The Mandolin Orchestra of Niagara
Niagara Music Awards World Group of the Year 2011
Welland Arts and Culture Award 2012
Our spring concert celebrating Canada's 150th birthday featuring all Canadian music was so popular that we performed a "Farewell to Canada 151" concert on Dec. 3. The MOON played to a full and enthusiastic audience at our first concert in the Theatre in Fireman's Park, Niagara Falls. The acoustics there were wonderful, and the sound crew did an excellent job. We look forward to returning to this venue in the future.
Thanks to Jeanette Arsenault for generously sharing her music for
This Is My Canada
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About the MOON
International favourites, North American tunes, Broadway hits, Celtic music, Pops, light classics - the Mandolin Orchestra of Niagara (MOON) does it all! Under the direction of Sylvia Hlywka Brabson, this group of musicians presents a wide range of music sure to delight any audience.
The Mandolin Orchestra of Niagara, winners of the Niagara Music Awards World Group of the Year in 2011, is a modern ensemble capable of providing music to suit any mood or occasion. Rehearsals are held Monday evenings at Casa Dante Hall in Welland. Although the mandolin and mandolin family instruments are the backbone of the group, an eclectic mixture of other instruments is utilized to compliment the mood and enhance the performances. The orchestra is frequently accompanied by talented guest artists.
The members of the MOON were proud to be selected for the Welland Arts and Culture Award for 2012. This is a great honour for the orchestra.
The orchestra has entertained audiences on both sides of the border. Past highlights include a Beatles Concert at Lancaster Opera House in Lancaster, New York; a guest performance with the Niagara Symphony; a Ukrainian Show at the Niagara Concert Series in Niagara Falls, Ontario; and combined concerts with the Niagara Regional Police Men's Choir, Sweet Harmony, and BroadBand.
For a sample of a MOON performance, check out "Colours" concert