Events at The Historical Leith Church

The historic Leith Church has been a prominent venue for hosting a wide range of events throughout its rich history. With its stunning architecture and significant cultural heritage, the church provides a unique and captivating setting for various gatherings.

One of the most notable events held at the Leith Church is the annual Leith Summer Festival. This vibrant celebration of music brings together talented musicians from different genres and backgrounds, captivating audiences with their exceptional performances. From classical symphonies to contemporary jazz ensembles, the festival offers a diverse range of musical experiences that cater to all tastes. The acoustics of the church enhance the auditory experience, creating a truly immersive atmosphere for both performers and attendees.

In addition to music festivals, the Leith Church also hosts the outdoor country market that showcases the works of local artists crafts, produce, and plants. The church’s spacious exterior and natural lighting provide an ideal backdrop for displaying various crafts, as well as providing an excellent venue for farmers and artisans. This market not only promotes artistic expression but also fosters a sense of community engagement and appreciation for our local farmers.

The Leith Church is also a popular choice for hosting weddings and other special ceremonies. Its historical significance and picturesque surroundings make it a dream location for couples seeking a memorable and romantic setting for their big day. The church’s elegant interior, adorned with intricate stained glass windows and ornate decorations, adds a touch of grandeur to any wedding ceremony, creating an unforgettable experience for the couple and their guests.

Furthermore, the Leith Church often serves as a venue for educational and cultural events. Lectures, workshops, and seminars on various topics are organized within its walls, providing a conducive environment for intellectual discussions and learning. The church’s serene ambiance and rich history create an inspiring atmosphere that encourages knowledge-sharing and exploration.

Overall, the historic Leith Church stands as a versatile and captivating venue for a wide range of events. Its architectural beauty, cultural significance, and serene ambiance make it an ideal choice for music festivals, art exhibitions, weddings, and educational gatherings. Whether attending an event or organizing one, visitors to the Leith Church are sure to be immersed in a truly memorable experience that combines history, culture, and community.

Gala Opening Concert

Historic Leith Church 419498 Tom Thomson Lane, Leith, Ontario, Canada

This summer Leith will be the hub of an international array of acclaimed musicians. Kicking off the festival is a fun night mixing classical and pop, Western and Indian musics with my quartet, the Pendereckis, and the Indo jazz funk band Autorickshaw from Toronto. Reuniting with this dynamic trio is always a blast. You will be mesmerized by their lead singer Suba Sankaran, the flying fingers of Ed Hanley on tabla, and Dylan Bell’s crazy good beatbox mouthing

$45.00

New Zealand String Quartet

Historic Leith Church 419498 Tom Thomson Lane, Leith, Ontario, Canada

July brings the New Zealand String Quartet and the Swiss Piano Trio to North America. What a lucky coup to have them in Leth while on tour! The New Zealanders are exceptional artists with a warm and uncanny way of connecting to one another on stage. They have been performing around the world for 30 years and their program of Shostakovich and Debussy will show them at their zenith.

$45.00

Tom Thomson Ceilidh – A Family Event

Historic Leith Church 419498 Tom Thomson Lane, Leith, Ontario, Canada

Shane Cook & The Woodchippers

Acoustic roots music featuring extraordinary musicianship, premiere step dancing and compelling folk songs.

Shane Cook & The Woodchippers rely on their deep foundation in the traditional music, song and dance of Ontario for the core of their sound, yet also draw on styles as broad as Celtic, folk, roots, bluegrass and swing.

$20.00

Swiss Piano Trio

Historic Leith Church 419498 Tom Thomson Lane, Leith, Ontario, Canada

The Swiss Piano Trio have established themselves as one of the leading piano trios in Europe. So if you can’t go to London to hear them in Wigmore Hall, then come to Leith in July where they perform Dvorak’s beloved Dumky Trio.

$45.00

Historic Leith Church 419498 Tom Thomson Lane, Leith, Ontario, Canada

Annual traditional country market includes produce, collectibles, jewelry, plants, yard sale items, crafts and more.

Free

Leith Church Anniversary Service

Historic Leith Church 419498 Tom Thomson Lane, Leith, Ontario, Canada

An annual event established to honour the history of the spiritual hub of the Leith community.
Voluntary collection. Lunch under the old oak tree follows the service.

Free

Violin & Piano Concert

Historic Leith Church 419498 Tom Thomson Lane, Leith, Ontario, Canada

Former KW Symphony concertmaster Bénédicte Lauzière teams up with pianist Angela Park in a recital program which includes virtuosic and lush works by Saint-Saëns and Chausson.

$45.00

LSF Concert Finale

Historic Leith Church 419498 Tom Thomson Lane, Leith, Ontario, Canada

Our festival concludes with Stewart Goodyear, Canada’s preeminent ambassador to the international piano stage. Proclaimed "a phenomenon" by the Los Angeles Times and "one of the best pianists of his generation" by the Philadelphia Inquirer, Stewart’s radiant genius will leave you astonished and transported. His program includes Beethoven’s Appassionata and Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue. Stewart stunned the music world in 2012 by performing all 32 Beethoven sonatas from memory in one day at the Toronto Luminato Festival. He has since recorded all sonatas and concertos of Beethoven. Stewart is also a brilliant composer (the PSQ recorded his piano quintet recently), so expect to hear at least one encore penned by Stewart.

$45.00

Sweetwater Music Festival

Historic Leith Church 419498 Tom Thomson Lane, Leith, Ontario, Canada

SWEETWATER CONCERT Friday, September 13th, 7 pm

Historic Leith Church Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols

Historic Leith Church 419498 Tom Thomson Lane, Leith, Ontario, Canada

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 by members of the North Grey community and there will be congregational carol singing of many old favourites.

This is a very popular event and as seating is limited to 150 persons, we suggest an early arrival to ensure a place. No tickets required.