North Durham Strings Concert 2016
Sunday Sept 25, 2016
St. Andrew’s – Chalmers Presbyterian Church
40 B Toronto St, Uxbridge. (Church St. Entrance)
Free. Donation welcome.
As part of our ongoing efforts to bring a variety of “Arts Events” to Uxbridge township, the Celebration of the Arts, is pleased to support the North Durham Strings in their premier public performance.
North Durham Strings – Orchestral Ensemble – is local to Uxbridge, and began in the fall of 2013. Led by seasoned string veterans Cynthia Nidd (viola, violin), Jane Plewman (violin), Ann Balmer (cello, violin) and Thomas McGrail (cellist, composer), the group has grown to 10 members who enjoy playing and performing popular and classical music.
“We are all so happy to have found each other to play with and we don’t have to travel far and wide to do so. It is a happy, fun bunch with a mixture of well-seasoned and well-meaning musicians who enjoy playing classical, popular and the odd celtic tune. The idea of forming our group came from a few of us individuals talking at a Celebration of the Arts event a few years ago and has blossomed from there.”
– Deb Martin, NDS
Mississippi Cakewalk – M. Williams
Planxty Irwin – T. O’Carolan
King of the Fairies – Traditional Irish
Trio in g minor- T.J. McGrail, NDS
She’s Like the Swallow – Traditional, arr.
Rose Quartet- C. McMichael
Huntington Castle – Traditional, Scottish
Hornpipe – GF Handel
Duet: Violin & piano – mixture of popular and ‘classical’ repertoire
Rondeau – J.J. Mouret
Mary, Young and Fair – Traditional
Tangerine Rag – R. Meyer
Ashokan Farewell – J. Ungar
Little Piece in A Minor – T. J. McGrail, NDS
Josefin’s Waltz – R. Tallroth
North Durham Strings is a local orchestral ensemble that began in the fall of 2013. Led by seasoned string veterans such as Cynthia Nidd (viola, violin), Jane Plewman (violin), Ann Balmer (cello, violin) and Thomas McGrail (cellist, composer), the group has grown to 10 members who enjoy playing and performing popular and classical music together. We are excited to make our first formal public debut in conjunction with the Celebration of the Arts at the St. Andrew’s -Chalmers Presbyterian Church on Sept. 25, 2016 at 7 p.m.
There is a new name in classical music in Uxbridge. It’s the North Durham Strings and will perform in partnership with Uxbridge Celebration of the Arts.