Two Great Concerts Coming up 
Friday May 5 at 7pm Guitarist Tim Beattie 
Saturday May 6 at 2pm Brantford Community Guitar Orchestra Concert


The Guitar Society of Brantford in with the County of Brant Public Library
Presents "Melodia", with Guitarist Tim Beattie
Friday, May 5, 2023, 7:00pm
at the Burford Public LIbrary, 24 Park Ave in Burford
Tickets are FREE!! click here to reserve your seat... before they are gone!

In partnership with the County of Brant Public Library the Guitar Society of Brantford invites you to attend "Melodia" - rich, melodically-driven Spanish guitar performance by classical guitarist Time Beattie.  Bringing genre-defying programming to stages around the world, and "moving between textures and moods with ease... Beatties's guitar dazzles" (Laura Stanley, MusicWorks Magazine).

Currently a member of The Rebanks Family Fellowship and International Performance Residency Program at the Royal Conservatory of Music in Toronto.  Beattie is active as a performer, collaboratior, educator and recording artist.  His performance career has taken him to stages across North America and Europe, with appearances at the Bath Festival, Cleveland International Guitar Festival, GuitarFest West (Calgary), Het Concertgebouw Amsterdam (Spiegelzaal), Lammermuir Festival, Muziekgebouw Amsterdam, Perth Summer Festival, Theatre du Vauderville (Brussels), 2021 UN Climate Conference (Glasgow), Mazzoleni Concert Hall (Toronto), among many others.  Beattie has appeared on radio and television broadcasts fro NPR(Podium Klassiek), Concertzender Actueel, and BBC Radio Scotland.

A laureate of the Brussels International Guitar Competition, Tim is the recipient of numerous grants and awards from the Amsterdam University of the Arts, Cleveland Institute of Music, Royal Conservatorie of Scotland, Royal Overseas League, Sylva Gelber Foundation, Tillet Trust, Worship Company of Musicians; and top prizes at the International guitar competitions in Antwerp, Brussels, Calgary, Hamilton and Uppsala.  

Active as a chamber musician, Beattie is a founding member of "Duo Beattie-Go, Quartet Malamatina, and the North American Guitar Trio.  As an educator, he has taught at the Royal Conservatews University.

Tim proudly plays guitars built by Canadian luthiers Martin Blackwell & Mark Usherovich, with Royal Classics Strings and a GuitarLift support.  

The Guitar Society of Brantford in Partnership with the Brantford Public Library
Presents: Spring is Here!
Saturday May 6, 2023  2:00pm
Brantford Public Library 173 Colborne Street Brantford, Ontario
Free admission

In partnership with the, Brantford Public Library the Guitar Society of Brantford invites you to attend an afternoon of music. Come and hear "Star Wars Medley by John Williams arranged by Angela Churchill, "La Loup, la Chevre, et le Chou" by Annette Kruisbrink, "7 Dances" a mixture of music dance styles from all over the world including " La Cucaracha", "Chamber Concerto RV 93 by Vivaldi and some great solos from our orchestra members.

The community ensembles program seeks to enhance the musical education of all guitarists while at the same time offering a vehicle to meet new friends and make music together. If you own a classical guitar, can read music and are looking to play music with others, this group is for you. The ensembles begin in September and January, have recitals in the winter and the spring, and meets every Sunday evening September through April. .
We are always looking for new members to join us. We are a friendly bunch and have a lot of fun.

If you would like to join, help sponsor, or host a recital, or join our email list please contact the director at


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 (September to December 2022) and we will be having our Christmas concert early in December . The 13 week semester runs from (January to May) and we will be having our Spring concert early May.  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

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