About Gallery Players

The Gallery Players of Niagara, which began presenting concerts in 1994 has become one of Niagara’s most prominent presenters of classical chamber music. Each season we present a vast array of chamber music, from Vivaldi to Brahms to folk-inspired music to improvised music for silent movies. We commission and perform new Canadian works, present baroque repertoire on period instruments, and cover all the standard chamber music repertoire in between!

The group performs in many of Niagara’s churches, the Rodman Hall Arts Centre in St. Catharines, the Niagara Artists Centre, and at the new FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre. The group has a core membership of approximately 15 regular performers, supplementing its ranks each season with invited guests. The core players also perform with the Niagara Symphony, Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra, Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony, Toronto Symphony, and many other smaller arts organizations in the Golden Horseshoe.

Within our core group the Gallery Players serves as an umbrella for three smaller ensembles, the Eybler Quartet, Glissandi, and the Niagara Winds.

Board of Directors

  • David Little - President
  • Jennifer Merrill - Secretary
  • Alan Dyer - Treasurer
  • B.J. Judy Armstrong
  • David Aurandt
  • Richard Baker
  • Wilma Grochowina
  • Ken Walsh

Administrative Staff

  • Margaret Gay - Artistic Director
  • Patrick Jordan - Artistic Administrator



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Composer and instrument bios written by Gabrielle McLaughlin