Kings arts scene: Dec. 11

Wendy Elliott
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Wolfville quilter Susan Paddock and other textile artists displayed their work at the Wolfville Farmers' Market on Dec. 5.

By Wendy Elliott

Art on display

Six artists from Kings County will have work on display at the Designer Café in Kentville until Jan. 4.

The exhibit includes an eclectic mix of artwork.


Chorus sings

On Dec. 12, the
North Mountain Chorus - Song for a Winter's Night
will be held at 7 p.m.,
Berwick United Church.
Conductor is Wendy LaPierre. Donation for expenses, the food bank or bring food items as well.
 Concert of winter and Christmas songs with guests The Shoretones, Jon Hemingway and Saxappeal.

Chef will visit

Chef and author Craig Flinn will be at the Box of Delights bookstore on Dec. 15 from noon to 2 p.m. for his annual visit.

The owner of Chives Bistro in Halifax, Flinn was recently named Gary MacDonald Culinary Ambassador of the year at the annual Taste of Nova Scotia Prestige Awards.

Coming Dec. 15

A King’s Christmas, with King’s College Chapel Choir is in Wolfville on Dec. 15. Special returning guest is narrator Alexander MacLeod.

A King’s Christmas is back for its fifth year. Under the direction of Grammy-winning musician Paul Halley, the King’s College Chapel Choir will perform a blend of carols, from Gregorian chant to Arvo Pärt, including some traditional Nova Scotian tunes.

A prize-winning short story writer, MacLeod returns as narrator for a second year and will intersperse the music with seasonal readings by Atlantic Canadian writers.

CBC Music has chosen A King's Christmas as one of its 'Top 10 classical Christmas concerts to check out this season'.

The Dec. 15 concert at Wolfville Baptist Church starts at 4 p.m. Tickets are adults $25, students $10.
They are available from Box of Delights, Wolfville, 542.9511 or at the door.


CD release coming

Scott Prudence will be joined by the Hupman Brothers for his CD release concert on Dec. 15 at the Al Whittle Theatre.

His new album, recorded at the Hupman’s studio, is called Radio Tower. Backing Prudence up will be Adam Bazinet, Christ Robison and Caleb Miles on pedal steel.

Tickets are on sale at the Rolled Oat Café in Wolfville for $15.


Funds for food

On Dec. 16, the now-annual Singing for Our Supper concert is set for the United Church in Wolfville. All funds raised will go to the Wolfville Community Christmas Dinner.

This Christmas-themed concert features music and readings with Donna Holmes, Alan Slipp and the Funtime Brigade.

It starts at 8 p.m.


Fundy flicks

Fundy Film screens Habemus Papam (We Have A Pope) on Dec. 16. 

In this award-winning comedy, Cardinal Melville is elected Pope—and panics. To prevent a crisis, the Vatican calls in an unlikely psychiatrist to help Melville. Needing time, Melville takes to the streets of Rome, in disguise.

The film will be screened on Dec. 16 at 4 and 7 p.m., Al Whittle Theatre, 450 Main St., Wolfville. Tickets ($8) 30 minutes before screening. or 542-5157.



Holiday Wrap Up

The Dukes of Kent barbershop singers are going to sing for free at Lew Murphy’s in Coldbrook on Dec. 18. The music gets underway at 7:30 p.m.



Guitar Duo

The Amadeus Guitar Duo, featuring Canadian Dale Kavanagh and Germany’s Thomas Kirchhoff, will be making a stop at the Manning Memorial Chapel on Dec. 28.

The 3 p.m. performance in Wolfville will feature music from Europa and South America in “Contrasts – The Classical World and Images from the South.”

Kavanagh and Kirchhoff have been playing together since 1991. Many composers have dedicated works to the Amadeus Duo since then.

The duo will travel around the world as part of their touring season this year, including the stop at the Manning Memorial Chapel Dec. 28. Tickets are $20 at the door. Doors will open at 2:15 p.m. for the 3 p.m. performance. Call 542-9686 to reserve tickets.


In the galleries

-     Printmaker Kristiina Lehtonen has an exhibit on at Jack’s Gallery in

Wolfville. The show runs until Feb. 3, 2013. Submissions are always welcome at Jack's Gallery. Complete a submission form at; , then email the form with photos of your work to

- Featured artist at Centre Stage Theatre, Kentville is Betsey Harwood.

- Harvest Galley has its popular annual show of small works on display now at 462 Main St., Wolfville.


For arts news, e-mail Wendy Elliott at


Organizations: North Mountain Chorus, Berwick United Church, Hupman Brothers Al Whittle Theatre Wolfville Baptist Church Wolfville Community Christmas Dinner

Geographic location: Wolfville, Kentville, Kings Halifax Nova Scotia Vatican Rome Kent Coldbrook Germany Europa South America

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