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Andy McKee Workshop, November 2016!

Twenty dedicated guitar players had an opportunity to work with Andy McKee in a workshop at the St. Lawrence Acoustic Stage on November 5th, 2016. It's not the best photo ... but there's no denying those happy faces!

 

 

 


Five B Family Foundation, the Township of South Dundas and Ontario Arts Council Funding!

We are delighted to announce that we have received continuing support from the Township of South Dundas, the Five B Family Foundation (formerly the Eric Baker Family Foundation) and the Ontario Arts Council. The Five B Family Foundation is a community-based foundation that supports a range of funding areas, including arts and culture. Our application to the Township of South Dundas was made through the Municipal Grants Program and our application to the Ontario Arts Council was part of their Presenter/Producer Project grants. This funding is a huge piece of our funding puzzle and allows us to bring incredible musicians to our area while also keeping ticket prices affordable for our patrons. We are enormously grateful for this support!


Canadian Heritage Funding Announcement!

We recently learned that our application to the Canada Arts Presentation Fund was successful and we will be receiving two further years of funding from the Federal Government in support of our music and workshop series! Our local MP, Mr. Guy Lauzon, visited us at the closing show of the season on June 6th to make the announcement in front of a full house. Canadian government funding is a critical piece of the funding package that allows us to continue to bring amazing musicians to our region and to keep ticket prices affordable for audience members. Mr. Lauzon is pictured here with President and Artistic Director Sandra Whitworth on stage with the many volunteers and board members who are involved in helping to run our shows. We are enormously grateful for the support. (Thanks to Wendy Gibb of the Morrisburg Leader for the photo!).


We Have a New Home!

The St. Lawrence Acoustic Stage learned in February that we would no longer be able to rent the facilities at the OETIO/Morrisburg Meeting Centre to present our music series. We've always enjoyed the beautiful acoustics at the OETIO, and we have taken great pride in being able to use the facility to bring so many amazing musicians to our region since 2007. But as the saying goes, when one door closes another one opens. When the Upper Canada Playhouse learned we were faced with the loss of our home in Morrisburg, they stepped up for us. Artistic Director Donnie Bowes and the Upper Canada Playhouse board have found dates in their already very busy schedule next year so that we can remain in this community and continue to present live original music in Morrisburg. The 2015-16 St. Lawrence Acoustic Stage lineup - which will begin in October 2015 - will be housed at Morrisburg’s fabulous Upper Canada Playhouse.  This comfortable 275-seat theatre has many of the same intimate features our audience expects, in a setting designed to be inviting to audience members and performers alike.  We all feel very grateful not only that we will continue to call Morrisburg home, but that we can do so in such a lovely space.  We will announce the 2015/16 season as soon as we have details - and we wish to extend our thanks to everyone at Upper Canada Playhouse who helped make this happen.


Scotiabank Fundraising Event!

Staff from Scotiabank Morrisburg visited our sold-out show with Harry Manx on March 7th and matched the $1640 in donations and tickets sales taken in that evening - bringing the grand total to $3280! We so appreciate this support!


New and Returning Sponsors!

We are in the midst of our business sponsor drive and are welcoming new and returning sponsors to the Stage. Morrisburg's fabulous Russell Manor is joining us as a Silver Stage sponsor in 2014 and Morrisburg's St. Lawrence Medical Clinic is returning this year also as a Silver Stage sponsor. Our business and community sponsors help us to continue to bring great music to our region - thank you!

 


The St. Lawrence Acoustic Stage and its Audience Raised $1795 at our October 25th Breast Cancer Fundraiser!

Through ticket sales,  intermission donations and the sale of Babes4Breasts CDs and merchandise, our show on October 25th raised $1795 for B4B and its designated charity this year, the Ottawa Integrative Cancer Centre.  Everyone pitched in: some people arrived at the show and bought extra tickets, others gave generously at intermission, and a lot of people took home the music of our fantastic artists. Plus we received a lot of help to keep the costs of the show as low as possible - the artists, our sound tech, printing, and advertisers provided discounts or donations and the Morrisburg Meeting Centre waived the rental fee for the evening in its entirety.  The St. Lawrence Acoustic Stage covered all of the remaining costs for the show so that every penny was directed to B4B. The money we raised at this show will be earmarked for SD&G and Cornwall users of the OICC - thanks to all who made this possible! And for everyone who was at the show, it was a fabulous night of music, with Ana Miura, Annabelle Chvostek, Graham Greer and Amanda Rheaume trading songs and stories that delighted us all.  As Wendy Gibb wrote in the Morrisburg Leader: 'Fight the sorrow of cancer with joy'.

 


Foundation and Business Funding!

The Eric Baker Family Foundation has supported the St. Lawrence Acoustic Stage again this year as we get ready to launch our ninth season. We have also welcomed new and returning business sponsors who help us to continue to bring great music to Morrisburg, including the Morrisburg Home Hardware, Ingleside Foodland, Emard Brothers Lumber, Harland Veinotte Transport Ltd, and more. We are grateful to all of our funders and sponsors - our volunteer-run music series would not exist without this enormous level of support from our community! See our full list of sponsors here.


Akwesasne Mohawk School Workshop!

We are very excited to be partnering with Your Arts Council - Cornwall and the Counties Arts Council, Astro Printing, Ahkwesahsne Mohawk School and the Ahkwesahsne Mohawk Board of Education to bring the Juno award winning band Digging Roots to Ahkwesahsne Mohawk School for a workshop with children in grades 6, 7 and 8. Raven Kanatakta and ShoShona Kish will visit music classes and the entire band will do two workshops with AMS students. We are very grateful to the support received from our partners and delighted that Digging Roots is able to take time from their busy schedule to visit Ahkwesahsne Mohawk School while they are in the area!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Business Sponsors!

We're welcoming new and returning business sponsors to the St. Lawrence Acoustic Stage! Joining us as first-time sponsors in the Silver Stage category are Ingleside Foodland; KBD Transportation; Andy Bowers, Broker Coldwell Banker, Coburn Realty; and, Barkley's Apple Orchard. The law firm of Horner and Pietersma is supporting us again this year and has moved to the Performance Category of support to the Stage as has the law firm of Gorell, Grenkie and Remillard. Returning sponsors also include the McIntosh Inn as a Performance Sponsor and Seaway Valley Pharmacy and Riley's Value Mart in the Silver Stage Category. Please make sure to patronize these businesses, they help us to continue to bring amazing music to SD&G. Visit our sponsors page here for a listing of all of the business which are supporting us in 2014.

Our newest community sponsor to the St. Lawrence Acoustic Stage is the Morrisburg and District Lions Club which joins us as a Silver Stage Sponsor. We are so grateful for this support, all of our sponsors contribute to helping us operate the St. Lawrence Acoustic Stage, and also to keep ticket prices affordable for our patrons. If you are interested in becoming a business or community sponsor, or would like to make an individual charitable donation to the Stage, please check out our Donations page here.

We have received wonderful support over the past year from many local businesses. Our most recent business sponsor is Canadian Tire Morrisburg, joining fellow sponsors in the Silver Stage category. Thanks to Canadian Tire and all of the businesses that help us to bring amazing musicians to our community! Check out our sponsors page for our full list of donors.


Garnet Rogers Songwriting Workshop!

We are delighted to announce that singer-songwriter Garnet Rogers will be offering a workshop on Saturday November 23rd from 2-4 pm at the OETIO, 12580 Country Road 2, Morrisburg. Spend two hours with Canadian singer-songwriter Garnet Rogers, described by the Toronto Star as a “profound lyricist and respected composer.”  Garnet asks that workshop participants come prepared with a song or piece to perform. He will focus on exploring questions about why we write and what we are trying to achieve through our songwriting. For Garnet, “songwriting is simply to make sense of life.”

Garnet Rogers began his professional career working with his brother Stan and together they formed what has come to be accepted as one of the most influential acts in North American folk music.
Garnet continued a solo career after Stan’s death, establishing himself as ‘One of the major talents of our time”. Hailed by the Boston Globe as a “charismatic performer and singer”, Garnet is a man with a powerful physical presence – close to six and a half feet tall – with a voice to match. His music, like the man himself, is literate, passionate, highly sensitive, and deeply purposeful. Cinematic in detail, his songs “give expression to the unspoken vocabulary of the heart” (Kitchener Waterloo Record).  An optimist at heart, Garnet sings extraordinary songs about people who are not obvious heroes and of the small victories of the everyday. Resolutely independent, Garnet Rogers has turned down offers from major labels to do his music his own way.

We require eight participants in this workshop to proceed, tickets will be available as of November 1 at Strung Out Guitars in Cornwall or via our website on our shows page - just scroll down to show and workshop information.

 

Ontario Arts Council Funding!

We just learned that our application to the Ontario Arts Council was successful and we will be receiving a Presenter/Producer Project Grant in support of our 2013/14 Music and Workshop Series! This is our fourth Arts Council grant and it is an enormously important part of our ability to continue to bring great musicians to Morrisburg!


We are Now a Registered Charity!

We learned in April that our application to the Canada Revenue Agency to become a registered charity was a success! This means we will be able to issue tax receipts to our donors, which we hope makes them very happy!


Canadian Heritage Funding Renewed!

Federal MP Mr. Guy Lauzon visited the Stage at our show on April 27th to announce on behalf of the Honourable James Moore, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages, that the St. Lawrence Acoustic Stage was successful in its application to the Canada Arts Presentation Fund. We have learned that we will receive $10,000 in each of the next two fiscal years. This is the Stage's fourth grant from Canadian Heritage and it is the first time we have received multi-year funding. Knowing that we have two years of funding is enormously important in allowing us to plan our series well in advance and continue to bring amazing musicians to Morrisburg and SD&G!


 

We are Welcoming Eleven New Business Sponsors to the St. Lawrence Acoustic Stage!

The St. Lawrence Acoustic Stage is able to bring great music to SD&G with the incredible assistance of some awesome members of our community. We have been involved in an outreach to local  businesses over the last several months and have been delighted - and humbled - by the support we have received. Joining long time Platinum Business Sponsor Coffey’s Coffee are Gold Sponsors Bank of Montreal/BMO Nesbitt Burns and Barristers and Solicitors Gorrell, Grenkie and Remillard. We are also welcoming Performance Sponsors the McIntosh Country Inn and Conference Centre and the St. Lawrence Medical Clinic as well as Silver Stage Sponsors, Eckel Industries of Canada, Horner and Pietersma, Riley’s Valu Mart, Thom Realty, Seaway Valley Pharmacy, Robert Jordan Construction and Morrisburg Home Hardware.  Please see our sponsors page for further information, and please patronize these businesses! Their contribution to the St. Lawrence Acoustic Stage allows our hard working group of volunteers to keep a great thing going in Morrisburg!


 

Three fabulous workshops this Winter and Spring!
All workshops are $25, advance purchase required.

Saturday February 16th, SLIDE GUITAR 2-4 pm:
with Natalia Zukerman


“I started out with a pocket knife. That’s why I’m doing this now with
this here bottleneck.” -Mississippi Fred McDowell.

There’s no “right” way to play slide guitar but we all know that unmistakeable sound - the moan and cry of a guitar when played by folks from Mississippi Fred and Robert Johnson to Bonnie Raitt and Ben Harper.  In this workshop, we’ll listen to some great slide music, try out different techniques and use various materials - glass, metal and lap style. Alternate tunings will be explored and basic blues forms.

See here for full workshop description

 

 

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Sunday February 17th, 2-4 pm at the Art Gallery, Cornwall:
SONGWRITING WITH A PAINTER’S EYE
with Natalia Zukerman

A workshop offered jointly by the St. Lawrence Acoustic Stage Morrisburg and the Art Gallery Cornwall! This workshop will be held at the Art Gallery Cornwall, 168 Pitt Street Cornwall.

How do you paint a scene so that the listener can not only feel, but SEE what the singer is talking about? In this workshop, we'll explore how songs convey emotion. We'll create image-based songs and song-based images.  Through this process, an amazing phenomenon occurs in which the lyric is reinvented. Through the images we combine them with, a new form of expression is born. Songs become three-dimensional, lyrics soar. Through drawing, singing, writing and laughter, we'll share our lives as interdisciplinary artists working in many media. No drawing or songwriting experience is necessary.

Whether you have been painting and writing songs for years, dabble occasionally for fun, or have never painted or written a song before and would like to learn more about the process, all are welcome at this workshop.

See here for a full workshop description

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Saturday April 27th, 2-4 pm, BEATLES, WINGS,  & SIX STRINGS
with Laurence Juber

This workshop covers arranging and performing for Fingerstyle Guitar and encourages a musical approach to the guitar with technique and performance skills integrated organically into the presentation.

Laurence will work on techniques for arranging songs; building moving parts from basic harmony; voicing and articulating the melody, bass and groove to create a satisfying performance. Repertoire is drawn from traditional tunes, the 'great American song book', Beatles and Wings tunes, as well as his originals. Standard tuning plus DADGAD and other altered tunings. Lots of tips, tricks and useful picking advice.

There is an emphasis on both left and right hand fingering in regard to tone production and technical efficiency.

See here for a full workshop description

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The Winter Lineup is Posted and We've Got Two Great Pass Options!

On February 16th we will have blues and slide guitar, lap steel and dobro virtuoso Natalia Zukerman. Natalia is the daughter of NAC Orchestra violinist and conductor Pinchas Zukerman and sister of opera singer Arianna Zukerman. As the New Yorker writes of her: “Natalia’s voice could send an orchid into bloom while her guitar playing can open a beer bottle with its teeth.” If that doesn't grab you, we don't know what will! Opening for Natalia will be the incredible Awna Teixeira. Awna graced the Stage several years ago when she was touring with Po' Girl, we get to see her in February with her new solo project 'Where the Darkness Goes'.

 


Then on March 2nd we'll be having East Coast Juno-winning singer songwriter Amelia Curran, who has been described by Liverpool's Seven Streets as "that rare thing: the real deal. Her honesty and purity might win her kudos on the acoustic circuit, but it’s the beauty of her compositions (some reminiscent of early Paul Simon, others as rootsy as Emmylou’s finest) that linger longest." Opening for Amelia will be Ottawa-based Jill Zmud. Jill is an uncommonly insightful songwriter and a deeply expressive, charismatic vocalist


On April 6th we will have the high voltage alt-country sound of New Country Rehab. If you are a fan of country music, be prepared to have your socks blown off. If you're not a fan of country, be prepared to reassess that view. The CBC's Tom Power says that NCR is ”poised to be the next big thing in Canadian music" and you're going to have a chance to see them on our incredible Stage in Morrisburg!.

 


On April 27th we'll be bringing two-time Grammy award winning fingerstyle guitarist Laurence Juber to Morrisburg. Laurence is known both for his time as lead guitarist in Paul McCartney's Wings and for his signature solo career that now spans some twenty solo recordings. The San Francisco Chronicle has written this about Laurence's playing: " ...the notes spin out of the songs with such finesse and musical agility, it's hard to believe he has only 10 fingers and six strings."


May 25th will be our last show of the season with an Intimate Acoustics  lineup of six emerging artists, the lineup for that show will be announced closer to the show date.

 

We also have two Pass options a new 'Pick 3!' option, choose any three shows from remaining Fall and Winter shows for $45 (a $9 savings if you choose three $18 shows) or our Winter Pass for all five Winter shows for $65 (that's $13 a show!). See our shows page for more info, just scroll down on that page for information about each show and the Passes.



More Great Funding News! People News!

On August 10th we received word that we have received a Presenter/Producer Project grant from the Ontario Arts Council. We are enormously grateful for this funding, it is our third Arts Council grant and is an integral part of our ability to bring great musicians to the St. Lawrence Acoustic Stage!

We are also delighted to welcome new Board member Tony McCadden, who joined the Board this summer. Tony has been assisting us on show nights over the past two seasons, he is a resident of Morrisburg and he plays in the Ottawa-based percussion ensemble Kunundrum. The Stage also said goodbye to long-serving Board member and President Jeanne Ward. Jeanne was one of the founding members of the Acoustic Stage and has served on the Board for almost seven years. Her plans now take her out of the SD&G area, but Jeanne promises to keep attending St. Lawrence Stage shows whenever she can - and to help make sure she does, fellow board members presented Jeanne with a ‘lifetime pass’ to all future St. Lawrence Stage performances as well as a plaque honouring her contributions, as a small token of our appreciation for all the work she has done for the St. Lawrence Acoustic Stage. We'll miss you Jeanne! 


2012/13 Funding News!

On May 24th our federal MP, Mr. Guy Lauzon, visited the St. Lawrence Acoustic Stage to announce that we had received Department of Canadian Heritage funding in support of our 2012/13 Season. This is our third Canada Arts Presentation Fund grant and we were delighted that Mr. Lauzon was able to visit the Stage to make the announcement in person. This funding supports us in the presentation of professional and emerging artists through our concert series as well as the workshops that we offer throughout the year. Pictured above are Mr. Lauzon with board members Sandra Whitworth, Jeanne Ward, Bill Carriere and South Dundas Chamber of Commerce President Charles Barkley.

We have received further good news about funding as well. Platinum Business sponsor Reg Coffey of Coffey's Coffee has renewed his support to us for next season, as has the Township of South Dundas. All of these generous contributions to the Stage are what help make it possible for us to continue to present exceptional artists at the St. Lawrence Acoustic Stage and to create opportunities for emerging artists to gain professional performance experience. We are all looking forward to the 2012/13 Season!


Great Workshops Planned for Winter/Spring 2012!

We are offering three workshops as part of the Winter portion of our 2011/12 Music Series. In January, intermediate and advanced guitar players will have an opportunity to work with Don Ross when he offers a workshop on fingerstyle guitar techniques that explores altered tunings, percussive techniques, slap harmonics and harmonic ripple effects. In February, Canadian Juno award winning singer songwriter Lynn Miles will be offering a workshop on Songwriting, she'll talk about song structure, verses, choruses, rhyming schemes and more. In April, Manitoba Hal will offer a workshop that shows us how you really can play the blues on the ukulele - this workshop is for beginner to intermediate players who want to learn how to get more out of the uke than they might have imagined! Follow the links above for further info or visit our Shows page, advanced registration is required for all of these workshops!

 


An Incredible Start to Our Sixth Season!

The St. Lawrence Acoustic Stage reached an important milestone on September 24th with our show with Serena Ryder - we were SOLD OUT for the first time! This meant that more than 172 people had a chance to see a phenomenal performance by Serena. Opening for Serena was New York-based singer songwriter Matt Longo.

Thanks to Serena, Matt, our audience, our volunteers, our sponsors and our funders for making this incredible night possible. Pictured at left, Serena signs autographs for Morrisburg fans. Photo by Wendy Gibb of the Morrisburg Leader.

Funding News!

Coffey's Coffee LogoThe St. Lawrence Acoustic Stage is delighted to make a number of funding announcements. We received our first Foundation Grant from the Eric Baker Family Foundation, a private foundation located in Long Sault which supports the Arts, Health, Education and other initiatives. We are very grateful for this support.

We also learned at the end of last season that we would be welcoming our very first ‘Platinum’ Business sponsor for the 2011/12 season: Coffey’s Coffee! Reg Coffey attended a number of our shows last season and did reviews of shows in the Cornwall Free News. Then he surprised us with the news that he would be making a very generous donation in support of our 2011/12 Season. Thank you Reg!

We have also just learned that the Stage has received an Ontario Arts Council grant and a Canadian Heritage Canada Arts Presentation Fund grant in support of the 2011/12 Season. And to add to the good news, we also learned that we have been successful in the Ontario Trillium Foundation Capital Grant competition and will be receiving support toward the purchase of a new digital sound board. This is our second Arts Council and Canadian Heritage awards and third Trillium Foundation grant for the Stage. This kind of funding is central in allowing us to program and produce high quality musical performances at the St. Lawrence Acoustic Stage for the entire SD&G region.

More great donations for our Silent Auction on May 7th, recent donations from Kraft Canada, McIntosh Inn, and more!

More great donations are rolling in for our Silent Auction and Raffle on May 7th: Kraft Canada has donated a beautiful gift basket of cheeses, McIntosh Inn in Morrisburg has donated a gift certificate, Ground Soap in Cornwall has donated a gift basket of organic hand-made soaps! And don't forget about donations we have previously announced: FRAMED Photography’s Jason McNamara has donated a two hour photo shoot plus ten edits in colour and B&W and Dreambuilder Studios in Cornwall has donated an eight hour recording package. Barkley's Apple Orchard has donated an apple tree ready for planting this Spring and we've received gift certificates from local businesses including Canreg Dairy in Finch, Terrace Green B&B in Winchester, Foodland in Ingleside, Jack MacDonell Motors in Cornwall, the Grind in Cornwall and DeMary Video in Ingleside. We have other items as well - a guitar tuner, wine racks, T-Shirts and CD Packages with more new donations coming in every week. Bidding has begun with final draws at our year-end show on May 7th. Bid early, bid often!

We are also running an 'Introduce a Friend' draw for the remainder of the season. Just bring a friend to one of our remaining shows, fill out a ballot and we will draw the lucky winner on May 7th. You could win a pass for all of our shows next Fall and your friend will win a ticket to one of those shows. You can fill out a ballot for each friend you introduce to the St. Lawrence Acoustic Stage!

FRAMED Photography Donates a Two Hour Photo Shoot for our Silent Auction! Lots of great prizes planned for May 7th event, including 'Introduce a Friend' draw for a Fall Season Pass!

FRAMED Photography’s Jason McNamara has donated a two hour photo shoot plus ten edits in colour and B&W, a donation valued at $250. Jason’s dramatic images are in huge demand - he has created the promotional packages for several local bands and his distinctive style is also suited to eye-catching family portraits, weddings, architectural photography – anything you have a hankering to capture in a visually creative way! Visit FRAMED Photography's website.

Other great donations are also rolling in: Kraft Canada has donated a beautiful gift basket of cheeses, Barkley's Apple Orchard has donated an apple tree ready for planting this Spring and we've received gift certificates from local businesses including McIntosh Inn in Morrisburg, Canreg Dairy in Finch, Terrace Green B&B in Winchester, Jack MacDonell Motors in Cornwall, the Grind in Cornwall and DeMary Video in Ingleside. We have other items as well - a guitar tuner, wine racks, T-Shirts and CD Packages with more new donations coming in every week. Bidding and raffle ticket sales begin at our March 12 show with final draws at our year-end show on May 7th. Bid early, bid often!

We are also running an 'Introduce a Friend' draw for the remainder of the season. Just bring a friend to one of our remaining shows, fill out a ballot and we will draw the lucky winner on May 7th. You could win a pass for all of our shows next Fall and your friend will win a ticket to one of those shows. You can fill out a ballot for each friend you introduce to the St. Lawrence Acoustic Stage!

DreamBuilderStudios in Cornwall, Ontario, has donated eight hours of recording time for our silent auction fundraising event on May 7 2011!

Dreambuilder studios control room.The package is worth over $500 and will be a terrific way for any musician to kick start their debut or sophomore recording at Eastern Ontario's premiere recording facility. Details on how to bid on silent auction items will be announced later, and we will update on other donations for the Silent Auction over the coming months.

Visit the DreamBuilderStudios website.

Canadian Heritage awards the St. Lawrence Acoustic Stage project funding for the 2010-2011 Season!

September 2010

The St. Lawrence Acoustic Stage is very pleased to announce the receipt of a grant from the Canada Arts Presentation Fund through the Ministry of Canadian Heritage. The funds will be used towards costs associated with the 2010-2011 Music and Workshop series which began with the highly successful September 18th performance of East Coast songwriting duo Madison Violet at our Morrisburg Stage. These funds along with other fundraising efforts will ensure that we bring quality musical performances to South Dundas audiences.

South Dundas Home and Trade Show

May 2010

Morrisburg's Thom Realty, pictured left with reps Chuck Barkley and Nancy Shailee sponsored the St. Lawrence Acoustic Stage at the May 7/8, 2010 South Dundas Annual Home and Trade Show in Morrisburg. Thanks to Amanda Crespo (centre and below) and Carey B. Grant (not pictured) who played Friday evening and Saturday afternoon at the Thom Realty booth.

Trillium Grant for Stage Lights!!

April 2010

MPP Jim Brownell visited the St. Lawrence Acoustic Stage to congratulate Board Members Derek Hunter, Sandra Whitworth and President Jeanne Ward on the receipt of an Ontario Trillium Capital grant. The grant was used to purchase a new lighting system which arrived in time for the final show of the season on April 24th

 

Ontario Arts Council awards the St. Lawrence Acoustic Stage project funding for the 2010-2011 Season!

March 2010

The St. Lawrence Acoustic Stage is very pleased to announce that it was successful in its most recent application to the Ontario Arts Council and has received a presenter grant in support for its upcoming 2010 - 2011 Music and Workshop Series. Competition for OAC funding is very intense and the Board of the Stage feels this support is an important acknowledgment of both the quality of performances and workshops it has offered thus far and the support it has received from the Morrisburg community. While the grant does not by any means cover all of SLASP's costs for 2010-11, it gives the Stage a good basis from which to do further fundraising and build an even more successful music and workshop series for the coming year.