Concerts and events

Welcome to The Duet Club’s 129th year of exciting musical events.

We invite you to join us for another outstanding season featuring talented young scholarship winners, guest performers and the newly renamed Duet Club Chorus: Women of Song. 

Download your copy of the 2017-2018 Duet Club Brochure here.

Scholarship Winners in Recital

Sunday, October 1, 2017 @ 2:30 p.m. at Melrose United Church

The Duet Club began awarding scholarships to talented young musicians in 1940 in honour of our founder, Ellen Ambrose. Over the years our scholarship program has grown. This year 9 scholarships have been awarded for excellence in voice, piano and instrumental.  We invite you to come and hear some of the most talented young performers in our region perform in recital.

Women of Song in Concert

Sunday, November 26, 2017 @ 2:30 p.m. at Melrose United Church

Introducing Women of Song, the newly renamed chorus of the Duet Club.  Director Stéphane Potvin is an accomplished conductor, clinician, arranger, teacher and adjudicator.    We are pleased to be joined by the acclaimed choir Kokoro, under the direction of founder Brenda Uchimaru. Kokoro has been creating music since 2003. The choir’s repertoire spans all genres, and shows their love for music.  Director Brenda Uchimaru is a frequent guest conductor, adjudicator, clinician and consultant across Canada and the director of three choirs.  This concert ushers in December, a month to celebrate, and promises to be an afternoon to remember.

Celebrating the Piano

Sunday, February 25, 2018 @ 2:30 p.m. at Melrose United Church.

In 1997 a piano concert was held to mark the Duet Club’s Concert Steinway’s 75th year of ownership. That concert is the catalyst for this celebration.  We are very honoured to present three exciting pianists:

  •  Ken Gee, a classical pianist, adjudicator, teacher, chamber music coach and accompanist.                  
  • Dr. Erika Reiman, a soloist, teacher, accompanist,  and  piano faculty member at Brock University.
  • Jianhan Wu, a graduate of McMaster University and the winner of many awards including at the Canadian Music Competition and the Toronto Music Festival.

Annual Choral Concert

Sunday, April 22, 2018 @ 2:30 p.m. at Melrose United Church.

The Duet Club Chorus, now Women of Song, has been  under the direction of  Stéphane Potvin for the past six years and is accompanied by Dr. Erika Reiman. We invite you to enjoy our final concert of the season with a guest choir from the Hamilton Children’s Choir and the winner of the Duet Club’s 2017 Rhena McIlroy Memorial Choral Scholarship. The varied program of classical, contemporary and folk music will include Palestrina’s Illumina Occulos and O Brother Where Art Thou?

Women of Song will be performing two concerts in December that have been made possible through a Canada 150 grant from the City of Hamilton. All are welcome to attend these free performances.

  • Tuesday, December 5, 2017 @ 11am at Binkley United Church, 1750 Main Street West, Hamilton.
  • Friday,  December 15, 2017 @ 12pm (noon) at Hamilton Public Library, Central Branch, 55 York Blvd., Hamilton.

We hope you can join us as we enter into another wonderful season. Download the 2017-2018 Duet Club Brochure for additional information.