Five day Festival of the Arts planned for New Hamburg in May
New Hamburg will host an unprecedented, live, arts and culture event, May 20-24, 2009. The New Hamburg Live! Festival of the Arts will include concert events ranging from roots music, jazz and blues to opera. The Festival will provide a stage for area visual artists, local authors and choral singers, and will include performances by internationally known actors, authors and singers.
The event is presented by New Hamburg Live!, a group of culture-oriented New Hamburg businesspeople.
Headline events include an “The Lights of Broadway" Opening Gala and Silent Auction featuring Erin Bardua, Daniel Lichti, Sandra Tucker, Vicki St. Pierre and many more performers; a roots concert; an evening of operatic music featuring Toronto’s Concert Opera Group; a theatrical/comedy show with Broadway and Stratford star Barry MacGregor and friends; and a Sunday afternoon gospel and bluegrass concert featuring Ken Whiteley, Vicki St. Pierre, Charlene Nafziger, and a mass choir.
The choir in the Sunday event will be made up of area choral singers who participate in the Saturday morning Gospel/Choral singing workshop led by St. Pierre and Whiteley, a superb opportunity for singers from the area to enjoy a great training and performance opportunity.
The art show will begin at the Gala venue, and continue at various locations through New Hamburg for the duration of the New Hamburg Live! Festival of the Arts.