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Sat, 20 Jul


The Barn

Canadian Tour: Westben (with tenor Colin Ainsworth)

We’re excited to tour around Canada performing in a number of exciting festivals. Check out where we’ll be and we hope to see you on the road.

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Canadian Tour:  Westben (with tenor Colin Ainsworth)
Canadian Tour:  Westben (with tenor Colin Ainsworth)

Time & Location

20 Jul 2024, 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm GMT-4

The Barn, 6698 County Rd 30, Campbellford, ON, Canada

About the event


Godfrey Ridout and Brian Finley ‘The Seasons’

Vaughan Williams song cycle ‘On Wenlock Edge’

Haydn String Quartet in Eb major Op. 71, No. 3

BEFORE THE CONCERT Pre Concert Chat 1:15 pm Barb Hobart & Brian Finley discuss the music & composers


$55.00 Adult | $53.00 Senior

$30 Under 30 | $5 Under 18

(all ticket prices + HST)

About Colin Ainsworth:

Colin Ainsworth has been praised for his exquisite control and emotional directness and has long distinguished himself not only with his interpretations of the major Classical and Baroque tenor roles but also with his performances in contemporary opera. He has appeared with various opera companies including the Canadian Opera Company, Seattle Opera, Chicago Opera Theater, Glimmerglass Opera, Teatro Nacional de São Carlos, Pacific Opera Victoria, Vancouver Opera, the Greek National Opera, and the Royal Opera (London) performing as Lensky in Tchaikovsky’s Eugene Onegin, Tom in Stravinsky’s The Rake’s Progress, Tamino in The Magic Flute, and Steuerman in Wagner’s Der Fliegende Holländer. On the concert stage, he has appeared with the Montreal Symphony, Toronto Symphony, Vancouver Symphony, Music of the Baroque, and at Carnegie Hall with the American Symphony Orchestra and has worked with conductors Leonard Slatkin, John Nelson, Nicolas McGegan, Leon Botstein, and Dame Jane Glover.

About Westben:

Westben Has Been Bringing People Together Through Music in Nature For 25 Years!

Nestled amongst the hills of Northumberland County, 2 hours east of Toronto, 40 minutes from Peterborough, Belleville and Cobourg and 2.5 hours west of Ottawa, Westben is located on the traditional territory of the Michi Saagiig (Mississauga) Anishinaabeg near what is now known as Campbellford, Ontario in Trent HIlls. Westben is a year-round Centre for Connection & Creativity Through Music in Nature and presents a myriad of concerts and outdoor experiences in and around its four venues - The Barn, Willow Hill Amphitheatre and the Campfire in the Summer and Fall Festivals and in shoulder seasons at the Schoolhouse.

Westben’s 25th Anniversary summer season opens June 14, 2024 with an original musical followed by 26 concerts featuring over 100 international and local Canadian artists including artists from neighbouring Alderville First Nation and Curve Lake First Nation.   Lifelong learning Chalk Talks Concerts, March Break camps and other educational activities take place throughout the year at the Schoolhouse located just north of The Barn. 

Westben’s International Performer-Composer Residency is an international gathering of creative risk-takers whose practice involves some combination of both composition and performance. 

Westben’s Digital programs include concerts, podcasts, musical moments, kids videos and more available on Westben’s YouTube Channel and the new    

But Westben is more than just great performances, it is an unforgettable experience.  Gourmet picnics on the meadows, curated wine and beer selections from the Milk Shed, pre-concert chats, BBQs, Dare to Pair events, Sounds in Nature guided nature walks on a neighboring Nature Reserve and a chance to relax by the pond all make Westben a unique place to be.

Learn more here.

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