Welcome to the Guitar Society of Brantford
Our Concert Season 

International Concert Series: Tickets $25.00
Friday November 22, 2019,7:30pm Dr. Lynn McGrath - Glenhyrst Art Gallery
 Saturday February 8, 2020, 7:30pm Cowan- Cicchillitti Duo - Glenhyrst Art Gallery

Orchestra Recitals - Free
Saturday December 7, 2019, 3pm - Glenhyrst Art Gallery
Saturday May 2, 2020, 2pm - Brantford Public Library

Music and Beans Coffee House - Glenhyrst  Art Gallery (Coach House) - Free
Saturday November 2, 2019, 7pm
Saturday March 7, 2020, 7pm

Future Stars of the Guitar Series - Brantford Public Library 
Featuring one of Canada's Finest Tim Beattie

Beautiful Spaces Concert - Home Concert - Tickets $25.00
Proud to Present Silas Chinsen
Saturday May 16, 2020, 7:30pm

The Guitar Society of Brantford and Glenhyrst Art Gallery


Music & Beans Coffee House

Saturday November 2, 2019, 7:00pm

Saturday March 7, 2020, 7pm

Glenhyrst Art Gallery 20, Ava Road (In the Coach House)

Do you have an instrument hiding in your closet?
Come play or sing a tune!
Open Mic Style
Too shy to play? Just come and listen
Music and refreshments
Donations to Glenhyrst appreciated

For More Information call Denise @ 519-802-9232

The Guitar Society of Brantford and the Brantford Public Library
Future Stars of the Guitar
Featuring Tim Beattie 
Under the tutelage of Alan Neave and Matthew McAllister 
Full scholarship in the MMus programmee at Royal Conservatoire of Scotland 
Brantford Public Library 173, Colborne Street - upstairs in the auditorium

From 2011-2015, Tim was an active member of the Guitar Society of Toronto, and participant in the Society’s guitar orchestra. He has worked in a variety of other chamber music settings including performances with Rosanne Philippens, the CvA Score Collective under the direction of Ed Spanjaard (Nieuw Ensemble), and others. Though his primary focus is on classical guitar, Tim has also studied various other genres including jazz, blues, rock, and percussive acoustic guitar. He has had the opportunity to play for world-renowned guitarists such as Roland Dyens, Bill Kanengiser, Tommy Emmanuel, Eli Kassner, Liona Boyd, Benjamin Verdery, Marcin Dylla, Matteo Mela, Lorenzo Micheli, Rafael Aguirre, Francisco Bernier, Matthew McAllister, Jeffrey Mcfadden, Irina Kulikova, Rovshan Mamedkuliev, Matt Palmer, Marko Feri, Thibault Cauvin, among many others.


Tim has maintained an active performance schedule, playing regularly in settings ranging from local seniors' residences to live radio, as well as major concert halls throughout North America and Europe, including FirstOntario concert hall, Muziekgebouw aan 't IJ. He made his international debut as a featured performer at the 2014 Montréal International Guitar Festival. Recent highlights include solo performances for Chamber Music Orillia, the Toronto Guitar Weekend, Cleveland International Classical Guitar Festival, and a live-televised performance at the Barrie Arts and Culture Awards. 


Outside of music, Tim enjoys spending time with his family and friends, reading philosophy and poetry, collecting vinyl records, staying active with a variety of sports, and volunteering at local seniors’ residences and church.

The Guitar Society of Brantford is partnering withGlenhyrst Art Gallery and The Brantford Public Library once again  to present Guitar Society of Brantford Community Guitar Concert Orchestra Concert, admission is free. For those  who would like to make a donation towards the orchestra programming there will be a free will donation box at the door!

Christmas Concert Saturday December 7, 2019, 2:00pm
Glehryst Art Gallery of Brant 20, Ava Road in Brantford

Spring Concert Saturday May 9, 2020, 2pm
Brantford Public Library 173 Colborne Street 

The Guitar Society has 2 Community Ensembles ranging in ages from 18 to early 70's.
The Coste ensemble has been together for a few years with some members joining us in 2017..
The Sor ensemble has been together for quite a few years some of the members have been playing for over 10 years.

If you would like to join have fun while learning to play a guitar we are always for new members to join an orchestra

An Intimate House Concert 


Silas Chinsen

Saturday May 16,2020, 7:30pm  

At the Beautiful Home of the Clarks - St. Andrews Street

   Ticket are $25.00 and include Wine, Cheese and Deserts! 

Buy your tickets below or phone 519*802-9232 there is a limited number of tickets sold

Silas Chinsen Wine and Cheese

Silas holds a master of music degree in guitar performance, with a minor in voice performance from the University of Ottawa under the tutelage of Patrick Roux and Dillon Parmer. He also completed his undergraduate studies at uOttawa, graduating summa cum laude.

Silas full bio

The Guitar Society of Brantford and Glenhyrst Art Gallery
Guitar Virtuoso Dr. Lynn McGrath
Friday November 22, 2019, 7:30 pm
Glenhyrst Art Gallery 20, Ava Road
Tickets $25.00

Classical guitarist Lynn McGrath is being heralded as a phenom. Blending expressive musicianship with her passion for Spanish Language, literature, and theater, she has shared the poetry and music of “Platero y yo” with audiences on 4 continents in the role of both guitarist and theatrical narrator. She has brought the poetry of Nobel laureate Juan Ramón Jiménez to life for diverse audiences that have included children in a Peruvian orphanage to classical guitar connoisseurs. One critic wrote the following after hearing her performance at the Guitar Foundation of America Convention: “…wonderful timing, poise, wit, and grace, while getting a full rich sound from her guitar. Anyone who loves either music or poetry would have been charmed, but those who appreciate both, not to mention stage presence and acting skills, were electrified by this tour-de-force of artistic multi-tasking. —Richard M. Long, Editor, Soundboard

Lynn's full bio


The Guitar Society of Brantford and Glenhyrst Art Gallery of Brant 
Cowan - Cicchillitti Duo
Saturday February 8, 2020, 7:30pm
Glenhyrst Art Gallery of Brant 
20, Ava Road
Tickets are $25

Guitarists Adam Cicchillitti and Steve Cowan form a dynamic ensemble that focuses on expanding the guitar repertoire through collaborations with living composers. Currently completing doctorates at McGill University with acclaimed guitarist Jérôme Ducharme, Cicchillitti (Dmus., 2022) and Cowan (Dmus., 2019) present daring programs featuring new music from prominent Canadian composers as well as their own arrangements of impressionist works from 20th-century France and Spain. Having recently collaborated on an album of Spanish guitar music under the Analekta label, these two long-time friends and award-winning guitarists will tour the Canadian East with Debut Atlantic in 2018. Their next album, featuring exclusively Canadian works by multiple generations of celebrated Canadian composers, will be released with Analekta in the fall of 2019.

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