Monday, August 25, 2014

We are seeking help

Are you a professional artist interested
Applications can be viewed online in the comfort of your home.
in helping to shape Nova Scotia’s cultural future? 

We are currently seeking volunteer jury members to join the Nova Scotia Talent Trust’s Scholarship Selection Committee

If this possibility speaks to you please send a letter of interest and a short bio together with your résumé to Andrea Dymond, Scholarship Program Coordinator, at scholarship(at) by September 17.

For more information about the jury position, please visit the following link:

Thank you for considering to help emerging artists today. 

Friday, August 22, 2014

The Impressment Gang Launch Party

Join Pearl Chan, writer (2014 NSTT scholarship recipient) and her Impressment Gang Team for their Launch Party on 

August 29 at 8 p.m. at 
The Nook in Halifax.

For more information:

Monday, August 18, 2014

Vocalypse presents: Opera From Scratch!

Janice Jackson, 
Vocalypse Director, Soprano and 1986 NSTT Portia White Award winner 

A life-changing experience!”
“I reconnected to my singing soul at Opera From Scratch.”
“ witness a work moving from the page to the stage was extraordinary.”

6 Composers + 8 Singers + 8 Mentors = 6 New Mini Operas

Public Events Include:
Writing Opera: Naked and Afraid
Opera: From the Dramaturge Perspective
Contemporary Opera: Off the Hook
For the full line up CLICK HERE

Opera From Scratch Gala Concert
Sunday, August 24, 2014, at 3:00 PM
Saint Matthew’s United Church
1479 Barrington St., Halifax
Admission by Donation

Six Brand New Mini-Operas Featuring Nova Scotian Themes
Composers and Singers from Nova Scotia, Canada and the USA
Read about Opera From Scratch here
Follow OFS on Facebook: here
Read about our participants here

Monday, August 4, 2014

Breagh Mackinnon at the Lunenburg Folk Harbour Festival Mackinnon, singer and songwriter (2013 NSTT Chico Berardi Award winner) will performe at the Lunenburg Folk Harbour Festival on August 8.
Friday, August 8, 2014
Lunenburg Folk Harbour Festival @ Lunenburg Folk Harbor Festival
125 Montague Street, Lunenburg, NS (Canada) - Map 
Set: 2:00 PM
All Ages 

Friday, August 8, 2014
Lunenburg Folk Harbour Festival-Songwriters Circle @ St. John's Anglican Church
Townsend St, Lunenburg, NS (Canada) - Map 
Set: 3:00 PM
All Ages 

More about Breagh and her upcoming shows can be found at her website:

Sunday, August 3, 2014

Janice Jackson performs in Salsa Barocca

A Nova Scotian tour in Wolfville, Annapolis Royal, Truro presented by Musique Royale and
Mahone Bay presented by Music At The Three Churches

Janice Jackson at the 2012 Portia White Gala Concert 
Janice Jackson, soprano (1986 NSTT Portia White Award winner)
Sylvie Proulx, guitar (Baroque *gut string* and classical)

SALSA BAROCCA presents repertoire which is rarely found together in a concert program, full of latin passion and Baroque flare.   This unique and exciting program is a mix Latin American folk music with Spanish and South American baroque repertoire, from Spain, Bolivia, Peru, and beyond.  Selections feature voice and guitar arrangements, ranging from chanonas to tangos, and reflect the African, indigenous and European influences that define Latin American music. 

~A not to be missed program, SALSA BAROCCA - moving and thrilling.~
  • Tuesday, August 5, 7:30 p.m., at Manning Memorial Chapel, Wolfville
  • Wednesday, August 6, 7:30 p.m., at King’s Theatre, Annapolis Royal
  • Thursday, August 7, 7:30 p.m., at St. John’s Anglican Church, Truro
  • Friday, August 8, 8 p.m., at Trinity United Church, Mahone Bay

In Wolfville and Truro, tickets are $20, $10 student, at the Musique Royale box office, 634-9994 or

In Annapolis Royal, tickets are $20, $18 in advance, $5 student, at King’s Theatre box office, 532-7704.

In Mahone Bay, tickets are $20, at 634-4280, or

Tickets are also at the door.

JANICE JACKSON / Artistic Director, Vocalypse Productions, Singer / Vocal Instructor