Thursday, November 20, 2014

Portia White Gala Concert with Jennifer Farrell, soprano

Portia White Gala Concert

with Special Guest performance by Jennifer Farrell, soprano

Friday, November 28, 2014

7: 30 p.m. at Faith Tabernacle

6225 Summit Street, Halifax

Tickets are $20 for general admission and $15 for students / seniors

Use our Eventbrite online ticketing service: or
printed tickets can be obtained from chorale and band members, or reserved
through the Medical Humanities office at (902) 494-1533 or at

Nova Scotian soprano Jennifer Farrell appears regularly with professional Canadian ensembles in the fields of early music, oratorio, and opera.  Her undergraduate studies were completed at Wilfrid Laurier University, and she went on to earn a Master of Music degree and Doctor of Musical Arts degree with specializations in opera at the University of British Columbia.  Jennifer is also active as a voice instructor, adjudicator, examiner, and lecturer.  After teaching voice at Mount Allison University from 2011-2013, she is now delighted to have returned home to join the faculty at the Maritime Conservatory of Performing Arts in Halifax.  The recipient of numerous fellowships and awards, Jennifer was a Portia White Award Recipient in 1999.

Jennifer Farrell will be accompanied by pianist Lynette Wahlstrom
Lynette Wahlstrom: Dalhousie Department of Music, First Baptist Church Halifax, Halifax Camerata Singers, Nova Scotia Choral Federation, Opera Nova Scotia, Halifax Summer Opera Festival, National Youth Choir. Has collaborated with conductors Hilary Apfelstadt, Jakub Martinec, Caron Daley, Jeff Joudrey, Julian Wachner, Robert Ingari, and Patricia Abbott. Holds Bachelor of Music (Brandon University), Licentiate Diploma and Master's of Accompaniment (McGill University), Master's of Piano Performance (Université de Montréal). Boards:
Opera Nova Scotia, Halifax Summer Opera Festival, Early Music Society of Nova Scotia, RCCO Halifax.

The Portia White Gala concert will feature the Dalhousie Health Professions Choral and Ensembles and the Sackville Concert Band. The evening’s entertainment promises a wide variety of repertoire including some seasonal favorites.
Proceeds of this concert go to support a young Nova Scotian musician through the Nova Scotia Talent Trust. The NSTT was started in 1944 to assist the career of Portia White and has continued in its support of talented Nova Scotian artists in their formative years. The Dalhousie University Humanities-HEALS Program is pleased to be able to make a yearly contribution to this worthy cause.
We would like to thank Dr. Wendy Stewart, Ana Bela Sardinha, David Elliott, Bryan Crocker, Jim Forde, Jennifer Farrell, and Lynette Wahlstrom, the choir members, and the many volunteers that will make the concert yet another memorable event.

During the intermission you will be able to treat yourself again to Bill Chaddock's fine fudge in support of the NSTT's Programs. Portia White's family has donated 100 CDs of 'Portia White - First You Dream' to the NSTT. The CD is a compilation of three concerts featuring contralto Portia White. They can be purchased for $20 with all proceeds going towards the Portia White Award. Thank you Bill Chaddock, Chris White and the whole White family for your generous support.

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