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Michael Schmidt conducts Handel’s Messiah in Thornhill and Hanover

From the Thornhill performance of Handel’s Messiah:

Michael Schmidt with musicians about to perform Handel’s Messiah in Thornhill

There was a capacity crowd at the Christian Community Church last Saturday Dec. 17th for the presentation of Handel’s Messiah, conducted by Michael Schmidt and presented by Symphony in the Barn. It was a moving performance for those lucky enough to be in the audience. The Messiah was performed again the following Sunday, Dec. 18th, in Hanover.

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Michael Schmidt’s “Symphony in the Barn” presents Handel’s “Messiah” this weekend in Thornhill and in Hanover

Ontario’s legendary raw milk crusader also makes music in his spare time.

Conductor Michael Schmidt in action.

 This Saturday Dec. 15, Michael’s Symphony in the Barn will perform Handel’s Messiah with the Saugeen Chamber Choir and Orchestra at the Christian Community Church, 901 Rutherford Rd, just west of Bathurst St., in Thornhill, and again on Sunday Dec. 16h at St. Matthew’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, at 356, 9th Street in Hanover. Concerts at 7:30 pm. Suggested donation $20. Continue reading

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Michael Schmidt’s Mozart Requiem in Thornhill tonight, in Hanover Friday

Performance tonight in Thornhill at the Christian Community church, at 901 Rutherford Rd, just past the Sobey’s plaza, going west past Bathurst St., on Rutherford Rd. By donation.

Tomorrow, Good Friday, another performance in Hanover. See details on poster below.


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Udder hysteria over raw milk dangers?

From the Hanover Evening Sun:

“As we sat down here to write, we were all ready to pour ourselves a nice tall, cold one. A big glass of raw milk. Surely, something that nutritious and natural couldn’t really be harmful.

Then, our research led us to the websites of the Centers for Disease Control and the Food and Drug Administration.

Whew. It’s a wonder we’re even around to have this discussion.

Considering all the dangers associated with raw milk, and considering that pasteurization didn’t become widespread until the 1950s, it’s a miracle that our parents and grandparents ever survived childhood. Continue reading


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Raw milk farmer Michael Schmidt to conduct good friday concert of Handel’s “Passion According to St. John”

Full details at Symphony in the Barn

Click image above to go to Symphony in the Barn site to order tickets or get more information.

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