The Amherst Island Waterside Summer Series was established in 1994 to raise funds for St. Alban’s Church but is now an independent not-for-profit organization. Its goal is to present quality music in the wonderful setting of Amherst Island, a place of tranquillity and natural beauty just a half-hour drive from downtown Kingston, west along the Loyalist Parkway. The concerts take place at St. Paul’s Presbyterian Church, just south of Stella. Tickets cost $35 and include refreshments served during the 20-minute intermission.
Friday, June 30 at 2:15 PM
On the eve of Canada's 150th birthday, The Elora Singers present "O Canada! Joyfully Sing!" - a fabulous beginning to our season and to our celebration on this special weekend of the most wonderful country in the world!
Thursday, July 6 at 7:15 PM
What a coup for Waterside! Richard-Hamelin placed second at the 2015 Chopin International Competition - the first Canadian ever to place in this competition which has been held every five years since 1955.
Saturday, July 15 at 4:15 PM
These three musicians have appeared on Waterside before, but never together. Each masterful musician, times three, they will excite us with Tchaikovsky's Piano Trio in A minor as the centerpiece of their program.
Friday, July 28 at 7:15 PM
This cool quartet has developed a reputation for excellence throughout Canada and internationally since its formation over twenty years ago. Here we have the opportunity to appreciate the string quartet of a lifetime!
Thursday, August 17 at 7:15 PM
This powerful and sensitive piano player will take us on a journey exploring how composers from Bach to Strauss and beyond were inspired in their compositions by the many dance forms of their day.
Saturday, August 26 at 4:15 PM
This sibling duo will present "Songs and Dances from Spain" featuring solo and duo works by de Falla, Albéniz, and more. These young artists are included among CBC Music's "30 hot Canadian classical musicians under 30."
The Amherst Island ferry leaves from Millhaven dock on the half-hour and from Amherst Island on the hour. St. Paul’s church is 2km straight south from the ferry dock on the Island.
These well-attended concerts are a perfect summer outing, bringing together beautiful music and a remarkable natural setting.