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A Musical Evening

  • Marigold Cultural Centre 605 Prince Street Truro, NS, B2N 1G2 Canada (map)

Donation at the door

This is the trio’s second installment of an evening of music. The show ranges from classical to musical theatre, and has a little something for everyone. These homegrown talents will showcase their immense gifts and show why Truro is known as a breeding ground of musical talent!

Brenna Conrad is a professionally-trained Soprano with over 15 years of experience in Vocal Performance, Music Education and Music Ministry. A standout talent from a young age, Conrad honed her craft at University of Toronto’s prestigious vocal performance program. She has been the female soloist for the Nova Scotia Tattoo for over 16 years. She has performed in several Tattoo’s over seas, including multiple appearances in the Hamburg, Germany, and Malmo, Sweden Tattoo’s. She continued to perform both in Canada and Europe before embarking on a career as a choral conductor and music educator. Prior to moving back to Nova Scotia, she served as Choral Conductor and Youth Music Director at Islington United Church in Toronto while also teaching privately. Brenna is thrilled to be back in Nova Scotia and is currently the conductor for Cantabile Impact!, a mixed voice youth choir with a focus on bringing awareness to social justice issues, through music. She is also the Music Director at First Baptist Church, Truro and runs a thriving private vocal studio.

Andrew Morrisey is an actor, singer and teacher originally from Truro. He is an honors graduate of Sheridan College’s Music Theatre Performance program and attended the International Cabaret Conference at Yale University, Circle in the Square Theatre School and the Vocal Pedagogy Workshop at Berklee College. He has starred in shows throughout North America. This summer he is starring in the Canadian tour of Hedwig and the Angry Inch. Last Fall he performed the role to rave reviews in Montréal. He has performed solo Cabarets in Toronto and New York as well as a successful 5 year run at the Glengarry. Andrew is also a sought after singing and acting teacher. His students attend prestigious performing arts schools, have won major awards and starred in regional productions as well as on Broadway. He has been on the faculty of many studios in the New York area including Inside Broadway, where he was a teaching artist in several public schools throughout New York City. Andrew is excited for the second installment of this show and working with these two talented ladies!

Originally from Truro, Nova Scotia, Rachel O’Brien is a Halifax-based music director, pianist, and educator. Since moving to Halifax last year she co-Music Directed Neptune Theatre School YPCo's sold-out run of Les Misérables: School Edition with fellow Theatre School instructor Sarah Richardson, and musically directed Seussical: the Musical for Halifax Regional Arts. Her selected credits include: over 100 performances of Anne & Gilbert: The Musical (The Guild), Evita and Joseph... Dreamcoat (Blind Faith Productions), Disney's Mary Poppins (Theatre New Brunswick), and Hello Dolly! (Garnet & Gold Musical Theatre). Rachel graduated proudly from Mount Allison University in 2017 with her Bachelor of Music, specializing in Piano and Women's & Gender Studies, where she also worked as a Teaching Assistant, Choir Director, and Collaborative Pianist. Most recently she was grateful to visit Brockville, Ontario to play for St. Lawrence College's spring production of Jesus Christ Superstar. This summer Rachel is happy to be on staff, once again, teaching musical theatre to all ages for Neptune Theatre School's summer camp program.

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