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Intimate events with wine & outstanding creative minds

Windrush’s Salon Sundays have been called “magical” and “life-changing”! Limited to only 50 guests, purchase tickets below or call Marilyn at 905-729-0011.

SAT. DEC. 9th, 3 pm

Windrush’s Annual Holiday Cheer

With Rising Musical Stars, The Koski Family

Join us for this always-anticipated annual merry-making gathering of wonderful people like you! Enjoy seasonal delicacies paired with tasting Windrush’s new 2022 VQA Artful Chardonnay, as well as all of our other international award-winning VQA wines, gift ideas and extraordinary music! Yes, you can join in our much-loved Christmas song singalong too! Together with the young rising star Koski Family – prodigious pianist Theadora, versatile musician Justin, and captivating tenor Ryan, with big brother Colin – we will create a magical world of holiday spirit for you, your friends and family!

Each ticket includes the festive party and gift buying, followed by the performance and singing, limited to 50 guests, AND a bottle of wine for you to take home with you. Proceeds help empower underserved kids at www.youthLEADarts.com.

THEADORA KOSKI, 13. An aspiring concert pianist with a work ethic and passion beyond her years, Thea received the 2020 RCM’s National Gold Medal for the highest mark in the country (98%). Amassing multiple awards and scholarships at competitions, Thea was selected to represent Canada at the 2022 International OYMI competition. This June, she won 1st in the OMFA Provincial Competition. Thea plans to continue studies in both performance and composing for grand stages around the world.

JUSTIN KOSKI, 16. Justin fell in love with classical music through vocal lessons and singing in festivals as a boy soprano. His multiple awards in both singing and piano include the 2021 Regional Gold Medal by the Royal Conservatory of Music and, in June, he placed third at the Provincial competition.

RYAN KOSKI, 19. An enthusiast of opera, classical crossover, choral works and the symphony, Ryan’s love for music began with singing in children’s choirs and then as a soloist. In 2020, Ryan was honoured with Music In Motion’s Award for Outstanding Musicianship. In 2021, Ryan played the lead role in Music in Motion’s hit production of ‘The Music Man’ through four sold-out shows. Now a bass-baritone, Ryan is section-lead in Barrie’s esteemed Lyrica Choir.

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SUN. DEC.17th, 3 pm

‘Tis The Season Of Song

with Alexandra Teske & Emily Morrison

Soprano sensation Alexandra Teske and collaborative pianist Emily Morrison will enchant you with seasonal songs. Programme highlights will include selections by Handel, Mahler, Beach, Fauré, Delibes, and songs of the season. Then be pleasantly surprised by a duet with a world-renowned guest who will leave you spellbound.

Limited to 50 guests, your $45 includes a wine reception and a meet-and-greet with the artists. Proceeds help underserved kids through www.youthLEADarts.com.

Alexandra Teske has been described as “having wonderful technique, a glorious voice with underlying warmth, and a connection to the text that is riveting.” She received her formal training in piano from Gwen Beamish at the University of Western Ontario where she earned her BMus (Hons) and BEd. Currently studying with Canadian mezzo-soprano, Catherine Robbin, she received First Class Honours on her ARCT vocal performer’s exam. A frequent top award winner at music festivals, she recently earned 1st place at the OMFA provincial music competition and was awarded a scholarship by the adjudicator, Dr. Caroline Schiller.

As a secondary school music teacher, Alexandra directed music theatre productions, concert choirs, vocal jazz ensembles, and concert bands, leading them to award-winning performances at music festivals at both the local and national levels. She has been a soprano for many seasons with The Cellar Singers under the baton of Mitchell Pady and his predecessor, Albert Greer. She was recently a soloist in the choir’s performance of Vivaldi’s Gloria. Last year, Alexandra performed her debut solo voice recital with internationally-renowned pianist, Kyung-A Lee. In addition to teaching, she is continuing to work as a guest soloist, recitalist, and ensemble singer throughout Ontario. Alexandra is the soprano section lead at St. James’ Anglican Church, Orillia and is delighted to be studying with Catherine Robbin and Canadian soprano, Leslie Fagan.

Emily Morrison received her BMus from the University of Western Ontario, attended Teacher’s College at Christchurch University, Canterbury, England, and completed her Masters of Sacred Music from Emmanuel College in Toronto. She has also completed two Associate diplomas with the Royal Conservatory of Music, one in piano pedagogy and one in piano performance.

She has accompanied vocalists and instrumentalists and has been the Music Director of two musicals with the Kempenfelt Community Players in Barrie. She volunteers with the local South Simcoe Arts Council Music Festival, runs the choir program at Kempenfelt Bay School, and has her own successful teaching studio, Morrison Music Studios, located in the Alliston area.

Emily is currently working as the pianist, organist, and Children’s Choir Director at St. John’s United Church, Alliston. She organizes the St. John’s Concert series and numerous other musical events alongside Choir Director John Dodington.

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SUN. JAN. 21st, 2024 – 3 pm

SOPHIE: Alondra Vega-Zaldivar with Bryn Blackwood

SOPHIE is a one woman opera that follows the life of a theatre actress, originally written in 2014/15 for Alondra Vega-Zaldivar’s Master’s Thesis and is dedicated to her grandfather. SOPHIE welcomes reporters to her home to talk about her lustrous career and her life living with schizophrenia. But as the stories unfold, her world crumbles into a brutal reality.”

​Premiered to great acclaim at the Toronto Fringe Festival, the creator herself, Alondra Vega-Zaldivar, performs! And Bryn Blackwood’s piano playing brings you right into this new world.

Come for your front row seat into the innermost corners of the protagonist’s mind as she journeys through self awareness and triumphant survival. Acclaimed communicator, Joy Foster, will conduct a short Q&A with everyone after the performance.

Limited to 50 guests, your $45 ticket includes a wine reception and a meet-and-greet with the artists. Proceeds help underserved kids through www.youthLEADarts.com.

“I am a crazy artist in love with music and singing! Originally from Cuba, in Canada I fell in love with Opera singing… and then with singing pieces by living composers. And so I created the Art Song Collaborative Project to bring everything together.

I have a Bachelors and a Masters degree in Music Composition and I speak three languages and I am learning two more. Over time, I became a Performer, Producer, Director, Curator, Grant Writer, and Teacher! This myriad of hats I’ve had to don have taught me quite a few useful skills that you need if you want to live as an artist in Canada.

I find inspiration in everything that surrounds me!”

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SUN. MARCH 24th, 2024 – 3 pm

James O’Connor & Tyler Reed

Comma Echo – Music From The Eye of a Storm

The Comma Echo project borrows its name from the meteorological term used to describe the shape that oceanic storms make on weather satellite imagery.

James’ love for the rugged coastline, free-diving and surfing is evident in his music and photography. Lyrics merge maritime themes into stories about human nature, supported by rich visuals curated from his work on location as a commercial photographer in Canada and the Caribbean.

“I get really excited by energy changing hands on the coastline… winds make the waves and their energy is both so beautiful and destructive that if you can learn how to survive them, you can handle pretty much anything.”

Limited to 50 guests. $45 includes premier seating, wine reception and a meeting the artists. Proceeds help underserved kids through www.youthLEADarts.com.

James is a cofounder of The Art of Storytelling, a boutique production company focusing on stories that matter. Tyler Reed is a songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and music instructor who works as a session musician for bands such as ‘Delaney’ and ‘Sohayla Smith’. Their new collaboration ‘First Light’ is available on all music streaming services.

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‘Manet and the Lion Hunter’ & ‘Three Tales From The Tip Of An Era’

You can still buy a book from Windrush with proceeds going to the empower vulnerable kids. Call Marilyn at 905-729-0060 ext. 228

Windrush Concert Hall

The Concert Hall at Windrush Estate