Canada 150
at the GYMC

celebrated in music by 150 Young Canadians

The Guelph Youth Music Centre (GYMC) hosted a Birthday Party to celebrate Canada 150 on Saturday June 10, 2017 from 10 am to 3 pm!

150+ musicians and singers… Suzuki String School of Guelph, Guelph Youth Singers, GYMC orchestras, Relative Harmony (folk music with square dance calling), and singer/songwriter James Gordon with the debut of a new version of his Song of Our City (arranged by Ken Gee for choir, string orchestra and piano)!

The music rang from the GYMC’s beautiful Recital Hall, and visitors discovered Open House Displays by the SSSG, free snacks and drinks, plus Canada 150 souvenir giveaway items.














10 am GYMC Junior String Orchestra conducted by Jef ten Kortenaar

10:25 GYMC Intermediate String Orchestra conducted by Jef ten Kortenaar

11:00 Guelph Youth Singers Choirs I & II conducted by Heather Fleming

11:30 Relative Harmony —Canadian Folk Music with Square Dance calling Judy Greenhill & Rick Avery with players from Suzuki String School of Guelph

12:30 pm Guelph Youth Singers Choir III conducted by Markus Howard

1:15 Suzuki String School of Guelph featuring ensembles from the SSSG

2:15 James Gordon singer/songwriter

2:30 Closing Ceremonies —Guest speeches plus the premiere of new arrangement of Song of Our City by James Gordon (arr. Ken Gee) with Guelph Youth Singers and Suzuki String School of Guelph

Thank you to the vibrant Guelph Youth Music Centre community for making this Celebration happen at the GYMC.

This project was funded (or funded in part) by a grant from The Guelph Community Foundation and the Community Foundations of Canada.

The Community Fund for Canada’s 150th is a collaborative effort, seeded by the Government of Canada and extraordinary leaders from coast to coast to coast, and matched and delivered locally by Canada’s 191 community foundations.


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