Arts Scene Dec. 18

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By Wendy Elliott

Kings County Advertiser


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Art exhibition planned

The Acadia University Art Gallery is closed for the month of December, but curator Laurie Dalton encourages local artists to take part in the 22nd annual celebration of creativity in the community. “This is a non-juried exhibition, we welcome submissions of all forms of visual art.”

Submission dates are Jan. 4-5, from 11 a.m.–4 p.m.

The exhibition will be on view Jan. 11–Feb. 14, with an opening reception on Jan. 11 at 7 p.m.

Guidelines on how to submit artwork can be found on the gallery website:


Holiday wrap-up

The Dukes of Kent barbershop singers are going to sing for free at Lew Murphy’s in Coldbrook on Dec. 18. The music gets underway at 7:30 p.m.


A Christmas Carol

Dicken’s Christmas Carol, with Jeremy Webb, will hit the stage on Dec. 19, 7:30 p.m., at the Al Whittle Theatre in Wolfville.

This dramatic telling of Dicken’s holiday classic is often hilarious and sometimes spooky. A Christmas Carol has been recreated for the whole family and has been entertaining audiences since 2003.

Ebenezer Scrooge, Tiny Tim, Bob Cratchit and the Ghosts of Christmas Past, Present and Future give reminders with laughter and tears that the true Christmas spirit comes from giving.

Webb plays all 30 roles in the production, from the Ghost of Christmas Past to Tiny Tim.

“Every idiot who goes about with ‘Merry Christmas’ on his lips should be boiled with his own pudding and buried with a stake of holly through his heart,” says Scrooge. Webb will prove him wrong.

Tickets are available at the Box of Delights in Wolfville.


To Bethlehem With Kings

Capella Regalis Men and Boys Choir, directed by Nick Halley, celebrates its third annual To Bethlehem With Kings concert with a Christmas performances.

A traditional evening of carols for Christmas, ancient and modern, will be performed by a choir of 12 boys (ages seven to 14) and 12 men.

The concert will also include hymns for audience participation, Paul Halley playing pipe organ and the Maritime Brass Quintet joining the ensemble for the final Halifax performance.

Capella Regalis Men and Boys Choir was founded in Halifax by Nick Halley in 2010 and is modeled on the great Anglican tradition of men and boys’ church choirs. While Canada was once rich with such choirs, Capella Regalis is one of only a handful of men and boys choirs in Canada today. It aims to help rejuvenate the tradition in Canada.

The concert will be held on Dec. 21, 7 p.m.,
at Christ Church, 543 King Street, Windsor. All tickets are $10.

Guitar Duo

The Amadeus Guitar Duo, featuring Canadian Dale Kavanagh and Germany’s Thomas Kirchhoff, will be making a stop at the Manning Memorial Chapel on Dec. 28.

The 3 p.m. performance in Wolfville will feature music from Europa and South America in “Contrasts – The Classical World and Images from the South.”

Kavanagh and Kirchhoff have been playing together since 1991. The duo will travel around the world as part of their touring season this year, including the stop at the Manning Memorial Chapel Dec. 28. Tickets are $20 at the door. Doors will open at 2:15 p.m. for the 3 p.m. performance. Call 542-9686 to reserve tickets.


Dance time

This year marks the Wolfville band TripALady's fifth New Year's celebration, and it kicks off at 9 p.m. at the Old Orchard Inn barn on Dec. 31.

Advance tickets are available for $20 from Box of Delights Bookshop in Wolfville, from Aspinall Pottery at the Wolfville Farmers' Market or call 697-2176 to arrange.


In the galleries

-     Printmaker Kristiina Lehtonen has an exhibit on at Jack’s Gallery in

Wolfville. The show runs until Feb. 3, 2013. Submissions are always welcome at Jack's Gallery. Complete a submission form at; , then email the form with photos of your work to

- Harvest Galley has its popular annual show of small works on display now at 462 Main St., Wolfville.

-  Six artists from Kings County will have work on display at the Designer Café in Kentville until Jan. 4.

The exhibit includes an eclectic mix of artwork.







Organizations: Acadia University Art Gallery, Ghosts of Christmas Past, Al Whittle Theatre Christ Church Old Orchard Inn

Geographic location: Wolfville, Canada, Bethlehem Kent Coldbrook Halifax 543 King Street Germany Europa South America Kings Kentville

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