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Holiday concert showcasing talents

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Three Nova Scotian talents will showcase their gifts in a holiday concert on Dec. 23.

Performers Brenna Conrad, Andrew Morrisey and Rachel O’Brien will be bringing their immense talents to New Glasgow at Shaun on Provost Street.

Each performer is distinguished in their field and have entertained audiences around the world. The trio has performed together for the past two years, playing to sold out audiences in Truro. They made their debut at Shaun last August to rave reviews.

This two-hour festive concert has something for everyone. Everything from traditional holiday carols to hilarious, knee slapping songs. Conrad ’s soaring voice will take you to new heights, Morrisey ’s humour will tickle your funny bone all while O’Brien dazzles on the piano. 

“What a joy to be home in Nova Scotia for the holidays and perform with these two!” Morrisey explains.

“We’ve found that our styles really compliment one another and it introduces classical audiences to musical theatre and vice versa” says Conrad. 

Brenna Conrad is a professionally-trained soprano with over 15 years of experience in vocal performance, music education and music ministry. She has been the female soloist for the Nova Scotia Tattoo for over 16 years. She has also performed in several Tattoo’s over seas, including multiple appearances in the Hamburg, Germany, and Malmo, Sweden Tattoos. 

Andrew Morrisey is an actor and singer who recently starred in the solo out Canadian Tour of Hedwig and the Angry Inch. He recently was featured in a new Off-Broadway musical and has performed solo cabarets in Nova Scotia, Toronto and New York. A recent hit cabaret was directed by Tony Award winner, Faith Prince. 

Rachel O’Brien is a Halifax-based music director, pianist, and educator. Her selected credits include: over 100 performances of Anne & Gilbert: The Musical (The Guild), Evita and Joseph… Dreamcoat (Blind Faith Productions), Disney’s Mary Poppins (Theatre New Brunswick), and Hello Dolly! (Garnet & Gold Musical Theatre). Next year, she will be the music director intern at the Shaw Festival.

Performance takes on place at 7 p.m., December 23, 2019 at Shaun, 135 Provost St, New Glasgow, NS

Tickets are $35, contact Shaun at 902-921-0400