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New Year’s Eve Concert Schedule

New Year's Eve Concerts Brockville 2016

This will be the 25th year that the historic, downtown Brockville churches will host concerts on New Year’s Eve. The organizers invite you out to enjoy performances by local bands, choirs, ensembles, soloists, and musical performers. All of the churches will be open half an hour before concert time. Join us on New Year’s Eve & see the stars come out…

Schedule of Performances:

6-6:45pm
First Baptist
The St. Lawrence Recorders
Playing pieces in 3 parts from a largely classical repertoire on a variety of recorders. This group plays for fun and wants you to share in their enjoyment.

6-6:45pm
St. John’s United
County Road 5
Back by popular demand! Their musical range includes bluegrass, americana, folk, country, pop and original material, all played with their own “bluegrassified twist”. Anything goes with this talented ensemble.

6-6:45pm
St. Lawrence Anglican
Organ Recital
Concert Organist Jeff Reusing plays classics and pops on St. Lawrence’s magnificent Casavant organ with the console in full view of the audience.

7-7:45pm
First Presbyterian
Brockville Pipes & Drums
In 2016, Brockville Pipes & Drums celebrated 85 years of keeping alive the Scottish piping tradition. They perform regularly on both sides of the Canada/US border.

7-7:45pm
Wall Street United
Brockville Concert Band
Under the direction of Lance Besharah, this gold medal band performs a variety of show tunes, marches and more.

7-7:45pm
First Baptist
Smile and Company
This group will delight you with readings from the world’s greatest authors.

7-7:45pm
St. John’s United
County Road 5
This band has generously agreed to perform a second set to give more people a chance to enjoy their music.

8-9:45pm
First Presbyterian
Carnival of Pianists!
Piano students of Malcolm Gillis will entertain you with solos and duets including the duet version of Camille Saint-Saens’ ever-popular Carnival of the Animals.

8-8:45pm
St. John’s United
Diva’s Darlings
Together again! Anne Landon and many of her current and former voice students will entertain you with Broadway tunes as a tribute to 25 years of the New Year’s Eve concerts.

8-8:45pm
St. Paul’s
The Hoolies
The Hoolies’ name comes from the east coast of Canada and from Ireland and means ‘kitchen party’ or ‘big wind’. They play Celtic and other interesting tunes on flutes, whistles and recorders with guitar accompaniment.

9-9:45pm
St. John’s United
Murray Golledge and Friends
Crooner Murray Golledge shares well-loved songs accompanied by Dave Miles on guitar.

9-9:45pm
St. Paul’s Anglican
Dublin Road
Add a touch of Irish music to your evening! Eithne, Tony, Aralt, Janice and John perform traditional Irish music – a mix of Irish folk songs, dance tunes and airs on fiddle, tin whistle, guitar, mandolin, keyboard and bodhran.

9-9:45pm
First Presbyterian
First Presbyterian Bell Choir
Twelve ringers use 37 different hand bells to play seasonal music.

10-10:45pm
St. Lawrence Anglican
Rising Stars
Performances by three of Brockville’s finest young musicians: Nathan Hardy (guitar), Christina Bi (piano), and Anna Reusing (viola).

10-10:45pm
Wall Street Untied
Fiddlers Plus
Fiddlers Plus features a variety of string and wind instruments playing lively toe-tapping Celtic and old-time Canadian melodies.

10:45-11:15pm
Wall Street United
Refreshment Break
Take a break for refreshments provided by the Lion’s Club.

11:15-midnight
Wall Street United
All That Jazz
Swing into the New Year with jazz standards, blues and more with Caroline Hosick, a jazz quartet and special guests.

At the stroke of midnight Brian Porter will channel the ghost of Sir John A. MacDonald to greet the New Year and start of Canada’s 150th birthday celebrations.

Brochures and maps available at the Brockville & 1000 Islands Tourism Office at 10 Market Street West