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Dec
6
Thu
ANNAPOLIS BASIN COMMUNITY BAND CONCERT
Dec 6 @ 7:30 pm

ANNAPOLIS BASIN COMMUNITY BAND

with guests THE ANNAPOLIS BIG BAND present

‘TWAS THE NIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS

Thursday December 6 at 7:30pm

For tickets, contact and ABCB member of Chistine Igot at 902-532-7978

$12 Advance, $15 Door, $5 Youth

Dec
8
Sat
COCO LOVE ALCORN – “Coco’s the ultimate musical spark plug… an electrical connector thru which creative energy flows.”
Dec 8 @ 7:30 pm
Soul-inspired singer-songwriter Coco Love Alcorn is one of the most charismatic, compelling and genuine performers you will experience. When she performs, a kind of magic happens. She has a capacity like no other to inspire and fill the space with a sense of joy. Her shows are an empowering and unforgettable experience.
“Coco is the ultimate musical spark plug… an electrical connector through which the creative energy flows. In my 30 years of touring around the world, I have never seen another performer able to bring people together like Coco does.” – James Keelaghan – Artist Director, Summerfolk and renowned Canadian singer/ songwriter

**This concert at King’s Theatre will include an extraordinary opportunity for local singers to experience a workshop with Coco in the day, and then sing with her as part of her Mainstage show that night.  WORKSHOP WILL TAKE PLACE AT 2:00PM AT KING’S THEATRE. FREE WITH THE PURCHASE OF CONCERT TICKET!! See video below to get an idea what’s in store.  Contact the Box Office at 902-532-7704 to register.

Coco Love Alcorn has always followed her spirit, but never so literally as with her latest album, Wonderland. The songs spring from her personal journey, but true to her nature, Coco offers a universal interpretation that invites all listeners to jump in and sing along.During a 5 year break from heavy touring to raise her daughter Ellie, Coco began working on a new album. She wanted to explore songwriting from a new perspective. Coco was curious to see what would happen if she put down her guitar and wrote with just her voice. She began a journey of layering vocals and rhythms on a 5 track looper. In the fall of 2014 she released a video of herself performing one of these first looper layered songs, ‘The River’.Something amazing and unexpected happened, the video started to spread across the internet and into the world of community choirs. These choirs started to learn Coco’s looper arrangement and perform The River in their own concerts. Coco has always loved group singing and encouraging anyone who wants to sing to do so, but this grassroots spread of ‘The River’ was a complete surprise. To date there are about 20 choirs singing ‘The River’ across Canada, the States and even in the UK.As this was happening, Coco was continuing to write and record the songs for this album. She also continued sharing songs online, performing them live and in turn let the listeners shape what this album became. As her new music was inspiring choirs to sing her songs, these choirs in turn were inspiring Coco. And as Coco traveled across Canada performing between recording and home time, these new songs became infused with the spirit of connection. Without choirs grabbing a hold of The River, and fans already connecting so deeply with her new material, this would have been a completely different album.Just like her career – which has spanned over 20 years, 10 albums, cross-canada tours, collaborations, festival appearances, award nominations and notable success in TV and film licensing – creating this album has been a journey. And it took someone with a spirit like Coco’s to navigate this path.”Throughout my career I have explored across many genres, collaborations and projects, taking a windy path to get to here. But I have loved every step of my journey and trusted my inner curiosity to take me where it wanted to go. I always thought my end game was to invent a new genre or create a brand new sound, to somehow mash it all elegantly together.Everything I’ve ever done has led me to here. To Wonderland, a collection of songs that are an invitation to connect, an invitation to sing, and an invitation to myself to dig deeper than ever before.”  ~ Coco Love Alcorn

 

 

 

 

 

 

TICKETS ON SALE NOW

General Ticket Price: $36

Member Price: $32

Youth: $12

All prices include HST.

Online ticket sales for this event are closed.

Dec
15
Sat
JOHN GRACIE CHRISTMAS
Dec 15 @ 7:30 pm

We’re pleased to welcome Nova Scotia’s favourite crooner back to King’s to mark the release of his new album, Simply Christmas, 10 years after Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas became a world-wide hit

About this year’s Christmas tour he says: “We’ll be doing pieces that range from swing to traditional songs like Let it Snow and The Christmas Song and White Christmas, as well as religious pieces, such as my favourite, O Holy Night,” Gracie says. “A song I wrote, Cape Breton Christmas Morn, has become a standard at these concerts, so I’ll be singing that. I’ve been known to throw some Tony Bennet in. I’ll ask the audience if they want that and they always agree.”

“Family has always been important to John and he has many stories about growing up in Cape Breton. They inspired him to write his hugely popular song, Cape Breton Christmas Morn,” Gracie’s wife and manager, Andree, says. “He writes about his mom baking pies, his dad singing from his big chair and the warmth of family gatherings. John’s father was dying from cancer when John wrote Cape Breton Christmas Morn, so it is filled with emotion and I think people feel that when they listen to it.”

The evening will also include stories from his childhood in Cape Breton, ranging from Stories of Christmases past from the morning he woke up to find a Fred Flintstone punching bag, or the great story of when his mother thought she bought him a Montreal Canadiens full outfit but made a big mistake.

 

 

 

 

 

 

TICKETS ON SALE NOW

General Ticket Price: $32

Member Price: $28

Youth: $12

All prices include HST.

Online ticket sales for this event are closed.

Dec
16
Sun
THE NUTCRACKER BALLET – Admission by donation
Dec 16 @ 2:00 pm
THE NUTCRACKER BALLET - Admission by donation

*As our Holiday gift to you, we are presenting a freewill screening the Royal Ballet’s production of Tchaikovsky’s The Nutcracker on our screen.*   It’s General Admission seating at the door, so come early! The hot chocolate and spiked coffee will be on. Doors open at 1:00pm.

About the Nutcracker

Clara is given an enchanted Nutcracker doll on Christmas Eve. As midnight strikes, she creeps downstairs to find a magical adventure awaiting her and her Nutcracker.

The magician Drosselmeyer transforms the drawing room for a battle between mice and toy soldiers. During the battle, Clara saves the Nutcracker’s life – so breaking a magical spell that turned him from a boy to a toy – and the Mouse King is defeated. In celebration, Drosselmeyer sweeps Clara and the Nutcracker off to the Kingdom of Sweets, where they meet the Sugar Plum Fairy and take part in a wonderful display of dances. The next morning, Clara’s adventures seem to have been more than just a dream.

 

Dec
22
Sat
THE O’BRIENS & CO. Benefit Concert
Dec 22 @ 7:30 pm

It’s the Second Annual Benefit Concert for the Annapolis Food Bank with Paul O’Brien and members of his musical his family. There will also be some other special musical guests.

Last year’s event was a gorgeous concert of contemporary celtic-folk-pop with lush family harmonies. But more than that, it raised several thousands of dollars (and many boxes of food) for the Food Bank. It’s a night that will put you in the spirit of the season.

Admission by freewill donation to the Foodbank of cash or non-perishable food.

Mark the date on your calendar and stay tuned for details.

 

 

Jan
13
Sun
RAY LEGERE & THE ALAN JEFFRIES BAND – Bluegrass
Jan 13 @ 2:00 pm

RAY LEGERE is one of Canada’s premiere fiddle/mandolin players.  A native of Amherst, Nova Scotia,he’s a five-time winner of the Eastern Division Bluegrass Awards in the categories of Mandolin and Fiddle Player of the Year, and has been honored with a Masters Award for each.

In 2016, Ray was inducted into the New Brunswick Country Music Hall Of Fame. He was recently awarded the Masters for “Best Fiddle Player” in the Central Canadian Bluegrass Awards.  He was 2003 ECMA (East Coast Music Award) Winner for “Bluegrass Artist Of The Year” (which he also won in 1996). Ray has recorded on hundreds of sessions and presently has seven solo projects of his own.

ALAN JEFFRIES has been called one of the best guitar players in Nova Scotia by the likes of JP Cormier, and his band is celebrated as one of the best Bluegrass groups in the biz.

A resident of Annapolis Royal, Alan is well-known to audiences worldwide. He has been touring with David Myles for the past ten years, and was named Atlantic Canada Bluegrass and Oldtime Music Association’s Bluegrass Guitar Player of the Year in 2005. His debut solo album, Coffee ‘til Midnight , won the 2014 East Coast Music Award for Roots/Traditional Solo Recording of the Year. The manner in which Jeffries and company play off each other and deliver their music is an energetic and satisfying experience. It’s a timeless sound for an ageless crowd.

PRICES:

  • General : $24.35  + hst
  • Members: $20.85 + hst
  • Youth: $10.45 + hst

Reserved seating. Tickets on sale in advance online, by phone, at the Theatre, and at the door.

Doors open 45 minutes before the show.

 

 

 

Thank you to our generous Winter-Spring 2019 Partners!

 

 

 

Online ticket sales for this event are closed.

Jan
19
Sat
MOZART’S THE MAGIC FLUTE – Met Opera (Julie Taymor production)
Jan 19 @ 2:00 pm

Julie Taymor’s beloved production of Mozart’s enchanting fairy tale returns in its abridged, English-language version for families. Soprano Erin Morley, last seen at the Met as a brilliant Olympia in Les Contes d’Hoffmann, is the empowered Pamina, and tenor Ben Bliss is the valiant Tamino. Baritone Nathan Gunn is the comic birdcatcher Papageno, and soprano Kathryn Lewek reprises her hair-raising rendition of the malevolent Queen of the Night. Harry Bicket conducts.

  • Estimated Run Time: 1 hrs 42 mins
  • Sung In English

 

 

TICKETS:

  • $13.90  + hst Member Price
  • $17.40  + hst General Price
  • $  6.95  + hst Youth Price

 

Reserved seating. Tickets on sale in advance online, by phone, at the Theatre, and at the door.

Doors open 45 minutes before the show.

 

Online ticket sales for this event are closed.

Jan
27
Sun
ROLSTON STRING QUARTET
Jan 27 @ 2:00 pm

“Electrifying…”

“Highly engaging & superb musicianship”

Fresh from their debut at Carnegie Hall, they were just featured on WQXR.
First Prize winner of the 12th Banff International String Quartet Competition, the Rolston String Quartet is storming onto the international classical music scene. As the Calgary Herald notes, the ensemble “chimed the most resonantly with the ideals of perfect quartet playing.” Having formed in 2013, they were the only ensemble to be featured on CBC’s 2016 list of hot Canadian classical musicians under 30. The quartet also won First Prize at the 31st Chamber Music Yellow Springs Competition, Third Prize at the inaugural M-Prize Competition, and the Durosoir Prize at the 2016 Bordeaux International String Quartet Competition. Their Performances have taken them throughout the United States, Canada, and Europe and they currently serve as Graduate Quartet-in-Residence at Rice University’s Shepherd School of Music.

 

The Rolston String Quartet – Luri Lee (violin), Hezekiah Leung (viola), Jonathan Lo (cello), and new member as of spring 2018 Emily Kruspe (violin) – was formed in the summer of 2013 at the Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity’s Chamber Music Residency. They take their name from Canadian violinist Thomas Rolston, founder and long-time director of the Music and Sound Programs at the Banff Centre.

Luri Lee plays a Carlo Tononi violin, generously on loan from Shauna Rolston Shaw. Rolston String Quartet is endorsed by Jargar Strings of Denmark.

 

 

PROGRAM (SUBJECT TO CHANGE)

Haydn: String Quartet in B-flat major, Schafer: String Quartet No. 2, Brahms: String Quartet in A minor Op. 51, No. 2

PRICES:

  •  $26.10 + hst  Members
  •  $29.55 + hst  General
  •  $10.45 + hst  Youth

Reserved seating. Tickets on sale in advance online, by phone, at the Theatre, and at the door.

Doors open 45 minutes before the show.

 

 

 

 

 

Thank you to our generous Winter-Spring 2019 Partners!

 

Online ticket sales for this event are closed.

Feb
9
Sat
IAN SHERWOOD & LUKE MCMASTER – Double Bill!
Feb 9 @ 7:30 pm

In this double bill concert, Luke and Ian, accompanied by a full band, will perform individually from their own collections and will share the stage for a couple of brand-new co-writes.

Ian Sherwood is well known and loved in East Coast folk/blues circuits while Luke McMaster has has more mainstream success with radio hits like Good Morning Beautiful  (#3 US Billboard AC). When the pair got together to do some co-writing, it didn’t take long to discover that what they do have is a shared love of early Motown music.

 

 

 

 

Formerly one half of Gold-selling Canadian duo McMaster & James, award-winning singer-songwriter Luke McMaster has shared the stage with the likes of Randy Bachman, Justin Timberlake, Christina Aguilera and more. An in-demand songwriter with multiple credits and collaborations with such global superstars as Rihanna and soul music icons like Felix Cavaliere of the Rascals, McMaster’s first love has always been singing, performing and connecting with his audience. His diverse music ranges from pop and R&B to blue-eyed soul and jazz.

 

Image result for ian sherwoodHalifax-based singer-songwriter Ian Sherwood is a rising star in Canada’s folk-pop scene. A musician, storyteller and constant creator, Sherwood has released five studio albums. His latest, Bring the Light, is chock-full of instantly appealing hooks and singable choruses, featuring his signature style of imaginative narrative lyrics. A Canadian Folk Music Award-winning artist, Sherwood’s live performance thrives on intimacy. From theatre shows to large festival stages across the UK, US and Canada, his persona is irresistible and completely destroys the fourth wall.

 

 

 

 

PRICES:

  • General : $29.55+ hst
  • Members: $26.10 + hst
  • Youth: $10.45 + hst

Reserved seating. Tickets on sale in advance online, by phone, at the Theatre, and at the door.

Doors open 45 minutes before the show.

 

 

 

Thank you to our generous Winter-Spring 2019 Partners!

 

 

 

 

 

Online ticket sales for this event are closed.

Feb
14
Thu
MOCEAN DANCE – Mini-Performance & Salon
Feb 14 @ 6:00 pm

Halifax-based contemporary Dance Company MOCEAN DANCE will be in residence at King’s Theatre from February 10-15, creating a new work.

On Thursday, February 14 at 6:00pm, the public is invited to join us for an Artists’ Talk and Mini-Performance

Admission by donation

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King’s Theatre is pleased to announce the creation residency of Atlantic Canada’s leading contemporary dance company, Mocean Dance from February 10-15, 2019. During this time, Mocean’s Co-Artistic Director Sara Coffin will work on a new creation, Inside Wild, while experimenting with new multimedia elements and set design possibilities for the new, original work.

 

Joining Sara are dance artists Anastasia Weibe, Julie Robert, Lydia Zimmer & Georgia Skinner as well as collaborators multimedia artist Nick Bottomly & composer/multidisciplinary artist Brian Riley as they experiment with multimedia elements and set design for the new work.

 

King’s Theatre patrons are invited to join some of Nova Scotia’s most innovative dance and theatre artists for a work-in-progress sharing for an intimate behind-the-scenes look at how contemporary dance is made along with an artist talk that will explore the working progress when incorporating multimedia elements to help tell a story.

Workshops

On Friday February 15, Mocean Dance will also be offering movement workshops and hands-on learning opportunities for community members and local area schools.

 

There will be a Youth-focused workshop from 10am-12pm and an Adult workshop from 1-3pm. Both workshops will start at ARTsPLACE and end at King’s Theatre. No experience necessary! Space is limited, so contact the Theatre to reserve a spot. Admission is by donation.

 

The photo credits above (in order) are Holly Crooks, Jason Kofke and Marlowe Porter.

 

 

Thank you to our generous Winter-Spring 2019 Partners!