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Jun
3
Sun
XARA Choral Theatre: RISE
Jun 3 @ 2:00 pm

Xara Choral Theatre is breaking the boundaries of choral performance. Weaving together contemporary choral singing, movement, lighting, and spoken word, their breakthrough performances tell stories that are transformative for audiences and performers alike.

 

XARA CHORAL THEATRE invites you to celebrate ten years of choral innovation and the fiercely talented performers who have helped them make their mark, along with the stories that have inspired the work.

RISE is a collection of four short pieces of choral theatre. Each explores what it means to be a woman searching for agency and fighting for change while trying to honour her elders and her past. 

The ensemble will be joined by Xara alumnae, several young singers from our Chrysalis Youth Mentorship program, and guest artists Rebecca Thomas, and Michelle Raine. Each section of the show has been collaboratively developed with the featured artist and will include a re-imagined Greek myth, slam poetry, and vulnerable monologue. Music will vary from new works by Canadians Don Macdonald and Kim Baryluk to music by Finnish, Tamilian, and African-American composers.

The narratives that come alive through this show celebrate, affirm, challenge, and mourn the unique roles women play in our culture. It may leave you with new perspectives on the many ways of being a woman, a protector, and a bearer of history.

  • Top Women’s Choir in Canada, 2013
  • East Coast Music Award Nomination, 2016
  • National and regional touring Internationally recognized in the USA and Europe
Featured Artists
  • Xara Choral Theatre Ensemble
  • Xara Alumnae & Chrysalis Youth
  • Rebecca Thomas, poet
  • Michelle Raine, actor
  • Christina Murray, conductor
  • Jenny Trites, collaborative pianist
  • Claire Leger, choral choreographer
  • Matthew Downey, lighting designer
  • Jordyn Bochon, costume designer

 

Christina Murray, Co-Artistic Director & Conductor

 

 

Claire Leger, Co-Artistic Director & Choreographer

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Jun
9
Sat
THERESA MALENFANT & JOHN CAMPBELLJOHN
Jun 9 @ 7:30 pm

CELEBRATE THE BLUES WITH LEGENDS THERESA MALENFANT & JOHN CAMPBELLJOHN!

Hailing from Dieppe, NB, Theresa Malenfant grew up surrounded by a musically-talented family. She made her singing debut at the age of fourteen and was soon on stage, dueting with the great Dutch Mason. After many years of success, both in her native Canada and during a five year stint living and performing in Europe, Malenfant has a number of critically acclaimed albums to her credit and 30 years of performing under her belt. The vocal powerhouse in the tradition of Janis Joplin and Etta James has amassed an incredible career, one that has shown no signs of slowing down.

 

John Campbelljohn’s acoustic blues performances he makes the most of the song. Campbelljohn soulfully commands the stage with rich vocals, while his powerfully prolific technique on guitar or trusty dobro lap steel further embellishes each composition. His power trio ups the ante with an electric sound that can pummel an audience into submission or captivate them with the subtleties of ace musicians driven solely by the love of their craft.

A tight rhythm section fronted by Campbelljohn’s distinctive prowess on slide guitar quickly demonstrates that, although John’s a Cape Bretoner, he’s been cut from a plaid of a very different color. Power blues that touch on rock, reggae and roots with a few overtones of pure country – these are John Campbelljohn’s stock and trade. He’s also added the wondrous sounds of the pedal steel to his live band shows to haunting effect. The overall quality of the musicianship, the energy of his delivery and the guaranteed good times that spring from the band’s performances are proof of the pudding.

Acoustically, John combines the influences of such diverse players as Fred McDowell, Ry Cooder and John Hammond while his electric shows earmark everyone from Sonny Landreth to Johnny Winter, Clapton to Duane Allman. A simple listen to any of his six CD releases tell the tale that John Campbelljohn – solo or otherwise – is a born performer and a credit to his accomplishments: Blues Artist of the Year, Guitarist of the Year, Slide Guitarist of the Year. His is a sophisticated, well-informed and progressive definition of the blues and his distinctive edge has been applauded from Sydney to Stuttgart. Treat yourself to something truly fan-friendly and fun with a no-nonsense master of many genres.

 

 

 

 

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Jun
15
Fri
KING’S SHORTS – 12th Annual Festival of 10-Minute Plays
Jun 15 @ 7:30 pm

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KING’S SHORTS 12th Annual Festival of Ten Minute Plays

Friday June 15 and Saturday June 16 at 7:30 pm and Sunday June 17 at 2:00 pm

Plays, Playwrights and Directors Announced
The King’s Shorts announces the names of the eight plays, playwrights and directors selected for the 2018 Festival.  From the 93 submissions, the reading committee narrowed it down to the final eight:
  • After Her by Elizabeth Suzanne Hofeld, Los Angeles, CA, directed by Carolyn Crowell
  • Annapolis Royale, by John MacEachern, Middleton, NS, directed by Dawn Scott
  • Couples Therapy, by Charles Salmon, Halifax, NS, directed by Wayne Currie
  • Equal Opportunity by Marsha Roberts, San Francisco, CA, directed by Kelley Pozzolo
  • Foolproof by Sue Higgs, Eastern Shore, NS, directed by Margaret Gray
  • Hints and Allegations by Sid Filkow, Saltspring Island, BC, directed by Nancie McKinnon
  • Memories in the Park by Aaron LeBlanc, Ottawa, ON, directed by Dessie Howard
  • The Order of Good Cheer by Glenna Prime and Jim Prime, New Minas, NS, directed by Verilea Ellis.

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Jun
16
Sat
KING’S SHORTS – 12th Annual Festival of 10-Minute Plays
Jun 16 @ 7:30 pm

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KING’S SHORTS 12th Annual Festival of Ten Minute Plays

Friday June 15 and Saturday June 16 at 7:30 pm and Sunday June 17 at 2:00 pm

Plays, Playwrights and Directors Announced
The King’s Shorts announces the names of the eight plays, playwrights and directors selected for the 2018 Festival.  From the 93 submissions, the reading committee narrowed it down to the final eight:
  • After Her by Elizabeth Suzanne Hofeld, Los Angeles, CA, directed by Carolyn Crowell
  • Annapolis Royale, by John MacEachern, Middleton, NS, directed by Dawn Scott
  • Couples Therapy, by Charles Salmon, Halifax, NS, directed by Wayne Currie
  • Equal Opportunity by Marsha Roberts, San Francisco, CA, directed by Kelley Pozzolo
  • Foolproof by Sue Higgs, Eastern Shore, NS, directed by Margaret Gray
  • Hints and Allegations by Sid Filkow, Saltspring Island, BC, directed by Nancie McKinnon
  • Memories in the Park by Aaron LeBlanc, Ottawa, ON, directed by Dessie Howard
  • The Order of Good Cheer by Glenna Prime and Jim Prime, New Minas, NS, directed by Verilea Ellis.

Click here for more information about King’s Shorts.

Tickets available now at the Box Office (902.532.7704) or online.
$15  Advance, $17  Door, $8 Youth
All prices include HST.
Tickets purchased online will be held at the Box Office for pickup.
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