The Bach Festival has been anticipating our participation in the Classical Music Showcase of the 2012 JUNO Awards! And now, we are here to lend our support and immense cheerleading skills to the promotion of contemporary classical music in Canada. The National Arts Centre was the perfect venue for the Showcase that featured some of theJUNO Nominees in the Classical Music categories. 

Hosted by Paul Wells from MacLean’s, a full house at the Classical Music Showcase set the tone for the weekend events at the JUNOs! The audience was treated to performances by:

Christine Petrowska Quilico piano

Derek Charke composer

Susan Hoeppner flute

Heather Schmidt piano

New Orford String Quartet

After the performances we had a chance to meet the artists as well as some of the audience members and supporters at the reception.

Heather Moffatt and JUNO NOMINEE Heather SchmidtHeather Moffatt with JUNO Nominee Heather Schmidt

Nominees Susan Hoeppner & Derek Charke with Derek’s fantastic wife!

Friedhelm, Gerry, Susan and Paul

The New Orford String Quartet – JUNO Nominees!

Cathy Seip with Bach friends!

Ellen Shapiro with Melissa Nisbett from Tree Canada

Full of excitement about the success of the Showcase, we head to the Official Welcome Reception of the 2012 JUNO Awards! I think it’s fair to say, the Showcase was a warm-up and we were on our best behaviour… (Wait til you see some of the photos from this next event!)

With Oscar in Ottawa!