Carrigan MacDonald and Claire Campbell got to dance together for the first time! Both are studying at École Supérieure de Balletdu Québec (ESBQ). They are pictured here with Balanchine repetiteur Joysanne Sidimus.
The Talent Trust will recognize the 2017 Scholarship and Special Award recipients at
2:00 p.m. on
Tuesday, December 12
at Halifax Central Library
We are looking forward to host the ceremony in a space that is open to the public and to celebrate the recipients' achievements with all Nova Scotians.
We hope to see you there too. (smile)
This year’s Special Award winners were chosen from a field of 48 scholarship recipients representing the artistic disciplines of music, literary arts, visual arts, film, new media, design, dance, and theatre.
Come on out and meet these wonderful emerging artists.
India Gailey CD release December 14, 2017 Manning Memorial Chapel, Wolfville at 7:30 p.m. December 16, 2017 The Townhouse, Antigonish at 8 p.m. December 18, 2017 1313 Hollis, Halifax at 7:30 p.m. India Gaily and Sam Wilson will release their new CDs at the same time. India collaborated on her CD with three former Talent Trust scholarship recipients. They are composers Lucas Oickle and Adam Langille, and harpist Ellen Gibling. More information on all three performances can be found on Facebook at
7: 30 p.m. at Faith Tabernacle 6225 Summit Street, Halifax
Tickets are $15 for all. Use our Eventbrite online ticketing service: http://tiny.cc/Portia2017 or printed tickets can be obtained from chorale and band members, or reserved through the Medical Humanities office at (902) 494-1533 or at medhuman(at)dal.ca.
The Portia White Gala concert will feature the Dalhousie Health Professions Choral and Ensembles and the Sackville Concert Band. Our 12th Portia White Gala showcases a repertoire that includes a special Passchendaele remembrance piece, a final tribute to Canada 150, and a selection of seasonal favorites.
A part of the proceeds of this concert will support a young Nova Scotian musician through the Talent Trust. The NSTT was started in 1944 to assist the career of Portia White and has continued in its support of talented Nova Scotian artists in their formative years. The Dalhousie University Humanities-HEALS Program is pleased to be able to make a yearly contribution to this worthy cause.
We would like to thank Dr. Wendy Stewart, Ana Bela Sardinha, David Elliott, Bryan Crocker, Jim Forde, the choir members, the Sackville band members, and the many volunteers that will make the concert yet another memorable event.
During the intermission you will be able to treat yourself again to Bill Chaddock's fine fudge in support of the NSTT's Scholarship Program. Portia White's family has donated 100 CDs of 'Portia White - First You Dream to the NSTT. The CD is a compilation of three concerts featuring contralto Portia White. They can be purchased for $20 with all proceeds going towards the Portia White Award. Thank you Bill Chaddock, Chris White and the whole White family for your generous support.
in Mozart's Messiahon December 21, 2017 and December 22, 2017 at 7:30 p.m. Rebecca Cohn Auditorium in Halifax This evening will feature:
Bernhard Gueller, conductor Suzanne Rigden, sopranoLauren Segal, mezzo-soprano Owen McCausland, tenor Brett Polegato, baritone The Symphony Nova Scotia Chorus, with the Halifax Camerata Singers under the artistic direction of Jeff Joudrey
For the first time in over 15 years, Symphony Nova Scotia presents Mozart’s magnificent Messiah! Once a staple of Christmas concerts worldwide, Mozart’s 1789 arrangement of Handel’s great oratorio is now rarely performed – but it remains a rich, dramatic, and nuanced interpretation that showcases both composers’ incredible genius. With added woodwinds, horns, and trombones, and a variety of new classical colours and flourishes, Mozart’s Messiah is a grand, fascinating masterpiece, and a chance to discover this beloved holiday favourite all over again.
Do you like to support emerging Nova Scotia artists through our Scholarship Fund and get a chance to win a Basket filled with art experiences?
Raffle tickets can be purchased in person at the NSDCC's Christmas Show at the Cunard Event Centre, Pier 23 in Halifax from Nov 17 - Nov 19.
Our friendly board members and volunteers will be happy to chat with you about Talent Trust recipients and all the wonderful donations by local art organizations and artists. (List attached below.)
This year we are dividing the donations up into three baskets. Your chances to win are bigger.
Raffle tickets are 1 for $5 or 5 for $20.We accept cash and cheques. (There is an ATM in the Cunard Centre). All proceeds will go in full towards our Scholarship Fund. You can only enter the draw if you live in Nova Scotia. Licensed by the Alcohol and Gaming Authority: AGD-103528-17
Where and When:Cunard Event Centre at Pier 23 961 Marginal Road, Halifax
Friday, Nov 17: 10 a.m.- 9 p.m.
Saturday, Nov 18: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Sunday, Nov 19: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
We thank Susan Hanrahan and Julie Rosvall of Craft Nova Scotia Designer Craft Show for their support. The Christmas show is a juried craft event of Maritime artists. The draw will be held on December 12, 2017 at 3:45 p.m. during our annual Special Awards Ceremony at the Central Library in Halifax, NS.
Thank You to all our friends from the arts community for their generous contributions.
The Talent Trust is proud to announce the creation of the Yue Lih “Lee” and Marion Kuo Award. The award will be given to a Talent Trust scholarship recipient who shows exceptional commitment and potential in music as an instrumentalist. The award is $1,000 and is made possible by Marion Kuo and Earl Wadden.
“This award will celebrate my father's life and his love for music. My husband and I are happy to help young musicians succeed in their formative years”, states Marion Kuo.
Marion Kuo has been a member of the Sackville Community Band Society for over ten years. She performs on a regular basis with the Sackville Concert Band at the Portia White Gala Concert. She has been an accompanist/band player for several choirs, orchestras and a community theatre; she volunteers with Seniors Groups regularly.
Marion Kuo’s father Lih Kuo was born in Swatow, China on January 6th, 1916 (as China became a Republic following the Last Emperor). He went to England n 1938 under a student exchange program as part of Britain’s reparation for the Opium Wars. However, when the 2nd World War broke out, he was unable to return home and stayed in England as a “Friendly Alien”. Although he was not a musician, he was interested in music and encouraged his daughter Marion in musical studies - mainly piano, but also cello and church organ. He died in 2011.
The Yue Lih and Marion Kuo award will be presented for the first time at the Special Awards Ceremony on December 12, 2017 from 2- 4 p.m. at the Halifax Central Library. The event is open to the public. For more information about the special awards go to http://nstalenttrust.ns.ca/Awards/Special-Awards/