On May 17, at 3:30 p.m., Laura Smith teams up with the Toronto-area Amadeus Choir, which is under the direction of Lydia Adams. Tickets are $15. The Amadeus Choir is also touring Nova Scotia in conjunction with their visit to Halifax Podium 2014. The concert will be held at Wolfville Baptist Church.
Then, on May 25, at 3 p.m. tenor Marcel d’Entremont will be in recital at the church with Heather Price, piano. Now studying at the University of Toronto, d’Entremont is in Wolfville for the month of May with the National Youth Choir. Suggested donation for admission is $15, with the afternoon partly being held in support of the scholar program at Wolfville Baptist Church.
Film society offerings
Fundy Film screens The Great Beauty on May 18 at 8 p.m.
This year’s Best Foreign Language Oscar film introduces journalist Jep. Charming and seducing his way through the lavish nightlife of Rome for decades, he’s been a permanent fixture in literary-social circles since the legendary success of his only novel. When his 65th birthday coincides with a shock from the past, Jep unexpectedly takes stock and finds Rome in all its glory: a timeless landscape of absurd, exquisite beauty.
The Expedition to the End of the World will be screened on May 21 at 8 p.m. In the summer of 2011, a three-masted schooner set sail for Northeast Greenland, one of the most majestic and inhospitable places on the planet. Aboard was a Danish crew of adventurous scientists, artists and philosophers, travelling to a landscape that has not been walked by humankind since prehistoric times.
All films are screened at the Al Whittle Theatre, Wolfville. Tickets are $8.
Port Williams musical showcase
Hear the highlights of the Valley Music Festival on May 25 at 7 p.m. at the Port Williams United Baptist Church.
If you would like to be a participant in a showcase of musical talent, contact Lana Churchill by May 22.
A freewill donation at the door will go towards the music festival and the church.
Community group exhibition
A new group exhibition at the Acadia Art Gallery features the work of the artists who participated in the recent live painting event, Art Battle 125.
A selection of work from each artist has been selected, a pulse, on the artist’s current painting practice. Artists include Rose Adams, Emily Clark, Sarah Effenberger, Bob Hainstock, Jane Lutes, Rylee Oosterhuis, Alex Porter, Gerri Robertson and Paul Syme.
An artist afternoon, filled with tea, coffee and conversation with select artists from the exhibit, will take place on June 4 at 3 p.m.