Windrush Estate Winery Fundraiser

Windrush Estate Winery Fundraiser

Come out to a fundraising event for the Collingwood Music Festival!

Starring the most celebrated dramatic tenor in the world, Ben Heppner, and the brilliant concert pianist Daniel Vnukowski. The duo performs Richard Strauss’ Enoch Arden, a melodrama for narrator and piano published in 1864 by Alfred, Lord Tennyson, during his tenure as England’s poet laureate.

Enjoy amazing views of beautiful Hockley Valley and gourmet cuisine, while sipping on an award-winning VQA ruby red or honey white wine from Windrush Estate Winery.

Tickets are $250 per person and include food, drinks, concert and a $150 tax receipt.

Click here for tickets & info.

Save the Dates – July 9-15, 2022

Save the Dates – July 9-15, 2022

The Collingwood Music Festival brings exceptional performances to Collingwood each summer, featuring award-winning artists in the fields of classical, world, jazz and Indigenous genres.

Running from July 9-15, 2022, you’ll hear the brilliant, symphonic power of the National Academy Orchestra of Canada, followed by a program of popular spirituals with the Nathaniel Dett Chorale and a swingin’ a cappella choir – Countermeasure, which will have you singin’ along and dancing in the aisles. And that’s just the start!

This year, we are also hosting FREE events for youth in nearby Duntroon Highlands Golf Club, with an enchanted, musical pathway coupled with the serenity of nature – all outdoors with charming views of the bay.

For more info, visit or call (705) 416-1317.

July in January with 10 other Music Festivals

July in January with 10 other Music Festivals

The Collingwood Summer Music Festival is proud to join 10 other amazing summer music festivals in a power-packed month of FREE concerts.

Let us introduce you to “July in January” – an online video chamber music festival born out of the desire to connect to audiences outside of the summer festival season, and reach classical music fans in new communities, both in Ontario, and beyond.

July in January launches Friday, January 28th hosted at, and features FREE performances from eleven different festivals. For a deeper dive you can listen to conversations between the Artistic Directors and Eric Friesen, whom audiences know as the voice of classical music in Canada from his many years as host and producer for CBC and NPR public radio. Viewers will be treated to live music from:

· Festival of the Sound
· Collingwood Summer Music Festival; Daniel Vnukowski, AD
· Prince Edward County Chamber Music Festival
· SweetWater Music Festival
· Ottawa Chamberfest
· Thousand Islands Playhouse Studio “S” Series
· Music Niagara Festival
· Toronto Summer Music Festival
· Stratford Summer Music
· Westben
· Elora Festival

It’s free, open to anyone, anywhere, with one simple yet powerful idea: the power of great music is limitless.

No registration is required. Concerts will be available until February 28, 2022.
Viewers are encouraged to support the participating arts organizations by donating through links on the website.

Take a summer trip across Ontario without leaving the comfort of your home with Classical Music Festivals Canada!

2021 Summer Fundraiser – August 22

2021 Summer Fundraiser – August 22

Join us for our first fundraising event of the season! Enjoy delectable, sumptuous finger foods, boutique wine and tranquil surroundings of the 14-acre MacLean property. Soulful music, culinary art and the soothing sounds of nature combined in one. Includes a live, outdoor piano recital with the music of Frederic Chopin on a recently-restored, vintage Steinway grand piano.

Visit for details.

New Family Day Events – Sunday, July 11

New Family Day Events – Sunday, July 11

Presenting….Rock & Rumble!

In light of the latest restrictions on outdoor gatherings, we have transformed our family day – Sunday, July 11th into something even greater and grander, including a variety of activities that can be enjoyed by families and youth of all ages.

Visit the following link for all the details:

The morning features free musical activities for preschoolers taking place outdoors on the lawn.
The afternoon features Collingwood’s very own folk/rock ensemble Shipyard Kitchen Party and the iconic folk singer Jerry Gray, who will lead the drive-in audience in a sing-a-long version of “This Land Is Your Land.”
In the evening, we are screening the award-winning documentary “Rumble: The Indians Who Rocked The World.”

[Edit July 1st: Due to a technical issue the afternoon event has been postponed to a later date TBD]

Simcoe County & RTO7 Grants

Simcoe County & RTO7 Grants

The County of Simcoe has approved partnership funding from the 2021 County of Simcoe Tourism, Culture and Sport Grant in the amount of $10,000.00 for expenses related to live-streaming and projection of 2021 Collingwood Summer Music Festival events. We have also received support from RTO7 for digital promotion on our social media channels.

Thank you for your wonderful support in our activities!

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