On Sunday, March 30th, at 2:30pm, Beaconsfield Historic House presents ‘Divas and Desserts’ in partnership with the Prince Edward Island Registered Music Teachers’ Association. The afternoon will feature performances by many of PEI’s well-known classical musicians including Frances McBurnie, Jenet Clement, Natalie Williams Calhoun, Lori Linkletter, Kay Linkletter, Katherine Murley, Valerie MacKenzie, Margot Rejskind, Jennifer Cullen, Andrea Ellis, Suzanne Campbell, Gregory Irvine, Frances Gray and members of Sirens: the women’s choir project.
An extended intermission will feature a buffet of delectable desserts to devour while you mingle with friends in the warm and welcoming atmosphere of the Beaconsfield Carriage House. There will be desserts for all, including tasty gluten-free, dairy-free and nut-free temptations.
The Registered Music Teachers who are performing are pleased to welcome guest performers Echo Lau and Rebecca Apps. Echo is a recent piano graduate from the Music Department at UPEI. She was a soloist with the PEI Symphony Orchestra last November and has represented PEI in several national competitions. Rebecca is a third year vocal performance major studying with Sung Ha Shin-Bouey at UPEI. She has been a featured soloist at UPEI and in the community and is working toward a career in opera. Echo and Rebecca represented PEI in the CFMTA National Piano and Voice Competitions last summer in Halifax.
The PEI Registered Music Teachers’ Association through the Canadian Federation of Music Teachers provides opportunities for students to perform in National and Regional competitions. Rebecca Apps will be participating in the Atlantic Young Artists Competition in New Brunswick on April 26, 2014. Some of the proceeds from our March 30th event will be used to support our students who compete off-Island.