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Springtime at Lammermoor

A perfect afternoon of beauty and music in the Lanark HIghlands for a great cause!

Enjoy an intimate Sunday afternoon concert of classical music at Lammermoor in rural Lanark Highlands.  Bring a folding chair and a picnic lunch to enjoy before the concert and listen to the music of Beethoven, Brahms, and more, in a beautiful outdoor setting.

The event begins at 12 noon.

A magnificent 19th-century barn will feature a silent auction of donated works by our area’s finest artists and craftsmen.

Toronto musicians Sheila Jaffe (violin and viola) and Carlisle Beresford (piano) will play Beethoven’s Violin Sonata “The Spring” and Brahms’ Viola Sonata Opus 120 among other pieces.

Concert: 2 p.m. – 3:00.
Silent auction of artworks opens at 12:00 noon.

All proceeds to the Community Alliance for Refugee Resettlement (CARR), sponsoring 2 young Afghan families to our community.

A limited number of tickets at $50.00 each are available at or call (613) 485-6434.

Please note: The concert is being held at a beautiful private residence. Therefore the exact address will be available with your ticket.

Sheila Jaffe

Canadian violinist and violist Sheila Jaffé is praised for her versatility and expression on the instrument. She is equally comfortable and compelling in recital, chamber music, and orchestral positions, and is committed to excellence in every capacity. She has performed across North America and Europe as a chamber musician, orchestral player, and soloist. Very much in demand in chamber music circles, she has performed in numerous international festivals, including Domaine Forget in Quebec, IMS Prussia Cove in England, Toronto Summer Music, and Ottawa Chamberfest. She helped found the Rosebud Chamber Music Festival in Alberta, where the Rosebud String Quartet was formed. The quartet now performs regularly in and around Toronto, and will be playing in Albuquerque this summer. Sheila completed her studies in violin at the Université de Montréal and the Hanns Eisler Hochschüle für Musik in Berlin, Germany before moving to Toronto to join the viola section of the Canadian Opera Company in January 2015. Since then, she has become an integral part of Toronto’s musical community and has performed with several established ensembles in the city. She performs regularly with several contemporary music organizations, as well as chamber music and recital series’. Sheila also holds the position of principal viola of the National Ballet Orchestra, and is regularly invited as guest concertmaster of several regional orchestras. Her debut album recorded with pianist Huw Watkins will be coming out in fall 2022 as well as the Rosebud String Quartet’s first album of Haydn quartets and a Mozart quintet with guest violist Steven Dann. Sheila plays on a Francesco Gobetti violin (1710-15) and a Raymond Schryer viola (2006) on generous loan from Canimex.

Carlisle Beresford

Carlisle Beresford began his music studies at the age of three.  His early upbringing was musically diverse: in addition to his piano studies, he sang regularly as a chorister and played cello in youth orchestras. He completed his ARCT in Piano Performance in Toronto. 

In 2008 he began his piano studies at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland in Glasgow, where he began to develop a keen interest in composition and duo performance. Together with his partner, Pearl-Lynne Chen, he won the Conservatoire’s prize for piano ensemble. The following year, working with a violinist, Carlisle won the Conservatoire’s prize for chamber music, and later, its largest internal competition for solo-playing, the Bamber-Galloway Competition. During his final year at the Royal Conservatoire, Carlisle won the Governor’s Award for Piano and performed recitals in London, Bath, and Edinburgh. Upon returning to Canada, Carlisle and Pearl won first prize in the 2014 Northwest International Piano Ensemble Competition in Vancouver, BC.

Silent Auction Sneak Peek

Check out some of the amazing items ready for your home, all courtesy of the generosity of some of Lanark County’s finest artists and artisans.
All it takes is the highest bid to take any one of these beautiful items home! Come back soon as we will be updating this page regularly! 

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