Cochrane St. United Church

Staff ~ The Telegram
Published on November 27, 2009

Cochrane Street, St. John's

"At the Rim of the Carol Singing Sea" 7:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Shallaway presents a glittering spectacle of candlelit processions, traditional music of the season and a stellar reading of Dylan Thomas' legendary Christmas story "A Child's Christmas in Wales" by Robert Joy. Tickets, $30 adults, $25 students/seniors, available by contacting the Shallaway office at 738-6792.

D.F. Cook Recital Hall

MUN School of Music, St. John's

Cochrane Street, St. John's

"At the Rim of the Carol Singing Sea" 7:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Shallaway presents a glittering spectacle of candlelit processions, traditional music of the season and a stellar reading of Dylan Thomas' legendary Christmas story "A Child's Christmas in Wales" by Robert Joy. Tickets, $30 adults, $25 students/seniors, available by contacting the Shallaway office at 738-6792.

D.F. Cook Recital Hall

MUN School of Music, St. John's

Tonight at 8 p.m. "Under the Influence" with The Exorior Duo (Michelle Cheramy, flute, and Nathan Cook, cello) teaming up with pianist Kristina Szutor for a program of music by composers working "under the influence" of their cultural heritages. Beautiful, lyric duos and trios with roots in Spain, Iran and India. Presented in collaboration with CBC - Radio Canada. Tickets: $12/$7.

Newfoundland Symphony Youth Orchestra presents its "Fall Fanfare" Sunday at 4 p.m. Admission is $7. Conductor is Peter Gardner.

CMC 50th Anniversary Concert 2009 marks the 50th anniversary of the Canadian Music Centre, and the 20th anniversary of CMC Atlantic Friday, Dec. 4 at 8 p.m. MUN Music marks the occasion with performances of new and recent celebratory works by Clifford Crawley, Jim Duff, Scott Godin, Jim O'Leary, Jennifer O'Neill and Clark Ross. Presented in collaboration with SOCAN and the Canadian Music Centre. Tickets: $12/$7.

George Street United Church

George Street

Barra MacNeils Christmas concert, Saturday, Dec. 12 at 8 p.m. Tickets available at Holy Heart box office, call 579-4424.

Gower Street United Church

Gower Street

Kick off the season with "The Once (and for all) Christmas Time" Wednesday, Dec. 2 at 7 p.m. with special guest Andy Jones and musical guest Greg Walsh. Tickets $12 in advance, $15 at the door, available at O'Brien's Music Store on Water Street. Children under 10 years are admitted free.

CBC presents Charles Dickens' "A Christmas Carol" Saturday, Dec. 5 at 7 p.m. Doors open at 6 p.m.. Tickets $10 and are only available at the door. Hosted by Ted Blades with Jonathan Crowe, Chris O'Neill-Yates, Cecil Haire and Krysta Rudofsky.

Music by: Dave Chafe and Andrew Dale with an opening performance by Musicraft host Francesca Swann and the Picket Line. All proceeds will go to the Community Food Sharing Association.

Holy Heart Auditorium

55 Bonaventure Ave.

"Another Snook's Christmas Concert" with songs from both Snook's Christmas CDs performed with some of Newfoundland's top musicians: Sandy Morris, Bill Brennan, George Morgan and Patrick Moran Dec. 12. Special guests include The Punters, Jim Payne and Fergus O'Byrne, Julia Halfyard, and Sarah Small. Tickets, $28.25/$26 at the box office: 579-4424.

St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church - The Kirk

Queen's Road

The MUN Festival Choir and Chamber Choirs launch the Christmas season with the gift of choral music Sunday, Dec. 6 at 3 p.m. Join us for an afternoon of Advent and Christmas favourites, complete with the traditional "sing-along carols." Tickets: $12/$7.

The Ship Pub

Duckworth Street

Fred Eaglesmith Friday at 10 p.m. and Sunday at 8 p.m. Tickets $25, at the Ship Pub and Fred's Records.

Mary Barry in concert Sunday, Dec. 6, with Charlie Barfoot, Andrew Dale and special guest Paddy Barry. Doors open at 7 p.m.

Wesley United Church

Patrick Street

Ed Kavanagh will launch his new Celtic harp CD, "On Strings of Light: Christmas Melodies Performed on Celtic Harp," 2-5 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 28.


Erin's Pub

Water Street

Tonight and Saturday: Sons of Erin.

Fat Cat

George Street

Darrell Cooper acoustic blues, Friday matinee 6:30-9 p.m., Friday night, Overlay. Saturday, Physical Graffiti - Led Zeppelin Tribute. Sunday Shawn Beresford hosts the open mike.

Green Sleeves

George Street

Tonight - Damian Follett at 6 p.m., Greg Bolger and Chris Marshall at 10 p.m. Saturday - Chris Ryan, Chad Murphy and Paul Turner. Sunda - Des Gambin. Monday, Nov. 30 - Damian Follett. Tuesday, Dec. 1 - Damian Follett and Gary Gambin. Wednesday, Dec. 2 - Kronik. Thursday Dec. 3 - Unlisted.

Last Drop Lounge

Franklin Hotel, 193 Water St.

The annual Christmas Gala will take place Wednesday, Dec. 2 starting 9 p.m. with DJ SKP. Call 754-9005 for info.

The Martini Bar

George Street

Happy Hour Fridays with Rob Cook, solo acoustic, 5-9 p.m. Tonight and Saturday, The Alex Dinn band at 10 p.m.

O'Reilly's Pub

13 George St.

Friday - Chris Hennessey 5 p.m.; Bill Kelly 8 p.m.; Achora 11:30 p.m. Saturday - Rob Cook 4 p.m.; Bill Kelly 8 p.m.; Achora 11:30 p.m. Sunday - song session with Allan Byrne at 7 p.m.; Best Kind 10:30 p.m. Monday - Larry Foley and Patrick Moran at 9 p.m. Tuesday - Chris Hennessey at 5 p.m.; open mike with Dave Carroll and Rob Moran at 10 p.m.; Rob Cook and Larry Foley at 12 a.m. Wednesday - Chris Hennessey at 7 p.m., The Bishops at 10:30 p.m. Thursday - Acoustic Punters at 10:30 p.m.

Sunday, beginning at 2 p.m., a benefit for Fatima Academy Choir which is travelling to Disney Magic Music Days, with: Peter Mills, Fatima Academy Accordion Group, Siochana, Fatima Students (solos, Cold Burns Band, choir), Larry Foley and Patrick Moran, Fatima Academy Accordion Group, Fergus and Fergus O'Byrne, Celtic Fiddlers, Andrew LeDrew, Greely's Reel and at 7:30 p.m., the Stone Rogues.

The Rock House

George Street

Idlers "Keep Out" release party, Friday, Dec. 4 at 10 p.m.

Rose and Thistle

Water Street

Tonight: The Screaming Deacons (rockabilly). Saturday: Brad Jefford Trio.

The Ship Pub

Duckworth Street

Folk Night: Dec. 2 - Sherry Ryan.

Fred Eaglesmith, Saturday at 10 p.m. and Sunday at 8 p.m. Tickets are $25 and are available at the Ship Pub (753-3870) and Fred's Records.

Tol's Time-out Lounge

Mount Pearl

Friday and Saturday night, Nov. 27 and 28, Route One. Next weekend: First Choice. Live music Thursday, Night, Dec. 3, First Choice.

Trapper John's Museum and Pub

George Street

Friday, Hat Trick. Saturday Rob Cook. Every Wednesday, live music with Jason Lacour. Up next weekend it's Fuse and Recall.

Basement Theatre

St. John's Arts and Culture Centre

c2c Theatre is bringing a whole new batch of classic Robert Munsch stories back to the stage with "Murmel, Murmel, Mortimer, Munsch," featuring Willow Kean, Katie Butler, Mark Power and Jenn Furlong, with live music by Chris Driedzic, until Dec. 13. Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays at 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. (all tickets $10), school matinees Wednesdays and Thursdays at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. (all tickets $5). Tickets are on sale at the Arts and Culture Centre Box Office (729-3900).

The Beaches Heritage Centre


"The Late Bloomers Christmas Comedy Show," 8 p.m. Friday, Dec. 4 at the Beaches Heritage Centre, Eastport and 8 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 5 at the John Hamlyn Community Centre, Crowhead. Tickets available for Friday from the Beaches Heritage Centre (call 677-2360) or at the door for both venues.

Gower Street United Church

St. John's

CBC Newfoundland and Labrador invites you to a reading from "A Christmas Carol" Saturday, Dec. 5 at 7 p.m. Doors open at 6 p.m. Tickets $10 and are only available at the door. All proceeds from the public reading will go to the Community Food Sharing Association. For information, visit

Reid Theatre

Memorial University, St. John's

"7 Stories" for 7 bucks: Bumbershoot Productions presents this award-winning comedy, with the help of director Brad Hodder, until Nov. 28, starting at 8 p.m. Tickets at the door. All proceeds will go to the Michelle Jackson Emerging Filmmakers Fund, which is associated with the St. John's International Women's Film Festival.

The Smallwood Arts and Culture Centre


Gander's Avion Players present "Caught in the Net" by Ray Cooney, Friday and Saturday, Nov. 27 and 28 at 8 p.m. Tickets: $15 adults/$12 students and seniors.


A1C Gallery

8 Clift's-Baird's Cove

Pick-Me-Up Artists' Collective presents the exhibition "Of A Surface," until Dec. 12.

Botanical Garden

306 Mount Scio Rd.

The 32nd annual Garden and Nature Art Exhibition is on display at MUN Botanical Garden until Wednesday, Dec. 9. This multi-media exhibition is an annual event intended to encourage the photography and illustration of natural things, and has exhibited Newfoundland artists of all ages for over 30 years. Admission is free. Public viewing hours for the exhibition will vary due to private bookings of the facility. Call 737-8590 to confirm times and dates.

Butler Framing and Gallery

2 Moores Dr., Mount Pearl

Featuring original and limited edition artwork by Marie Jose-Williams, Ray Cox and Dave Hoddinott.

Craft Council Gallery

59 Duckworth St.

"Comfort and Joy," an exhibition of unique works for the holiday season, opens Saturday, Nov. 28 from 1-5 p.m. and continues until Dec. 20.

Christina Parker Gallery

7 Plank Road

"Never Far Inland: The Paintings and Prints of Tom Hammick" continues until Nov. 30. This exhibition of new paintings and reduction woodcut prints is presented in conjunction with Sir Wilfred Grenfell College Art Gallery in Corner Brook.

Eastern Edge

Harbour Drive and Baird's Cove

"Time After Timeline" members exhibition continues until Dec. 12.

The Leyton Gallery of Fine Art

Baird's Cove off Water Street

"The Big and Small Christmas Show" continues until Dec. 24. Featuring new works by Jennifer Barrett, Jack Botsford, Michael Connolly, Audrey Feltham, Jonathan Green, Sarah Hillock, Kent Jones, Bonnie Leyton, Sue Miller, Jonathan O'Dea, Michael Pittman, Elena Popova, Toby Rabinowitz, James Rosen, Margaret Ryall, Anita Singh, Michele Stamp and Louise Sutton.

Red Ochre Gallery

96 Duckworth St.

"Aurora - Dance of Spirits" continues through December, featuring work by Barrett, Bendzsa, Charapova, Hollander, Hughes, Kaarsemaker, Lapointe, McClellan, Morgan, Pickard, Popova, Rice, R. Ryan, Song, Squires and Tomova.


Resource Centre for the Arts annual general meeting Wednesday, Dec. 9 at 7 p.m. at The Lantern, 35 Barnes Rd., St. John's. Everyone welcome. For more information, call 753-4531.

Organizers are looking for volunteers to make the 2010 Juno celebration, scheduled for April, the best our country has seen.

Contact the office by calling 757-7094, e-mailing, or by visiting the website The application forms are available by mail, e-mail or pickup.




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VOWR Guest Interview

This is one of the most important times of the year for the pipe organ. Whether in solo or choral concerts or dramatic oratorios, the organ pours forth sound, always absorbing, often beautiful, and sometimes profoundly moving. Gentle or dramatic, lyric or majestic, those sound qualities and more are enhanced and maintained by people like Lester Goulding, musician, professional Casavant organ tuner and teacher. Lester, a master craftsman, gives us an idea of what makes these instruments so complex and what he does to ensure their magnificent sound.

Produced and hosted by Barbara De Land.

Broadcast Sunday 2 p.m., rebroadcast Wednesdays 8 p.m.



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Weekend Arts Magazine

With host Angela Antle

Saturday and Sunday 6-9:30 a.m., CBC Radio One

This weekend on WAM, writer Leslie Vryenhoek launches a collection of stories called "Scrabble Lessons," trad singer Ian Robb tells us what makes a good song and a good singer, and Robin McGrath dives into the stories behind the rhymes, verses and jingles of Newfoundland and Labrador in her new collection "All in Together." On Liner Notes, the two members of Ennis, Karen and Maureen, talk about the lessons they've learned as they launch their new CD, and we'll introduce you to the Corner Brook artist who won the Young Entrpreneur of the Year Award. Also, author Tina Chaulk is looking for stories of women in unconventional jobs and Mike Heffernan and illustrator Darren Whalen launch a new anthology of Atlantic-Canadian fiction.

The Performance Hour

With host Jamie Fitzpatrick

Saturday, 5:35 p.m. (5:05 p.m. Lab) CBC Radio One and 10:30 a.m. on CBC Radio Two

The 2009 CBC/MusicNL Songwriters Circle, Part 1. This annual event showcases the tremendous range of voices and styles in the Newfoundland and Labrador music scene. This week features Colleen Power from Placentia, Mike McDonald from Deer Lake, Kalem Mahoney from St. John's and Gary French from Goose Bay.

Deep Roots

With host Tom Power

Saturday, 6:30-7:30 p.m. and Sundays 5:30-6:30 p.m. on CBC Radio 2, Sirius 137

This week on Deep Roots: we pay tribute to Stan Rogers on what would be his 60th birthday; a Canadian supergroup writing songs that sound like the Kingston Trio; what happens when four banjo players get snowed in in a cabin in northern Ontario; and Ricky Skaggs goes back to his roots. Plus music from the Undesirables, Ryan Adams, the Wilderness of Manitoba and much more.


With host Francesca Swann

Sunday, 4:45 p.m. (4:05 p.m. Lab) on CBC Radio One

CBC opens its Studio F in St. John's to students selected by the Newfoundland and Labrador Registered Music Teachers' Association to perform Canadian works to celebrate Canada Music Week. This year's guest composer is Jason Noble from St. John's, who also offers reaction to performances of his piano pieces and songs.



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