In con­cert

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The An­napo­lis Val­ley Cen­tre (RCCO) is spon­sor­ing an or­gan recital by its pro­tégée Shawn Pot­ter on May 25 in Man­ning Memo­rial Chapel at 7:30 p.m.

The con­cert is termed the Nancy Fraser Memo­rial Con­cert.

A na­tive of Belmont, Hants County, Pot­ter grad­u­ated from Avon View High School, in Wind­sor, in 2006. That year, he was awarded an An­napo­lis Val­ley Cen­tre Royal Cana­dian Col­lege of Or­gan­ists (RCCO) schol­ar­ship of or­gan lessons with the late Nancy Fraser, a Wolfville in­struc­tor.

Sub­se­quently he earned a bach­e­lor’s de­gree in mu­sic from Mount Al­li­son Uni­ver­sity in 2010, where he held a Cana­dian Merit Na­tional Schol­ar­ship as well as a Mount Al­li­son Bell Schol­ar­ship.

He at­tained a mas­ter’s de­gree in or­gan per­for­mance from McGill Uni­ver­sity’s Schulich School of Mu­sic, where he stud­ied or­gan with Hans-Ola Eric­s­son and John Grew, and harp­si­chord and con­tinuo with Hank Knox. He has held nu­mer­ous grants and fel­low­ships in­clud­ing a So­cial Sciences and Hu­man­i­ties Re­search Coun­cil (SSHRC) grant.

He has held or­gan scholar po­si­tions at two churches in Mon­treal and cur­rently Pot­ter is di­rec­tor of mu­sic at First Bap­tist Church, Ot­tawa.

An open re­cep­tion will fol­low the con­cert. Ad­mis­sion is by freewill of­fer­ing.

Who doesn’t dream about es­cap­ing from their dreary ex­is­tence by run­ning away to an ex­otic lo­ca­tion? See En­chanted April at Cen­treStage The­atre be­fore May 28 and find out. This will be the final week­end for this show.

Tick­ets: $15 and $12. Reser­va­tions: 902-678-8040

ECMA win­ner Charlie A’Court and Chris­tine Camp­bell will per­form this year at the Blos­som Blues con­cert on May 28 for the Deep Roots Mu­sic Fes­ti­val. The show is at 7:30 p.m. at the Al Whit­tle The­atre in Wolfville. Ad­vance tick­ets are $29 plus HST (avail-

The An­napo­lis Val­ley Hon­our Choir has au­di­tions for new choir mem­bers for the next school year. Any stu­dents in Grades 5-12 dur­ing the 2016-17 aca­demic year are in­vited to at­tend.

Au­di­tions for both the chil­dren’s choir (Grades 5-8) and the youth choir (Grades 8-12) will be tak­ing place on from May 27 to June 7 at var­i­ous lo­ca­tions across the Val­ley.

Dates in­clude: May 30 — Avon View High School; May 31 — Hor­ton High School; June 1 — North­east Kings Ed­u­ca­tion Cen­tre; June 6 — Kings County Acad­emy; and June 7 — Ber­wick School.

De­tailed in­for­ma­tion about the

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