Recitals kick off at the Kirk
UPEI alumnus Lindsay Gillis to perform
The first of the summer’s Kirk Recitals goes Wednesday, July 12, 12:10 p.m., featuring
The church, at 35 Fitzroy
St. in Charlottetown, is known for its beauty, both visually and acoustically.
The recital will take about 40 minutes and includes a variety of classic songs.
Gillis is an alumnus of UPEI, where she graduated with a bachelor of music studying with professor Sung Ha Shin-Bouey. She is currently a student in the master of music performance program at the University of Ottawa under the instruction of Christiane Riel. The work Gillis brings to the Kirk Recitals highlights a variety of styles and languages, from the lyrical beauty of the German romantic art song of Strauss and Mendelssohn-Hensel, to the infectious fun of Libby Larsen’s cowboy songs. Gillis is assisted by Frances McBurnie, known for both solo and accompaniment work. She has degrees from Mount Allison and Western and is currently the director of music at the Kirk of St. James.
Donations received at this recital go toward the Kirk’s choral scholarships, a program which supports students who sing in the Kirk’s senior choir during the academic year.
ECMA winning singer-songwriter Meaghan Blanchard will be the special guest at Kaylee Hall in Pooles Corner on Thursday at 8 p.m. as the Egg Farmers Of P.E.I. Close To The Ground Concert Series with hosts Fiddlers’ Sons continues.