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November 2018

Christmas Craft Village

November 9, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - November 11, 2018 @ 5:00 pm
Halifax Forum Multipurpose Centre
$10

Three days of fun in two full buildings filled with great local food and handmade goods waiting for you.

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Walk Through Bethlehem

November 25, 2018 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Memory Lane Heritage Village, 5435 Clam Harbour Road
Lake Charlotte, Novas Scotia B0J 1Y0 Canada
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The Heritage Village will be transformed into the biblical scenes of the nativity, from the census taking of the soldiers of Caesar Augustus, to the "no vacancy" inn, to the marketplace of Bethlehem, to the birthplace of Jesus in the stable with the animals watching. Please allow at least an hour for your visit. Warm drinks and treats will be served in the Cookhouse.

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Cinderella

November 27, 2018 @ 12:00 am - January 13, 2019 @ 12:00 am
Neptune Theatre

Based on the age-old tale of Cinderella, our own artistic director, Jeremy Webb has created an original holiday musical comedy that’s fun for the whole family based on British pantomime. "I wanted to bring the tradition of the British panto to Neptune, but at the same time be mindful that not everyone knows what a 'pantomime' is," says writer/director Webb. "There's a gigantic tradition of the holiday panto in the UK. With whole families going year after year and seeing…

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Portia White Gala Concert

November 30, 2018

The concert features Dalhousie Health Professions Chorale, the Sackville Concert Band, and a guest artist that won the Talent Trust's Portia White Award in the past. The proceeds go towards the NSTalent Trust's Portia White Award to assist a young Nova Scotia voice student, and also to support Dalhousie Medical Humanities-HEALS program initiatives that provide opportunities for health professions' students to enhance their training. The event is held at Faith Tabernacle Church in Halifax. Former guest artists included: Reeny Smith, Suzanne Ridgen, Jennifer…

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December 2018

Eastern Front Theatre: Dickens’ A Christmas Carol

December 1, 2018 @ 8:00 am - December 27, 2018 @ 5:00 pm

Dickens’ A Christmas Carol returns to Neptune’s Scotiabank Stage Charles Dickens’ classic A Christmas Carol, adapted for the stage by Jeremy Webb, returns this December for it’s fifteenth year. Rhys Bevan-John stars in the production, which was created & directed by Neptune’s Artistic Director Jeremy Webb. A Christmas Carol takes place that famous night when miserly ‘Ebenezer Scrooge’ is forced to face his greedy ways. Dickens' cast of characters – Bob Cratchit, Marley, and of course Tiny Tim – make this a holiday classic for the whole family.…

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The Nutcracker

December 7, 2018 @ 12:00 am - December 16, 2018 @ 12:00 am
Rebecca Cohn Auditorium

Symphony Nova Scotia’s The Nutcracker is Halifax’s favourite holiday tradition! When a young girl’s toy comes to life, she’s whisked away to an enchanted world where she meets magical creatures, colourful new friends, and the ferocious Mouse Queen. Complete with larger-than-life puppets, spirited dancing, and Tchaikovsky’s hauntingly beautiful music, this tale of magic and wonder is a delightful holiday adventure for all ages. Featuring Giovanna Lamboglia, Clara Mateo Galindo Torres, The Nutcracker Prince Daniel Bartholomew-Poyser, conductor Halifax Dance and Mermaid Theatre of…

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Special Awards Ceremony

December 11, 2018 @ 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Halifax Central Library

The Nova Scotia Talent Trust recognizes the Scholarship and Special Award recipients in December at the Halifax Central Library in a ceremony attended by His Honour, Lieutenant Governor of Nova Scotia and Honorary Chair of the Talent Trust. The Special Award winners are chosen from the field of successful scholarship recipients of a given year representing the artistic disciplines of music, literary arts, visual arts, circus arts, video/new media, dance, and theatre. For the last 74 years the NSTT has continued…

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Annual ‘Toys for Christmas’ Charity Concert

December 16, 2018 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Springfield Lake Recreation Centre, 266 Lakeview Ave.
Middle Sackville, Nova Scotia b4e3b6 Canada
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The Sackville Concert Band and and the 9am Band return to Springfield Lake Rec Centre for their annual Toys for Christmas Charity Concert.  Bring a toy or non-perishable food item for donation to local food bank organizations.

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A King’s Christmas 2018

December 16, 2018 @ 4:00 pm
Cathedral Church of All Saints

Described by the Chronicle Herald as “annual magic”, this feast of seasonal song and story is back for an 11th year. Directed by five-time Grammy winner Paul Halley, the music features a fresh selection of carols each year, from the mediaeval to the modern, sung by the acclaimed University of King’s College Chapel Choir. This year’s guest narrator is beloved radio host Don Connolly. Connolly is known to generations of Nova Scotians as the warm, reassuring voice of CBC’s Information Morning, a programme from which he recently retired after more than…

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December 16, 2018 @ 7:30 pm
Cathedral Church of All Saints

Described by the Chronicle Herald as “annual magic”, this feast of seasonal song and story is back for an 11th year. Directed by five-time Grammy winner Paul Halley, the music features a fresh selection of carols each year, from the mediaeval to the modern, sung by the acclaimed University of King’s College Chapel Choir. This year’s guest narrator is beloved radio host Don Connolly. Connolly is known to generations of Nova Scotians as the warm, reassuring voice of CBC’s Information Morning, a programme from which he recently retired after more than…

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Handel’s Messiah

December 21, 2018 @ 12:00 am - December 22, 2018 @ 12:00 am
Rebecca Cohn Auditorium

Handel’s Messiah is a magnificent, electrifying masterpiece, and a highlight of the Christmas season for millions around the world every year. Now, experience the beauty and joy of Handel’s great oratorio in its original “Dublin” version, premiered in Ireland to great acclaim in 1742. Conducted by Irish-Canadian baroque specialist Kevin Mallon, “Canada’s crown prince of period performance” (WholeNote), and featuring four guest vocal soloists and the 80-voice Symphony Chorus, Symphony Nova Scotia presents an energetic, entertaining, authentic interpretation of Handel’s…

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January 2019

Symphony Nova Scotia meets Upstream: Current Visions

January 8 @ 8:00 pm
Sir James Dunn Theatre (Dalhousie Arts Centre)
$60

Twenty-two years ago, Symphony Nova Scotia first joined forces with the original Upstream Ensemble to present a unique, collaborative concert that paired skilled improvising musicians with adventurous contemporary orchestral music. Since then, the Upstream Music Association and Symphony Nova Scotia have presented over a dozen of these concerts, and together have premiered over 30 new orchestral works that break stylistic and cultural boundaries. This spirit of collaboration continues in 2019 as the Upstream Music Association once again joins forces with…

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Family series: New Scotland

January 12 @ 3:00 pm
Alderney Landing Theatre
Free

An afternoon of dance, fiddle, and fun awaits as Symphony Nova Scotia explores the Gaelic heritage of our great province. Experience jolly jigs and reels, lilting laments, and live step-dancing in this fun, feisty kitchen party! We welcome children on the autism spectrum and their parents. Our family shows are designed to be participatory, relaxed, and informal. We encourage children to be active and involved in our orchestral performances. Vocalizations, movements, and taking breaks are part of the fun! Registration…

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Family series: New Scotland

January 13 @ 1:30 pm
Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21, 1055 Marginal Rd
Halifax, Nova Scotia B3H 4P7 Canada
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Free

An afternoon of dance, fiddle, and fun awaits as Symphony Nova Scotia explores the Gaelic heritage of our great province. Experience jolly jigs and reels, lilting laments, and live step-dancing in this fun, feisty kitchen party! We welcome children on the autism spectrum and their parents. Our family shows are designed to be participatory, relaxed, and informal. We encourage children to be active and involved in our orchestral performances. Vocalizations, movements, and taking breaks are part of the fun! Registration…

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Family series: New Scotland

January 13 @ 3:00 pm
Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21, 1055 Marginal Rd
Halifax, Nova Scotia B3H 4P7 Canada
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Free

An afternoon of dance, fiddle, and fun awaits as Symphony Nova Scotia explores the Gaelic heritage of our great province. Experience jolly jigs and reels, lilting laments, and live step-dancing in this fun, feisty kitchen party! We welcome children on the autism spectrum and their parents. Our family shows are designed to be participatory, relaxed, and informal. We encourage children to be active and involved in our orchestral performances. Vocalizations, movements, and taking breaks are part of the fun! Registration…

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The Berkeley Seniors’ Series: New Scotland

January 15 @ 12:00 am
Free

An afternoon of dance, fiddle, and fun awaits as Symphony Nova Scotia explores the Gaelic heritage of our great province. Experience jolly jigs and reels, lilting laments, and live step-dancing in this fun, feisty kitchen party! Free concert especially for seniors, though all are welcome to attend. Featuring Daniel Bartholomew-Poyser, conductor Shannon Quinn, fiddle The Rising Tide Irish Dancers Symphony Nova Scotia January 15, 2019 at 1:30 pm Paul O'Regan Hall, Halifax Central Library January 15, 2019 at 3:00 pm…

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Building Equality in Architecture

January 17 @ 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
2 Crows Brewing, 1932 Brunswick Street
Halifax, Nova Scotia Canada
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The official launch of the Nova Scotia chapter of Building Equality in Architecture Atlantic is January 17

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The Music of the Eagles

January 18 @ 7:30 pm - January 20 @ 12:00 am
Rebecca Cohn Auditorium

Hotel California. Life in the Fast Lane. Desperado. Take It Easy. Heartache Tonight. The Eagles are one of the world’s most iconic bands, with six Grammy awards, multiple chart-topping singles, and over 150 million albums sold. Now, hear full symphonic renditions of the Eagles’ all-time greatest hits in this show-stopping, spine-tingling salute to one of the most beloved classic rock groups of all time. Tickets: $30–$82 January 18, 2019 at 7:30 pm Rebecca Cohn Auditorium, Halifax January 19, 2019 at 7:30 pm Rebecca Cohn…

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The Bridge

January 22 @ 12:00 am - February 10 @ 12:00 am
Neptune Theatre

By SHAUNTAY GRANT Directed by ANTHONY BLACK A 2b theatre company and Neptune Theatre co-production in association with Obsidian Theatre Set in a rural Black Nova Scotian community, The Bridge explores the complexities of a relationship between two brothers strained over 20 years of secrecy, sin and shame. Secrets are revealed one by one from the brothers themselves, as well as a trio of community gossips who provide the musical backdrop for this gospel-infused tale. Show Times: Tuesday to Friday - 7:30pm…

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Superb Sibelius and Great Schubert

January 24 @ 7:30 pm
Rebecca Cohn Auditorium

Sibelius’ Violin Concerto is a sweeping, deeply romantic showstopper, and one of the most popular violin works in the world – and Finland’s Elina Vähälä is “a fluent, stylish and gifted musician whose brilliant technique is matched by an abundant spirit, sensitivity and imagination” (Chicago Tribune). Now, experience this fusion of Finland’s finest live with Symphony Nova Scotia, in a moving concert that also features Sibelius’ tender, sorrowful Rakastava and Schubert’s massive, majestic, and final symphony, “The Great.” Featuring Simon Rivard, conductor…

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February 2019

Handel’s Water Music

February 2 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Saint Andrew’s United Church, Robie Street and Coburg Road
Halifax, Nova Scotia Canada
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$52

Handel’s Water Music is one of the Baroque era’s smash hits – a festive, jolly masterpiece that’s been beloved by audiences ever since its royal riverboat premiere 300 years ago.

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Handel’s Water Music

February 3 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Saint Andrew’s United Church, Robie Street and Coburg Road
Halifax, Nova Scotia Canada
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$52

Handel’s Water Music is one of the Baroque era’s smash hits – a festive, jolly masterpiece that’s been beloved by audiences ever since its royal riverboat premiere 300 years ago.

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French Masterpieces by Fauré and Ravel

February 7 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Rebecca Cohn Auditorium
$30

Symphony Nova Scotia presents a rich, radiant concert of colourful French masterpieces.

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Alice the Ballet

February 17 @ 1:00 pm
Spatz Theatre

Alice the Ballet, produced by Maritime Conservatory of Performing Arts - School of Dance, combines elements of Lewis Carroll's beloved Alice in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass. In this adaptation filled with elaborate costumes, outlandish characters and vivid sets, is a coming of age story, exploring the wondrous space between childhood and the adult world. Set to the score of Edvard Grieg, follow the white rabbit and Alice down the rabbit hole on the enchanting journey through a magical…

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Alice the Ballet

February 17 @ 4:00 pm
Spatz Theatre

Alice the Ballet, produced by Maritime Conservatory of Performing Arts - School of Dance, combines elements of Lewis Carroll's beloved Alice in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass. In this adaptation filled with elaborate costumes, outlandish characters and vivid sets, is a coming of age story, exploring the wondrous space between childhood and the adult world. Set to the score of Edvard Grieg, follow the white rabbit and Alice down the rabbit hole on the enchanting journey through a magical…

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