Calendar

May
16
Thu
Spectrum of Valour – Art Exhibit
May 16 @ 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm

The paintings featured in this exhibit were created during the Spectrum of Valour program, by eight talented artists, all of whom are either veterans or currently serving members of the Royal Canadian Armed Forces (RCAF).

*Contact us for hours of operation or to make an appointment*

Spectrum of Valour is an art program designed for veterans and medically releasing RCAF members who have suffered a physical and/or psychological trauma. Designed by Edith Lepage Crete in 2016, the program aims to help the participants to adapt and transition toward their “new normal”, a different phase of their lives, and to provide new social opportunities. During the course, participants are encouraged to validate their feelings and express their emotions. Creativity is used by these individuals to help make sense of their world and engage in problem resolution at an emotional level.

The curriculum’s philosophy relies on the assumption that art can reach and touch certain aspects of the personality that would otherwise remain latent and consequently promotes overall wellness.

Thanks to The Trenton Military Family Resource Centre, Executive Director Tamara Kleinschmidt, and Veteran Family Program Coordinator, Kelly Briggs, who recognized the need of such a program facilitates funding for the classes.

 

May
17
Fri
Spectrum of Valour – Art Exhibit
May 17 @ 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm

The paintings featured in this exhibit were created during the Spectrum of Valour program, by eight talented artists, all of whom are either veterans or currently serving members of the Royal Canadian Armed Forces (RCAF).

*Contact us for hours of operation or to make an appointment*

Spectrum of Valour is an art program designed for veterans and medically releasing RCAF members who have suffered a physical and/or psychological trauma. Designed by Edith Lepage Crete in 2016, the program aims to help the participants to adapt and transition toward their “new normal”, a different phase of their lives, and to provide new social opportunities. During the course, participants are encouraged to validate their feelings and express their emotions. Creativity is used by these individuals to help make sense of their world and engage in problem resolution at an emotional level.

The curriculum’s philosophy relies on the assumption that art can reach and touch certain aspects of the personality that would otherwise remain latent and consequently promotes overall wellness.

Thanks to The Trenton Military Family Resource Centre, Executive Director Tamara Kleinschmidt, and Veteran Family Program Coordinator, Kelly Briggs, who recognized the need of such a program facilitates funding for the classes.

 

An Evening of Voiceover
May 17 @ 7:30 pm

An evening of Voiceover  with Peter Wood, the voice of the Kool Aid Man.  Oh Yeah!

Known for his deep rich voice and friendly disposition Peter has thoroughly enjoyed being a voice actor and wishes to spend an evening presenting and discussing what voice acting is and having you try you hand or voice at it in a light heart interactive evening.

Bio:

  • Voicing since 1996
  • E-learning – many clients including Boeing, Academy of Law Upstate NY, Math Tutors Dubai
  • Audiobooks (7 things you can’t say on radio, Slap shot Slump, Slipping Away, Every Child needs a Mentor etc…)
  • Characters (Kool Aid Man, YR Man York Regional Transit, Snowman Blizzard Entertainment, Singing Canada Dry Gingerale Can and auditioned for a new WB series)
  • Commericals – International Havester, Canada Dry Gingerale, Orek Air Purifiers…
  • Is a VO Coach/teacher for those interested in the craft.

 

 

The world of voice acting has changed drastically in 20 years Some say it is watered down others like me say it is the dawn of the renaissance period of voice acting.  Come find out why.

 

 

 

 

 

 

May
18
Sat
Spectrum of Valour – Art Exhibit
May 18 @ 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm

The paintings featured in this exhibit were created during the Spectrum of Valour program, by eight talented artists, all of whom are either veterans or currently serving members of the Royal Canadian Armed Forces (RCAF).

*Contact us for hours of operation or to make an appointment*

Spectrum of Valour is an art program designed for veterans and medically releasing RCAF members who have suffered a physical and/or psychological trauma. Designed by Edith Lepage Crete in 2016, the program aims to help the participants to adapt and transition toward their “new normal”, a different phase of their lives, and to provide new social opportunities. During the course, participants are encouraged to validate their feelings and express their emotions. Creativity is used by these individuals to help make sense of their world and engage in problem resolution at an emotional level.

The curriculum’s philosophy relies on the assumption that art can reach and touch certain aspects of the personality that would otherwise remain latent and consequently promotes overall wellness.

Thanks to The Trenton Military Family Resource Centre, Executive Director Tamara Kleinschmidt, and Veteran Family Program Coordinator, Kelly Briggs, who recognized the need of such a program facilitates funding for the classes.

 

Saturday Church Service!
May 18 @ 4:00 pm
Saturday Church Service! @ Old Church Theatre

On this May 2-4 long weekend we are lighting our new wood fired pizza oven. Join us on Saturday and try out our pizza, meet up with friends, play some games, and listen to great tunes of your own choosing with our signature ‘All Requesta Fiesta’. You can’t go wrong when you come to church on a bright sunny day and fun evening. Come on up to the House! We’ll be here from 4PM on.

May
19
Sun
Spectrum of Valour – Art Exhibit
May 19 @ 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm

The paintings featured in this exhibit were created during the Spectrum of Valour program, by eight talented artists, all of whom are either veterans or currently serving members of the Royal Canadian Armed Forces (RCAF).

*Contact us for hours of operation or to make an appointment*

Spectrum of Valour is an art program designed for veterans and medically releasing RCAF members who have suffered a physical and/or psychological trauma. Designed by Edith Lepage Crete in 2016, the program aims to help the participants to adapt and transition toward their “new normal”, a different phase of their lives, and to provide new social opportunities. During the course, participants are encouraged to validate their feelings and express their emotions. Creativity is used by these individuals to help make sense of their world and engage in problem resolution at an emotional level.

The curriculum’s philosophy relies on the assumption that art can reach and touch certain aspects of the personality that would otherwise remain latent and consequently promotes overall wellness.

Thanks to The Trenton Military Family Resource Centre, Executive Director Tamara Kleinschmidt, and Veteran Family Program Coordinator, Kelly Briggs, who recognized the need of such a program facilitates funding for the classes.

 

May
22
Wed
Spectrum of Valour – Art Exhibit
May 22 @ 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm

The paintings featured in this exhibit were created during the Spectrum of Valour program, by eight talented artists, all of whom are either veterans or currently serving members of the Royal Canadian Armed Forces (RCAF).

*Contact us for hours of operation or to make an appointment*

Spectrum of Valour is an art program designed for veterans and medically releasing RCAF members who have suffered a physical and/or psychological trauma. Designed by Edith Lepage Crete in 2016, the program aims to help the participants to adapt and transition toward their “new normal”, a different phase of their lives, and to provide new social opportunities. During the course, participants are encouraged to validate their feelings and express their emotions. Creativity is used by these individuals to help make sense of their world and engage in problem resolution at an emotional level.

The curriculum’s philosophy relies on the assumption that art can reach and touch certain aspects of the personality that would otherwise remain latent and consequently promotes overall wellness.

Thanks to The Trenton Military Family Resource Centre, Executive Director Tamara Kleinschmidt, and Veteran Family Program Coordinator, Kelly Briggs, who recognized the need of such a program facilitates funding for the classes.

 

Open Mic
May 22 @ 6:00 pm

 
During the summer we’re taking advantage of the nice weather, cooking wood fired pizza and changing the Wednesday open mic format to an acoustic ‘jam/song circle’ under our big tent. We get together anytime after 6PM and we’ll just take it where it goes from there! We won’t be plugging in or signing up. It’s a completely informal gig. Hope you can make it.

On rainy nights we’ll just move it back indoors.

Everyone welcome….players, singers, poets, comedians, and of most importance…..a supportive audience!

BROWNMAN ELECTRYC TRIO
May 22 @ 7:30 pm

Trenton’s Old Church Theatre proudly presents National Jazz Award winners for “electric jazz group of the year”, the BROWNMAN ELECTRYC TRIO — who NPR (National Public Radio) in New York City has called “the new standard in electric-jazz”.
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Wed-May-22, 7:00pm doors, 7:30pm show @ Old Church Theatre 
940 Bonisteel Rd, Trenton | www.OldChurch.ca
$30 door, $25 advance, $15 students 


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BROWNMAN ELECTRYC TRIO – Spring Tour!
:: Brownman Ali – electric trumpet & compositions
:: Sean Dennis – 6-string electric bass
:: Jacob JT Aylward – drums
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— 2007 National Jazz Award “Electric Jazz Group of the Year”
— 2011 Trinidad High Commission citation: “Distinguished National”
— 2013, 2015, 2016 : 3x Toronto Independent Music Award winner
— 2014 International Independent Music Award winner
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“Awards are nice, naturally, but to dig what Brownman is doing, you’ve got to see him live. I had a chance to do just that over the summer when Brownman fronted his killer trio … I came away with a blown mind. This guy’s got chops galore, soul to match, and a sense of phrasing that recalls many of the greats, but suggests itself to be his own.”
– Buffalo News
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In recent years, when not touring the globe the Brooklyn based multi-award-winning Trinidadian-born trumpet player BROWNMAN ALI — the last trumpet player for iconic jazz-hip-hop group Guru’s Jazzmatazz — spends much of his artistic time in the exploration of modern “chordless” jazz -> music produced without a chordal instrument (guitar or keyboard). He had previously explored this tonal quality for a decade with his highly lauded latin-jazz group CRUZAO, and more recently with his heavily decorated & now internationally acclaimed Miles Davis influenced BROWNMAN ELECTRYC TRIO. Taking a similar trajectory as the acclaimed 2009 debut release “Juggernaut”, this highly energized bombastic trio’s 2013 sophmore release “Gravitation: A Study In Freefall” — on Brownman’s own label Browntasauras Records — shot to number 4 on the iTunes USA jazz charts and was declared “the new standard in electric-jazz” by National Public Radio (NPR) in New York City. Among a long list of awards & accolades, the trio would win an International Independent Music Award for “Jazz-Funk Album of the Year”, 3 Toronto Independent Music Awards for “Jazz Group of the Year” and a National Jazz Award for “electric jazz group of the year”.

“The trio folds aspects of Black American Music into a chordless jazz framework”, states Brownman. “When we’re not playing originals, we often take classic standards from the 30s through the 50s and re-imagine them as if they were written today and being produced by, say, DJ Premier. The end result is something that hopefully sounds relevant in today’s musical paradigm, but still resonates with the history and lineage of the jazz tradition. And yeah – you’ll hear a lot of Miles Davis’ influence in that resulting sound”.

The ensemble itself is aptly described by CODA magazine: “Brownman’s powerful electrified trio captures the essence of the later years in Miles Davis’ life, his electric period, without imitation. Brownman’s ELECTRYC TRIO is uniquely his own, yet echoes with the sounds of ‘Bitches Brew’ and ‘In a Silent Way’ right down to Miles’ use of electronics while still managing to stay grounded in the sounds of today. Clearly paying apt tribute to Brownman’s NYC mentor Randy Brecker, they are a truly impressive and energized modern jazz outfit.”

Visit www.ElectrycTrio.Brownman.com for more info!

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“Colliding Black American Music traditions (hip-hop, soul, funk, r’n’b) with blazing virtuosity jazz improvising, this unique trio sounds relevant in today’s musical paradigm, while still speaking to the history of the jazz tradition.”
– New York Post

“Brownman’s Electryc Trio is lively, entertaining and hip … the atmosphere is seriously funky … the music’s muscular and quick, much of it thrilling…”
– Whole Note Magazine

“Brownman is the real deal… this abundantly talented young musician was handpicked by the late MC Guru to blow the sinewy lines that made his Jazzmatazz project such a groundbreaking hybrid of jazz and hip-hop… with each appearance the buzz surrounding the bold and electric Brownman style has grown in amplitude.”
– Art Voice Magazine

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VIDEOS
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Check out the Brownman Electryc Trio on YouTube :
www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLFECA3E452FE2BC0D

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ABOUT BROWNMAN ALI
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Heralded as “Canada’s preeminent Jazz trumpeter” by NYC’s Village Voice, Brownman Ali – born on the small Caribbean island of Trinidad, & schooled in NYC – is a multiple award-winning NYC-schooled protégé to his teacher, Grammy-winning trumpet legend, Randy Brecker. He tirelessly leads 7 unique ensembles of his own including the internationally acclaimed Miles Davis influenced BROWNMAN ELECTRYC TRIO, and the award-winning CRUZAO latin-jazz quintet. All these ensembles record under Brownman’s own much lauded BROWNTASAURAS RECORDS label, established in 2009. In high demand in the studio world with over 300 CD appearances to date, Brownman delivers stylistically authentic horn playing over a wide range of styles from bebop to hiphop having worked with the likes of Guru’s Jazzmatazz (replacing Donald Byrd in that primordial ensemble), Mos Def, KRS-1, Quincy Jones, Paul Simon, Jay-z, Missy Elliot, Mingus Dynasty Big Band, Gary Bartz, Chucho Valdes & far too many more to name here. He is considered to be one of the most unique and provocative improvising trumpet players in the nation today and is widely regarded as a vanguard for the evolution of Jazz in Canada.

A highly decorated player, his awards & accolades include 2 National Jazz Awards (with 11 nominations over the years), Montreal Jazz Fest’s “Grand Prix Du Jazz” award, a CBC Galaxie Rising Star award, a SOCAN composers award, an International Independent Music Award for “Album of the Year”, 3 Toronto Independent Music Awards for “Jazz Artist Of The Year” (9 nominations), a Black Canadian Award nomination for “Jazz Musician of the Year”, an induction into the WHO’S WHO IN BLACK CANADA, a Caribbean Music Award nomination, a BRAVO! channel documentary on his life, NOW magazine naming him “Toronto’s Best Jazz Musician”, CBC Radio Canada named him “one of the most recorded trumpet players in Canadian history”, NPR in New York calls him “the new standard in electric jazz”, the Trinidad & Tobago Consulate General awarded him with a citation for being a “Distinguished National of Trinidad” and he has been listed by Air Canada as one of the “Top 10 reasons to visit Toronto”.

 

 

 

 

 

May
23
Thu
Spectrum of Valour – Art Exhibit
May 23 @ 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm

The paintings featured in this exhibit were created during the Spectrum of Valour program, by eight talented artists, all of whom are either veterans or currently serving members of the Royal Canadian Armed Forces (RCAF).

*Contact us for hours of operation or to make an appointment*

Spectrum of Valour is an art program designed for veterans and medically releasing RCAF members who have suffered a physical and/or psychological trauma. Designed by Edith Lepage Crete in 2016, the program aims to help the participants to adapt and transition toward their “new normal”, a different phase of their lives, and to provide new social opportunities. During the course, participants are encouraged to validate their feelings and express their emotions. Creativity is used by these individuals to help make sense of their world and engage in problem resolution at an emotional level.

The curriculum’s philosophy relies on the assumption that art can reach and touch certain aspects of the personality that would otherwise remain latent and consequently promotes overall wellness.

Thanks to The Trenton Military Family Resource Centre, Executive Director Tamara Kleinschmidt, and Veteran Family Program Coordinator, Kelly Briggs, who recognized the need of such a program facilitates funding for the classes.

 

May
24
Fri
Spectrum of Valour – Art Exhibit
May 24 @ 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm

The paintings featured in this exhibit were created during the Spectrum of Valour program, by eight talented artists, all of whom are either veterans or currently serving members of the Royal Canadian Armed Forces (RCAF).

*Contact us for hours of operation or to make an appointment*

Spectrum of Valour is an art program designed for veterans and medically releasing RCAF members who have suffered a physical and/or psychological trauma. Designed by Edith Lepage Crete in 2016, the program aims to help the participants to adapt and transition toward their “new normal”, a different phase of their lives, and to provide new social opportunities. During the course, participants are encouraged to validate their feelings and express their emotions. Creativity is used by these individuals to help make sense of their world and engage in problem resolution at an emotional level.

The curriculum’s philosophy relies on the assumption that art can reach and touch certain aspects of the personality that would otherwise remain latent and consequently promotes overall wellness.

Thanks to The Trenton Military Family Resource Centre, Executive Director Tamara Kleinschmidt, and Veteran Family Program Coordinator, Kelly Briggs, who recognized the need of such a program facilitates funding for the classes.

 

May
25
Sat
Spectrum of Valour – Art Exhibit
May 25 @ 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm

The paintings featured in this exhibit were created during the Spectrum of Valour program, by eight talented artists, all of whom are either veterans or currently serving members of the Royal Canadian Armed Forces (RCAF).

*Contact us for hours of operation or to make an appointment*

Spectrum of Valour is an art program designed for veterans and medically releasing RCAF members who have suffered a physical and/or psychological trauma. Designed by Edith Lepage Crete in 2016, the program aims to help the participants to adapt and transition toward their “new normal”, a different phase of their lives, and to provide new social opportunities. During the course, participants are encouraged to validate their feelings and express their emotions. Creativity is used by these individuals to help make sense of their world and engage in problem resolution at an emotional level.

The curriculum’s philosophy relies on the assumption that art can reach and touch certain aspects of the personality that would otherwise remain latent and consequently promotes overall wellness.

Thanks to The Trenton Military Family Resource Centre, Executive Director Tamara Kleinschmidt, and Veteran Family Program Coordinator, Kelly Briggs, who recognized the need of such a program facilitates funding for the classes.

 

“Stop Me if You’ve Heard This One”
May 25 @ 7:30 pm

It’s Comedy Night at the Old Church Theatre!  Improv , jokes, friends, and laughs!

The true story of human civilization doesn’t begin with the discovery of fire and it doesn’t end with a rhyming couplet in iambic pentameter …it begins with “a guy walks into a bar” and ends with a punch line. Now, the naysayers among us may disagree. I can hear them now. “That’s a joke,” they will say. But enough about that.
The Old Church Theatre is looking for a few folks who can tell a good joke and we’re willing to offer an embarrassingly inexpensive prize of enormously exaggerated importance to whoever tells the best. It’s the First Annual Old Church Theatre “Stop Me if You’ve Heard This One” Contest where contestants will compete for the honour of calling themselves the Old Church Theatre’s Biggest Joker and the privilege of taking home the highly sought after but slightly tarnished Guffaw. It’s just like an Oscar or an Emmy or a Genie but without any shred of dignity. Come out to compete or come out just to laugh. It’s an event so cheap it’s free. Register in advance or just come out prepared to tell your best joke or four.


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May
26
Sun
Spectrum of Valour – Art Exhibit
May 26 @ 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm

The paintings featured in this exhibit were created during the Spectrum of Valour program, by eight talented artists, all of whom are either veterans or currently serving members of the Royal Canadian Armed Forces (RCAF).

*Contact us for hours of operation or to make an appointment*

Spectrum of Valour is an art program designed for veterans and medically releasing RCAF members who have suffered a physical and/or psychological trauma. Designed by Edith Lepage Crete in 2016, the program aims to help the participants to adapt and transition toward their “new normal”, a different phase of their lives, and to provide new social opportunities. During the course, participants are encouraged to validate their feelings and express their emotions. Creativity is used by these individuals to help make sense of their world and engage in problem resolution at an emotional level.

The curriculum’s philosophy relies on the assumption that art can reach and touch certain aspects of the personality that would otherwise remain latent and consequently promotes overall wellness.

Thanks to The Trenton Military Family Resource Centre, Executive Director Tamara Kleinschmidt, and Veteran Family Program Coordinator, Kelly Briggs, who recognized the need of such a program facilitates funding for the classes.

 

“The Friends of Freddie Sullivan”
May 26 @ 2:00 pm

Please join us for a staged reading of “The Friends of Freddie Sullivan”, a hilarious new two-act comedy by Peter Paylor, read by many of the region’s finest actors. Come and meet Alan. Like many of us, he grew up with imaginary friends. There was Katie and Suzie and Austin and Gordon; they had tea parties in his room. But they weren’t real. Right? So why are they suddenly showing up at Alan’s door, adults now, with adult problems? Katie and Austin got married and it’s not going well. Suzie’s in rehab and it’s not going well either. Gordon’s in prison, again. And Nicky? She’s Katie’s imaginary friend, but Katie’s imaginary too. Nicky’s an actress. She just married Brian. Brian is an actor. They met doing “Anne of Green Gables” in Charlottetown. It’s a real play even though Anne Shirley is imaginary. Brian is real too. So is Liz. She’s Alan’s wife. She’s going on a cruise to the fjords. The fjords are real. They’re in Norway. Freddie Sullivan isn’t real; he’s really Alan. He once got his head stuck in the mouth of a cannon. Confused? You won’t be. “The Friends of Freddie Sullivan” will be read by Lise Lindenberg, Christine Leggat, Wendy Roy, Alex Bell, Chris Bauer, Darren Moore and Rick Zimmerman.

Space will be limited.  To be sure of a seat you may reserve and donate online: 


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May
29
Wed
Spectrum of Valour – Art Exhibit
May 29 @ 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm

The paintings featured in this exhibit were created during the Spectrum of Valour program, by eight talented artists, all of whom are either veterans or currently serving members of the Royal Canadian Armed Forces (RCAF).

*Contact us for hours of operation or to make an appointment*

Spectrum of Valour is an art program designed for veterans and medically releasing RCAF members who have suffered a physical and/or psychological trauma. Designed by Edith Lepage Crete in 2016, the program aims to help the participants to adapt and transition toward their “new normal”, a different phase of their lives, and to provide new social opportunities. During the course, participants are encouraged to validate their feelings and express their emotions. Creativity is used by these individuals to help make sense of their world and engage in problem resolution at an emotional level.

The curriculum’s philosophy relies on the assumption that art can reach and touch certain aspects of the personality that would otherwise remain latent and consequently promotes overall wellness.

Thanks to The Trenton Military Family Resource Centre, Executive Director Tamara Kleinschmidt, and Veteran Family Program Coordinator, Kelly Briggs, who recognized the need of such a program facilitates funding for the classes.

 

Acoustic Sessions
May 29 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm

We’ll be open at 6PM for Wood Fired Pizza and drinks on the patio.  Bring your guitar or just come for the fun.

It’s one of those oddball months with a fifth Wednesday. Rather than wait until the first Wednesday of June to get together for Open Mic we thought why not do something different on the last Wednesday in May? So we’ve decided to have our first outdoor  acoustic ‘jam/song circle’ under our big tent. We’ll get together anytime after 6PM. Bring your appetite as we’ll be firing up (literally) the wood fired pizza oven. We encourage musicians to have songs that others might join in on. That’s how it will start. Take it where it goes from there. We won’t be plugging in or signing up. It’s a completely informal gig. Hope you can make it.

More about our Wood Fired Pizzas HERE

 

Open Mic
May 29 @ 6:00 pm

 
During the summer we’re taking advantage of the nice weather, cooking wood fired pizza and changing the Wednesday open mic format to an acoustic ‘jam/song circle’ under our big tent. We get together anytime after 6PM and we’ll just take it where it goes from there! We won’t be plugging in or signing up. It’s a completely informal gig. Hope you can make it.

On rainy nights we’ll just move it back indoors.

Everyone welcome….players, singers, poets, comedians, and of most importance…..a supportive audience!

May
30
Thu
Spectrum of Valour – Art Exhibit
May 30 @ 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm

The paintings featured in this exhibit were created during the Spectrum of Valour program, by eight talented artists, all of whom are either veterans or currently serving members of the Royal Canadian Armed Forces (RCAF).

*Contact us for hours of operation or to make an appointment*

Spectrum of Valour is an art program designed for veterans and medically releasing RCAF members who have suffered a physical and/or psychological trauma. Designed by Edith Lepage Crete in 2016, the program aims to help the participants to adapt and transition toward their “new normal”, a different phase of their lives, and to provide new social opportunities. During the course, participants are encouraged to validate their feelings and express their emotions. Creativity is used by these individuals to help make sense of their world and engage in problem resolution at an emotional level.

The curriculum’s philosophy relies on the assumption that art can reach and touch certain aspects of the personality that would otherwise remain latent and consequently promotes overall wellness.

Thanks to The Trenton Military Family Resource Centre, Executive Director Tamara Kleinschmidt, and Veteran Family Program Coordinator, Kelly Briggs, who recognized the need of such a program facilitates funding for the classes.

 

May
31
Fri
Spectrum of Valour – Art Exhibit
May 31 @ 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm

The paintings featured in this exhibit were created during the Spectrum of Valour program, by eight talented artists, all of whom are either veterans or currently serving members of the Royal Canadian Armed Forces (RCAF).

*Contact us for hours of operation or to make an appointment*

Spectrum of Valour is an art program designed for veterans and medically releasing RCAF members who have suffered a physical and/or psychological trauma. Designed by Edith Lepage Crete in 2016, the program aims to help the participants to adapt and transition toward their “new normal”, a different phase of their lives, and to provide new social opportunities. During the course, participants are encouraged to validate their feelings and express their emotions. Creativity is used by these individuals to help make sense of their world and engage in problem resolution at an emotional level.

The curriculum’s philosophy relies on the assumption that art can reach and touch certain aspects of the personality that would otherwise remain latent and consequently promotes overall wellness.

Thanks to The Trenton Military Family Resource Centre, Executive Director Tamara Kleinschmidt, and Veteran Family Program Coordinator, Kelly Briggs, who recognized the need of such a program facilitates funding for the classes.

 

Jun
1
Sat
Russell deCarle
Jun 1 @ 7:30 pm

Known throughout North America as the lead singer and a founding member of multi-platinum country-roots group Prairie Oyster, Russell deCarle has spent the last decade carving out a solo career, concentrating on songwriting and rhythm guitar playing.


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Russell’s sound is a celebration and culmination of a lifetime of music, including a time when Buck Owens, The Beatles, and Frank Sinatra would all be played back to back on the radio.

He is currently touring in support of his third recording, a studio album of mostly original material titled “Alone In This Crowd”, released in July 2017. The album offers a fluent collection of songs that mix southern soul and restrained balladry, with obvious touches of southern soul, jazz, blues, and old-school country. deCarle’s songwriting has absorbed all those influences, and he avidly listens to both soul singers and the men and women who made early country music so compelling.

www.russelldecarle.com

 

Jun
4
Tue
Diana Braithwaite & Chris Whiteley
Jun 4 @ 7:30 pm

As the venerable jazz and blues, bible Downbeat Magazine said about Diana Braithwaite and Chris Whiteley “It’s a rare and good thing when two talented performers join forces”.
Audiences, critics, and blues lovers all over North America and Europe seem to agree.
Diana Braithwaite is a descendant of the Wellington County pioneers in Canada. With roots in Florida, Diana’s ancestors escaped slavery through the Underground Railroad and lived for four generations in Wellington County, the first African-Canadian pioneer settlement in Ontario. Diana combines elements from Nina Simone, Esther Phillips, Dinah Washington, Sarah Vaughan and others to create her unique, authentic jazz and blues style. A forceful presence recognized on the Canadian and American music scene as an artist with a unique sound who is keeping the authentic traditional jazz and blues sound alive.     


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Multi-Instrumentalist Chris Whiteley was born in Kansas. Whiteley has performed on over 200 recordings with the likes of Leon Redbone and Blind John Davis. In Canada, Whiteley has received the Blues with a Feeling Award, for lifetime achievement in the blues. In January 2014 Chris Whiteley won the Maple Blues Award for the top blues horn player in Canada–for the 7th time.
Diana Braithwaite and Chris Whiteley have recorded six previous albums together and have toured all over North America, UK and Europe winning numerous awards for their songwriting and albums together.
Their first CD collaboration, MORNING SUN, garnered rave reviews, extensive airplay, and led to multiple Canadian MAPLE BLUES AWARD nominations, including Album of the year, and Acoustic Act of the year. Their second albums also recorded for the Electro-Fi label; NIGHTBIRD BLUES was extremely well received, with great reviews and airplay internationally. It led to them being awarded three MAPLE BLUES AWARDS in January 2010, including being recognised as SONGWRITERS OF THE YEAR. Their third Electro-Fi release, DeltaPhonic, led to more Maple Blues Awards and reached #1 on B.B. Kings Bluesville XM Sirius satellite radio network. Collectively they have been awarded 9 MAPLE BLUES AWARDS and six JUNO Nominations.
They have continued to tour tirelessly across Europe and North America, appearing at Festivals and concerts, as well as numerous radio and television appearances. Highlights include four successful tours of
Art Centers and Blues venues in the U.K., including featured performances at the Great British R & B Festival in Colne and the Monaghan Harvest Blues Festival in Ireland, concert appearances in Russia and Europe, and numerous national tours of Canada. Their American profile continues to expand, with such events as the Hudson River Park Blues Festival in New York City, Tinner Hill Blues Fest in Virginia, and appearances on Fox T.V. and National Public Radio.
Braithwaite was dubbed a “national treasure” by JAZZ FM radio host Danny Marks. A gifted and captivating performer, Diana was chosen by Sarah McLachlan to open Lilith Fair at the Molson Amphitheatre, before 18,000 people, Her talent, and authentic shows have led her into the company of such stalwarts as Mel Brown, Albert Collins, John Lee Hooker and Jeff Healey. Appearances at shows in North America, U.K. and Europe led to her reputation as a world-class jazz and blues singer.
As a teenage performer, Whiteley worked with jazz and blues legend Lonnie Johnson. During the late 70’s he toured and recorded with Leon Redbone, appearing with him on Saturday Night Live. He also met a great mentor in legendary Chicago piano player Blind John Davis, who had been the house piano player at Bluebird Records. Whiteley toured and recorded with Davis and also built a solid reputation and career as a solo artist and as a multi-instrumental session player. Appearing on over 200 recordings lead Whiteley to numerous Canadian Maple Blues Awards as both songwriter and horn player of the year. Jazz Report Magazine awarded him the Blues Album of the Year Award. In 2010 Whiteley was awarded the prestigious BLUES WITH A FEELING AWARD, for a truly earned lifetime of achievement in the blues.
In 2017 Diana and Chris signed with the international music publishing house – Nightingale Music to create and produce original songs for inclusion in movies, TV, film.
2018 will see the release of a new album of classic jazz, both standards and lesser-known songs, that show off Diana’s vocal mastery of vintage jazz and Chris’s expressive award-winning sound on the trumpet and cornet.
Working with longtime friend and former 20-year musical director for Stuart McLean’s Vinyl Café, John Sheard, noted jazz bass player Ron Johnston, and exciting, talented drummer Colin Kingsmore, this project offers a huge promise of great things to come

Jun
5
Wed
Open Mic
Jun 5 @ 6:00 pm

 
During the summer we’re taking advantage of the nice weather, cooking wood fired pizza and changing the Wednesday open mic format to an acoustic ‘jam/song circle’ under our big tent. We get together anytime after 6PM and we’ll just take it where it goes from there! We won’t be plugging in or signing up. It’s a completely informal gig. Hope you can make it.

On rainy nights we’ll just move it back indoors.

Everyone welcome….players, singers, poets, comedians, and of most importance…..a supportive audience!

Jun
7
Fri
Garrett Mason
Jun 7 @ 7:30 pm

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Garrett Mason was raised in Truro, Nova Scotia by his mother Pam, and father, veteran Canadian Bluesman Dutch Mason. His path to become a blues musician started at a very early age; being surrounded by blues music, Garrett’s Garrett-Masonfavourite tapes at 3 years old were Canned Heat and Buddy Rich. What really sealed the deal for Garrett to become a blues guitarist came after watching a video of Stevie Ray Vaughn “Live At the El Mocambo” – he was hooked.

“My favourite Canadian Blues Solo Artist is Garrett Mason. Nobody can do what he does!”…Jimmy Bowskill.


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Joining Garrett is poet friend J.G.Lutes, making each night of the tour a time for both music and ideas. The tour was born from a chance invite Lutes accepted to read poems at a music festival last fall where J.G. was recorded reading his original work. “I shared a video with Garrett of me reading poems at the North Along The Shore Festival, in Avondale, NS. He liked it and said I should open for him. I suggested we do a tour together.” The result is thirteen dates throughout Eastern Canada.

“We’re both from small towns in Nova Scotia and I think that makes for a rural honesty in our work,” Lutes says. “I’m so proud to share a little bit of the stage with Garrett because he’s really an unbelievable musical force. If you haven’t seen him perform, and if you are intrigued by spoken word, then come out and hear a special collaboration.”

 

Jun
12
Wed
Open Mic
Jun 12 @ 6:00 pm

 
During the summer we’re taking advantage of the nice weather, cooking wood fired pizza and changing the Wednesday open mic format to an acoustic ‘jam/song circle’ under our big tent. We get together anytime after 6PM and we’ll just take it where it goes from there! We won’t be plugging in or signing up. It’s a completely informal gig. Hope you can make it.

On rainy nights we’ll just move it back indoors.

Everyone welcome….players, singers, poets, comedians, and of most importance…..a supportive audience!

Jun
13
Thu
Dylan Menzie
Jun 13 @ 7:30 pm

With a sprawling vocal range and compelling approach to composition, PEI’s Dylan Menzie has made an indelible mark in the Canadian music market. After hitting number one on CBC Radio 2’s Top 20 with his breakout single, “Kenya,” Menzie dropped 2016’s Adolescent Nature to acclaim from across Canada. Drawing clear influence from the likes of My Morning Jacket, Fleet Foxes, and Joel Plaskett without being derivative of anyone, the quality of his songs heavily belies the young artist’s age.


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On the back of his growing success, Menzie has performed alongside acts like City & Colour and Ron Sexsmith, showcased at major international music festivals, and was featured on CTV’s prime time music program, The Launch.His most recent release, As the Clock Rewinds , is a collection of stripped-down and reimagined cuts from Adolescent Nature that further showcases his artistry and cements his status as an undeniable talent.

 

Jun
14
Fri
Tony Silvestri
Jun 14 @ 7:30 pm

Tony Silvestri is an accomplished performer/songwriter in Ontario, Canada, who welds a variety of rock and alternative styles to create a unique musical experience. Tony is known for encompassing a broad range of genres in his performances, being influenced by a full spectrum of talented musicians such as Radiohead, Steely Dan, and Jeff Buckley. He has been performing live for over 15 years.

 


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Jun
15
Sat
Michael Schatte
Jun 15 @ 7:30 pm

We’re happy to have Michael Schatte back to the Old Church Theatre.  Joining him this time will be the incredible Ryan Spratt on upright bass. 

It is no exaggeration to say that Michael Schatte (pronounced SHAW-tee) has emerged as one of the most compelling guitarists and singer/songwriters on the North American roots music scene. Since early 2015, when he was a top-eight finalist at the Memphis International Blues Challenge and performed at Tennessee’s historic Orpheum Theatre, Schatte has appeared on some of the continent’s best festival and theatre stage’s winning new fans and a reputation for world-class musicianship by way of more than 200 concerts in Canada and the United States.


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Though Schatte loves the blues (and evidently does it well), it’s just one ingredient in what he calls Eclectic Electric Roots Music, a brew of original rock, blues, celtic, bluegrass, country and rockabilly he’s been writing, recording, and performing throughout his career.

This unique blend of genres is delivered with stunning impact on his latest studio album, Turn Back the Vikings. Recorded in his home base of Toronto and mixed in Austin, Texas by Simon Tassano (the live and studio engineer of choice for folk-rock legend Richard Thompson, whose Sam Jones is the sole cover song on Vikings), the new album is Michael’s finest work to date, prompting Britain’s Blues Matters! magazine to call him “one of the best undiscovered songwriters of our times.” Intelligent lyrics, hook-filled arrangements, and Schatte’s rich singing voice certainly have a way of capturing attention, but it’s his work on a certain six-string plank of wood that ties it all together musically.

Lee, Mark Knopfler and of course the aforementioned Richard Thompson as major influences on both his electric and acoustic fingerstyle playing. Reviewing a recent concert at Aeolian Hall in London, The Beat Magazine described Schatte as “one of Canada’s best-kept secrets and certainly one of its most skilled rock performers,” citing his “masterful manipulation of the guitar” and a vocal style “as polished as his picking.”

 

 

Jun
19
Wed
Open Mic
Jun 19 @ 6:00 pm

 
During the summer we’re taking advantage of the nice weather, cooking wood fired pizza and changing the Wednesday open mic format to an acoustic ‘jam/song circle’ under our big tent. We get together anytime after 6PM and we’ll just take it where it goes from there! We won’t be plugging in or signing up. It’s a completely informal gig. Hope you can make it.

On rainy nights we’ll just move it back indoors.

Everyone welcome….players, singers, poets, comedians, and of most importance…..a supportive audience!

Jun
21
Fri
Ken Yates
Jun 21 @ 7:30 pm

Since first planting roots within the Canadian music scene in 2011, Ken Yates has steadily grown a reputation as one of the country’s brightest singer/songwriters. He won both  “Songwriter of the year” and “New/Emerging Artist of the Year” at the 2017  Canadian Folk Music Awards.  His sound offers the complete package—unforgettable melodies, emotionally charged storytelling, and top-notch guitar chops—all gloriously displayed on Yates’ new album, Huntsville.


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Produced by Jim Bryson (Weakerthans, Kathleen Edwards), Yates’ second full-length effort is a major stylistic step forward, with its 11 tracks capturing his artistic evolution amid extensive touring over the past three years. “Keep Your Head Down,” with its subtle, driving groove, opens the album like a train pulling out at dawn, with vast, open vistas lying ahead. Those come into focus on other key tracks such as “Once More To The Lake,” “Roll Me On Home” and “The Best Part Of Leaving.” Yet, everywhere on the album, echoes of the Canadian songwriting tradition, from Gordon Lightfoot to Bruce Cockburn to Ron Sexsmith, are apparent, proving that with Huntsville, Ken Yates is ready to join that exalted company. A native of London, Ontario (a few hours’ drive south of the actual Huntsville), Yates studied at the prestigious Berklee College of Music in Boston. His first release, The Backseat EP, came out in 2011, followed by his full-length debut, twenty-three in 2013. One track on that album caught the ear of fellow Berklee alum John Mayer, who commented in a lengthy blog post, “Ken Yates wrote a song called ‘I Don’t Wanna Fall In Love.’ This song moved me when I first heard it, and it still does today.”

 

 

Jun
26
Wed
Open Mic
Jun 26 @ 6:00 pm

 
During the summer we’re taking advantage of the nice weather, cooking wood fired pizza and changing the Wednesday open mic format to an acoustic ‘jam/song circle’ under our big tent. We get together anytime after 6PM and we’ll just take it where it goes from there! We won’t be plugging in or signing up. It’s a completely informal gig. Hope you can make it.

On rainy nights we’ll just move it back indoors.

Everyone welcome….players, singers, poets, comedians, and of most importance…..a supportive audience!

Jun
28
Fri
Citizen Jane
Jun 28 @ 7:30 pm

Citizen Jane is a Canadian folk-pop duo that lovingly crafts songs about our society’s potential to evolve in the current political climate (though the occasional love song is inevitable).

Citizen JanePercussive and lyrical bowed strings marry with rhythmically driven guitar and powerful, interwoven vocal harmonies to create a sound that is two parts daydream; one part grunge.


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The duo’s upcoming album, High Tide (June 2019), infuses their organic folk sound with subtle electronic flavours, colouring traditional influences with a contemporary pop aesthetic. 

Hailed a “delight” by Folk Radio UK, Reenie and Lea spark a uniquely intimate connection with all audiences, and love including layered sing-alongs in their live performances. 

 

Their debut album, In the Storm, was released in the fall of 2017, to exciting reviews:

“exquisitely performed… an accomplished chamber folk-pop album of grace and elegance” 

     – Folk Radio UK

“diverse and multifaceted”

     – Curve Magazine

“In the Storm illustrates an effortless take on folk-style music. Their honest poetry and musicianship… makes for brilliant artistry.” 

     – Permanent Rain Press

 

The duo consists of married couple Reenie Perkovic (vocals, guitar, mandolin) and Lea Kirstein (viola, cello, vocals), who met while studying classical music on the west coast. The ladies have since made a home in Toronto’s vibrant music scene, while continually touring across Canada and the States, with upcoming tours in Europe.

Reenie grew up in the Toronto area, after her family escaped the civil war in her birthplace, Sarajevo, Bosnia. She went west to study percussion and composition at UVic, where she wrote contemporary classical works that were read by the Victoria Symphony. While studying, she continued to play guitar and lead pop bands, touring locally and playing festivals. Reenie was a semi-finalist in the 2016 UK Songwriting Contest, and has released 3 solo albums. She has opened for Juno-nominated Alysha Brilla, and Annabelle Chvostek (Wailin’ Jennys).

Lea is an acclaimed violist and fiddler, who grew up in Victoria, BC, where she studied viola and music education at UVic. Classical musician by day and fiddler by night, Lea discovered new ways of melding the two styles into one. Her passion for these genres took her across Canada & the U.S. with the Folk Arts Quartet. She has recorded with Juno-nominated artists Oliver Schroer and Teresa Doyle.

The duo is passionate about building community & education, and frequently offers workshops at schools, camps, and festivals.

Jul
3
Wed
Open Mic
Jul 3 @ 6:00 pm

 
During the summer we’re taking advantage of the nice weather, cooking wood fired pizza and changing the Wednesday open mic format to an acoustic ‘jam/song circle’ under our big tent. We get together anytime after 6PM and we’ll just take it where it goes from there! We won’t be plugging in or signing up. It’s a completely informal gig. Hope you can make it.

On rainy nights we’ll just move it back indoors.

Everyone welcome….players, singers, poets, comedians, and of most importance…..a supportive audience!

Jul
5
Fri
Campbell Wills Duo
Jul 5 @ 7:30 pm

The Old Church will host a musical anniversary Friday July 5th at 7:30pm.

This year marks 30 years of rockin’ and rollin’ by the Campbell Wills Duo. Rett Wills and Tim Campbell, two guitarists that sound like a four piece band, will be playing their brand rock and roll, Tim Campbell Rett Willsrhythm and blues, with some original tunes thrown into the mix.

Tim and Rett have been playing since they were twelve years old and they both have their own trios:  The “Tim Campbell Trio” and  Rett’s “Northern Voodoo” trio. Also, both perform Solo thru-out South-Eastern Ontario.

Their different styles mesh seamlessly and they’ve been together so long the show is loose and amusing. Don’t miss an evening of ‘killer’ guitar playing and singing.


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Jul
10
Wed
Open Mic
Jul 10 @ 6:00 pm

 
During the summer we’re taking advantage of the nice weather, cooking wood fired pizza and changing the Wednesday open mic format to an acoustic ‘jam/song circle’ under our big tent. We get together anytime after 6PM and we’ll just take it where it goes from there! We won’t be plugging in or signing up. It’s a completely informal gig. Hope you can make it.

On rainy nights we’ll just move it back indoors.

Everyone welcome….players, singers, poets, comedians, and of most importance…..a supportive audience!

Jul
12
Fri
Sharpen the Acts IV – One Act Play Festival
Jul 12 @ 7:30 pm

SHARPEN THE ACTS – PART IV
Each performance, three original one act plays.

Experience three curated plays by local writers in a unique, rural venue.

 

Performances:

Friday July 12th @7:30 PM

Saturday July 13th @7:30PM

and Sunday July 14th @2 PM

 


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“Transplant” by Mihal Zada ~ Directed by Matthew Sheahan. 

Lydia – Alexandra Bell

George – Scott Roodvoets

Paula (Officer Rezwani)- Ruth Laliberte

Andrew (Officer Lewis) – Joshua Kelly

Lydia is spending some quiet time at home while her husband George is off at the cottage with his cousin Steve, when two police officers arrive with some horrible news.  There’s been an accident and George is left incomplete.  Can something that is lost really be replaced?  Can we ever be made whole again?  Does it matter where the parts come from?  George returns home to a partner who is trying to make him come to grips with his alterations, but will he return the favor?  Can they survive the transplant?

 

“Jam Jar” by Peter Coy ~ Directed by Bill McMahon. 

PHD Student – Wendy Roy

Subject 1 – Sylvia Wan

Subject 2 – Penny Barker

Subject 3 – Heather Muir

TLGA – Margaret Ruttan.

A key is a device that is used to operate a lock. The key serves as a security token for access to the locked area; only persons having the correct key can open the lock and gain access. Locks and keys have managed to infuse themselves into every aspect of our lives. Join our PHD student as she conducts her experiment to determine whether the participants reveal themselves as locks or keys.

 

“Roadside Attraction” by Richard Lummiss ~ Directed by Karen Lupu-Jacobsohn 

Petra –  Dejaye Sproat

Martha – Lynette Thibeau

John – Bryan Coates

Larry – Scott Roodvoets .

Petra is the owner of Pete’s Big Beaver Café, open to travelers on a cold and stormy Valentine’s night. Martha and John stop in on their way through town, as well as Larry, a long haul truck driver. This intimate look at relationships is a refreshingly sweet glimpse into possible turning points.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jul
13
Sat
Sharpen the Acts IV – One Act Play Festival
Jul 13 @ 7:30 pm

SHARPEN THE ACTS – PART IV
Each performance, three original one act plays.

Experience three curated plays by local writers in a unique, rural venue.

 

Performances:

Friday July 12th @7:30 PM

Saturday July 13th @7:30PM

and Sunday July 14th @2 PM

 


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“Transplant” by Mihal Zada ~ Directed by Matthew Sheahan. 

Lydia – Alexandra Bell

George – Scott Roodvoets

Paula (Officer Rezwani)- Ruth Laliberte

Andrew (Officer Lewis) – Joshua Kelly

Lydia is spending some quiet time at home while her husband George is off at the cottage with his cousin Steve, when two police officers arrive with some horrible news.  There’s been an accident and George is left incomplete.  Can something that is lost really be replaced?  Can we ever be made whole again?  Does it matter where the parts come from?  George returns home to a partner who is trying to make him come to grips with his alterations, but will he return the favor?  Can they survive the transplant?

 

“Jam Jar” by Peter Coy ~ Directed by Bill McMahon. 

PHD Student – Wendy Roy

Subject 1 – Sylvia Wan

Subject 2 – Penny Barker

Subject 3 – Heather Muir

TLGA – Margaret Ruttan.

A key is a device that is used to operate a lock. The key serves as a security token for access to the locked area; only persons having the correct key can open the lock and gain access. Locks and keys have managed to infuse themselves into every aspect of our lives. Join our PHD student as she conducts her experiment to determine whether the participants reveal themselves as locks or keys.

 

“Roadside Attraction” by Richard Lummiss ~ Directed by Karen Lupu-Jacobsohn 

Petra –  Dejaye Sproat

Martha – Lynette Thibeau

John – Bryan Coates

Larry – Scott Roodvoets .

Petra is the owner of Pete’s Big Beaver Café, open to travelers on a cold and stormy Valentine’s night. Martha and John stop in on their way through town, as well as Larry, a long haul truck driver. This intimate look at relationships is a refreshingly sweet glimpse into possible turning points.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jul
14
Sun
Sharpen the Acts IV – One Act Play Festival
Jul 14 @ 2:00 pm

SHARPEN THE ACTS – PART IV
Each performance, three original one act plays.

Experience three curated plays by local writers in a unique, rural venue.

 

Performances:

Friday July 12th @7:30 PM

Saturday July 13th @7:30PM

and Sunday July 14th @2 PM

 


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“Transplant” by Mihal Zada ~ Directed by Matthew Sheahan. 

Lydia – Alexandra Bell

George – Scott Roodvoets

Paula (Officer Rezwani)- Ruth Laliberte

Andrew (Officer Lewis) – Joshua Kelly

Lydia is spending some quiet time at home while her husband George is off at the cottage with his cousin Steve, when two police officers arrive with some horrible news.  There’s been an accident and George is left incomplete.  Can something that is lost really be replaced?  Can we ever be made whole again?  Does it matter where the parts come from?  George returns home to a partner who is trying to make him come to grips with his alterations, but will he return the favor?  Can they survive the transplant?

 

“Jam Jar” by Peter Coy ~ Directed by Bill McMahon. 

PHD Student – Wendy Roy

Subject 1 – Sylvia Wan

Subject 2 – Penny Barker

Subject 3 – Heather Muir

TLGA – Margaret Ruttan.

A key is a device that is used to operate a lock. The key serves as a security token for access to the locked area; only persons having the correct key can open the lock and gain access. Locks and keys have managed to infuse themselves into every aspect of our lives. Join our PHD student as she conducts her experiment to determine whether the participants reveal themselves as locks or keys.

 

“Roadside Attraction” by Richard Lummiss ~ Directed by Karen Lupu-Jacobsohn 

Petra – Dejaye Sproat

Martha – Lynette Thibeau

John – Bryan Coates

Larry – Scott Roodvoets .

Petra is the owner of Pete’s Big Beaver Café, open to travelers on a cold and stormy Valentine’s night. Martha and John stop in on their way through town, as well as Larry, a long haul truck driver. This intimate look at relationships is a refreshingly sweet glimpse into possible turning points.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jul
17
Wed
Open Mic
Jul 17 @ 6:00 pm

 
During the summer we’re taking advantage of the nice weather, cooking wood fired pizza and changing the Wednesday open mic format to an acoustic ‘jam/song circle’ under our big tent. We get together anytime after 6PM and we’ll just take it where it goes from there! We won’t be plugging in or signing up. It’s a completely informal gig. Hope you can make it.

On rainy nights we’ll just move it back indoors.

Everyone welcome….players, singers, poets, comedians, and of most importance…..a supportive audience!

Jul
20
Sat
Morgan Davis
Jul 20 @ 7:30 pm

For 45 years Morgan Davis has been on the road travelling across Canada, the United States and Europe. His performances draw from a rich tradition of country blues, as well as his own contemporary songs infused with wit and a large dose of humour.

Originally from Detroit, Davis grew up listening to a prolific mix of rhythm and blues. The music of Jimmy Reed, Ike and Tina Turner, Chuck Berry and Fats Domino was in the air. He later moved to California with his family, and then in 1968 left for Canada.


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While living in Rochdale College, Toronto’s mecca for the subculture of the late 1960’s, he immersed himself in the study of Delta Blues, especially the music of Robert Johnson. Toronto’s music scene in the early 1970’s was the perfect place for Davis to cut his teeth as a journeyman, having the opportunity to see and play with many legendary performers. Bukka White, Johnny Shines, Sunnyland Slim, Snooky Pryor, Hubert Sumlin, and John Hammond were encouraging supporters.

Davis hit the road with the Rhythm Rockets, The Knights of The Mystic Sea, and David Wilcox’s first band, eventually forming his own trio. Over the years he has had the priviledge of opening for Willie Dixon, John Lee Hooker, Albert King, John Hammond, Albert Collins, and Eric Bibb. A highlight of his career was backing the phenomenal Dr.John. Morgan has shared the stage with Colin Linden, who also produced his second album, shared the stage with James Cotton, Hubert Sumlin, Sunnyland Slim, Snooky Pryor, James Harmon, Gene Taylor, Dutch Mason, Gene Taylor and many other great blues artist over the years.

Davis’ songwriting talent received international recognition when Colin James covered his searing ballad “Why’d You Lie”. Morgan’s recording “Blues Medicine”, on Electro-Fi records, garnered critical acclaim as well as awards for songwriting and production. His multi- award winning release “Painkiller” won an impressive four awards at the 2004 Maple Blues Awards and not long after took home Canada’s top music prize…the Juno for Blues Album of the Year.

Davis has established a rich career as a solo artist, and also performs with stellar lineups of musicians as a trio or full band.His most recent recording, “Drive My Blues Away on Electro-Fi records is his first solo disc. His previous recording “At Home In Nova Scotia”, pays homage to Atlantic Canada where he has been a resident since 2001.

Morgan’s passion for the Blues has never wavered…and he fully expects to be on the road for the rest of his life.

 

Jul
24
Wed
Open Mic
Jul 24 @ 6:00 pm

 
During the summer we’re taking advantage of the nice weather, cooking wood fired pizza and changing the Wednesday open mic format to an acoustic ‘jam/song circle’ under our big tent. We get together anytime after 6PM and we’ll just take it where it goes from there! We won’t be plugging in or signing up. It’s a completely informal gig. Hope you can make it.

On rainy nights we’ll just move it back indoors.

Everyone welcome….players, singers, poets, comedians, and of most importance…..a supportive audience!

Jul
27
Sat
Classical Unbound Festival
Jul 27 @ 7:30 pm

Unleashing the chamber music concert experience around Prince Edward County wineries and the Old Church Theatre,  Classical Unbound is directed by the Ironwood Quartet.

This year’s festival includes 3 concerts:Ironwood Quartet
Friday, July 26 at The Grange, 7pm
Saturday, July 27 at the Old Church Theatre, 7:30pm
Sunday, July 28 at Hillier Creek Estates Winery, 7pm

Buy tickets individually, or attend all 3 concerts with a Weekend Pass.

SATURDAY, JULY 27
IRONWOOD UNBOUND will be held at the Old Church Theatre at 7:30pm

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Ironwood Quartet performs selections from:
Pärt Fratres
Dessner Aheym
J.S. Bach Chaconne
+ Original songs by violist David Marks
+ Arrangements of folk music

“What makes the Ironwood Quartet tick?  The stuff you won’t find in our musical bios…  This concert gives Ironwood Quartet a chance to introduce ourselves to you as individuals and let our colours fly.  We’ll be sure to include some great quartet repertoire, but also some fiddling, some singing, some solos – an unrepeatable experience.”

 

Jul
28
Sun
The Colborne Library Ukulele Band
Jul 28 @ 2:00 pm

The Colborne Library Ukulele Band (The C.L.U.B.) taught by David Hayes and Wendy Bellan is a performing group consisting of 40 ukulele players from the age of 10 to 80 years old. Classes are taught for both beginners and advanced every Saturday morning. The group started in 2014 and unlike many ukulele groups this performing group also features solo singers. The group was funded by Mary Norton CEO of the Colborne Library and she also provided the space to hold classes. Other financial supporters of the group have been The Northumberland Veterinary Clinic, The Lions Club and The Rotary Club. The repertoire consists of music from the 1930’s to today’s music.

The group performs at various events throughout the Northumberland and Quinte area.

The philosophy for the creation of the group was to teach people the ukulele and perform concerts with the added bonus of a social group to give, especially older people, an environment to share music together and a reason to get outside of the home. Both the social and musical aspects have grown so that now the performing group is at a very high level of musicianship.

 

Jul
31
Wed
Open Mic
Jul 31 @ 6:00 pm

 
During the summer we’re taking advantage of the nice weather, cooking wood fired pizza and changing the Wednesday open mic format to an acoustic ‘jam/song circle’ under our big tent. We get together anytime after 6PM and we’ll just take it where it goes from there! We won’t be plugging in or signing up. It’s a completely informal gig. Hope you can make it.

On rainy nights we’ll just move it back indoors.

Everyone welcome….players, singers, poets, comedians, and of most importance…..a supportive audience!

Aug
7
Wed
Open Mic
Aug 7 @ 6:00 pm

 
During the summer we’re taking advantage of the nice weather, cooking wood fired pizza and changing the Wednesday open mic format to an acoustic ‘jam/song circle’ under our big tent. We get together anytime after 6PM and we’ll just take it where it goes from there! We won’t be plugging in or signing up. It’s a completely informal gig. Hope you can make it.

On rainy nights we’ll just move it back indoors.

Everyone welcome….players, singers, poets, comedians, and of most importance…..a supportive audience!

Aug
8
Thu
Paul Reddick
Aug 8 @ 7:30 pm

Singer, songwriter and harmonica player Paul Reddick has been performing his critically acclaimed original songs on stages across Canada, the USA and Europe for over 30 years.

Paul ReddickHe has recorded and written with Colin Linden, Tom Wilson (Lee Harvey Osmond) and MonkeyJunk among others, and recorded 10 albums of his own. His most recent recording, Ride the One (on Stony Plain Records), received the 2016 Juno Award for Best Blues Album.


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Often referred to as the Poet Laureate of the Blues, he has been exploring and pushing the boundaries of the blues art form his entire career. His dedication, “Blues is a beautiful landscape”, led him to create the annual Cobalt Prize for Contemporary Blues Composition in 2014 which encourages the growth and vitality of blues music.

Renowned for his intense and hypnotic performances, Paul Reddick has developed a loyal following amongst both his fans and musical peers and continues to be one of the most compelling performers on the Canadian music scene.

Joining Paul on stage will be Adam Beer Colacino who has played at the Old Church Theatre on two occations with the Sinner’s Choir.

Aug
9
Fri
SP2 with guest Al Lerman
Aug 9 @ 7:30 pm

SP2 is world-class blues & roots  acclaimed singers, songwriters, guitarists Steve Payne and Paul Hobday. Steve and Paul form a powerful roots/blues/boogie duo, playing original compositions appearing in folk/blues clubs and festivals throughout Europe and the UK.  They will be joined by our friend and yours, Al Lerman.


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Steve Payne has been described by many as one of the most unique guitarists, multi-instrumentalists and singer/songwriter/performers of the modern day Blues/Roots genre.
He has joined the ranks of the “almost legendary” in the Roots/Blues community, and has  shared the stage and bill with many of the greats of the Blues and Folk world, including BB King, Dr John and countless others.

 

Paul Hobday has worked for many years as a songwriter and renowned ‘gun for hire’ guitar player, working with bands and singer/songwriters performing live and in the studio.
He owns and runs his own studio ‘ from his home in Chepstow where he specializes in recording acoustic artists. In 2011, Paul joined Steve Payne for his regular “Easter Run” tour of Germany and the Netherlands, in 2011 and they have played together as a duo ever since, touring in Ireland and Canada as well as Europe.

Al Lerman is no stranger to the Old Church Theatre.  Outside of his 2X Juno Award winning band Fathead, Al has built a solid career touring as an solo blues/roots artist, accompanying himself on acoustic guitar and rack harmonica. Considered among the top harmonica players in the country, his prowess on the instrument has earned him several Maple Blues nominations.

Aug
14
Wed
Open Mic
Aug 14 @ 6:00 pm

 
During the summer we’re taking advantage of the nice weather, cooking wood fired pizza and changing the Wednesday open mic format to an acoustic ‘jam/song circle’ under our big tent. We get together anytime after 6PM and we’ll just take it where it goes from there! We won’t be plugging in or signing up. It’s a completely informal gig. Hope you can make it.

On rainy nights we’ll just move it back indoors.

Everyone welcome….players, singers, poets, comedians, and of most importance…..a supportive audience!

Aug
16
Fri
The Brian Legere Quartet
Aug 16 @ 7:30 pm
The Brian Legere Quartet @ Old Church Theatre

This versatile group of music veterans led by guitarist, singer Brian Legere have decades of experience, and individually have performed world wide with many notable artists including Martha Reeves and The Vandellas, Frankie Valli And The Four Seasons, Maria Muldar, Tanya Tucker, Michelle Wright, Rich Little, Buddy Tate, Catherine McKinnon,Warren Vache, Domenic Troiano, Guido Basso, Fred Penner, Dave Young, Robi Botos, Hillario Duran, Daniel Lanois, Luis Mario Achoa, Carol Welsman, and David Foster. Expect to hear an exciting, eclectic sound rooted in Folk, Blues, Jazz, and Soul!


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Brian Legere           Guitar,Vocals

Brian Coughlan     Saxophone, Clarinet, Flute

Phil Woodard         Bass

Harry Ellis             Drums

Aug
17
Sat
The Goodnight Irenes
Aug 17 @ 7:30 pm
The Goodnight Irenes @ Old Church Theatre

Three singers, two guitars, one fiddle, and over 500 songs at our disposal: Traditional and original folk, blues, country, bluegrass, fiddlin’ tunes … no rules, no limits, no setlists!  


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