Soprano Rosanna Harris, 22, was the winner of this year’s Portia White Award, worth $1,500.
A native of England, Harris moved to Wolfville about four years ago, where she earned a degree in vocal performance at Acadia University.
Harris has returned to England, where she is taking her master’s degree in solo performance at the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester, with her sights set on an operatic career.
On Dec. 28, there will be a special screening of a live performance of the British rock spectacular Jesus Christ Superstar at the Al Whittle Theatre in Wolfville.
This is Andrew Lloyd Webber’s newly-staged arena production of the rock opera. The show originally opened in the West End in 1972 and has been re-imagined to capture today’s audiences but still has the classic musical numbers.
The evening will begin with an exclusive historical retrospective on this iconic musical including interviews with cast members from the past and present.
The film will get underway at 7 p.m. Tickets available at Just Us! in Wolfville for $19.95 (adults) or $14.95 (students & seniors). Only 160 tickets will be sold.
All funds raised from this event will go toward Acadia Cinema building maintenance, helping the community preserve and enhance this iconic local building.
Guitar Duo will delight
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.”
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.
On Dec. 28, the Open Mic Kitchen Party at the Unnion Street Café in Berwick will feature Billy Travis. Music gets started at 8:30 p.m.
Then, on Jan. 4, Jenny MacDonald will entertain and on Jan. 5, Bruce Clarke will give a concert.
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.
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: http://gallery.acadiau.ca
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; http://www.acadiacinema.coop/jacksgallery/ , then email the form with photos of your work to email@example.com
- 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.