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Creative arts and dance classes

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Grief Support Drop-in Group

A Grief Support Drop-in Group meets the third Thursday of each month from 7–8 pm at Provincial Pal [ ... ]

PEI composer Jane Naylor wins Lirit New Composition Award

PEI composer F. Jane Naylor has recently won the first Lirit New Compostion Award. This significant new award, supported by the Judy Dan Fund for Arts and Education, will be given annually by the Lirit Women's Chamber Choir to a Canadian composer for an unpublished work for women's voices.

Naylor's winning composition, "After Mountains," was chosen from among submissions by Canadian composers from across the country and abroad. The work is a dramatic choral setting of a poem by the late Joseph H. Sherman (O.C.), who resided in PEI from 1979 to 2006. It is notable for its feminine sensibility, its contrasting vocal sections, and its rich harmonic language. 

Naylor will receive $1,500 and the piece will be premiered by the Lirit Women's Chamber Choir, a Toronto-based group of experienced choral singers, in the spring of 2019.

Naylor is an Associate Composer with the Canadian Music Centre, and a member of PEIRMTA, CFMTA, and SOCAN. Her works have been commissioned by eklektikos with funding from SOCAN, and commissioned and broadcast by the CBC. She has also received grants from the PEI Council of the Arts. At age 70, her first piece for orchestra was requested and premiered by the PEI Symphony Orchestra, and Jane was nominated for a Music PEI Award. Jane has been a Sessional Lecturer in the UPEI Department of Music, and continues to teach piano and theory privately.

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Some Upcoming Events

The Ennis Sisters

Newfoundland sisters on the mainstage December 1
Homburg Theatre  On December 1, Sobeys LIVE @ [ ... ]

Rainbow Valley—An Island Musical

ACT presents Hank Stinson’s adaptation at The Guild November 16 & 17
The Guild As PEI’s pro [ ... ]

The Sisters Brothers

November 21–25
City Cinema 14A, graphic violence, disturbing content, coarse language.
Dir: Ja [ ... ]

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Acadian showman

Profile: Christian Gallant by Jane Ledwell Forty-six musicians and step dancers took the stage at  [ ... ]


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Lighthouse Willie

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