A performance by the University of King’s College Chapel Choir and readings by students in the King’s-Dalhousie MFA in Creative Nonfiction are among the events closing the first winter season of Creative Campuses Nova Scotia.
On successive evenings March 29 & 30, graduating students from the King’s-Dalhousie MFA in Creative Nonfiction will read excerpts from their book projects. Those in attendance will hear readings that span memoir, journalist investigation, historical nonfiction, humourous essays and more.
The Creative Campuses events will continue on April 10* with a broadcast performance given by the University of King’s College Chapel Choir of the Requiem by French composer Maurice Duruflé (1948). Directed by King’s Music Director and five-time Grammy Award-winner Paul Halley, the choir will be accompanied by a hand-picked chamber orchestra, Ensemble Regale, in Halifax’s Cathedral Church of All Saints. This performance is being held in honour and memory of all Nova Scotians who have lost their lives to COVID-19 in the first year of the global pandemic.
During a period of social disconnection and with limited opportunities to come together, Creative Campuses did not delay its scheduled launch in early 2020. Conceived as a way to highlight the exceptional cultural events being created at and hosted by post-secondary institutions across Nova Scotia, many of these events are taking place online. Creative Campuses Co-chairs President William Lahey and President David Dingwall expressed their hope that these cultural offerings, which are open to all, will “provide some of the encouragement and inspiration we all need as we continue to do all that is necessary to control COVID-19 in our province.”
More information about these events will be shared in the coming week.
Monday, March 29, 8–9:30 p.m. ADT
& Tuesday, March 30, 8–9:30 p.m. ADT
Saturday, April 10*, 2021, 5 p.m. ADT
*Please note that the date of this broadcast has been changed to April 10.