Artist Alan Syliboy brings band to Bayview Community School

Alan Syliboy and The Thundermakers present a multidisciplinary concert of charging rhythms and great heights. Drumming, songs, and spoken word are accompanied by multi-media art film as artist Alan Syliboy brings his band The Thundermakers to Bayview Community School in Mahone Bay

Syliboy is an internationally renowned Mi'kmaw artist, filmmaker, musician and social justice advocate whose works have inspired renewed community pride in Mi'kmaw culture and heritage. A recipient of the 2002 Queen's Golden Jubilee Medal, Mr. Syliboy shares his creativity to engage youth and advocate for environmental sustainability, nation-building and reconciliation.

The Thundermakers are Hubert Francis (Guitarist/Vocals), star of Brookes Diamond production, Drum from Elsipogtog First Nation; Evan Syliboy (Lead guitarist) formerly with Alan's band; Lonecloud; and bassist, composer, sound designer, video/sound editor, Lukas Pearse of Halifax; plus group leader, percussionist/spoken word artist Alan Syliboy.

Presented by Bayview Home and School, Bayview Community School, and Musique Royale, the show takes place May 10 at 6:30 p.m. at Bayview Community School, 110 Clearway Street, Mahone Bay.

Suggested donation: $5 at the door. It is an all ages community event.

Vocal concert

South Shore Chorale presents How Sweet the Sound, celebration of centuries of glorious hymns. Selections include arrangements of joyful, well known and best-loved hymns with beautiful messages of faith, memorable melodies, and rich qualities. Joining the chorale will be two talented vocal soloists from the South Shore, Thomas Owen and Brent Raddall.

Owen has performed in voice categories in the Bridgewater Music Festival from age eight until last year. He has performed in musicals with the Royal Theatre Guild, Chester Playhouse, and the South Shore Players, including the Tin Man in Oz and Gilbert in Anne of Green Gables. He has sung with various choirs, most recently with the Dal Chorus and chorus for the opera L'Etoile. Owen is currently studying voice at Dalhousie University.

Currently in his third year in vocal performance at Acadia University School of Music, Brent Raddall started competing in his local festival at age five in the Queen's County Music Festival in Nova Scotia. Raddall has performed in several productions including Suessical and Les Miserable. In 2018, he was accepted in the Opera NUOVA, Newly United Operatic Vocalists Association, summer program in Edmonton where he played the role of Jack in the production of Sondheim's Into the Woods.

Two performances are scheduled: Friday, May 10, at 7 p.m. at the United Baptist Church, 373 Main St, Liverpool, and Saturday, May 11, at 7 p.m. at the Central United Church, 136 Cumberland St, Lunenburg.

Tickets: $12 each, available at the door (or in advance from Chorale members).

Doc Fest seeks participants for new film

Lunenburg Doc Fest is seeking participants for a free seniors documentary workshop to help create a new film, It's all about Lyme: the story, the experience, set to premiere at the 6th annual Doc Fest this September. The workshop is open to Seniors ages 55 plus.

Learn film-making techniques from professional mentors through discussions, research, and classroom work. Work with a team of your peers to explore the impact of Lyme disease on Lunenburg County.

Session one will include six meetings (10 a.m.–1 p.m.) between May 23–June 12 covering subjects from framing, interviews, and capturing quality audio on the fly.

Session two will deal with long-form documentary segments, lighting, and camera composition, with seven meetings (10 a.m.–1 p.m.) between June 13–July 25.

Participants are welcome to take part in just one session or both.

The application deadline is May 13.

Don't miss this exciting opportunity to get comfortable behind the camera and shine a light on an important issue affecting your community.

See Seniors Workshop under the education tab to sign up. Spaces limited.

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