Thursday, October 30, 2014

Gwyneth Christoffel at the Chicago International Children's Film Festival

“I am traveling to Chicago this Friday to
Still of 'The Last Leaf'
attend the screening of my film The Last Leaf at the Chicago International Children's Film Festival. I've been invited to do a Q & A following the screening on Saturday afternoon Nov 1 and will also be able to see many films and meet filmmakers and film festival programmers from many different countries. This same festival screened Recipe for Love a couple of years ago and because of it, other film festivals around the world also chose to screen it.”

Gwyneth Christoffel
, filmmaker
(2013 NSTT Shelagh MacKenzie and Lieutenant Governor Award)

The 31st Chicago International Children's Film Festival takes place from October 24 through November 2, 2014 and is considered the top film festival for kids ages 2 - 16 in the USA.  This year the Festival features 288 films from 43 countries, selected from over 3000 entries.

More information about the festival at:

Friday, October 17, 2014

David Parker, French Horn performs with Nova Sinfonia

David Parker,  French Horn will perform with Nova Sinfonia presented by String Music Atlantic on 

Monday, November 3 at 7:30 pm at
Faith Tabernacle in Halifax

David is a former NSTT scholarship recipient and has given back to the NSTT by serving on our Scholarship Selection Committee a few years back.

Tickets are available from members of Nova Sinfonia, at the door, and in advance, from The Bowed Instrument Shop in the Maritime Conservatory of the Performing Arts, 6199 Chebucto Road, open from 2:00 p.m. to 7:00 on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, and from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. on Saturdays.
For more information please visit

Monday, October 13, 2014

Jana Miller, soprano at Salle Bourgie, Montreal

Sunday, October 26 • 2 p.m.

Jana Miller, soprano (2009/2011 NSTT Portia White Award)
Choir and Instrumental Ensemble of the CIOC
Jordan de Souza, conductor
Jonathan Oldengarm, organ 
Jana Miller, soprano soloist
Maude Brunet, mezzo-soprano 
Jacques-Olivier Chartier, tenor 
Nathaniel Watson, baritone 
Cantatas with organ obbligato

A production of the Canadian International Organ Competition 
(CIOC), in collaboration with the Arte Musica Foundation
Soprano soloist in Bach Cantatas BWV 48, 49, 188
Salle Bourgie, Montreal, QC

For more information please visit Jana's website at

Friday, October 10, 2014

Breagh Mackinnon on Global Halifax Morning News

Breagh Mackinnon, singer, songwriter 

Dylan Guthro, Carleton Stone &
Briagh Mackinnon
spoke to Global Halifax Morning News about her upcoming songwriting workshop and performance in Windsor tomorrow Saturday, October 11, 2014 at

Mermaid Imperial Performing Arts Centre
106 Gerrish Street
Windsor, Nova Scotia

for tickets go to :

The interview can be viewed at

Breagh is the 2013 NSTT Chico Berardi Award winner.

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

NSTT at Timeraiser Oct 9, 2014 at the Halifax Club starting at 5:30 p.m.

Get your Tickets TODAY to the 3rd Halifax Timeraiser:
Sarah Burwash's painting has been
purchased through Timeraiser
and you can earn it with
volunteer hours. 
A Unique Art Auction where you Bid on Original Art with Volunteer Hours not Dollars while helping Local NonProfits

This fabulous evening is happening

Thursday, October 9th 5:30pm-9pm, at The Halifax Club

HALIFAX, NS- It’s almost time for the 3rd Halifax Timeraiser taking place on Thursday, October 9th at the Halifax Club in downtown Halifax. Do you have your tickets? Halifax joins cities across Canada in raising volunteer hours for nonprofits in their community. Timeraiser is a silent art auction where people bid on art while supporting great causes. At Timeraiser, artists get paid, nonprofits connect to skilled volunteers and skilled volunteers put their time to good use while having a great time doing it! The event kicks off at 5:30pm- so you can drop by after work with friends and bid on original artworks by local artists with volunteer hours instead of dollars.
Hali-famous Vanessa Furlong will be our MC for the evening and award winning Hip Hop sensation; AMBITION will perform during the evening. There will also be LIVE painting happening throughout the night by Halifax’s favourite artist Nick Brunt- enjoy watching a work of art be created right in front of your eyes and bid on it too! We’ll have lots of other fun surprises to keep you engaged and having fun throughout the night so make sure to pick up your ticket today and enjoy a fun night out, all while supporting 20 local artists and 20 nonprofit organizations for just $20!

Remember to bring your mobile devices to our event- at Timeraiser we are all about using technology to connect and the evening of the event will be no exception as we’ll have our Instagram Photobooth set up for you to photograph yourself and friends having fun and be entered to win a number of prizes including a night at the Prince George Hotel, a show at Neptune Theatre for two, a $100 pre-Paid Visa Card from the Downtown Halifax Business Commission and more!

This year Timeraiser is celebrating its 11th anniversary in Canada. To date, Timeraiser has hosted 55 events which have raised over 135,000 volunteer hours and invested over $915,000 in the careers of artists. This is the third year the Timeraiser returns to Halifax. Halifax joins THREE cities across Canada for Timeraiser Fall Edition. The season will wrap up with the Edmonton and Ottawa Timeraisers on Nov 8th, and by its close we will have auctioned 50 pieces of art and raised 10,000 volunteer hours.

To purchase your tickets easily online and to see the artwork and nonprofits participating in this year’s Timeraiser go to: