DannyMichel NHS 2018


25th Anniversary Season

25th Anniversary Evening Concert
Captain Khlebnikov with Danny Michel and the Noon Hour Series Orchestra, featuring special guest performers
Wednesday, August 29, 7:30pm

Concert Sponsored by Tamming Law

25th Anniversary Noon Hour Series

July 4th-August 29th 2018
Georgian Shores United Church
Every Wednesday at Noon

Admission by Donation

This summer the 25th Annual Noon Hour Series is returning to Georgian Shores United Church every Wednesday at noon beginning July 4th, with a Special 25th Anniversary Evening Concert August 29th.

Each week we will be presenting Jazz, Classical, and World music performed by local favourites and nationally acclaimed musicians.

This summer features nine concerts, over 50 musicians, hundreds of beautiful posters and cards (courtesy of Simon Farla), and over a thousand audience members at the magnificent Georgian Shores United Church. We can’t wait see you silver,
Thank you for continuing to support music in our community

Joachim and Sebastian Ostertag


Wednesday July 4th
Whistle While You Work!
Kelda Mikalson; voice, and Bethany Matthews; piano

The 25th Noon Hour Series opens with some of our region’s most talented and versatile musicians presenting funny and thoughtful story songs of work and roles in life.  Performed by Kelda Mikalson and Bethany Matthews, this concert will have you singing all the way home. Join us in this celebration of a quarter century of music at noon with music and laughter.



Wednesday July 11th

Walk With Me
Deanne Hallman and Friends
Featuring Don Buchanan, Paul Danard, and Steve Wood

Concert Details: Deanne Hallman is a singer-songwriter who can rock the house, belt the blues or sing a lullaby. When she shares a stage with local music legends Don Buchanan, Paul Danard, and Steve Wood, there’s no stopping them. They performed to a sold-out crowd at Massie Hall in the fall of 2017 and have since reunited for shows throughout Grey-Bruce.


Wednesday July 18th
Artists and Faculty of Orchestra North

Orchestra North returns to the Noon Hour Series stage with virtuosity, energy, and passion.  Featuring the artists and academy of the festival, including Sebastian Ostertag; cello, Yolanda Bruno; violin, Roxi Dykstra; viola, Samantha Orr; violin, Aaron Hodgson; trumpet, Janus Quartet, Sarah Steeves; cello, Chantal Lemire; viola, Jasmine Schnarr; viola, Robert Tite; clarinet this concert will be a highlight of the summer!


Wednesday July 25th
Water Reverence
Kati Gleiser, piano

A favourite performer of the Noon Hour Series for many years, Kati Gleiser returns to the concert stage this summer with Water Reverence, and intimate program featuring the music of Debussy paired with improvisation.

Kati has performed Coast to Coast throughout North America and as far as Shanghai, China, in venues ranging from barns and cafes to elite concert stages, including the Kennedy Center. She has also appeared numerous times on NPR, including a weeklong segment on Performance Today.

Wednesday August 1st
Love’s Philosophy
Jacqueline Woodley; soprano and Topher Mokrzewski; piano

Soprano Jacqueline Woodley has been praised for her fearless versatility, changing styles fluidly from early music to contemporary, from opera to art song. An acclaimed soprano with performances with the San Francisco Opera, Canadian Opera Company, Edmonton Opera and Montreal Symphony, Jacqueline’s highly anticipated concert will feature songs of longing, desire, heartbreak and ecstasy. Highlights include opera arias and love songs from the Baroque to Musical Theatre by Handel, Strauss, Poulenc, Quilter, Menotti, and Cole Porter.


Wednesday August 8th
Winds off the Sound
Georgian Bay Woodwind Quintet

Georgian Bay Woodwind Quintet is comprised of Grey-Bruce’s finest woodwind players. Meryl Gillmore; flute, Heather Willmes; oboe, Rob Tite; clarinet, Jaime McCormack; french horn, and Sterling MacNay; bassoon are longtime members of the Georgian Bay Symphony, and will present a program reflecting the beauty and uniqueness of our region.

Wednesday August 15th
Music for Piano and Cello
Emily Rho; piano and Britton Riley; cello

Cello and piano are one of the most loved combinations of instruments.  Emily Rho and Britt Riley present a program featuring the diverse compositional and expressive possibilities of this ensemble.  Highlights include the exacting and concentrated “Drei Kleine Stücke” by Anton Webern, virtuosic arrangements of Fritz Kreisler’s works, and César Franck’s monumental Sonata in A major.


Wednesday August 22
Matt Epp

There are geographies of darkness within each of us. Monstrous thunderclouds, black as pitch, gather and roll over vast Prairies; great lakes pulse and seethe and swell as their depths swallow up every ray of light that pierces their waves. It was into this psychic terrain that Matt Epp walked to harvest the lush, haunted Americana of Shadowlands—an unflinching portrait of the artist dropping his guard to explore and embrace his own twilight wilderness.

“…the main thing is that Matt Epp is simply one of the best of a generation of fine songwriters emerging in this country over the last decade or so, and carrying forward the torch of Canadian songwriting that goes back to Lightfoot, Mitchell, Young, Cohen and Cockburn. It’s what we’re really good at.”
—Gary Cristall, Vancouver Folk Music Festival


Wednesday, August 29, 7:30pm
25th Anniversary Evening Concert
Captain Khlebnikov with Danny Michel and the Noon Hour Series Orchestra, featuring special guest performers

The 25th Anniversary Concert will feature special guest performances by favourite Noon Hour Series artists, and is headlined by Juno nominated Canadian singer-songwriter Danny Michel. Danny is unquestionably one of Canada’s finest songwriters, a master at striking the right balance between unpredictability and meeting expectations.

In 2016, Danny found himself aboard the Soviet icebreaker, the Kapitan Khlebnikov. From a project involving many scientists and artists (including Canadian astronaut Col. Chris Hadfield) seeking  to document this remote corner of the planet, Danny’s Khlebnikov album was born. In this concert, The Noon Hour Series Orchestra will join Danny Michel to perform the album in its entirety.

Poster Design: Simon Farla

Bird Print: Columbian Hummingbird by James Audubon

Directions to Georgian Shores United Church
997 4th Avenue East, Owen Sound

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