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Classical performanc­e

Soprano Robyn Perry joins organist Leo Marchildon to perform


Classical soprano Robyn Perry of Tignish is teaming up with organist Leo Marchildon to present a recital at the Tignish church on July 25.

Classical soprano Robyn Perry and organist Leo Marchildon will present two recitals next week as a part of the organ recital series in Tignish on July 25 and in Charlottet­own on July 26. “We will be performing works from baroque, romantic and modern eras,” noted Perry. Twenty-year-old Perry from Tignish recently completed her third year of a bachelors degree in music education at Université de Moncton. A voice student of Lisa Roy, formerly a voice student of Monette Gould, Debi Voye, and Antoinette Perry, and formerly a piano student of Christine Gallant, Perry was chosen to represent Prince Edward Island in the vocal division at the Kiwanis National Music Festival in Ottawa coming up in August.

She has performed various roles in opera workshops presented by the Université de Moncton.

She says she is thrilled to be returning to P.E.I. to showcase the work she has done within her bachelors degree thus far. Once she graduates from the music education program she plans to begin a masters degree in vocal performanc­e.

Hailing from Toronto, Ont., Marchildon’s music training started at St. Michael’s Choir School, eventually earning performanc­e degrees through the Royal Canadian College of Organists, the Western Conservato­ry of London, Ont., the Royal Conservato­ry of Music, as well as degrees in compositio­n through the University of Toronto and the University of Southern California in Los Angeles. Marchildon is not only music director for the St. Dunstan’s Basilica but serves as music supervisor for the Diocese of Charlottet­own, as well as an Atlantic representa­tive for the National Council for Liturgical Music, and chair for the National Hymnal Committee.

He is conductor of the Strathgart­ney Chamber Orchestra, accompanis­t for the UPEI Concert Choir, and can often be seen performing in various concert and theatre projects throughout the Island.

The Tignish performanc­e will happen at St. Simon and St. Jude Church on Tuesday begins at 7 p.m. The Charlottet­own concert takes place at 1 p.m. Wednesday at St. Dunstan’s Basilica.

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