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Enjoy evenings of music throughout the season at various venues around Stratford.
Church Session - Matthew and Jill Barber 
Sunday, May 4, 8 to 10 p.m.
Church Restaurant

A rare opportunity to see the individually Juno-nominated Barbers share the same intimate stage. "You'd have to think that these two won a talent contest or two in their youth." - Globe and Mail. $25.

Church Session - Peter Elkas
Sunday, May 18, 8 to 10 p.m.
Church Restaurant
One of Canada's most soulful rock-and-rollers with a band of pure aces. "He has a wonderfully soulful voice and a great sense of melody that makes me want to write and sing better and try harder." - Ron Sexsmith. $25.

Church Session - Sunparlour Players
Sunday, June 16, 8 to 10 p.m.
Church Restaurant

The Sunparlour Players, featuring one of Canada's most compelling voices and Festival favourite, Andrew Penner, are on tour in support of their 4th studion album - The Living Proof. "A bold display of Sunparlour Players' passionate songwriting and delivery, and a great album." - Exclaim! $25.

 Canadians Do Jazz, Eh? 
Monday, June 23, 8 to 10 p.m.
Festival Theatre Lobby
Pianist Charles Rallo and his Quartet jazz up the music of Canadian artists from Joni Mitchell to Guy Lombardo. With Chris Norley (guitar), Peter Hysen (bass) and Richard Brisco (drums). $25.

Church Session
Monday, June 30, 8 to 10 p.m.
Church Restaurant
Details for this concert  to come. Keep watching this space. $25.

The Mind and Music of Gershwin
Monday, July 7, 8 to 10 p.m.
St. Andrew's Church

Juilliard-trained concert pianist and Harvard-educated psychiatrist Dr. Richard Kogan gives a lecture/concert that explores the psychological factors that influenced the creative output of the great American songwriter George Gershwin (1898-1937). The discussion is illuminated by performances of Gershwin masterpieces such as "Rhapsody in Blue" and Porgy and Bess. $25.

Church Session - Justin Rutledge
Monday, July 14, 8 to 10 p.m.
Church Restaurant

Don't miss 2014 Juno Award Winner, Justin Rutledge, with special guest Jadea Kelly. "One of Canada's most thoughtful and talented singer-songwriters". - No Depression. $25.

• Making Merry with Musical Madness 
Monday, July 21, 8 to 10 p.m.
Festival Theatre Lobby
Barbara Fulton and friends explore songs from a slightly twisted side of life! $25.

 Church Session - Leif Vollebekk 
Monday, July 28, 8 to 10 p.m.
Church Restaurant

A rare Canadian appearance this summer by one of Canada's most unique songwriters. "I loved the songs and the spaciousness of Leif Vollebekk.  He had a way with phrasing that was somewhere between Van Morrison and Patrick Watson. Poignant, poetic, soulful and thoughtful" - Bob Boilen - NPR, All Songs Considered. $25.

Festival City Big Band
Monday, August 11, 8 to 10 p.m.
Festival Theatre Lobby
This 18-piece Stratford band will get your toes tapping with their mix of big band, swing, Latin and jazz. And yes, there will be room for dancing! $25.

Larry's Jazz Guys
Monday, August 18, 8 to 10 p.m.
Festival Theatre Lobby
An eclectic mix of new jazz classics and their own signature take on some standard jazz masterpieces. With Larry Larson (trumpet), Paul Shilton (piano), Dave Campion (drums) and some very special guests! $25.

Church Session
Monday, August 25, 8 to 10 p.m.
Church Restaurant
Details for this concert to come. Keep watching this space. $25.

ARC Ensemble presents "The Hell Where Youth and Laughter Go"
Saturday, August 30; Saturday, September 6; Saturday, September 13, 5:30 to 7 p.m.
St. Andrew's Church

This preeminent chamber music ensemble performs music born of the First World War, including Edward Elgar's magnificent Quintet for piano and strings. The concert includes readings of poetry and letters of the time. $30.

Night Music generously supported by Sandra Rotman in honour of Louis Applebaum through The Louis Applebaum Visiting Artists Program. 

Jill and Matt

Sustaining support for the Forum
is generously provided by
Kelly & Michael Meighen and
the T.R. Meighen Foundation

Support for the 2014 Forum is
generously provided by
Nandita & Julian Wise


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