"I am 3/4ths Canadian, and one 4th New Englander - I had ancestors on both sides in the Revolutionary war." - Elizabeth Bishop

Thursday, July 28, 2011


AUGUST 19 - 21, 2011

Friday, August 19th 7:30 PM Lenore Zann and Rosalee Peppard
Lenore Zann will present a dramatic reading from a play about Elizabeth Bishop by playwright Donna Smyth. Truro native Lenore is an award winning actor, writer, and producer with 33 years experience in film, TV, radio and the theatre.

Nova Scotia Singer, songwriter Rosalee Peppard will sing from her own repertoire and a new composition written in honour of this special Elizabeth Bishop Arts Festival event.

A special bonus - meet the winners of the "In the Village" writing competition.

Saturday, August 20th, 7:30 PM Rankin, Church and Crowe
Delight to the music of three of Canada's foremost female singer songwriters together on this one stage for an oh so very special evening. Each is a distinctive artist. Performing together, they offer more than the sum of those parts.

Friends and colleagues Raylene Rankin, Cindy Church, and Susan Crowe, all award winning recording artists, bring their varied musical signatures to the stage in a mix of elegance and accessibility. Folk, country, jazz, contemporary singer-songwriter make for richly textured harmonies and a welcoming rapport that invites audiences in, and makes them want to stay.

Sunday, August 21st, 7:30 PM Suzie Leblanc and Musique Royale

This special program features soprano Suzie LeBlanc, David Greenberg and Tempest Baroque Ensemble, and Antigonish author Harry Thurston. A selection of pieces will be sung and played in between and during the reading of the poem ‘At the Fishhouses’ by Elizabeth Bishop.

Acadienne Suzie Leblanc is an internationally respected soprano who has performed with the best opera and symphonic companies around the world. This summer she collaborates with Musique Royale to bring us a celebration of music and song in theme with the Centenary Year and this wonderful musical weekend of the Elizabeth Bishop Arts Festival. Merci beaucoup Suzie!

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