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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Summer Sing 2019

St. Andrews /Saint John NB Call for choristers for SATB mixed chorus to perform Dan Forrest’s “Requiem for the Living” with The Monadnock Chorus, Matthew Leese, conductor. Sing at the St. Andrews Concert August 14, 2019or Sing at the Saint John Concert August 17, 2019or Sing at Both Concerts August 14 & 17, 2019 No […]

Voices of the Bay donates to the Sharon Crowther Memorial Fund

Wilma Blokhuis accepts a cheque from Voices of the Bay for the Sharon Crowther Memorial Fund. From left are: Deborah MacDonald, Director, St. Stephen Choir; Stephanie Archer, Director, St. Andrews Choir, Christopher Lane, Director, Voices of the Bay 2018 Mass Choir; Jean Doucet, Accompanist and Wilma Blokhuis, Executive Assistant, St. Andrews Arts Council.

Xylophones at VMES

Thanks to a grant from Canada Post Community Foundation for Children, and money from the Town of St. Andrews’ Albert McQuoid Fund, the St. Andrews Arts Council was able to purchase fifteen xylophones for the St. Andrews Arts Council’s FREE Music in the Schools Program at Vincent Massey Elementary School. The xylophones were delivered during […]