Saturday, May 27, 2017

Jeff Joudrey takes his choir Halifax Camerata Singers to Edmonton International Choral Festival

Text and Photo: Halifax Camerata Singers press release

The ECMA-nominated Halifax Camerata Singers (HCS) with special guests, Rhapsody Quintet and actor Jeremy Webb are taking Halifax 1917:  From Dreams to Despair to the first Edmonton International Choral FestivalJune 1-4, as invited guests of Pro Coro Canada.

Camerata’s performance is on Friday, June 2 at 8:00 p.m. at All Saints Anglican Cathedral in Edmonton.

Artistic Director Jeff Joudrey commented “We wanted to tell a Nova Scotian story in Edmonton, and were delighted when the Artistic Director of Pro Coro Canada, Michael Zaugg, accepted our suggestion of taking the Explosion show to a Western audience.  We are also so excited to perform with Pro Coro and Sweden’s Voces Nordicae and to work with master choral conductor, Robert Sund.”

Also travelling to Edmonton are Halifax’s award-winning Rhapsody Quintet (Jennifer Jones, violin; Shimon Walt, cello; David Langstroth, bass; Eileen Walsh, clarinet and Diana Torbert, piano) and Halifax’s favorite actor/director/producer Jeremy Webb.  For more information on Rhapsody Quintet, please visit and on Jeremy Webb:

Jeff Joudrey and Jennifer Jones are former NS Talent Trust recipients. 

Thursday, May 25, 2017

Katerina Bakolias Playwright Unit Participant: reading at the Bus Stop on Friday, May 26 at 9 p.m.

Playwright Unit – Off the Page

featured readings at
the BusStop Theatre, Halifax
May 26 at 9 p.m.

from works in progress under the guidance of Eastern Front Theatre’s Writer in Residence, Shelley Thompson. 

This year’s three Playwright Unit participants are: Sam Horak, Katerina Bakolias, Kim Parkhill, Laura Burke, Andrew Chandler, Sarah Jane Blenkhorn, Amy Groening, Dan Bray and Liz Richardson. There will also be an excerpt of Shelley Thompson’s new play, Bloody Jubilee.

The full schedule for this year’s STAGES Festival is available at

Tickets are available through Ticket Halifax
with prices ranging from $free-$25; they’re available in person at The Coast (2309 Maynard Street).