New sound system coming for Confederation Centre of the Arts
The Confederation Centre of the Arts, which has recently completed upgrades to its main performance stage is set to replace its aged sound system with new state-of-the-art audio equipment.
The centre has purchased two major pieces of equipment to improve the quality of the productions on stage and the patron experience, including a new digital sound console and a new PA system.
Federal Fisheries Minister Gail Shea joined Confederation Centre of the Arts staff and representatives from the Fathers of Confederation Buildings Trust, which operates as Confederation Centre, to announce federal funding for the project recently. The government of Canada, through ACOA’s Business Development Program, is contributing $375,000 towards the purchase of new equipment.
“The Confederation Centre of the Arts is a part of our national history and one of Atlantic Canada’s leading tourism attractions,” Shea said. “This is why our government is pleased to support this project which will enhance the great performances at the centre, while providing lasting infrastructure that will benefit Islanders for years to come.”
The Confederation Centre of the Arts showcases both Canadian performing and visual arts and also stands as a national memorial to the Fathers of Confederation. Opened in 1964, this complex commemorates the 1864 Charlottetown Conference and the Founding Fathers of Confederation.
The centre offers programming year-round, ranging from cabarets, choral music and lectures, to dance shows, theatre and live concerts. It showcases international, national, regional, provincial and local community talents.
The facility is also home to the world’s longest-running annual musical, “Anne of Green Gables - The Musical”, a part of the Charlottetown Festival, which attracts spectators from across the country and around the world.
“This new equipment will provide a tremendous complement to the acoustic and infrastructure improvements made in recent years, and will enhance the patron experience year-round for this Class-A performance space,” said Jessie Inman, Confederation Centre of the Arts CEO.
Jessie Inman, CEO of Confederation Centre of the Arts, is excited about the new state-of-the-art audio equipment.