Season 2022 – 2023

#1 -2022/23

Our series opened with a matinee on Sunday, October 2nd, 2022 at 2:00 p.m. with Diyet & The Love Soldiers, an alternative country, folk, roots and traditional music trio, with catchy melodies and stories deeply rooted in Diyet’s Indigenous world view and northern life. This multi instrumental trio hails from the Yukon and has a sound that captivates audiences.


#2 -2022/23

Black Umfolosi is one of Zimbabwe’s greatest Ambassadors, performing music inspired by the traditional song and dance of their native southern Africa, with a beauty and enthusiasm that is unrivalled. The group have become firm favourites around the world with people of all ages and cultures, due to their natural ability to communicate, and the passion and feeling in their shows.  They performed Sunday, October 30th 2022 at 2:00 p.m.

Black Umfolosi

#3 -2022/23

Canadian roots music with a major make-over. Crack songwriting, brilliant and warped arrangements and stunning instrumental solos unite under the banner of a savvy eclecticism that’s always been The Wheat in the Barley’s guiding light. The band pulls together a lot of great influences into one package: Celtic, Slavic, French Canadian, Yiddish, Cajun and more. With an impressive array of instruments at their command, their shows are as danceable as they are listenable. They performed Saturday, January 21st, 2023 at 7:30 p.m.

The Wheat in the Barley

#4 -2022/23

On Sunday, February 26th, 2023 at 2:00 p.m., we presented Oktopus.  The group’s eight virtuoso musicians offer festive, high-energy performances, at once melancholic and profound, sprinkled with humour and spiced with narrative, in which original compositions and finely crafted arrangements combine with improvisation. Its members’ complicity, shared passion, and hard work are what makes each of their performances so memorable—whether on stage, in the street, on a ship, in a hot air balloon or in your living room, Oktopus is simply… “spectentacular!”


#5 -2022/23

The Agora String Quartet and Nicolas Ellis performed Sunday, March 19th, 2023 at 2:00 p.m.  Composed of young and talented professional musicians, accompanied by pianist and conductor Nicolas Ellis, the group offers a vibrant, energetic chamber music concert! The ensemble has established a strong reputation on the Montreal music scene through its artistic excellence.

Agora String Quartet & Nicolas Ellis (Photo by Brenden Friesen)

#6 -2022/23

Meagan & Amy is a vibrant Canadian duo consisting of pianist Meagan Milatz and violinist Amy Hillis . They share an intense passion for innovative programming and fearless music-making. Praised for their energy, sensitivity, and musical maturity, they were awarded the first ever “Pan-Canadian Partnership” recital tour of 50 different Canadian cities in 13 provinces and territories. We enjoyed their performance on Tuesday, April 18th, 2023 at 7:30 p.m.

Meagan and Amy

Creston Concert Society presented a Special Comedy Night to close the 2022-23 Season

MIDDLE RAGED, a hilarious live sketch comedy revue starring Geri Hall (This Hour Has 22 Minutes), and Gary Pearson (Corner Gas). Their show explores life between 30 and 65 – from raising  kids, to financial stress, to dealing with elderly parents, to going  to more funerals than weddings, and even trying to keep  romance alive through ‘Outlander’ role play in the bedroom.  Critics are raving at the special chemistry and comedy of Gary  and Geri as they send up the time of life when the bloom is off  the rose, but the thorns are sharper than ever.