The 62nd annual Sunderland Lions Music Festival, will be held from Monday, February 11th until Friday, February 22nd, 2019. Again, this year, the venues for this popular event are the Sunderland Town Hall and the St. Andrew’s United Church, Sunderland.
The Festival will be officially opened this year by Mayor Debbie Bath-Hadden on February 11th, at 9:30 a.m. in the Sunderland Town Hall, the home of the festival since its inception in 1958.
Daily sessions begin at 9 a.m., 1 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. Piano classes will take place from February 11th to 15th. String classes will be on February 12 a.m., guitar classes in the p.m. Most of the vocal, instrumental and school choir classes will be during the week of February 19th to February 22nd, at both the Town Hall and United Church. The band sessions will be at Port Perry High School with a combination of elementary and secondary band performances and workshops, on Wednesday, February 20th and Thursday, February 21st, starting at 3:30 p.m. Please check the festival website for an exact timetable. Stars of the Festival Concerts, when winners are invited back for an encore performance, will be held at the Town Hall, from February 25th to February 28th with each evening performance, beginning at 6:30 p.m.
Admission is $4 for adults and $1 for children.
Programs cost $4 each and are available at the Port Perry School of Music; Pharmacy Associates of Port Perry; the Studio of Jennifer Neveu; Shopper’s Drug Mart in Uxbridge; in Sunderland at Pilgrim’s Home Hardware and Sunderland Guardian Pharmacy. A Festival Pass is available for $12, or admission to each individual session is $3. You may download the program, at www.sunderlandlionsmusicfestival.com.
The Music Festival Committee engages highly qualified adjudicators, who will assist participants in developing technique and encourage them in furthering their musical studies.
During the Festival, St. Andrew’s UCW will serve lunch daily, in the church banquet hall. Menus include homemade soups, sandwiches and delicious desserts at very reasonable prices.
The Music Festival Committee requests that participants and spectators park their vehicles in the parking facilities, adjacent to the Sunderland Arena, so the businesses on the main street can function normally.
We cordially invite one and all to attend the 2019 Sunderland Lions Music Festival.
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