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Dec
15
Sat
JOHN GRACIE CHRISTMAS
Dec 15 @ 7:30 pm

We’re pleased to welcome Nova Scotia’s favourite crooner back to King’s to mark the release of his new album, Simply Christmas, 10 years after Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas became a world-wide hit

About this year’s Christmas tour he says: “We’ll be doing pieces that range from swing to traditional songs like Let it Snow and The Christmas Song and White Christmas, as well as religious pieces, such as my favourite, O Holy Night,” Gracie says. “A song I wrote, Cape Breton Christmas Morn, has become a standard at these concerts, so I’ll be singing that. I’ve been known to throw some Tony Bennet in. I’ll ask the audience if they want that and they always agree.”

“Family has always been important to John and he has many stories about growing up in Cape Breton. They inspired him to write his hugely popular song, Cape Breton Christmas Morn,” Gracie’s wife and manager, Andree, says. “He writes about his mom baking pies, his dad singing from his big chair and the warmth of family gatherings. John’s father was dying from cancer when John wrote Cape Breton Christmas Morn, so it is filled with emotion and I think people feel that when they listen to it.”

The evening will also include stories from his childhood in Cape Breton, ranging from Stories of Christmases past from the morning he woke up to find a Fred Flintstone punching bag, or the great story of when his mother thought she bought him a Montreal Canadiens full outfit but made a big mistake.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Dec
16
Sun
THE NUTCRACKER BALLET – Admission by donation
Dec 16 @ 2:00 pm
THE NUTCRACKER BALLET - Admission by donation

*As our Holiday gift to you, we are presenting a freewill screening the Royal Ballet’s production of Tchaikovsky’s The Nutcracker on our screen.*   It’s General Admission seating at the door, so come early! The hot chocolate and spiked coffee will be on. Doors open at 1:00pm.

About the Nutcracker

Clara is given an enchanted Nutcracker doll on Christmas Eve. As midnight strikes, she creeps downstairs to find a magical adventure awaiting her and her Nutcracker.

The magician Drosselmeyer transforms the drawing room for a battle between mice and toy soldiers. During the battle, Clara saves the Nutcracker’s life – so breaking a magical spell that turned him from a boy to a toy – and the Mouse King is defeated. In celebration, Drosselmeyer sweeps Clara and the Nutcracker off to the Kingdom of Sweets, where they meet the Sugar Plum Fairy and take part in a wonderful display of dances. The next morning, Clara’s adventures seem to have been more than just a dream.

 

Dec
22
Sat
THE O’BRIENS & CO. Benefit Concert
Dec 22 @ 7:30 pm

It’s the Second Annual Benefit Concert for the Annapolis Food Bank with Paul O’Brien and members of his musical his family. There will also be some other special musical guests.

Last year’s event was a gorgeous concert of contemporary celtic-folk-pop with lush family harmonies. But more than that, it raised several thousands of dollars (and many boxes of food) for the Food Bank. It’s a night that will put you in the spirit of the season.

Admission by freewill donation to the Foodbank of cash or non-perishable food.

Mark the date on your calendar and stay tuned for details.

 

 

Jan
13
Sun
RAY LEGERE & THE ALAN JEFFRIES BAND – Bluegrass
Jan 13 @ 2:00 pm

RAY LEGERE is one of Canada’s premiere fiddle/mandolin players.  A native of Amherst, Nova Scotia,he’s a five-time winner of the Eastern Division Bluegrass Awards in the categories of Mandolin and Fiddle Player of the Year, and has been honored with a Masters Award for each.

In 2016, Ray was inducted into the New Brunswick Country Music Hall Of Fame. He was recently awarded the Masters for “Best Fiddle Player” in the Central Canadian Bluegrass Awards.  He was 2003 ECMA (East Coast Music Award) Winner for “Bluegrass Artist Of The Year” (which he also won in 1996). Ray has recorded on hundreds of sessions and presently has seven solo projects of his own.

ALAN JEFFRIES has been called one of the best guitar players in Nova Scotia by the likes of JP Cormier, and his band is celebrated as one of the best Bluegrass groups in the biz.

A resident of Annapolis Royal, Alan is well-known to audiences worldwide. He has been touring with David Myles for the past ten years, and was named Atlantic Canada Bluegrass and Oldtime Music Association’s Bluegrass Guitar Player of the Year in 2005. His debut solo album, Coffee ‘til Midnight , won the 2014 East Coast Music Award for Roots/Traditional Solo Recording of the Year. The manner in which Jeffries and company play off each other and deliver their music is an energetic and satisfying experience. It’s a timeless sound for an ageless crowd.

PRICES:

  • General : $24.35  + hst
  • Members: $20.85 + hst
  • Youth: $10.45 + hst

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Doors open 45 minutes before the show.

 

 

 

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Jan
27
Sun
ROLSTON STRING QUARTET
Jan 27 @ 2:00 pm

“Electrifying…”

“Highly engaging & superb musicianship”

Fresh from their debut at Carnegie Hall, they were just featured on WQXR.
First Prize winner of the 12th Banff International String Quartet Competition, the Rolston String Quartet is storming onto the international classical music scene. As the Calgary Herald notes, the ensemble “chimed the most resonantly with the ideals of perfect quartet playing.” Having formed in 2013, they were the only ensemble to be featured on CBC’s 2016 list of hot Canadian classical musicians under 30. The quartet also won First Prize at the 31st Chamber Music Yellow Springs Competition, Third Prize at the inaugural M-Prize Competition, and the Durosoir Prize at the 2016 Bordeaux International String Quartet Competition. Their Performances have taken them throughout the United States, Canada, and Europe and they currently serve as Graduate Quartet-in-Residence at Rice University’s Shepherd School of Music.

 

The Rolston String Quartet – Luri Lee (violin), Hezekiah Leung (viola), Jonathan Lo (cello), and new member as of spring 2018 Emily Kruspe (violin) – was formed in the summer of 2013 at the Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity’s Chamber Music Residency. They take their name from Canadian violinist Thomas Rolston, founder and long-time director of the Music and Sound Programs at the Banff Centre.

Luri Lee plays a Carlo Tononi violin, generously on loan from Shauna Rolston Shaw. Rolston String Quartet is endorsed by Jargar Strings of Denmark.

PROGRAMME (SUBJECT TO CHANGE)

Haydn: String Quartet in B-flat major, Schafer: String Quartet No. 2, Beethoven: String Quartet No. 7 in F Major

PRICES:

  • General : $29.55 + hst
  • Members: $26.10 + hst
  • Youth: $10.45 + hst

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Feb
9
Sat
IAN SHERWOOD & LUKE MCMASTER – Double Bill!
Feb 9 @ 7:30 pm

In this double bill concert, Luke and Ian, accompanied by a full band, will perform individually from their own collections and will share the stage for a couple of brand-new co-writes.

Ian Sherwood is well known and loved in East Coast folk/blues circuits while Luke McMaster has has more mainstream success with radio hits like Good Morning Beautiful  (#3 US Billboard AC). When the pair got together to do some co-writing, it didn’t take long to discover that what they do have is a shared love of early Motown music.

Formerly one half of Gold-selling Canadian duo McMaster & James, award-winning singer-songwriter Luke McMaster has shared the stage with the likes of Randy Bachman, Justin Timberlake, Christina Aguilera and more. An in-demand songwriter with multiple credits and collaborations with such global superstars as Rihanna and soul music icons like Felix Cavaliere of the Rascals, McMaster’s first love has always been singing, performing and connecting with his audience. His diverse music ranges from pop and R&B to blue-eyed soul and jazz.

Image result for ian sherwoodHalifax-based singer-songwriter Ian Sherwood is a rising star in Canada’s folk-pop scene. A musician, storyteller and constant creator, Sherwood has released five studio albums. His latest, Bring the Light, is chock-full of instantly appealing hooks and singable choruses, featuring his signature style of imaginative narrative lyrics. A Canadian Folk Music Award-winning artist, Sherwood’s live performance thrives on intimacy. From theatre shows to large festival stages across the UK, US and Canada, his persona is irresistible and completely destroys the fourth wall.

 

 

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  • Members: $26.10 + hst
  • Youth: $10.45 + hst

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Mar
3
Sun
BETTY BELMORE, BILL STEVENSON, TOM EASLEY & ALAN JEFFRIES – Blues, jazz & roots
Mar 3 @ 2:00 pm

BILL STEVENSON: In over 50 years as a musician, Bill recorded for Elektra Records while still in his teens, opened for the Doors, backed up John Lee Hooker, performed and recorded in bands behind some of Canada’s best loved musicians. He has hosted his own National radio series for CBC. He has been a contributing side man to multi-award winning albums by Garrett Mason, David Myles, James Hill, Thom Swift, Hot Toddy Trio and includes his own win with a 2008 ECMA for Jazz/Blues Recording (For The Record).

BETTY BELMORE: With over 45 years experience in Canada’s music industry, singer/songwriter Betty Belmore lends her soulful intimacy to a repertoire of new and old. Whether obscure old-time, blues and jazz gems, honky-tonk yodels or contemporary folk songs, her voice reflects her rich, story telling heritage and finds a home. She’s performed and recorded with Jesse Winchester, Gene MacLellan, Stan Rogers, Denny Doherty, Peter Rowan, Flaco Jiminez and Bill Monroe. She is particularly known for her ear in harmony singing and reviving rare, old songs from the roots of early country, blues and old-time music of North America by giving them new life with unique harmonies and instrumentation.

TOM EASLEY: Bassist, composer, and educator Tom Easley has earned a reputation as one of Eastern Canada’s finest jazz bassists. Two-time East Coast Music Award Winner, Maple Blues Winner and multiple award nominee, Tom co-lead the music group Hot Toddy for a decade; co-producing seven CDs and performing at major jazz and blues festivals all across Canada, Europe and the United States. Tom is also a member of the award winning group Nine Steps.

ALAN JEFFRIES has been called one of the best guitar players in Nova Scotia by the likes of JP Cormier, and his band is celebrated as one of the best Bluegrass bands in the biz. A resident of Annapolis Royal, Alan tours with David Myles and is well-known to audiences worldwide. He was named the 2005 Atlantic Canada Bluegrass and Oldtime Music Association’s Bluegrass Guitar Player of the Year. He recently returned to his roots to launch his solo career and debut album, Coffee ‘til Midnight.


 

 

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  • Members: $20.85  + hst
  • Youth: $10.45 + hst

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Doors open 45 minutes before the show.

 

 

 

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Mar
17
Sun
ROYAL WOOD
Mar 17 @ 2:00 pm

Singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, multiple JUNO-nominated artist Royal Wood is a musical gem. Since being proclaimed “Songwriter of the Year” by iTunes, Wood has continued to evolve and hone his musical craft – maintaining an unmistakable identity while uncovering and reinventing his sound.

About his new album ‘Something About You’: To capture the rawest possible sound, most of the songs on the album were recorded the day they were written, with Royal playing the majority of the instruments. As fate would have it, Royal recorded the album on the Beatles EMI console that made Abbey Road possible. “Every day I walked into the studio in London UK with the ghosts of my musical heroes sitting beside me,” said Royal. “All of my life I wanted to make music with the Beatles, and now I feel like I have,” he joked.

His soulful ballads and intimate banter never fail to sweep audiences off their feet. He is AMAZING, you won’t want to miss this show.

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  • General : $33.05  + hst
  • Members: $29.55 + hst
  • Youth: $10.45 + hst

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Apr
7
Sun
ERIC HARPER
Apr 7 @ 7:30 pm

Eric Harper’s live show is a spectacle. Bending his hilarious and heart-felt story-telling with his mad, virtuosic Flamenco/Fado guitar skills and soulful voice, you are guaranteed to laugh, cry and dance in your seat.

Eric is an multi-award winning musician who creates a style that is not only all his own, but his music is melodically entrancing, virtuosically ferocious and harmonically soul-stirring to the core.

Hatched from a small “po-dunk” town in Arkansas, tempered by the hard-worn guitarists of Portugal, inspired by the fantastical Flamenco from Gypsies in Spain, modernized by the transformative education of Berklee College of Music in Boston and currently camping out amongst the Canucks in Canada, Eric brings a fusion of music never experienced before by a “redneck”.

Eric released his first solo album in 2008 entitled “Romper a Madrugada” which was played in countries all over the world from Portugal to Brazil, the Azores and Madeira island, Canada and the States. After that he release his self-titled CD “Eric Harper”, in 2010, garnering the attention of people like Rainn Wilson from The Office and Grammy-Award Winning Producer KC Porter.

In 2013 he released his instrumental CD entitled “Ribeira” showcasing his virtuosic guitar skills. Since 2000 Eric has won multiple awards not only for his guitar skills but also for his Film Scoring talents. He has had music placed on over 600 TV shows to date and has scored several movies.  He has performed all around the globe from Portugal to China, Canada to Mexico, Switzerland to Israel, France to Spain and many more countries.

PRICES:

  • General : $26.10  + hst
  • Members: $22.60+ hst
  • Youth: $10.45 + hst

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Apr
13
Sat
CATHERINE MACLELLAN’s Tribute to Gene MacLellan
Apr 13 @ 7:30 pm

Catherine MacLellan has become one of Canada’s finest and favourite singer-songwriters on her own merits. She’s kept away from the media circus and celebrity scene, preferring to live at home in rural P.E.I. She’s worked diligently at her craft, releasing a series of remarkable, creative albums, culminating in the Juno Award-winning The Raven’s Sun from 2014, to go along with multiple East Coast Music Awards, Canadian Folk Music Awards, and Music PEI Awards. Most impressively, she has chosen to carve out her career path without trading on her family name.

That’s pretty hard to do, when your father is one of the country’s most famous songwriters. Gene MacLellan wrote two world-wide, multi-million selling smash hits: “Snowbird” by Anne Murray, and “Put Your Hand in the Hand” by Ocean. There are dozens more gems, including “The Call”, “Bidin’ My Time”, “Shilo Song” and “The Reunion Song”. But Catherine insisted on making it on her own.

MacLellan has gone from shying away from those songs to fully embracing them, with a stunning new album celebrating her father’s musical legacy. If It’s Alright With You – The Songs of Gene MacLellan contains 13 of her father’s most famous compositions, songs that propelled him to fame nearly 50 years ago, and remain the gold standard for Canadian songwriting.

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