Svendsen, Mahon: Organized crime

NEW GLASGOW – Sarah Svendsen and Rachel Mahon, two young and immensely talented organists, call their act Organized Crime Duo. Asked to describe their show they say, “Think of the Carol Burnett shows or Victor Borge – classical music with a twist.” Their comedy show is built around the pipe organ, in this case the...

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Bands supporting bands

Stadacona Band hosting fundraiser for local schools   A big band with a big sound is making its way to the deCoste Performing Arts Centre to help out some local schools this month. The Stadacona Band will be playing tunes of all types in support of the band programs for McCulloch Education Centre, Dr. W.A....

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Carillon Singers celebrate 25 years of song

The Carillon Singers are delighted to present their annual Old Christmas Concert,  “Snow Angel” on Saturday at 7 p.m. Celebrating 25 years in song in this year, the Carillons have prepared a special evening of solstice serenades to carry you from the Christmas season and into the New Year. Founded in 1993 under the musical...

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Venerable church to feature Tyrus Wallace

As part of the celebrations leading up to the 150th Anniversary of King’s United Church in July of 2019,  well known Antigonish recording artist Tyrus Wallace will perform a concert at the church on Sunday, October 28th at 2 p.m. “Wallace is blessed with a rich, baritone voice and a way with a song that...

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Classical music tour draws local students

NEW GLASGOW — Music students are getting an opportunity to hear classical music performed by artists already scheduled to visit Pictou County. Their next scheduled chance will be on October 23 starting at 7:30 p.m. at the deCoste Performing Arts Centre and will feature the Montreal-based ensemble Les Songes, a quartet that consists of Baroque...

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Expansion and success for MEC music

The end of the school year has rolled around and the new MacCulloch Education Centre band program finished things off for their first year with a final concert at the school’s gym to show off their new skills. At the beginning of the school year, the music program was collecting used instruments that county residents...

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Nova Scotia Mass Choir in concert March 21

HALIFAX – Nova Scotia Mass Choir presents its annual Towards the Elimination of Racism: A Cultural Celebration to mark the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination. This 11th anniversary concert will be held Wednesday, March 21 at 6:30 p.m. at the Black Cultural Centre, 10 Cherry Brook Road, Cherry Brook.  The evening will...

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Susan Aglukark performing ‘Winters Dream’ at deCoste

Juno award-winning Canadian Inuk singer-songwriter Susan Aglukark will be performing  ‘Winters Dream’ at the deCoste Performing Arts Centre. Through the concert she will be sharing the journey of her Inuit ancestors, and how this journey has shaped and defined contemporary Inuit as they forge a place in our ever-changing Inuit Nunangat/Land of the Inuit. The...

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Sobeys gives $10,000 Presenting Sponsorship to deCoste

PICTOU — Sobeys is partnering with the deCoste Performing Arts Centre to bring a special group of events to the Pictou stage. In September, the deCoste launched an ambitious Canada 150 series with 14 concerts. “We wanted to showcase the cultural diversity of Canada by presenting a collection of shows that represented the regions of...

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Sentimental Journey making final call

NEW GLASGOW — The 20th anniversary edition of A Sentimental Journey, Songs of the War Years, will be the event’s farewell performance. The musical tribute to the war years is scheduled for November 4 starting at 3 p.m. at Summer Street. Tickets for the performance are available there by calling 755-1745. Sandy Mackay, one of...

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