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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
The St. Andrews Arts Council would like to wish you and your loved ones a joyous holiday season and a peaceful new year.
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 […]
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 – […]
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 […]
Happy holidays from all of us at the St. Andrews Arts Council.
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 […]
Due to ongoing challenges – travel and otherwise – related to COVID-19, our NextGen Program has been put on hold. We will see you in 2022! PREVIOUS WINNERS:
The summer of 2019 was full of music, dance and drama for children of all ages. Here’s a look back…
The St. Andrews Arts Council, Inc. has announced the winner of the 2019 St. Andrews Arts Council Next Gen Performing Artist Award as Canadian cellist, Benjamin Marmen. Mr. Marmen will be soloing with the St. Andrews Festival Orchestra at the St. Andrews Gala Festival Concert on August 17, 2019 at the KIRA Amphitheatre at Kingsbrae […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.
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 […]
The St. Andrews Arts Council, Inc. has announced the winner of the 2018 St. Andrews Arts Council Next Gen Performing Artist Award as Canadian pianist, Vivian Ni. Ms. Ni will be soloing with the St. Andrews Festival Orchestra at the St. Andrews Arts Council Gala Festival Concert on August 8, 2018, 7:30 pm at the Sir […]
Canadian Mezzo-Soprano, Jillian Bonner wins the 2018 St. Andrews International Aria Competition The St. Andrews Arts Council, Inc. has announced the winner of the 2018 St. Andrews International Aria Competition as Canadian mezzo-soprano, Jillian Bonner. Ms. Bonner will be soloing with the St. Andrews Festival Orchestra, Hok Kwan conductor on August 8, 2018 in St. […]
THE SIR JAMES DUNN CENTENNIAL TRUST SUPPORTS MUSIC PROGRAMS ANNUALLY The St. Andrews Arts Council is very fortunate to receive funding from the Sir James Dunn Centennial Trust. The Trust supports our Music in the Schools Program, and because of them, our annual Gala is free to the public.