Welcome to The Duet Club’s 131st year of exciting musical events.
We invite you to join us for another outstanding season featuring talented young scholarship winners, guest performers and the Duet Club Chorus, Women of Song.
Scholarship Winners in Recital
Sunday, September 29, 2019 @ 2:30 p.m. at Melrose United Church
In 1940 the Duet Club awarded its first scholarship in piano in honour of our founder, Ellen Ambrose. Over the decades our scholarship program has expanded. In 2019, eleven scholarships were awarded in voice, piano, choral and instrumental. The Duet Club Scholarships are awarded through the Hamilton Music Festival competitions in the Spring of each year. Join us as we showcase these talented Hamilton-area musicians in an afternoon of entertainment that is sure to delight and inspire.
Sounds of the Holiday Season
Sunday, November 24, 2019 @ 2:30 p.m. at Melrose United Church
Women of Song, has been singing for the Hamilton community for 52 consecutive years. The chorus will be featured in this concert to present an inspiring program that will include a variety of seasonal and familiar songs including Stopping by Woods, O Starry Night, and We need a little Christmas. Women of Song is excited to be joined by talented brothers, Maximilian and Theodor Aoki. Classically trained, they created versaCello in 2014. Together they arrange and perform contemporary popular music on two cellos. Theodor was the recipeint of the Duet Club’s Helen Livingston Memorial Scholarship in 2016. They opened Supercrawl 2018, won the CBC As It Happens Music Challenge, and they are currently working on a feature film.
Annual Choral Concert
Sunday, April 26, 2020 @ 2:30 p.m. at Melrose United Church.
Women of Song performs two concerts each season at Melrose United Church and other concerts at various venues in our Hamilton community. We are fortunate to collaborate with acclaimed music director Stéphane Potvin and well known accompanist Christabel Pinto. The Duet Club warmly welcomes the McMaster University Choirs as guests at this concert. The choir focuses on collaborations among students and faculty from all parts of campus, with a focus on academic and artistic excellence, musical proficiency and personal growth. The 2019 Rhena McIlroy Memorial Scholarship for excellence in choral singing will be presented.
We hope you can join us as we celebrate another wonderful season.