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Niagara-on-the-Lake: Shaw Festival announces November dates of its concert series

Monday, October 19, 2020

As of October 28, the Shaw Festival’s concert series will move indoors to the Jackie Maxwell Studio Theatre (10 Queen’s Parade) with a limit of 50 guests and safety protocols in place. Featuring the music of Duke Ellington, Dorothy Fields and Cole Porter, the socially distanced free indoor performances run Wednesdays to Fridays at 6 p.m. and Saturdays at 2 p.m. from October 28 through November 20. For more information about the Festival’s COVID-19 health and safety practices, please visit

Each concert features the music of a renowned 20th century artist. The Duke Ellington Revueand Dorothy Fields Revue are directed by Associate Artistic Director Kimberley Rampersadwith music direction by Paul Sportelli. The Cole Porter Revue is directed by Tim Carroll with choreography by Kimberley Rampersad and music direction by Paul Sportelli.

The 30- to 45-minute concerts feature the talents of Festival ensemble members Kyle Blair, Andrew Broderick, James Daly, Kristi Frank, Élodie Gillett, Alexis Gordon, Olivia Sinclair-Brisbane, Jonathan Tan and Associate Music Director Ryan deSouza.

Tickets are general seating and can be reserved by calling the Shaw Festival’s box office at 1-800-511-SHAW (7429). Tickets for the concert series will not be available online. To allow a wider audience to enjoy these concerts, The Shaw is limiting patrons to two tickets per concert and two concerts per household.

The Shaw Festival acknowledges the support of the Government of Canada through the Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario (FedDev Ontario). FedDev Ontario has contributed $400,000 to The Shaw to support the presentation of the Fall Concert Series and support visitor activity in Niagara-on-the-Lake.

Photo: Outdoor concert at Shaw Festival. © October 6, 2020.