RHLI Band Concert Dec. 6

RHLIbandbannerAll are invited to the Royal Hamilton Light Infantry Band Concert on Saturday December 6 at St. Giles Church, Main at Holton. The doors open at 6:30 pm (for the craft table and bake sale) and the concert begins at 7:00. There will be time during the intermission to shop. Proceeds from the concert go to St. Matthews House.

Gateway to Christmas Concert

Sunday December 7th at 3 pm, at Centenary, enjoy Gateway to Christmas, with the combined choirs of New Vision United and Tempus Choral Society, led by Music Director Brian Turnbull. The program will include carols, hymns, readings and, of course, wonderful choral music, solos, and ensembles. All are welcome to attend. A free will offering will be taken.

RHLI Band Plays at St. Giles

When: Sunday May 4, 2014,  7:00 p.m.

Where:  St. Giles United Church, Main at Holton (Hamilton)

The Royal Hamilton Light Infantry Band
presents a Spring Concert to benefit St. Matthews House.

Admission is free but donations are welcome.

People who’ve attended RHLI Christmas concerts will know this is a top notch musical ensemble that plays a wide range of styles. It is especially great to see all the young musicians in the group.

Howard Fairclough Organ Competition at Centenary

Hamilton, Ontario – On Saturday, June 1, 2013, at 10:00 a.m., the finals of the Howard Fairclough Memorial Organ Competition will be held at Centenary United Church, at the corner of Main and MacNab Streets in Hamilton.

The two talented competitors are Stephen Boda and Rachel Mahon; each will play three major organ works on the large pipe organ at Centenary. The jury members will be Michael Bloss, Ian Sadler and Philip Sarabura, all professional organists of high standing in the musical community.

The winner of the First prize receives $1,500, and of the Second prize $750. The Competition is made possible by a generous gift from the Fairclough family, through the Hamilton Community Foundation. The event is organized by the Hamilton Centre of the Royal Canadian College of Organists, which is pleased to have this opportunity to encourage organ performance at a high level among fine young players.

To be eligible, contestants must be younger than 28, working towards a degree or diploma in organ studies, and resident in Ontario.

All those interested in music are cordially invited to attend. Admission will not be charged.

World Music Concert on Cable 14– plus photos!

Cable 14 TV will be airing our World Music Concert on the following dates:

  • Sunday March 17 at 5:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday March 20th at 1:00 p.m.
  • Friday March 22 at 1:00 p.m.

Here are some photos from the concert, taken by Sean Hurley (Bev’s husband). Click images to enlarge.

Sundar (on sax) and Adrean Farrugia (on piano)
Sundar (on sax) and Adrean Farrugia (on piano)

Neeraj Prem
Neeraj Prem

Sara Traficante, classical flute
Sara Traficante, classical flute

Prem Tewari on Tabla
Prem Tewari on Tabla

Neeraj Prem on Indian Sitar
Neeraj Prem on Indian Sitar

Adrean Farrugia, jazz piano
Adrean Farrugia, jazz piano

Fusion Finale with Neeraj, Sundar, and Sara
Sundar (on sax) and Adrean Farrugia (on piano)

World Music Concert Event

Neeraj Prem who, through Raga Music School, has been offering music lessons at Centenary on Friday evenings, has assembled an impressive lineup of talent for a World Music Concert on Saturday March 2, at 5:30 p.m., at Centenary.

Visit our concert page for details! Tickets are available at the Church office: $10 in advance. Tickets at the door are $15.

If you are able, please download, print and post a flyer in your neighbourhood, lobby, workplace or local hangout! Link here:

World Music Concert graphic

Along with all the great music there will be an art show, a world bazaar and food available. For details call Neeraj Prem at 905-529-7865

Service at Melrose on Jan. 6

We are joining with six churches (Binkley, Westdale, Melrose, Centenary, St. Giles and First Pilgrim) at Melrose United Church on January 6, 2013, at 10:30 a.m. for a combined service. It is Epiphany Sunday.

Centenary choristers are invited to sing with the combined choir– meet to rehearse at 9:30 a.m. at Melrose. There is no choir practice this Thursday (Jan. 3).