Community Events

October 5, 2017

Dear Friends,


This is a hold-those-dates email for our concert series this year.  For the first time, we are able to let you know about all three of our planned concerts for the 2017-18 season.

The first concert is on SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 5, 2017 AT 3.00 P.M.  It features two of Canada’s best folk artists, Ian Bell and Tom Leighton.  They are repeating for us their St Lawrence Hall concert in honour of Canada’s 150th celebration.

The second concert is on SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 11, 2018 AT 3.00 P.M.  Perfectly timed for Valentine’s Day, Patricia O’Callaghan and Robert Kortgaard, along with bassist Andrew Downing, will present a delicious program of cabaret.

And the third concert is on MONDAY, MARCH 26, 2018 AT 7.30 P.M. And now for something completely different! We welcome back the Windermere Quartet to perform Haydn’s Seven Last Words of Our Saviour on the Cross. This rarely heard work was commissioned in 1785 for a Good Friday service in Cadiz. We will tell you the very interesting story of this commissioning later. Our concert will also include poetry especially chosen for this performance. If you observe Holy Week, this concert will be a lovely addition to your practice.  If you simply love Haydn’s music and want to hear one of his most unusual works, this concert is also for you.

You will now find much more information about the current concert and artists on our new website at: https://shaftesburymusic.org/  And, of course, you can find links to order tickets, using, as in the past, either PayPal or a credit card. Instructions are included on the site.

If you wish to receive occasional updates, you can subscribe by going to our news page and following it.  You may unsubscribe at any time if you don't wish to receive further information or send a message to us using the information on the contact page.  Because this is a new site, please choose this option again even if you have done so in the past.

We hope you enjoy browsing the new site, reading about the artists for our November concert, and ordering tickets.  Do let Norah Bolton know if you run into any difficulties ordering.  Her email address is norahbolton@gmail.com. By the way, at the moment Google is having trouble finding this new site, so please bookmark https://shaftesburymusic.org!

Stay tuned!


Pauline Thompson, Chair, Shaftesbury Salon Series

Summerhill enjoys great restaurants, lovely stores for shopping and great services.  Do check out the Rosedale Main Street website; http://www.rosedalemainstreet.ca/events

Summerhill also has a number of other happenings throughout the year. Annual events such as:
  • Little Park Cleanup usually late April or early May depending on the weather​
  • Daffodil planting on the Shaftesbury berm or in the Little Park -  April/May and October/November
  • Summerhill Fair -  mid June in the Little Park 
  • Lighting of the Holiday Lights around November 20th