Announcing the 2019 Season!

The Collingwood Summer Music Festival showcases music performances of the highest calibre catering to a wide variety of audiences, while presenting internationally renowned artists in the fields of classical, jazz and world music each summer beginning mid-July until mid-August.

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Extraordinary Music Experiences

From traditional classical to cool jazz, you are sure to find events that cater to your tastes – including two concerts geared specifically towards families with children.

Schedule

The Collingwood Summer Music Festival expands the musical offerings in Collingwood while enhancing the quality of its cultural life.

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Main Venue (excluding special events): New Life Church, 28 Tracey Lane in Collingwood, Ontario.

  • Day 1

    July 18, 2019

  • Day 2

    July 19, 2019

  • Day 3

    July 20, 2019

  • Day 4

    July 21, 2019

  • Day 5

    August 1, 2019

  • Day 6

    August 2, 2019

  • Day 7

    August 3, 2019

  • Day 8

    August 9, 2019

  • Day 9

    August 11, 2019

  • Pre-Season

    April 26-27, 2019

  • Join 60+ musicians on our opening night! The Elmer Iseler Singers, a professional 20-voice chamber choir based in Toronto, celebrates its 40th anniversary together with Collingwood's very own ChoralWorks chorus and the new Collingwood Festival Orchestra.

    The program begins with the spirited beauty of Mozart’s Divertimento in F major led by internationally renowned violinist Mayumi Seiler. Upon hearing a standard selection of choral works by the award-winning Elmer Iseler singers, we will be delighted by Hermann’s virtuosic Capriccio written for 3 violins. The concert ends on a festive note with Beethoven’s majestic Choral Fantasy for chorus, piano, orchestra and soloists.

    PROGRAM:

    W.A. Mozart (1756-1791) - Divertimento in F major, K.138

    Songs of the Spirit:
    -Ain’t-a-That Good News - trad., arr. W. Dawson
    -Amazing Grace - John Newton, arr. Ron Smail
    Soloist: Amy Dodington
    -Every Time I Feel the Spirit - arr. Moses Hogan
    Soloists: Paul Winkelmans; Nelson Lohnes

    Nur: Reflections on Light by Hussein Janmohamed
    -Light Unveiled
    -Light Suspended

    Shenandoah trad. Canadian/American - arr. James Erb

    Didn’t My Lord Deliver Daniel? - arr. Moses Hogan
    Soloists: Cathy Robinson, Anne Bornath, Andrea Ludwig and Alison Roy

    INTERMISSION

    F. Hermann (1828-1907) – Capriccio for 3 violins, Op. 2

    W.A. Mozart -
    -Sancta Maria mater dei K. 273
    -Ave Verum Corpus K. 618
    -Regina Coeli K. 276

    L. van Beethoven (1770-1827) – Choral Fantasy, op. 80

    Individual tickets: $50 per person

    Ticketing notes:
    • Ticket prices do not include HST, handling fees, as well as optional shipping charges.
    • YOUTH under 16 attend FREE but must be accompanied by an adult. Please call the box office for more information.
    • Additional savings available with a subscription plan. Visit the ticketing page for more details.
    • You will be redirected to the Theatre Collingwood website to finalize your purchase.
    Chamber Music
    Choral
    Classical
    Early Music
    Instrumental
    New Music
    Orchestral
    Where
    New Life Church, Auditorium: 28 Tracey Ln, Collingwood, ON

  • A composer focused program, presenting a remount of Amici Chamber Ensemble’s Beethoven’s "Best concert", which presents innovative works representing Beethoven’s genius at the highest level.

    PROGRAM:
    Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827) - Violin Sonata No. 10, Op. 96
    Intermission
    L. van Beethoven - Cello Sonata No. 3, Op. 69
    L. van Beethoven - Trio Op. 1 No. 1


    Individual tickets: $35 per person

    Ticketing notes:
    • Ticket prices do not include HST, handling fees, as well as optional shipping charges.
    • YOUTH under 16 attend FREE but must be accompanied by an adult. Please call the box office for more information.
    • Additional savings available with a subscription plan. Visit the ticketing page for more details.
    • You will be redirected to the Theatre Collingwood website to finalize your purchase.
    Chamber Music
    Classical
    Instrumental
    Where
    New Life Church, Auditorium: 28 Tracey Ln, Collingwood, ON

  • Quartetto Gelato is a witty Canadian classical crossover quartet that thrills its audiences with its multi-instrument mastery. Enjoy an ecletic mixture of music from across the globe including all-time classics such as La Vie en Rose, Meditango, Besame Mucho, C’era Una Volta and O Sole Mio.

    PROGRAM:

    Romamolda Hora - Traditional/arr.De Sotto-Sevastian
    Under Paris Skies - Gannon/Giraud arr.Bill Bridges
    La Vie en Rose - Piaf/Louiguy arr. Shelly Berger
    Tango Del Mare - Nicola Salerno arr. Shelly Berger
    Solamente Una Vez - Augustin Lara arr. Hilario Duran
    Meditango - Astor Piazzolla arr. Bill Bridges
    Besame Mucho - Consuelo Velasquez arr. Hilario Duran
    Gypsy Fantasia - Jossy Abramovich
    Intermission
    Pipes - Trad. arr. Colin Maier/Mark Camilleri
    Volare - Domenico Mondugno arr. Shelly Berger
    Cigano No Baiäo - Fafà Lemos arr. Scott Macintosh
    C’era Una Volta - Rebecca Pellett
    O Sole Mio - Eduardo di Capua arr. Howard Cable
    Al Di La - Carlo Donida arr.De Sotto-Sevastian
    Romanian Caravan - Various / arr. Abramovitch/De Sotto/Sevastian

    Individual tickets: $35 per person

    Ticketing notes:
    • Ticket prices do not include HST, handling fees, as well as optional shipping charges.
    • YOUTH under 16 attend FREE but must be accompanied by an adult. Please call the box office for more information.
    • Additional savings available with a subscription plan. Visit the ticketing page for more details.
    • You will be redirected to the Theatre Collingwood website to finalize your purchase.
    Chamber Music
    Classical
    Crossover
    Instrumental
    Vocal
    Where
    New Life Church, Auditorium: 28 Tracey Ln, Collingwood, ON

  • Join us on a fun-filled Sunday afternoon featuring a savoury brunch, surprise raffle and live entertainment provided by the “Power Play” duo. This event begins at 11am.

    “Power Play” is a dynamic duo starring two virtuosi from Quartetto Gelato: Charles Cozens on accordion and Colin Maier on oboe.

    Chamber Music
    Classical
    Crossover
    Instrumental
    Where
    Gustav Chophouse and Grill, 10 Vacation Inn Dr, Collingwood, ON

  • Featuring award-winning Canadian blues icons: Diana Braithwaite, vocalist (Life Time Achievement In The Blues Award 2018) and Chris Whiteley, multi-instrumentalist (Maple Blues Award Winner for Best Horn Player of the Year).

    All About The Blues - a FREE family-friendly performance at Blue Mountain Village Square! Multi-award winning performers Diana Braithwaite and Chris Whiteley, take audiences on a musical journey through the world of the blues with all of its interesting history, songs and stories paying attention to the intriguing and unusual personalities, as well as taking a look at some of the musical instruments and sounds that are an important part of the music. We also connect the roots of blues to many other musical styles in this performance.
    Performers: Diana Braithwaite & Chris Whiteley
    Entry: FREE
    Blues
    Children's
    Jazz
    World
    Where
    Blue Mountain Village Square

  • Featuring award-winning Canadian blues icons: Diana Braithwaite, vocalist (Life Time Achievement In The Blues Award 2018) and Chris Whiteley, multi-instrumentalist (Maple Blues Award Winner for Best Horn Player of the Year).

    Sugar And Gold "Stories of the Underground Railroad" goes beyond the underground journey to relate the story of the arrival, challenges, and riveting experiences of the African-American men and women who became members of Canada’s first Black pioneer communities from coast to coast. Rare photographs and unique images provide a rich historical backdrop to the production while a colourful enchanting musical score with original songs embellish the story with an uplifting musical soundscape. Sugar And Gold – Stories of the Underground Railroad begins with the sugar and gold trade in the 1600’s and weaves this captivating remarkable story through the centuries.

    The show features a mixture of traditional spirituals, gospel and original songs, all performed with a band - upright bass, drums, & a guest vocalist, with Diana and Chris on vocals and Chris on guitar, trumpet and harmonica: 1. Children Go Where I Send Thee - Traditional 2. Amazing Grace - Gospel 3. Follow The Drinking Gourd- Traditional 4. Let The Light From The Lighthouse Shine On Me- Traditional 4. Sugar and Gold – original.

    Individual tickets: $35 per person

    Ticketing notes:
    • Ticket prices do not include HST, handling fees, as well as optional shipping charges.
    • YOUTH under 16 attend FREE but must be accompanied by an adult. Please call the box office for more information.
    • Additional savings available with a subscription plan. Visit the ticketing page for more details.
    • You will be redirected to the Theatre Collingwood website to finalize your purchase.
    Blues
    Children's
    Jazz
    World
    Where
    New Life Church, Auditorium: 28 Tracey Ln, Collingwood, ON

  • Nhapitapi is a dynamic, six-piece ensemble of Zimbabwe musicians, singers, dancers and performers. Songs are performed in Shona and feature rhythmic and musical styles from across Zimbabwe - providing a musical landscape ranging from the cascading rhythms of solo mbira to deep reggae vibes to the danceable grooves of funk and soukous.

    Individual tickets: $35 per person

    Ticketing notes:
    • Ticket prices do not include HST, handling fees, as well as optional shipping charges.
    • YOUTH under 16 attend FREE but must be accompanied by an adult. Please call the box office for more information.
    • Additional savings available with a subscription plan. Visit the ticketing page for more details.
    • You will be redirected to the Theatre Collingwood website to finalize your purchase.
    African
    Dance
    Instrumental
    Vocal
    World
    Where
    New Life Church, Auditorium: 28 Tracey Ln, Collingwood, ON

  • Payadora Tango Ensemble is a fiery and dramatic South American music from Canada’s hottest new tango band! Payadora Tango Ensemble performs an expansive repertoire that draws from the height of Buenos Aires’ Tango tradition, including compositions and arrangements by De Caro, Pugliese, Troilo, and Salgan, to the masterful, contemporary sounds of Astor Piazzolla and beyond.

    PROGRAM:

    Mala Junta - J. De Caro, P. Laurenz (tango)
    Payadora - J Plaza (tango)
    Tanguera - M. Mores (tango)
    La Llamo Silbando - H. Salgan
    *La Perdida - Rebekah Wolkstein *(original) (Canadian)
    La Cigarra - M. E Walsh (vocal folk song)
    Pavadita - A Aieta (tango)
    Oblivion - A Piazzolla (improvised cadenza)
    Baldosa Floja - Julio Bocazzi/Florindo Sassone (milonga)
    Hungarian Dance #1 - J. Brahms

    Intermission

    Armonioso y Tanguero - Baffa y Berlingieri (tango)
    *Niebla Oscura - Drew Jurecka *(original) (Canadian)
    Payadora - J. Plaza
    Serenata Para La Tierra de Uno - M. Walsh (folk vocal)
    Cafe Dominguez - A. D’Agostino(tango)
    Retrato de Milton - A. Piazzolla (tango)
    Pobre Flor - L. Mottelese (vocal waltz)
    Faseando - J Dominguez (milonga-jazz solos)

    Individual tickets: $35 per person

    Ticketing notes:
    • Ticket prices do not include HST, handling fees, as well as optional shipping charges.
    • YOUTH under 16 attend FREE but must be accompanied by an adult. Please call the box office for more information.
    • Additional savings available with a subscription plan. Visit the ticketing page for more details.
    • You will be redirected to the Theatre Collingwood website to finalize your purchase.
    Dance
    Instrumental
    Jazz
    South American
    Vocal
    World
    Where
    New Life Church, Auditorium: 28 Tracey Ln, Collingwood, ON

  • Rolston String Quartet stormed onto the international classical music scene with First Prize wins at the 12th Banff International String Quartet Competition. The program includes works by Haydn, Debussy and Franck with a special guest appearance by pianist, Daniel Wnukowski.

    PROGRAM:

    Joseph Haydn (1732-1809)
    String Quartet in B-flat Major, Op. 76, Erdödy, No. 4, Hob.III:78, Sunrise
    I. Allegro con spirito
    II. Adagio
    III. Menuet. Allegro
    IV. Finale. Allegro ma non troppo

    Claude Debussy (1862-1918)
    String Quartet in G Minor, Op. 10
    I. Animé et très décidé
    II. Assez vif et bien rythmé
    III. Andantino, doucement expressif
    IV. Très modéré

    - INTERMISSION -

    César Franck (1822-1890)
    Piano Quintet in F Minor
    I. Molto moderato quasi lento
    II. Lento, con molto sentimento
    III. Allegro non troppo, ma con fuoco

    Individual tickets: $35 per person

    Ticketing notes:
    • Ticket prices do not include HST, handling fees, as well as optional shipping charges.
    • YOUTH under 16 attend FREE but must be accompanied by an adult. Please call the box office for more information.
    • Additional savings available with a subscription plan. Visit the ticketing page for more details.
    • You will be redirected to the Theatre Collingwood website to finalize your purchase.
    Chamber Music
    Classical
    Instrumental
    Where
    New Life Church, Auditorium: 28 Tracey Ln, Collingwood, ON

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    A World Premiere!

    "Carnival of the Animals/The Hockey Sweater" is an exciting new musical attraction for the entire family featuring a 10-member instrumental ensemble, mime artist and narrator.

    "Carnival" describes in fourteen movements a veritable bestiary of animals including Kangaroos, Tortoises, Chickens and Roosters, Fossils (mais oui!) and Swans. All of these movements will be introduced through witty poems performed by the great Canadian stage and screen actor RH Thomson, and mime artist Trevor Copp will impersonate the animals. To complete the one-hour program, the two performers will relate the popular Canadian short story, "The Hockey Sweater", by Roch Carrier, with music by Canadian composer Abigail Richardson.

    Individual tickets: $30 per person

    Ticketing notes:
    • Ticket prices do not include HST, handling fees, as well as optional shipping charges.
    • YOUTH under 16 attend FREE but must be accompanied by an adult. Please call the box office for more information.
    • Additional savings available with a subscription plan. Visit the ticketing page for more details.
    • You will be redirected to the Theatre Collingwood website to finalize your purchase.
    Children's
    Classical
    Contemporary
    Instrumental
    Narrator
    New Music
    Orchestral
    Theatre
    Where
    New Life Church, Auditorium: 28 Tracey Ln, Collingwood, ON

  • Daniel Wnukowski, our artistic director, performs a FREE CONCERT for students of Cameron Street Public School at Trinity United Church in Collingwood on Friday, April 26th at 12pm. There will be 200 students attending from the school and the event remains open to the public. The church has a seating capacity of 340 people in total. The presentation will be roughly 1 hour in duration. Come and enjoy the amazing music, lovely ambience and insightful commentary! Info: 705-445-3901
    Children's
    Classical
    Early Music
    Instrumental
    Narrator
    Where
    Trinity United Church, 140 Maple St, Collingwood, ON

  • TICKETS ARE AVAILABLE AT THE DOOR! Opened by Bay Youth Ensemble and Songbird Children's Choir Featuring Daniel Wnukowski, pianist and guest speaker
    Saturday, April 27
    Concert starts at 6:30pm

    $25/person (Kids under 12 FREE)

    PROGRAM includes works by George Frideric Handel and Frederic Chopin.

    CALL FOR INFORMATION: 705-300-2405
    Bring a Dish to Share! (The potluck is optional and takes place at intermission)
    Classical
    Early Music
    Instrumental
    Where
    All Saints Anglican Church, 32 Elgin St, Collingwood, ON

We Need Your Help

Did you know that revenue from ticket sales pays less than one-half of the costs of bringing great music and performers to you? Your donation to the Collingwood Summer Music Festival family helps us to close the gap between ticket revenue and production expenses.

By donating only $100 you can secure the top seats in the house and get a tax-deductible receipt for your contribution. New Life Church does not have numbered seats and preferred seating is the only way to ensure that you can arrive five minutes before the concert begins and still be right in front of the stage (read more).

Fill out the following form below for details on how to make a contribution today.

Most of our events take place at New Life Church in Collingwood, ON. Visit the events page for more details regarding other venues, artists, dates, times and ticket prices.

WHERE
New Life Church
28 Tracey Ln
Collingwood, ON

WHEN
Thursday, July 18, 2019 to
Sunday, August 11, 2019


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