St. Andrew's Concert Series
The 2018-2019 Concert Series
Our second annual concert series promises even more fabulous entertainment and artists from around the province at your doorstep in beautiful Downtown Brantford.
Friday, October 26th, 7:00pm. Movie & Music. Suggested donation: $15.00.
The St. Andrew's Concert Series presents composer/pianist Robert Bruce, as he performs his live original score to the 1926 classic silent film "The General". Inspired by The Great Locomotive Chase, which happened in 1862, Buster Keaton's "The General" (1926), an adventure-epic classic made towards the end of the silent era and considered by Keaton to be his greatest achievement, is also considered by critics to be one of the greatest films ever made.
In a 2002 poll of critics and filmmakers on the best films ever made, critic Roger Ebert listed it on his top 10. It is also on his list of Great Movies. It was ranked number 1 in a list of the 100 greatest films of the silent era by the website www.silentera.com
Composer/pianist Robert Bruce's live score for "The General" follows the story and action pretty closely, weaving in and out of a variety of musical moods and styles ranging from the "Jazz Age" sounds and cinema chase scenes popular in the 20s to more reflective and descriptive neo-classical sketches.
Saturday, November 24th, 7:30pm. Arcady "There's a Song in the Air: A Timeless Holiday Classic." Tickets: $25/adult, $10/student, under 12 free.
On Saturday, November 24th Arcady’s seasonal production There’s a Song in the Air: A Timeless Holiday Classic will be presented at St. Andrew’s United Church in Brantford. This entertaining and upbeat production will feature new and traditional holiday music written and arranged by Arcady's director Ronald Beckett. There’s a Song in the Air is designed to take the listener on a colourful winter journey and conjure up thoughts and memories of the holiday season. This heartwarming performance promises to leave everyone full of Christmas cheer. The concert will be performed by some of the finest singers Canada has to offer. The cast of performers consists of nearly 30 brilliant young professional singers, some of who will be featured soloists throughout the evening. There’s a Song in the Air is a seasonal favourite of the renowned vocal and instrumental ensemble and promises to provide entertainment for people of all ages. Beckett’s holiday music will leave an unforgettable impression on first hearing.
January, 2019: TBA
Friday, March 8th, 7:00pm. Michael York & Katie Walshaw in recital. More details coming soon! Suggested donation: $15.00.
Saturday, May 11th, 2019: Brantford Symphony Orchestra presents "Pipes & Strings."
Tickets available from the Sanderson Centre Box Office.
Guest Artist Ian Sadler
The glorious organ at St. Andrew’s will feature one of Canada’s foremost recitalists, organist Ian Sadler. Currently the Organist at Toronto’s St. James Anglican Cathedral, Ian’s list of accomplishments and successes as an Organist and a Choir Director place him in the top tier of Canada’s outstanding musicians. With the BSO strings and horns, Ian will perform Josef Rheinberger’s sumptuous Concerto #1 in F Major. The organ console will be front and centre, for you to see Ian in action and you will be amazed! The BSO strings will be featured on their own with deliciously romantic music, to fill out a substantial and satisfying classical music concert.