The Peninsula Summer Chamber Fest is an opportunity for amateur chamber groups to learn from professional music coaches.
Monday, August 17 - 21, 2020
Marilyn I. Walker School of Fine and Performing Arts (15 Artists' Common, St Catharines, ON, L2R 3M2)
6:30-9:30 pm
$150.00 / person

We look forward to another fun and exciting week of music making!  If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact Carol Cowlishaw by email at

Deadline for applications is June 8, 2020.

If you're looking to attend, please click the link for the application: Form  


Concert Program

Holst: Mars – from The Plants Op. 32 - arr. M Rosenberger

Beethoven: Egmont Overture, Op. 84

Bach: Concerto  for 2 Violins in D minor, BWV 1043


Beethoven: Symphony No. 1 in C major, Op. 21

Williams: Excerpts from Star Wars – arr. R Smith

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Concert Program December 8


Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas  

                                                                      Martini/Blane arr. Whitney

When You Wish Upon a Star  

                                                                     Washington/Harline arr. Isaac

Star Wars Theme  

                                                                      Williams arr. Smith

I’ll Be Home For Christmas 


Symphony 1 in C Major, 2nd mvmt 


Christmas Carol Medley 

                                                                         arr. Surell

The First Nowell

Good King Wenceslas

What Child is This

We Three Kings of Orient Are

O Tannenbaum

Jingle Bells

Sleigh Ride 



Peninsula Summer Chamber Festival

The Peninsula Chamber Fest
Niagara Ontario
amateur orchestra
learn to play chamber music

The Peninsula Chamber Fest Recital


Holy Trinity Church

1557 Pelham St

Fonthill, ON

7:30 pm

Free admission: donations accepted

More about the group:  The Peninsula Summer Chamber Fest is an opportunity for adult amateur chamber groups to learn from a professional musicians.  Repertoire will be chosen for your group and you will be able to participate in a concert on Friday evening.

  • Monday, July 29 -  Friday, August 2, 2019 
  • Marilyn I. Walker School of Fine and Preforming Arts (15 Artists' Common, St Catharines, ON, L2R 3M2)
  • 6:30-9:30 pm
  • $150.00 / person

We look forward to another fun and exciting week of music making!  If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact Myra Kennedy by email at

Deadline for applications is June 7, 

Past Concerts

The Peninsula Orchestra
Niagara Ontario
amateur orchestra
learn to play 
Niagara peninsula


Rosamunde Overture      Franz Schubert/ Arranged by Richard Weaver  

The Banks of Green Willow                                          George Butterworth

Selections from Jurassic Park   John Williams/ Arranged by Calvin Custer


Hungarian Dance no. 5      Johannes Brahms/ Arranged by Albert Parlow

Rumanian Folk Dances                          Bela Bartok

Tango de la Rosa                                   Paul Durand

Carmen Suite no. 1                               Georges Bizet 





                          Les Dragons d'Alcala

                          Les Toreadors

The Peninsula Orchestra presents a Mid-Spring concert with conductor George Cleland.

     June 2, 2019 @ 4pm

     Congregation B'nai Israel, 190 Church St, St Catharines

Tickets available at the door:  Adults $10.00; Children $5.00 over 12 years old

Out of the cold concert update


George, Gus and Myra met with Karrie Porter, City Councillor for St. Catharines, who is an Employment Staff Member at Start Me Up Niagara. Karrie explained the numerous programs that Start Me Up Niagara provides to the most vulnerable citizens. Their drop-in centre where coffee and snacks are available all day and a wide variety of support services, including a nursing office and overnight beds, has over 51,000 visits per year - a vast increase from the 7,000 visits they started with a few years ago. Start Me Up Niagara also operates a separate employment advisory office where there are supports to help people on the Ontario Disability Support Program (ODSP) become employable and to start their own small businesses. Some have been very successful..

Needless to say, the funds that we helped raise will be put to very good use in the Out of the Cold program that operates from several churches and Start Me Up Niagara headquarters. We raised $1,495.20!

Karrie thanked the orchestra many times and commented on what an excellent concert we presented. She was truly grateful for the monies that we helped to generate. She also asked if we would do another fund-raiser concert next year!

Past Concert

A special Mid-Winter concert


Luis Gerardo Molina Gonzalez, pianist.

Luis Gerardo Molina Gonzalez is a Mexican pianist and computer scientist with degree in Computer Systems Engineering from the University of the Americas Puebla, Mexico. He completed three years of music studies at the same college before coming in 2017 to Brock University in St Catharines, Ontario, where he completed the Bachelor of Music in Piano Performance with Dr. Karin Di Bella. Nowadays he is studying the Masters’ program of Music Literature and Performance at the University of Western Ontario in London with Dr. Leslie Kinton.

Luis has studied piano from many prominent teachers for over twenty years. His performance career encompasses international competitions and performances in France, U.S.A., Germany, Poland, Russia, Mexico and Canada. He has performed in venues such as the Invalides Church and Radio France in Paris, Music Instruments Museum in Berlin, Regional Conservatory of Nice in France, Geistag in Munich, Asian-Pacific International Arts Festival of Krasnoyarks in Russia, Lublin Conservatory in Poland, and the TV cultural show series Camerata 22 and Cervantino International Festival in Mexico. He has also performed as orchestral soloist in Mexico and France.

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Upcoming Concerts

Join us for a special Mid-Winter concert.

Past Concert

Christmas Concert 2018!

  • Sunday December 16  at 4:00 pm
  • At Redeemer Bible Church
  • 3017 Montrose Road
  • Niagara Falls, Ontario  L2H 3C6
  • Freewill offering

Community Links

Thanks to their courtesy, the Peninsula Orchestra has a "home" for practicing every Monday night! 

Community Musicians 

 Chamber Music for all occasions.

Members of this Quartet also belong to The Peninsula Orchestra.

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 Niagara Artists Centre is a not-for-profit, charitably  registered, member-driven collective formed by and dedicated to serving  the working artists and community of Niagara. Founded in 1969 as a  collective of working artists, NAC is one of the oldest artist-run  organizations in Canada 

The Professional Niagara Symphony Orchestra 


A cultural treasure for seven decades, the Niagara Symphony  Orchestra (NSO) is a professional orchestra of over 50 musicians  providing classical and contemporary orchestral music to more than  12,000 residents of the Niagara Region annually.

Music Niagara
Summer music festival Niagara-On-The-Lake
35 concerts with internationally renowned musicians Tickets: $15-$40
905-468-2172 or

Giving Niagara a musical base since 1965 The Niagara Youth Orchestra supports Suzuki Niagara and also works closely with the Niagara Symphony.
The NYO is a non-profit charitable organization giving young musicians orchestral experience. 

Suzuki Method in Niagara since 1979Suzuki Niagara is a self-governing, independent organization, affiliated with the Niagara Youth Orchestra.
Suzuki Niagara gives children a chance to develop musical appreciation and ability. 

Other Favourite Links

John Hartig Photographer lives in Vineland, Ontario.

He has photographed weddings and scenery in the Niagara Peninsula since 1990, driving frequently to NOTL, Niagara Falls and Port Dalhousie.

John played violin for the Peninsula Orchestra and is past president.

John affirms that Vineland is the center of the universe.

Photography and Web Design go hand in hand. It's nice when you can get them in one package.

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Holy Trinity Anglican Church in Fonthill, 

Thanks to their courtesy, the Peninsula Orchestra has a "home" for practising every Monday night! Brief Church HistoryHoly Trinity is a member of the Synod of Niagara

Libraries Serving Lincoln area residents

Both branches: the Fleming Branch in Beamsville and the Rittenhouse Branch in Vineland, welcome you! out the "virtual library" for 24/ 7 service!

Antiques & Collectibles
antique furniture, glassware, silverware, old pictures, porcelain, etc.
www.grannysbootantiques.comcolourful display and great hospitality