Brian Doerksen and The Shiyr Poets set to visit Winchester Oct. 14

The Shiyr Poets. Courtesy photo


WINCHESTER — Canada’s premiere Christian songwriter Brian Doerksen and his band The Shiyr Poets will perform at Winchester United Church, Friday, Oct.14 at 7 p.m.

“We are thrilled to welcome this outstanding, contemporary Canadian band,” says Ann Brady, one of the event’s organizers and co-chair of the North Dundas Arts Council (NDAC).  “Three local Christian businesses — More Than Enough Financial Fitness, Under His Grace, and Against The Grain — and a local philanthropist, have partnered with us to bring these exceptional artists to North Dundas.”

The Shiyr Poets — pronounced “sheer”— are Brian Doerksen, Calum Rees, Brian Thiessen and Teresa Trask.  They describe themselves as “a group of friends, songwriters and musicians who came together to create, record and perform folk-rock settings of the ancient Psalms.”  The band received the 2014 Covenant Award for Inspirational Album of the Year, and are favorites on 100 Huntley Street.

Tickets are $15, include a post-show dessert reception with the artists, and are available on-line at; at Winchester Seaway Valley PharmaChoice; or by calling the Winchester United Church office at 613-774-2512.


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