Huron Waves Music Festival will showcase the best of Canadian and visiting international artists at an annual springtime music festival in our region that includes Grand Bend, Exeter and other communities.
It is built on a successful professional music festival, now reenergized, refreshed, and reimagined.
The plan for a live festival once we can do so safely foresees a variety of musical styles from jazz, big band, vocal, classical to contemporary, and with specialized programming that will be directed to specific themes such as First Nations music.
Huron Waves Music Festival’s Celebrate the Season with Huron Waves, which aired in December 2020. It consisted of five segments with acclaimed artists and sites familiar to Huron County residents. The one-hour program was narrated by world renowned actor Graham Greene, with the following Huron performances: Wingham cellist Thomas Beard performing on a throne of ice at Hensall’s Iceculture; ballerina Antonella Martinelli dancing in the family barn in Hensall; The Hussey Family singing from Goderich’s Courthouse Park, accompanied virtually by the Newfoundland Deaf Choir; Goderich soprano Christina Bell and Wingham pianist Andrea Grant performing in a private home in Grand Bend; First Nations Sunset Drummers, accompanied by dancers from Amberley and Stony and Kettle Point First Nation, drumming down the sun on Goderich’s Lake Huron beach.
Pivoting from live to virtual presentations, Huron Waves Music Festival plans to present two, curated one-hour video programs celebrating professional musicians and ensembles in Huron County and the variety of interesting and unique sites awaiting the public’s return in summer and winter, 2021.