A sensory installation of intimate musical performances ranging from solo Bach cello suites to improvised ancient Armenian reed instrument, the duduk. Journey through the echoes of sound and time in an empty silo turned sound tower.
"A farm comes closest to its own essence when it can be conceived of as a kind of independent individuality, a self-contained entity. " —Rudolf Steiner on biodynamics, June 1924
Slow yourself to the sights, sounds and sensations of this remarkable biodynamic farm. Guests will be guided to experience the comings and goings of a living farm. Meet the farmers and feed the animals.
Saturday, August 3rd, 2pm
Awaken deeper to nature through a guided nature stroll on the farm by our distinguished guest Peter Middleton, a highly respected ornithologist and educator who leads groups deep into the wild from the Arctic to the Southernmost regions of South America. His enlightening discourses are sure to delight and inspire you.
Following the nature stroll, come to the Mezzanine for Peter's "Birds Around Us", a journey through 4 seasons which reveals all the birds that co-habitat our region. Fun and instructive for all ages, he will teach you how to emulate the different bird calls so you can identify and communicate with them in the wild!
Tantalize your taste buds
Sunday’s Surprise Serenade wouldn’t be complete without great food. Bring your picnic blanket and settle in the shade of a tree on the edge of the pasture to enjoy classic picnic fare like fried chicken with imaginative sides.
Come hungry! Food can be purchased on-site.
CHILDREN’S EXPLoRATORY STATION
Saturday, August 3rd, 2pm
Christine McLean, B. Mus, a passionate music educator, nature lover and mother, will guide children aged 5 - 12 to create a painted mural which then becomes a musical score for an improvisation of voice, body, and an orchestra of forest instruments.
Parents are encouraged to attend.
Plein air painting
World renowned plein air wildlife painter Chris Morton shares with us a live painting.
Draw up a chair at his easel with a refreshing glass of wine and revel in his magic as he creates one of his masterpieces, live in the moment.
Fire to Freedom
Saturday, August 3rd, 11pm
In honour of Emancipation weekend, david sereda leads this special event following the Saturday Mainstage Concert with songs of freedom and hope. Many of these call and response songs are from the immense pool of Spirituals that the African American community wrote to sustain themselves during their enslavement. Some of them carried Freedom Seekers all the way to Grey County, and some evolved to carry thousands more through the Civil Rights movement to the present day. They’ve also inspired recent songs of resilience by david. This sing-along in the Silo will carry our voices and prayers to the Heavens.