Thursday, November 7, 2019

Join Us for the 14th Annual Portia White Award Gala Concert with Karen Myatt

Karen Myatt adds her voice to the 14th Annual NSTT Portia White Gala Concert, marking the organization's 75th anniversary and Portia White's infamous solo performance at the New York City Town Hall, an achievement Karen also shares. Fellow past scholarship recipient Jennifer King, will accompany Karen on piano.

Photography by Michèle Parent of Chèle Foto Couture

Friday, Nov. 22, 7:30 p.m.  
Faith Tabernacle
6225 Summit St, Halifax

Tickets $20

Printed tickets can be obtained from choir or band members, or reserved through the Medical Humanities office at (902) 494-1533 or Tickets are also available at the door.

The 14th Annual Portia White Gala Concert, organized by Dalhousie Music in Medicine features Dalhousie Health Professions Chorale and the Sackville Concert Band. Chorale Artistic Director, Bryan Crocker and Principal Band Conductor, Jim Forde, have arranged a wonderful selection from Karen's catalogue to kick off the holiday concert season!

When Portia White performed her breakthrough concert in 1944, she changed her own life and many more, as she continues to do through her legacy. 75 years ago Portia White became the first Canadian ever to perform at the New York Town Hall. The concert initiated her ascent to become one of the best singers of the 20th century.

A part of the proceeds from this concert are directed towards the Nova Scotia Talent Trust's Portia White Award to assist a young Nova Scotia voice student. Since 1985, many deserving vocalists have been awarded. 

About Karen Myatt:

Karen Myatt is a vocalist and theatre artist who has appeared on stages in New York, Mexico, and throughout Canada. Professionally, she trained at the Randolph Academy in Toronto and is a graduate of the American Musical and Dramatic Academy in New York City. In addition to performing around North America, Karen as a staple in the musical theatre community of Nova Scotia performing major roles in many of Neptune Theatre’s most popular productions including Beauty & the Beast, Into the Woods, Mary Poppins, A Christmas Carol, and Sweeney Todd.

About Jennifer King:

Nova Scotia’s Jennifer King is a versatile pianist who is at home as a soloist or collaborator. She has established herself as a sought-after performer and recording artist in the region. Jennifer’s recording, O Mistress Moon, was nominated for both the ECMA and Music Nova Scotia Classical Album of the Year for 2019. Her second recording, Doolittle: Minute Études “Excerpts” (Live) was released in August of 2019 and a new video is now available on You Tube. Jennifer has a Master of Music in performance from McGill and post-graduate diplomas from University of Reading and Royal Academy of Music in London. She has received numerous prestigious awards including scholarships from the Nova Scotia Talent Trust.

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