To all Patrons, Supporters and Subscribers of the Leith Summer Festival:
It is with regret, but with a sense of civic responsibility (and common sense), that we announce the cancellation of the 2020 season of the Leith Summer Festival. We have delayed this announcement until now in hopes that somehow all or some of our concerts could still be staged – but it is not to be. Our five concerts, the Ceilidh, Country Market and Anniversary Service are all cancelled for 2020.
Our intention is to mount a full program of five concerts in the Summer of 2021, bringing you the high-quality performances that characterize our Festival. Hopefully, our other events will also be reinstated.
While we will not SEE you during this summer, we shall strive to stay in touch as much as possible by email, our website, and Facebook page, so that you can be fully informed about our planning for next season.
As a charitable organization that relies on donations and ticket sales (we do not receive government grants), we always appreciate financial support. Should you wish to contribute to the maintenance and upkeep of the Historic Leith Church (built 1865), donations can be made by e-tranfer to our treasurer at firstname.lastname@example.org. No password is required. Cheques, payable to The Leith Summer Festival, may be mailed to Historic Leith Church, 419134 Tom Thomson Lane, Leith, ON, N0H 1V0. Tax receipts will be forwarded in due course for amounts over $20.
Your generous support is greatly appreciated!
We wish you all the best, and good health!
Penderecki String Quartet – Update:
July 4, 2020 Penderecki String Quartet – Concert 1 at the Leith Summer Festival – rescheduled to 2021
This year, because of restrictions during the COVID-19 pandemic, all concerts and events at the Leith Church have been cancelled. The Penderecki has been rescheduled to 2021.
We wish to recognize the Penderecki String Quartet whose performances have been a highlight over the last 20 years at the Leith Summer Festival concerts.
Penderecki Perform on YouTube:
We invite you to have a concert at home and listen to the Penderecki on YouTube. The selection includes, among others, the following:
Quartetti String Festival October 19, 2018
LEITH SUMMER FESTIVAL DONATIONS ~ 2020
The LSF thanks the following for their generous contributions and support toward the maintenance and upkeep of Historic Leith Church during the year of the corona virus when all concerts and events were cancelled:
Tom Thomson Circle – Donations $1,000 and up
Savvas and Christine Chamberlain
Canadian Tire, Owen Sound: Tony and Diana Ersser
The Betty and Joe Gray Family Foundation
The Rev. Alexander Hunter Circle ($500 – 999)
Katharine Lochnan, in memory of Jocelyn Graham and Jim McArthur
Gordon and Donna Phillips
Adam Ainslie Circle ($0-499)
Nancy Campbell, in memory of Ian C. Campbell
Mary and Murray Hall
Mary and Bruce Hutchinson
Susan and Ian McKearnen
Henrik and Charlotte Noesgaard
Sharon and David Turner
Interested In Learning More About Our Community?
Since its formal inception Historic Leith Church has been a centre of our communities ministry on the southern shore of Owen Sound Bay. To learn more about our fascinating church, community, and history, visit the page below.
ALL Up Coming 2020 Events ARE POSTPONED UNTIL 2021
"A Canadian Ceilidh" - CANCELLED Date: Time: 7:00 PM – 9:00 PMread more
Dates: Time: 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM "Under The Tent": Annual Outdoor Country Market - CANCELLED Seasonal produce, local crafts, writers, visual Artists, "Second-Time-Around" booth, and refreshments all at the Leith Church. For Vendor Application, click here...read more
155th Anniversary Church Service followed by " Luncheon Under the Oak Tree", - REBOOKED FOR AUGUST 2021 , 11:00 AM Guest Minister: Rev. Michael Brooks This service celebrates the formation of the Friends of Leith Church, the restored Leith United Church building, and...read more
Date: Sunday, December TBA, 2020 - CANCELLED Time: 7:30 PM Historic Leith Church Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols Join us in the lamp-lit beauty and warmth of Leith's "Auld Kirk" to hear again the story of the birth of Christ in word and song. The lessons will be...read more