWFORD

Friday February 24, 2017

Canada’s top character comedian Gavin Crawford will have the audience all a-twitter with his new one man show, Gavin Crawford: “Friend” “Like” #Me. Gavin takes the audience through a click- baiting spiral of characters we all know and love (and love to hate) from our lives off and online. You’ll be humble-bragging you saw this show to all your distant high school friends.

Gavin Crawford is a multi-award winning actor, writer and comedian. One of Canada’s sharpest comic voices, Gavin is best known for writing and starring in The Gavin Crawford Show for Comedy network and for 8 seasons of CBC’s flagship comedy This Hour Has 22 Minutes. NEWMARKET THEATRE

VPAN PRESENTS MAXIM BERNARD

Sunday March 5, 2017

He began his piano studies at 13 and his development has been phenomenal. By age 18, he was invited to perform Beethoven’s magnificent Fourth Piano Concerto with the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra! Join us for what will be a stunning performance combing sensitivity, personal touch, and the contagious spontaneity he brings to his interpretations. NEWMARKET THEATRE

LIGHTWIRE THEATRE PRESENTS “MOON MOUSE: A SPACE ODYSSEY” Tuesday March 14, 2017

Lightwire Theater presents ‘Moon Mouse: A Space Odyssey’, a glow-in-the-dark adventure tale which celebrates differences. Combining dance, puppetry, and traditional theater, the costumes, props and sets come to life as electro-luminescent wires create dazzling and colorful 3D sculptures. This production is perfect for families!

The story is inspiring and funny. Marvin the mouse wants to be popular. Constantly bullied and picked on by the "cool" rats, he is labeled as a loser and a geek. As respite from the continuous badgering, he retreats into his science books and a world of fantasy. He longs to have adventures and to be the hero. On a trip to the surface of the moon via a homemade rocket, Marvin meets a strange cast of misfit creatures and learns of infinite peril and awesome beauty. Will Marvin make his dreams come true

and bring him the glory and acceptance he craves? NEWMARKET THEATRE
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FOR MORE INFORMATION AND TO PURCHASE TICKETS PLEASE VISIT www.newtix.ca THE WORLD FAMOUS GLENN MILLER

ORCHESTRA

Saturday March 25, 2017

The Glenn Miller Orchestra is one of the most popular and sought after big bands in the world today for both concert and swing dance engagements. With its unique jazz sound, the Glenn Miller Orchestra is considered to be one of the greatest bands of all time. The present Glenn Miller Orchestra was formed in 1956 and has been touring consistently since, playing an average of 300 live dates a year all around

the world.

NEWMARKET THEATRE

Over ten percent of the current Canadian population are descendants of British Home Children. Sent to Canada to work as indentured farm workers and domestics from 1869 to 1939, British Home Children were often stigmatized by the communities meant to foster them. Some were treated well and were welcomed into the individual families they were placed with; others were treated harshly, both physically and mentally. The majority, though, were viewed as workers and not as children.

The display will unveil a Sesquicentennial Canadian Memorial British Home Child Quilt on Saturday April 1, 2017 at 2 pm at the Old Town Hall. This quilt is accompanied by a Memory Book, written by descendants, which provides a story for each of the squares. The installation will include many other British Home Child artifacts including trunks, collection boxes, photographs, medals, vintage postcards and vintage books.

Don’t miss this amazing opportunity to experience ‘history in our midst’ and explore this remarkable story that has touched the Newmarket community. An historic interpreter will guide your walk through of this remarkable installation. Open April 1 through April 15 noon to 8 p.m. with quilt unveiling and special presentation at 12 noon April 1st and quilt unveiling at 2 p.m. in the Serpa Gallery of the Old Town Hall. Material is suitable for the Grade 6 curriculum. Entrance is pay as you can.

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HISTORY IN OUR MIDST - THE BRITISH HOME SCHOOL CHILD STORY
Saturday April 1 to Saturday April 15, 2017

This year, in honour of Canada’s 150th Birthday, the Old Town Hall will host another amazing and exciting historic installation brought to you by the Elman W. Campbell Museum presents at the Old Town Hall: History in Our Midst The British Home School Child Story.

FOR MORE INFORMATION AND TO PURCHASE TICKETS PLEASE VISIT www.newtix.ca

SLOWCAN RAMBLERS Saturday, March 25, 2017

The Slocan Ramblers are Canada’s young bluegrass band to watch. Rooted in the tradition, fearlessly creative, and possessing a bold, dynamic sound, The Slocans (2015 Edmonton Folk Fest Emerging
Artist Award recipients), have quickly become a leading light of
Canada’s roots music scene, built on their reputation for energetic live shows, impeccable musicianship and their uncanny ability to convert anyone within earshot into a lifelong fan. OLD TOWN HALL

“Traditional Album of the Year Nominee” – Canadian Folk Music Awards (2016) “Emerging Artist Award”

Tom Power – Host of CBC’s “q”

Edmonton Folk Fest (2015)

“This Canadian quartet captures the breadth and depth of bluegrass that bands in the chilly North aspire to. [...] If you’ve grown tired of the same old sounds, here’s a band who reinvents a genre that’s growing through many changes of late.”

Please visit our website for more information www.newmarket.ca/recreation

FOR MORE INFORMATION AND TO PURCHASE TICKETS PLEASE VISIT www.newtix.ca ‘Confessions of a Redheaded Coffeeshop Girl’ – Jan. 21 at the Old Town Hall

Review by Rod Urquhart

If Rebecca Perry comes back to Newmarket and the historic Old Town Hall with her one-woman presentation of ‘Confessions of a Redheaded Coffeeshop Girl’ mark it immediately on your calendar for this award-winner. It’s more than well-worth your time and your coffeeshop money!

The delightful ambience of the Old Town Hall was perfect for today’s performance by Rebecca, whose only accompaniment is an electric piano player. Not only is this a fantastic premise for a play an anthropology graduate, Joanie Little, making the most out of her barista job by studying the ‘creatures’ (aka humans) of the Coffeeshop Jungle but her top-notch singing and her lyrics are ‘right-on’.

Rebecca not only wrote the play, but puts on this one-woman, 60-minute view of some very normal humans who take on some rather jungle attributes, like Gabe the Coffeeshop owner, who is more like a ‘big ape’ in her eyes.

As the appreciative audience finds out, Joanie Little has an ex-boyfriend, but soon enough meets a new man, a mysterious man, named Marco. Marco does more for Joanie than just become a love interest as he introduces her to the one-woman in the world she idolizes. As reported, “her comedic timing is spot on, her acting superb as she slips in and out of character, and her singing is pitch perfect.”

But I won’t give away the story in case this Fringe Festival Big Hit and multiple world-wide award-winner and Rebecca Perry come back to the sleepy town of Newmarket for ‘Adventures of a Redheaded Coffeeshop Girl’! I should say, the once ‘sleepy town’! The Old Town Hall “is the perfect centre for many future productions.”

If ‘Confessions of a Redheaded Coffeeshop Girl’ is any indication, Newmarket could easily now become a hub of really sensational theatre and musical acts. Stay tuned! And, as we find out at the end of today’s show, “There is nothing ‘little’ about Joanie Little – and pretty soon, the same will be said about Newmarket’s theatre presence!

Look for the next edition of The ARTS Market coming to you soon! If you are looking for more information please contact Janis Luttrell at the Old Town Hall 905.895.5193 ext. 2846

For tickets visit newtix.ca or our Box Office at the Old Town Hall - 460 Botsford Street or by calling the Newmarket Theatre - 505 Pickering Crescent at 905.953.5122

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