Archived Events

17 September 2018
A TREMENDOUS EVENING WITH LENNIE GALLANT


The songs, stories and really, really corny jokes of Celebrated Canadian East Coast P.E.I. Legend and Icon Lennie Gallant appearing Live at The Hall - Fri, Sept 14, 2018. Accompanied by Patricia Richard and Jeremy Gallant, The Hall's Parrsboro audience was treated to many old familiar and loved Gallant favorites plus some magical brand new songs from Lennie's just released album "Time Travel" (Aug 31, 2018). Hailed as his “finest recording to date” a copy can be obtained here: https://lenniegallant.com/ Highly recommended!

(Photos and article courtesy of Tommy Strutz)
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10 DAYS IN OKTOBER CONTINUING AT THE HALL

The incredible arts festival, 10 Days in October, has been on going this week throughout Parrsboro.   The Hall has been hosting an exhibition of art all week, with the doors open from 1:00 - 5:00 pm every day.   Admission is free.   Drop in and enjoy the spectacular works on display
(Photo courtesy of L Nicolls)
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16 August 2018
SUMMER CHORES AT THE HALL

Although we are in the dog days of August, some members of the choir were busily assisting with the chore of collating 30 copies of three new Christmas tunes the choir will begin working on in September.   Yes.    Christmas music in August.   With only 8 practices between now and the Christmas concert for the choir, the new music has to be ready and on hand for the first practice on September 13th.


Many thanks to David Howe, Ruth McLean and Martin Langford for helping to assemble the copies.  

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10 August 2018
NEW PROMOTION SIGN INSTALLED   


It took next to no time when Eric Henwood's team swung into action to install the new promotion sign on Main Street at the foot of King.  Proudly bearing the Association's logo and motto it will point the way to all events at The Hall.

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08 July 2918
CITIZENS' CHOIR ENJOYS OLD FASHIONED SATURDAY NIGHT


Saturday night saw the Parrsboro Citizens' Choir out to take part in the festivities of OFSN.   Starting at the bandstand to see the unveiling of the fabulous new sculpture which will grace the corner of the park, they had to skip the cake and treats to move down to the bank parking lot to spend the next 45 minutes providing participants with a variety of old rock'n roll songs.

It was great fun to once again participate in this event which saw perfect, if breezy weather fill Main Street with a great crowd.

One more summer event awaits the choir's participation:   Band Day at the bandstand on July 22nd.
(Photos courtesy of Dearran Towns and Ruth MacLean)
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01 July 2018

CITZENS' CHOIR PERFORMS AT THE OTTAWA HOUSE


Canada Day celebrations were held once again this year at Ottawa House, and once again the Parrsboro Citizens' Choir was in attendance to provide some musical entertainment and lead the attendees in the singing of the national anthem while the flag was being hoisted.


Musical selections were made which would encourage audience participation in the singing, and one medley of tunes remembered the 100th year since the ending of WW I. 

The choir is pleased and honoured to be included in this celebration every year, looking forward to being able help celebrate Canada's birth date.

11June 2018
ONCE AGAIN VOLUNTEERS PITCH IN


Trish called for help to do a little painting to 'tiddly' up the front entrance, stairs, ramp and rails and sure enough, more of our wonderful volunteers Dennis & Wanda Barton Clay and Doug Lake showed up and had the work done in short order.   How marvellous it is that not only The Hall, but so many other organizations are so ably supported by volunteers who give of their time, talent and energy with no expectation of reward or recognition.

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07 June 2018
CITIZENS' CHOIR SINGS IN SPRINGHILL


The Parrsboro Citizens' Choir was privileged to have been invited to participate in a Spring Concert at the United Church in Springhill this evening.    Performing alongside "High Tide" "The Travellers" and the "Cobequid Nutones" was great fun, which offered the audience a wide range of music to enjoy.

A wonderful evening of music and thanks to Jim Scopie for inviting us. And thanks to Rick Sylvester for taking the pictures and the video which is now posted to YouTube here.



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02 June 2018
PLANT SALE A TREMENDOUS SUCCESS AT THE HALL

(The Hall before the doors opened showing a small section of the plant tables)

The annual Plant, Bake and Book sale held on Saturday June 2nd was once again a tremendous success.   With over 1000 plants available, a table groaning with the weight of all manners of baked treats, and a large selection of books available for only a donation, the huge crowd that turned out was not disappointed in the selection available.

(...and there was more outside!)

In addition a beautifully decorated cake disappeared rapidly at auction while the gorgeous garden armillary draw was won by Alyson Welsh of Diligent River.   Congratulations to both winners.


The garden sale is the largest sale of its type in the area and every year provides attendees with a large selection of plants to fill their gardens.  As usual there are a few plants left which are available at 47 Pier Road and can be acquired by simply dropping by, making your selection and leaving a donation for The Hall in the container provided.

It would be remiss to fail to recognize the efforts of the group of volunteers who staged this event, from the repotting of donated plants, to delivering them and getting them set up prior to the event, those who donated baked goods and then all who helped run the event.   Even more thanks goes to this group who also had the place cleared out and the mess cleaned up in short order following the closing of the doors so The Hall would be ready for an amazing concert by J P Cormier yesterday evening.   

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01 June 2018

A TERRIFIC SPRING CONCERT AT THE HALL
(The Citizens' Choir celebrated its sixth year of existence by performing pieces selected by the choir members from their past repertoire)

Sunday evening saw The Hall filled with music as the Association presented it's annual Spring Concert.  The evening featured all the groups which regularly participate in 'citizens' music' at The Hall.   All these programmes are available to anyone who wishes to participate in choral, stringed instrument or jazz improvisation, at any level of ability, and at no charge in order to make the programmes available to all.
(Participants in the Jazz Ensemble displayed their skills at improvisation on several well known tunes)

Also performing was the Elastic Big Band which uses The Hall regularly as a practice venue and returns the favour with its tremendous support by performing at the Spring and Christmas concerts, Band Day and of course, the increasingly popular Oktoberfest.

(The King Street Strummers welcome anyone with a stringed instrument wishing to improve their skills and just have fun)

The audience was provided with a wide range of musical treats which had them tapping their toes, or singing along.
(The Elastic Big Band closed the evening with some fabulous upbeat jazz music)

Many thanks to all who participated and made the evening the resounding success that it was.

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