Earth Song- The Play by Canadian Playwright Dave McKenzie

Are you between the ages of 8 and 14?       

Do you love to paint and draw?      

Do you love to sing and make music?       

Do you love to act and dance?    

Would you like to be a part of the Bach Music Festival’s Celebration of Canada’s 150th Birthday?

If your answer is yes to any or all of these questions, this summer’s Bach Festival Youth Arts Camp is for you!!!

  • 45 young people can take part in our third summer of integrated arts programming.  
  • Visual art, music, dance, and drama are all part of  Earth Song.
  • The play focuses attention on the relationships of animals, environments, and peoples of Canada and the need for understanding and interdependence.
  • There’s lots of Action and Humour.
  • This is a family show and the audience takes part!!! 
  • Each young participant has a vital role in all the arts that make up Earth Song.

  • WHERE-create in the South Huron Recreation Centre in Exeter. The performance is in Trivitt Memorial Anglican Church.
  • WHEN- We create from July 6/7 and July 10-13 from 9-4 each day. The performance takes place on the evening of Thursday July 13.
  • COST-  For the full program which includes all materials, the cost per participant is $200 (early bird registration until June lst), after June 1st $250.00.
  • ADVANCE INFORMATION SESSION- On Tuesday March 14 at 7 or Saturday March 25 at 2, come and meet the facilitators to learn more about the program at  Trivitt Memorial Parish Hall:  If you can’t attend either send us an email of your wish to be involved.


Music- Aimee Rau

Aimee Rau = Music + Huron County + Kids. A music teacher of 25 years, Aimee is known for her vibrant and fun-filled studio of 100+ students in Zurich: The Music Box. An active member of Music for Young Children, Aimee won the 2008 MYC Cornerstone award in recognition of her contributions to this program.







Visual Arts- Catherine Weber

Catherine Weber is a talented and versatile artist. Born in Switzerland, she brings firsthand knowledge and appreciation of European Masterworks as well as a facility with many forms of art: from paint to clay, printmaking to out-door sketching. A recipient of numerous awards both local and national, Catherine enthusiastically shares her love of art through teaching others in various art groups, schools or private lessons.



Acting and Dance- Stacy Smith

Stacy is an actor, arts educator and acting coach. Since moving to Stratford, she has worked with The Foundation For Education, Playmakers Theatre School, Arts Express and Dimensions in Dance, where she teaches in the Get Connected and Triple Threat Program.

Currently she is co-creating and performing “The Ladies of The CNR” and recently finished a run of “The Ladies Foursome” for Drayton Entertainment and Theatre Aquarius.

Stacy has also worked extensively on film and TV, including Rookie Blue, Jessie Stone, Relative Chaos, Sebastian, Marion Bridge and Genie nominated role in the film New Waterford Girl.

She has a B.A. in Theatre from Dalhousie University.

Performance- Duncan McGregor

Duncan McGregor is the director of this year’s youth performance piece Earth Song. A theatre professional and teacher he has directed for adults and children for 48 years. In Spring 2016 he directed Let’s Do Munsch for over 5400 elementary school children at Blyth as a fundraiser for the Foundation for Education Huron/Perth. Exciting children’s theatre is in his blood.