Friday, February 23, 2018

Christianne Rushton, Jennifer Jones perform with Jeff Joudrey's Halifax Camerata Singers on March 10, 2018

Christianne Rushton
Jeff Joudrey's Halifax Camerata Singers presents Memories of the Heart on 

Saturday, March 10, 2018 
at 7:30 p.m. 
at First Baptist Church, Halifax.  

From their press release:
The choir is joined by mezzo-soprano Christianne Rushton and pianist Lynette Wahlstrom in a romantic program of songs and memories of childhood, of loves lost, forbidden or foolish, and songs of times gone by.
Mezzo-soprano Christianne Rushton and Camerata open the program with a challenging choral composition by Aaron Copland titled In The BeginningChristianne will also perform works by Gaetano Donizetti, Franz Schubert, and Ola Gjeilo. 

Guest violinist, Jennifer Jones, of Symphony Nova Scotia and Rhapsody Quintet, is featured in Eric Whitacre’s beautiful Five Hebrew Love Songs.  Christianne will also perform Whitacre’s arrangement of Goodnight Moon, whose text is from the famous children’s book by Margaret Wise Brown.

Music featured by the Camerata Singers includes Only in Sleep by Latvian composer Ēriks Ešenvald, Chant for a Long Day by Canada’s Stephen Hatfield, and songs from the American folk and gospel traditions.

Tickets are on sale now through Ticket Halifax.

Monday, February 19, 2018

George Elliott Clarke and friends recorded CD in Halifax

l-r: George Elliott Clarke and Chris White
It was a pleasure for the Talent Trust to be at the concert of Afro-Metis Nation. Thank you Juanita Peters for the invitation.

Afro-Metis Nation celebrates their African Nova Scotian and Metis heritage through music and words. 

Former scholarship recipient George Elliott Clarke impressed with his poems and singing voice. 

We also finally met Chris White, nephew of Portia White. Chris and his family have donated Portia White CDs to the Talent Trust to help fund the annual Portia White Award given out by the Talent Trust. 

If you like to read more about the concert by CBC's Shaina Lee please go to