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Sunday, June 16, 2024 at 2:00 PM MDT


Presented by the Festival Place Cultural Arts Foundation (FPCAF)

Please join the FPCAF as they present the second annual Classics in the Park on June 16, 2024 from 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm. This concert features Lizzy Hoyt, nationally recognized Celtic songwriter and multi-instrumentalist, she won the TRADITIONAL SINGER OF THE YEAR award at the 2023 Canadian Folk Music Awards. Lizzy's other awards and nominations include the Queens Diamond Jubilee Medal, Canadian Folk Music Awards, Western Canadian Music Awards, International Acoustic Music Awards, and Independent Music Awards. She has released five independent albums, multiple music video projects, and has given countless concert tours across Canada.

In addition to her folk music, Lizzy has recently added outstanding opera performances to her name. Praised by Opera Canada for both her dramatic depth and keen comedic gifts, she is a rising star in the Canadian classical music scene. She sang the title role in Rossini's La Cenerentola (Cinderella) for Manitoba Opera and Brott Opera, Ruggiero in Handel’s Alcina for Manitoba Chamber Orchestra, returned to the Orchestra Borealis to sing Rossini's Giovanna d'Arco cantata (Joan of Arc), and returned to Manitoba Chamber Orchestra for a world premiere performance of a work commissioned for Lizzy by the MCO which highlighted both her classical and folk singing (The Ruins of Time).

Lizzy’s performance will feature selections from her most recent Canadian Folk Music Award winning album, the Parting Glass. A collection of her favourite traditional songs, this album features Lizzy's sublime vocals and poignant arranging. She is joined by her long-time bandmates, Keith Rempel (bass, harmonies) and Chris Tabbert (guitar, mandolin) for an evening of tender Celtic songs, historically inspired original songs from previous projects, and rollicking fiddle sets!


Festival Place Peace Park
100 Festival Way
Sherwood Park AB T8A 5T2

Performance Notes

Ticket price: $15


This is a general admission performance - the seats are on a first come, first serve basis when you arrive at the venue.