The Spirit Horse Returns

Program Details

April 14th, 1:00pm at the Thunder Bay Community Auditorium

In this educational concert, students will hear the musical story of an Indigenous knowledge keeper as they take us through time to meet the mysterious “small horses of the deep woods” who were helpers and spirit guides to First Nations and Métis people. Exploring the diversity of Indigenous cultures, we visit the magnificent Horse Nations of the prairies and Northern Ontario.

The Spirit Horse Returns combines an all-new rich and tuneful orchestral score, delightful songs, traditional teachings, and stunning colourful visual art. It provides young audiences with inspiring and age-appropriate explorations of truth and reconciliation.

Concert length is 55 minutes.


Naomi Woo, conductor

Ken MacDonald, horn

Jodi Contin, narrator

Music by Kevin Lau, with additional music by Jodi Contin and Andrew Balfour. Visual Art by Artist and Knowledge Keeper Rhonda Snow.

Register your class today to access the digital activity guide which includes optional lesson plans for Music, Art and Truth and Reconciliation.


April 14, 2023- 1:00pm

Registration Deadline



$90 + HST ($101.70) per class

Funded by the Ontario Trillium Foundation.