Tom King

Tom King High School Classical Voices Workshop Praised for his virtuosity, versatility, improvisational skills, and dynamic stage presence, pianist Tom King has performed across Canada and abroad as a classical pianist, vocal coach and as a jazz musician. He was a founding member of the Toronto-based Payadora Tango Ensemble, and was composer, performer and music […]

Cindy Townsend

Cindy Townsend High School Classical Voices Workshop Cindy Townsend’, soprano, has performed on operatic and concert stages across Canada and Europe, Cindy spent many years based in Toronto as both a performer and as a voice teacher. Currently she is with the Voice Department at the Dalhousie University Fountain School of the Performing Arts. Collaboration […]

2024 High School Classical Voices

High School Classical Voices 2024 August 19-20, 2024 Maximum 10 students Tuition $400 (Bursaries Available) APPLICATION DEADLINE: April 15, 2024 This exciting 2 day workshop is designed for young singers (grades 10-12) interested in pursuing classical voice at university. Lead by a professional team, students will study vocal technique, body and breath work, lyric diction, […]

Serenade for Seniors

Serenade for Seniors is a collaboration between the St. Andrews Arts Council Outreach Program and Symphonette by the Sea. It is designed to bring the joy of orchestral music to those who would not otherwise have the opportunity to enjoy it. The first Serenades for Seniors concert was presented on Oct 29, 2023 to an […]

2023 Year in Review

The St. Andrews Arts Council 37th season is over, but you can relive the great moments with the 2023 Program Summary! Those of you who renewed or became St. Andrews Arts Council members for 2023, THANK YOU! Your financial support is what drives our volunteers to work so hard bringing performing arts students, faculty, educational […]

Call for Submissions

Old Sow Theatre Festival Presents The Second Annual “5 Minute Play in a Week! Playwriting Competition The St. Andrews Arts Council is now accepting scripts for new or unproduced short (5 minute) plays that have a connection to the sea or the Maritime Provinces. Cast limit of 4 people. Up to 5 winning entries will […]

Remembering Faye

It is with great sadness that we say farewell to our wonderful friend and patron, Faye O’Donnell. Every summer for over 25 years she generously provided housing and hospitality at no cost for the faculty of the St. Andrews Arts Council’s Opera Workshop Program. Over these years we all became fast friends, and we cannot […]

The 5 Minute Play in a Week Playwriting Competition

Attention all Playwrights! This contest is coming up and we’re giving you a little head start on it if you’re interested. We’re running a little playwriting competition. Please see below and let me know if you have any questions. Old Sow Theatre Festival Presents “The 5 Minute Play in a Week Playwriting Competition” – With […]

One Man Christmas Carol

The St. Andrews Arts Council is excited to announce a dinner theatre presenting “A One-Man Christmas Carol”, written and performed by Ron Kelly Spurles. The play is a moving dramatization of the original story by Charles Dickens with one actor playing more than 20 characters. A powerful story that reminds us of the true meaning […]

Dominion Hill Dinner Theatre

Join Live Bait Theaatre for a hilarious Shakespearean spoof. Buy tickets for the show only, or for dinner and the show. Bar service is available. The Good, The Bard and the Ugly – written by and featuring Michelle Daigle, Ron Kelly Spurles, and Don Rigley Will Shakespeare needs a new play for the Queen – […]

2020 Season

The St. Andrews Arts Council is in a Grand Pause due to ongoing challenges related to COVID-19. We greatly look forward to the moment when we can once again present performing arts programming safely in our communities. STAY SAFE, STAY TUNED, KEEP PRACTICING AND CONTINUE TO SUPPORT THE PERFORMING ARTS We will see you in […]

2024 Opera Repetiteur Workshop

Opera Repetiteur Workshop August 12 – 18, 2024 Anne Larlee, Director (In collaboration with the SAAC Vocal Techniques Workshop, Betty Allison, Director) An intensive, introductory workshop for advanced pianists to develop skills and tools to become a successful repetiteur, vocal coach and collaborative artist. Topics to be covered include score preparation, sight reading & quick […]

Wendy Nielsen - Will Ford

Celebrating Wendy

After a twenty-five year career on the international opera and concert stages, soprano Wendy Nielsen is now Head of Voice and a Lecturer in Voice and Opera at the University of Toronto. In addition, she is Head Vocal Consultant for the Canadian Opera Company Ensemble Studio and maintains an active private voice studio in Toronto […]

2019 Year in Review

The St. Andrews Arts Council 33rd season is over, but you can relive the great moments with the 2019 Program Summary! Those of you who renewed or became St. Andrews Arts Council members for 2019, THANK YOU! Your financial support is what drives our volunteers to work so hard bringing performing arts students, faculty, educational […]

Carter Tholl – Winner, 2019 International Aria Competition

Carter Tholl, American Lyric Coloratura, wins the 2019 St. Andrews International Aria Competition The St. Andrews Arts Council, Inc. has announced the winner of the 2019 St. Andrews International Aria Competition as American Lyric Coloratura, Carter Tholl. Ms. Tholl will be soloing with the St. Andrews Festival Orchestra, Hok Kwan, conductor, on August 17, 2019 […]