Music department prepares for annual series of student recitals showcasing variety of topics Student recital season is in full swing, with the first of many successful recitals having happened last weekend. Every March and April, music students from different disciplines and years of study display the hard work they’ve put in throughout the entire school […]

Local musicians collaborate with peers from the U de M Last Thursday and Friday, music students from Mount Allison and Université de Moncton participated in an annual joint performance collaboration. Every year since 2004, the two music departments host an evening performance in their respective recital halls, giving students an opportunity to perform outside of […]

Students attend performances by Runge and Sherkin Last Saturday evening, pianists Adam Sherkin and Stephen Runge collaborated in a piano recital that featured works for solo and duo piano. Works by English composer Benjamin Britten (1913-1976) dominated the program, with works by Colin McPhee (1900-1964), one of Britten’s friends, as another main feature. “The concert […]

World-class ensemble presents new learning opportunities for students and community members On Nov. 22, Sackville was treated to a full day of learning and listening from one of the world’s top baroque ensembles. Tafelmusik is a 17-member baroque orchestra based in Toronto, specializing in early music and performing on period-based instruments. Students and community members […]

Choir and guest musicians excited to perform Mendelssohn’s Elijah Every year, the Mount Allison Choral Society prepares large scale works such as Mozart’s Organ Solo Mass, excerpts from Saint-Saëns’ Christmas Oratorio and Faure’s Requiem, featuring guest musicians or student soloists. This term’s selection is considered a highlight in comparison to the recent repertoire selections listed […]

Ontario’s critically acclaimed chamber choir presents a dynamic program to Sackville audience The Elora Singers, led by conductor Noel Edison and accompanied by pianist James Bourne, delighted a full audience in Brunton Auditorium during the second stop of their Canada 150 Maritime Tour. The chamber choir, including singers from the Toronto Mendelssohn Choir’s professional core, […]

Last week, Mount Allison voice majors had the opportunity to learn from established mezzo-soprano Krizstina Szabó. The event included an inspiring and impressive recital, as well as an informative masterclass. The class offered six voice students the opportunities to sing for her and receive insightful advice on stage presence, effective breathing and interpretation techniques. “It […]

The Monday following reading week, the Tesla Quartet performed its third recital of the school year, showcasing again why it is a highly acclaimed chamber ensemble. The program featured string quartets by landmark composers Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and Jean Sibelius, as well as American composer Kevin Puts’s Dark Vigil, which offered a striking contrast to […]

Last Saturday, the music department continued the celebration of the Music at Mount Allison Anniversary series in a captivating recital by music department head Stephen Runge. The performance, “A Century Passed – Music for Solo Piano from 1916-1917,” presented works by well-established composers of the late-19th and -20th centuries with several works connected to World […]

Last weekend, the music department celebrated the 50th anniversary of the opening of the Young Marjorie Bell Conservatory of Music and the 100th anniversary of Mount Allison’s first bachelor of music degree, completed by pianist Mary Elsinore Tait. A full weekend of performances and discussion by students, faculty, alumni and guests marked this special occasion. […]