The Guitar Society of Brantford Community Guitar Orchestra

The Guitar Society of Brantford Community Guitar Orchestra invites guitar players of all levels to join them as they begin their eighth year of rehearsals and performances. If you play classical guitar and are seeking a group of fun-loving, adventurous players to grow with musically, now is the time to join. The guitar orchestra is a community ensemble led by Patrick Feely, a PHD candidate and adjunct guitar instructor at the University of Western Ontario. The orchestra performs music ranging from classical to jazz, folk and pop with arrangements for players of all skill levels.

Rehearsals take place Sunday evenings from 6:30 - 8:00 p.m., at the Glenhyrst Art Gallery, 20 Ava Road, (in the Coach House). The first rehearsal of the year is Sunday, September 18. The cost to join the 10 week semester is $120.00 (September to December 2022) and we will be having our Christmas concert early in December (date TBA). For more information email  or give Patrick a call 519-802-9232.


Happy 11th Anniversary Guitar Society of Brantford.  In honour of our birthday we have put together a collage of pictures from our past 11 years! 
Since we can not celebrate in person we hope you enjoy this collage of pictures from past concerts and events.
Our Many Volunteers and Helpers

Susan and Darcy Clark - Thank you from the bottom of our hearts!  Your dedication, commitment, encouraging words and positive attitude shines through in all you do. Thank you for our beautiful logo creation for our concert series Music and Beans Coffee House  Thank you for opening up your house to us for our special Beautiful Space Concert and showing us your gorgeous quilts and telling their stories.

Joan Chinsen - Thank you for always helping set up and take down the hall, you always have a smile on your face.  

Gay Henley - Thank you for helping with the chairs at our concerts.

Cheryl Brownell  and Elizabeth Creswell - Our two snap happy photographers - you even put up with Denise sticking her tongue out for most pictures.

Kim Difrancisco - Thank you for creating our beautiful  Guitar Society Logo, as well as all the posters, cardstock, tickets and even logos.  

Jessica Kocis - Thank you for helping keep our orchestra organized with weekly emails and helping our conductor choose rep for us.

Patrick Feely our artistic director who brings us such wonderful concert artists, and is brave enough to stand before us with the baton and for putting up with our wrong notes and incorrect rhythms.  

Baie McFadden - Thank you to our fearless conductor, your youthfulness invigorates us.

Ward Brownell, Jeffrey McFadden and Denise Feely our wonderful board of directors. 

Ana Olsen and her team at Glenhyrst Art Gallery thank you for allowing us to have concerts in the beautiful gallery, use of the CoachHouse for concerts, rehearsals and setting up the chairs for us in the hall.  Thank you, thank you, thank you.

Emilee Feely - Thank you for online promotion of concerts using multi media sites and for putting up posters around town.
Thank you to our "Couch Concert" Donors


P. Feely                                   A. Shoesmilth                         C. Gideon   
A. Gesjorskyj                           B. McFadden                          P. Steingard
R. Marjoribanks                       K. Agro                                    Kathy
D. Del Cantero                         I. Yee                                      N. Stoneman
W. Beattie                                A. Mann                                  K. Godfree
J. Jansen                                 D. Battler                                 D. Rondeau
C. Lund J P  Pingyin C. Gorecki
S. Milne T. Robertson E. Feely
J. Chinsen D. Woolsey O. Less


Feely Music 
Kim Difrancesco - Visual Artist
Cedar Springs Chiropractic - Dr. Mark Del Cantero
Robertson Fine Arts Studio & Gallery

Thank You to our Wonderful Sponsors