History

Our history

The series, conceived and privately sponsored for several years by Gordon Morton, a Palgrave resident and then choir director at St. James’ Anglican Church in Caledon East, was inspired by the in-house Palgrave concerts that for seven years were hosted by Russell and Verna Linney. The Linneys’ departure for the west in 2003 left a gap in the classical musical life of Caledon residents, a gap that Gordon sought to fill.

Although it is difficult to reproduce the intimacy of the Linneys’ home-based concerts, the quiet, tasteful surroundings of the Gathering Space at St. James’ Anglican Church in Caledon East, where most of the concerts are held, provide a warm, comfortable setting for this classical music series. Refreshments are served during intermission or after the concert, allowing guests to mingle and to meet and talk with the artists.

Caledon Chamber Concerts was incorporated in December 2007.