There is nothing like time away to help rejuvenate the soul and the mind for continued excellence and vision. Having just returned from a highly motivational series of rehearsals and concerts in St. John’s, Newfoundland, both the choir and I are very excited to present to you this 14th season with ‘new-found’ energy and drive. Halton Hills was well represented at the Festival with three of the 21 choirs: Gaudeamus Children`s Choir from Georgetown, Spurrel Studio Choir from Oakville, and the Georgetown Bach Chorale. This bodes well for the future of music in Halton Hills! Positive reinforcement from our supporters both near and far give us the impetus to offer classical music lovers and learners the marvellous, wonderful chorale and instrumental music which has been offered to us throughout the ages. As you will read in the Georgetown Bach Chorale’s 2013/14 concert brochure, some wonderful new repertoire will be offered this season, including Bach’s Magnificat and Part One of his Christmas Oratorio. Dutch-Canadian violinist Edwin Huizinga will return with his usual intensity and flair in Vivaldi’s Electric Four Seasons. Piano music of Chopin and Rachmaninoff, poetry of Edgar Allan Poe to Christmas in Manhattan, it doesn’t get better. Come and enjoy great music with great people!

Ron Greidanus