December 12, 2018

4:30 p.m. Celebration Concert!!!

March 11, 2017

Kingston organist and conductor David Cameron turns eighty this year. Last fall also marked the fiftieth anniversary of his moving to work in Kingston. So as he says, “How does a musician celebrate? With music, of course!” He and many of his friends will celebrate with a concert with a birthday-party reception to follow, of course.

Admission will be by donation to Lunch by George, money or non-perishable food. Lunch by George is a 34-year-old program for those in need, providing coffee and a hot lunch, five days a week: last year it served over 12,000 lunches.

The concert will involve a choir, a string orchestra, chamber ensembles, and several soloists. Well-known participants will include St. George’s Music Director Michael Capon, Holly Gwynne-Timothy, now Artistic Director of Melos, and David Cameron’s wife, the pianist Fran Harkness. The program will be partly a retrospective of music Dr. Cameron has composed over his fifty years in Kingston, and partly a wide-ranging selection of other music, from the Renaissance to the present.

Born and educated in Toronto, David Cameron came to Kingston in 1966 as Music Director at Chalmers United Church. When Queen’s began its Bachelor of Music program in autumn 1969, he taught pipe organ and other subjects, work he continued for forty years. He was also the founding director of the Pro Arte Singers, in the 1970’s, and of the Melos Choir and Period Instruments.

Time: 4:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.