December 6th-In Memoriam and Dec 11th Christmas on The Grand Parade

Hi-Music Direc­tor Andrew Killawee here,

I am writ­ing to invite you to two won­der­ful,
free musi­cal events at St. Paul’s Church this month of Decem­ber.

The first is our Hal­i­fax Explo­sion 100th anniver­sary event —

“The Lost Memo­r­i­al” -
Wednes­day, Decem­ber 6, 7:00 pm.

Here is a descrip­tion of what you will see:  St. Paul’s church was one of the few Hal­i­fax church­es to ful­ly with­stand the Hal­i­fax explo­sion — and records sug­gest it may have been the only church able to orga­nize a ser­vice the next day. While the spe­cif­ic events of that ser­vice are a mys­tery — its was sure­ly a somber affair — with church pews sur­round­ed by coffins — with more than 300 church fam­i­lies dead, dis­placed or injured — and with the church hall trans­formed into a makeshift hos­pi­tal and relief sta­tion. In the “Lost Memo­r­i­al” we re-cre­ate what words might have been spo­ken in this trag­ic set­ting. What songs would have been sung? What might the church have looked like? Most impor­tant — where did the peo­ple of Hal­i­fax even begin to look for hope?

David Chris­tensen, Karis Tees (and the St. Paul’s Junior Choir), El Jones, Alan Syli­boy, Ben Stone, Ian Bent (St. Paul’s Musi­cian in Res­i­dence), the St. Paul’s Senior Choir and Spe­cial Guests includ­ing  Lukas Pearse on Exte­ri­or Pro­jec­tion

The Sec­ond Event is our 5th Annu­al
“Christ­mas on the Grand Parade”
Mon­day, Decem­ber 11, 7:00 pm
(storm date Tues­day the 12th)

In what has quick­ly become a “save the date” event — “Christ­mas on the Grand Parade” brings togeth­er com­mu­ni­ty mem­bers from all back­grounds and walks of life — and fea­tures read­ings, choir selec­tions, and Christ­mas hymns of the sea­son, in the won­der­ful, sea­son­al­ly-dec­o­rat­ed back­drop of the old­est build­ing in Hal­i­fax.
75 min­utes in length.
Recep­tion to fol­low.

These events are very dif­fer­ent — but both will fea­ture beau­ti­ful music, and gath­er­ing of com­mu­ni­ty.
The Hal­i­fax Explo­sion event will also fea­ture a build­ing sized out­door pro­jec­tion dis­play, pro­duced and direct­ed by Hal­i­fax artist Lukas Pearce.

Hope to see you there!



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