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St. Mark's Speaker Series

If you are curious about understanding ourselves as human beings, please join us in fellowship on Tuesday, January 23, 2024, at 2 p.m. in Addison Hall.  Cookies and coffee are included.

Dr. Bill Brown will present:

PERSPECTIVES:  The Evolution of the Cosmos, Life, Humans, Culture and Religion, and a Look into the Future

This is the second in a series of talks given by distinguished members of St Mark's Church. The first, by Earle Waugh, was fascinating, and provoked lively discussion.  Bill's talk also promises to be enlightening and thought-provoking!

If you, your spouse, and friends would like to join us to enjoy some fellowship, cookies and coffee, please contact Dorothy Walker at 905 262 6605 or email This way, we will have a better idea of seating and refreshment requirements.




The Newark Singers is based at St. Mark's Anglican Church in Niagara-on-the-Lake.

The Chamber Choir was created by Michael Tansley in 2015 and consists of 12-16 singers, though the Choir is augmented from time to time depending on the works to be performed. Our repertoire embraces Madrigals, Folk Songs, Part Songs, and the more challenging Sacred Music repertoire, often involving Double Choir.

Most of our singers are involved in other Community and Church Choirs, but enjoy the challenge of being part of a smaller group where each singer is an integral part of the Choir.  We plan on two Concerts per year - Spring and Christmas. Our most recent programme was "A Covid Christmas" featuring Carols and Readings (2021) The singers were both masked and distanced !

The Newark Singers are also available for specific events, and our repertoire is always evolving.




Music Niagara Concert dates, including those that taking place at St. Mark's, are posted on their website.  Please click on this link to view all Music Niagara concerts, dates, and to purchase tickets.  Discover Music Niagara

In 1998, Atis Bankas came to Niagara-on-the-Lake with the dream of founding a music school and summer music festival. He had discovered the perfect location ? one of Canada's most beautiful towns on the shores of Lake Ontario at the mouth of the magnificent Niagara River, an area of great historical significance, surrounded by orchards and lush vineyards.

Over the years, Music Niagara has evolved into a world-class summer music festival that runs five weeks, featuring Canadian and international musicians performing a variety of music genres.


The festival has established itself as an annual cultural event, with a core audience and a capacity for networking with other arts, heritage and cultural organizations within the Niagara Region. Each summer, internationally acclaimed artists come to Niagara to play a variety of recitals and St. Mark's plays host to some of the most gifted performers.

The artistic director of the Festival, Atis Bankas, (first violinist, Toronto Symphony and resident of Niagara?on-the-Lake), is a frequent recitalist during the festival in July/August and a guest instrumentalist at St. Mark's throughout the year. In addition to the chamber music festival the church plays host to a number of concerts, both classical and contemporary, throughout the year. The building's superior acoustics and fine instruments makes St. Mark's a favorite setting for musical performers and audience members alike.