Stratford Summer Music


Jeremy Dutcher | Wolastoqiyik: Songs of My People

Jeremy Dutcher is a classically trained operatic tenor, pianist and songwriter, originally from New Brunswick and of Indigenous Wolastoq heritage.  He takes every opportunity to blend his Wolastoq roots into the music he creates, merging classical, traditional and pop to form something entirely new.  The songs he will sing and speak about are derived from early wax cylinder field recordings made surreptitiously in his ancestors’ communities along the St. John River more than a century ago.  With fewer than 100 Wolastoqey speakers alive today, collecting, preserving and sharing his people’s songs have  become Jeremy’s personal crusade.

This performance offers a rare opportunity to meet one of Canada’s most dynamic young First Nation musicians.  Like his appearance on CBC Radio One’s q in April which brought a massive public response from every part of our nation, this concert is sure to be a highlight of the entire 2018 Summer Music season.

Here Jeremy's Interview on Q from Wednesday, April 4th. LISTEN NOW

Series Pricing by Call-in ONLY: 519.271.2101 | 1.866.288.4313

Series of 3 Vocal Recitals @ $90 (a savings of $15)

(Aug 14 - Phillip Addis and Aug 23 - Drew Santini)

Canadian Programming Sponsor: 

Assisted with gifts from:

Mary E. Hofstetter, C.M.

The Megan Holliday Memorial Fund, a fund within the London Community Foundation.


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Wednesday July 18 | 7 pm

The Music Salon at the Avondale

$35 + HST (+5 at the door)



National Music Centre Artist in Residence: Jeremy Dutcher