Season Twenty Four began in October, 2014, with the Elmer Iseler Singers, conducted by Lydia Adams.
In February, 2015, Catherine Manson directed the Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra for a packed house.
The season concluded on April 25, with a stirring performance of violin virtuosity by Jacques Israelievitch accompanied by Charles Demunyck on the organ.
For 24 years, St. Jude’s Celebration of the Arts has presented first-class musical performances in the warm and intimate setting of St. Jude’s Church with the help of generous patrons and sponsors. Concerts over the years, starting in 1991, have been varied and always exceptional.
The close of Season 24 also sees the retirement of Ross Connell as Chair of the committee and Doug Field as Artistic Director. Both roles have been assumed by Simon Walker, St. Jude’s Director of Music, and plans are well under way for an exciting Season 25.
Celebration of the Arts adds a special element to the vibrant musical scene of Oakville with artists whose excellence is perfectly suited to the exceptional setting of the 130-year old church, widely known not only for its beauty, but for its very fine acoustics.