THIS WEEK AT THE HALL
 

The Jazz Ensemble and King Street Strummers will be taking a break now until September.   Advance notice will be given for the start up date.             

       
Sunday 25 June       Concerts in the Park                           7:00 pm

Thursday 29 June     Parrsboro Citizens' Choir                             7:00 pm

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See Calendar of Events or  Other Events at The Hall for all activities coming up at The Hall


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19 June 2917

WHAT A WEEKEND

It was a spectacular weekend at The Hall and in Parrsboro.   Saturday night the gala for the Plein Air Festival was held at The Hall and Sunday saw the doors open to the public who could come in to view, and purchase, the works created by the 35 artists who participated in the festival.    Some remarkable works were on display, made even more amazing by the fact that all these had been created in less than 48 hours, under less than ideal weather conditions.


And if that were not enough, the weekend closed with another Concert in the Park, featuring the Elastic Big Band which entertained a good gathering for over an hour.


Next weekend The Hall will the be performing venue for 4 of the 5 classical music concerts from Classics by the Bay while the band stand will feature 'Up Shore, Down Shore and Not Sure' at 7:00 pm.  

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12 June 2017

FOGGY BOTTOM PLAYS THE PARK

The Sunday evening concert series continued yesterday evening under sunny skies, with warm temperatures and a wind that just would not quit.   Mike and Jean provided a great hour of music for a good crowd.   Another concert coming next week with the Elastic Big Band.

(Photos courtesy of Sharlene Lake)

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09 June 2017
THE FUN NEVER STOPS AT THE HALL


Thursday was the day chosen to paint the railings at The Hall, in order to bring the appearance of the 'weathered' wood into line with the rest of the building.   Once again, it was a small group of volunteers who gathered to slap some paint around. They ran out of paint, and gas, at about the same time but look at the fabulous progress. Special thanks to Lori, Trish, Greg and Brenda and Rob for their time and effort.

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06 June 2017

FIRST CONCERT IN THE PARK OF THE SEASON


"Silver Linings"  (Patty and Rob) kicked off the summer season of concerts in the park on Sunday with a tremendous performance on the band stand.   Under cloudy skies and in chilly, non summery temperatures, the popular duo entertained a good turnout with a wide variety of music.

A great summer tradition, concerts in the park will continue each Sunday through until the end of August with the exception of July 23rd which is Band Day.   Each performer selects a charity of their choice to which the proceeds of 'the hat' is donated.
(Photos courtesy of Sharlene Lake)
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04 June 2017
LENNIE GALLANT AT THE HALL  

Not only did Lennie Gallant pack The Hall last night he put on a concert performance that was memorable in all aspects.   His diversity of talents on several instruments, backed up by two marvellous musicians, provided the audience with an evening to remember.   We were truly fortunate to have been able to host this legend of the East Coast and Canadian music industry.

The Lennie Gallant Concert has been made possible due to the generous support from Stephen Boyce of Waterfront Law, Halifax, Nova Scotia.

(All images courtesy Sharlene Lake)
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28 May 2017
    
SPRING CONCERT AT THE HALL

What a wonderful evening of music at The Hall as all the groups who practice at The Hall pooled their collective talents in the annual Spring Concert to provide a night of entertainment.   From the choir, through the improv group and strummers, to the Elastic Big Band the night air was filled with the sound of music.


The audience enjoyed music that ranged from folk to jazz, delivered in a variety of styles, all of which added to the rich fabric of the evening.

But the music does not stop now.   Concerts in the Park begin next Sunday, June 4, on the band stand at 7:00 pm.   See you all there!

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24 May 2017

MEMBER APPRECIATION EVENING HELD



This evening members of the Association were treated to a special evening of wine and gourmet snacks as the Board once again lets its volunteers and supporters know just how important they are to the activities at The Hall and the ongoing revitalization of The Hall as a center for culture and community.

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20 May 2017

FINAL OPEN MIC OF THE SEASON AT THE HALL

An amazing array of talent occupies the 'back row' forming a 'house band' that can follow any entertainer who performs

The open mic season at The Hall came to a rollicking end last night, with over twenty entertainers giving of their time and talent to provide an almost full 'house' with three hours of an amazing variety of entertainment.   These evenings of just pure fun have become a staple of the entertainment scene in Parrsboro throughout the winter months and will return again on September 8th

What a pleasure to have the infectious enthusiasm of Dilly and Ray entertain

Donna and Shirley provided some beautiful harmonies in their duets.
Although this was the final open mic until the fall, Concerts in the Park, at the band stand each Sunday at 7:00 pm, will begin on June 4th.   With the good weather now here, come out and spend an hour with friends enjoying a wide variety of entertainment each Sunday.  See you all there!

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