Recitals kick off at the Kirk

UPEI alum­nus Lind­say Gil­lis to per­form

The Guardian (Charlottetown) - - CLASSIFIEDS ENTERTAINMENT -

The first of the sum­mer’s Kirk Recitals goes Wed­nes­day, July 12, 12:10 p.m., fea­tur­ing

Lind­say Gil­lis.

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.

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Gil­lis

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