Rick Penner has been volunteering his time to put on a musical gift series at the John M. Parrott Art Gallery for over five years. Gallery curator Susan Holland recalled the program being Penner's idea. "I think he came to me and suggested that he would like to do a couple of concerts and use the beautiful grand piano that we have, and it was so well-received that we kept it going," Holland said. "It’s a lovely thing to do: to come in and listen to some music, and spend an ho
Classic musical and movie, The Sound of Music, seemed like the perfect fit for this year’s production at Albert College, said director Leslie Austin. “I chose this show this year because we had an exceptionally large amount of really strong female singers at our school, and so we thought this was the perfect year to do it to showcase all of their talents,” she said. The large cast consisted of 20 actors and 15 crew. Rosemary Woods, 17, is one of the musically trained pupils A
“Their success is my success,” said accomplished Canadian musician and teacher Douglas Rice after hosting the first annual Quinte Cocktail show on Sunday. The event took place at St. Matthew’s Church and featured about 28 of Rice’s 35 vocal students singing baroque, opera and theatrical music. Rice has loved music since he was five years old, and said he knew he wanted to make a career out of it in his teenage years. He studied in Canada, the U.S. and Europe, and according to
Linda Serres is the costume co-ordinator for the Belleville Theatre Guild.
She was introduced to the role 10 years ago by Loyalist College co-worker Liz Marshall, who's been with the guild for 45 years.
Marshall helped Serres, who didn't know much about costume design when she started, with guidance and books. From there Serres has developed as a designer and gets constantly approached by directors asking her to do costumes for shows.
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Classic play Pride and Prejudice is in the works at the Belleville Theatre Guild, with casting complete and rehearsals underway. The show is being directed by Lise Lindenburg, who had no time for an interview, but producer Heather Muir came forward to talk about their plans. Muir said Lindenburg picked out Pride and Prejudice because, “She really really liked the book and she liked the play. And she liked this particular version of the play." Muir is also a big fan of Pride a
Luc Beausejour is bringing his harpsichord all the way from Montreal to play a concert at St. Thomas’s church on Sunday. “I don’t think there are really lots of harpsichord concerts going around so it would be really unique to have one of those in Belleville. It’s original. It’s something new, and it’s also something that you cannot get very often: to hear a live harpsichord recital. And it’s also for people to be able to discover the beauty of that instrument and the music t
Loyalist College students Kevin Young and Vanessa Tignanelli take the stage during Universal Break on Wednesday. The two were selected in Loyalist's talent search early in the year, giving them the opportunity to perform for half an hour each in front of students in the Shark Tank Pub. #music #LoyalistCollege #expression #students #Belleville
The idea for the Belleville Theatre Guild was born back in 1951, when a group of friends decided to perform a play in their own backyard for an audience seated in the lawn. When a more public group was formed, one of the first plays they did was a one-act called The Voice of the People, by Robertson Davies, which won the Eastern Ontario Drama League Festival that year. In 1969, the Pinnacle Playhouse, formerly the D.L. Storey Building, became the guild’s home. Now, the Bellev