After a 2-year hiatus the Noon Hour Series is back and celebrates twenty-seven years of music in the summer. Featuring nine concerts of favourite local musicians and renowned special guests, the series is again held Wednesdays at 12:00pm. All concerts are at Georgian Shores United Church, 997, 4th Ave East, Owen Sound. Admission by donation.

While the series originally focused on providing a place to highlight local talent in our region, it now has become a favourite musical event during the summer featuring also nationally recognized artists.This summer’s program is really a celebration of great music from around this country and has concerts for every type of music lover, from folk, blues, classical, vocal, and orchestral, with everything in between.

On July 6, Larry Jensen, Rob Rolfe and Dave Hawkins will present This Great Lake Town. The highly anticipated Orchestra North Artists will return July 13, with Summer Strings a virtuosic musical showcase. On July 20, renowned pianist Kati Gleiser will be joined by Daniel Hamin Go on cello. david sereda, much celebrated singer songwriter will perform Love Songs & Freedom Songs on July 27.

On August 3, we will hear “Climate Crisis and Connection” a project Kati Gleiser has initiated. Kati returns with Sina Momatahan and Camryn Ruthven. Their concert includes Gaelic songs, Persian melodies, Improvisation, and Hafiz poetry. This is an exciting project relating to the critical issues of our times. Joyful Joyful, with Cormac Culkeen, and Dave Grenon is an innovative voice ensemble from Toronto and will present “The Valley” on August 10. River Glen Breitbach started his carrier as a singer songwriter in Iowa and now lives in Durham. His Iowa to Durham concert will be on August 17. Kelda Mikalson, well known vocalist and pianist Christina Edwards, will present “Stolen Songs” on August 24.

The Noon Hour Series will come to a close on August 31, with “Wild Trad” featuring Will Henry, Lynda Henry, Dan McGee and Ian Harper, playing traditional Irish, Scottish, Canadian and Appalachian dance music, as well as their own original tunes.

The Noon Hour Series organizers thank the community for the support over the last 29 years and the shared love for music in all its forms and variations. And, again we are so much looking forward to another Noon Hour Series next year.

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Contact: Joachim Ostertag, Noon Hour Series Artistic Director
Phone: 519 376 7145 (h), 519 373 3938 (c)
Email: [email protected]

photograph: Good Noise Photography, John Fearnall



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