Tuesday, February 12, 2019 9:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Wednesday, February 13, 2019 9:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Thursday, February 14, 2019 9:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Friday, February 15, 2019 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Tuesday, February 19, 2019 9:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Sunderland Town Hall, St. Andrews Church (Sunderland) and Port Perry High School - depending on the designated session schedules
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The Sunderland Lions Music Festival is intended to promote higher standards of musical awareness and achievement in our community by providing young musicians with opportunities for public performance and professional assessment.
About the Festival.....
From it's early beginnings 62 years ago, the Sunderland Lions Music Festival has grown to the point where it now runs for 2 weeks during which participants are judged in all levels of piano, voice, strings, instrumental and choral in addition to special band clinician sessions and workshops for elementary and secondary level students by highly qualified adjudicators. The winners of each class are then invited back to perform during our "Stars of the Festival" concerts which run during the evenings of the 3rd week at which time they also receive their class awards and other special awards and trophies are presented.
The Sunderland Lions Music Festival is open to all residents of the Townships of Brock, Scugog, Uxbridge, Eldon, Mariposa and former Georgina as of the entry closure dates listed (ANY requests for extensions of this area must have been submitted in writing to the Festival Committee for consideration.) Contestants, other than those in the Piano, Trained Voice and Trained Instrumental Classes must be residents of the above-mentioned areas. For Piano and Trained Voice/Instrumental Classes, either the pupil or teacher must reside in these areas. Students of the designated adjudicators are not eligible.
Each year our festival has... helped to raise the bar of performance as countless aspiring young musicians perform publicly. Additionally, the opportunity to pursue one's dreams and to share /develop one's musical talents in an enjoyable atmosphere is of primary importance to the organizers of this festival. The cultural life of this area has clearly been enriched by the contributions of the Festival as we continue to see many second and third generation participants listed in the program each year. It is our hope that this fine family tradition will continue and that we will endeavour to make the efforts of all our participants a rewarding and educational experience.
All Music Festival classes are open to the public and are held in 1 of 3 locations: Sunderland Town Hall, St. Andrews United Church (just around the corner from the Sunderland Town Hall) and Port Perry High School (just 20 minutes south of Sunderland). All locations are wheelchair accessible and parking is available at all locations. Street level parking is usually available near the Sunderland Town Hall on River Street or at the arena, just behind St. Andrews United Church. Parking is readily available in the school parking lot and on the streets in Port Perry. Delicious light lunches including homemade soups, sandwiches and desserts are served daily in the downstairs hall of the church by the ladies of St. Andrews United Church.
The 2019 Festival Program
is available for viewing/download on the Sunderland Lions Music Festival website where the daily schedules for each of the STARS concerts are posted by noon on the day of each concert.