Upcoming Events – The College of Piping And Celtic Performing Arts of Canada
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The College of Piping AGM

The College of Piping AGM will be held on Monday, December 13th at 4:30pm in the Main Hall. All are welcome.

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Voices for the Season Saturday, Dec 11, 2021

Doors open at 6:00pm, show starts at 6:30pm

An evening of local music to celebrate the holidays featuring Island artists:

Mariko Osa Nicholson

Originally from Japan, Mariko  graduated from Theatre Performance Program at Holland College School of Performing Arts in 2017.

Prior to SOPA, Mariko began her training with 8 years of piano lessons as well as several years of voice lessons. Other Education includes Royal Conservatory of Music and training in Musical Theatre and Opera as a Soprano singer.

Recent experience includes being a member of Luminos Ensemble a professional choir group, singing in the Confederation Centre Choir as well as Trinity United Church Choir and as a Soloist.

This year, she performed for the Diversity Festival, which was broadcasted nationally and streamed in September. In 2018, Mariko sang at the Indian River Festival and has performed in her own Opera Recital “A Night at the Opera” in 2017.

Mariko will be accompanied by Jennifer Collins on piano.

Victor Cal Y Mayor

Born in Chiapas (Southern Mexico), Victor Cal y mayor received his early musical formation in traditional Mexican and Spanish music. Victor developed an outstanding fondness to orchestral music and opera works when exposed at home and church. In 2016, he joined the School of the Performing Arts at Holland College, Canada. The year of 2017 marked a milestone in his young career for he was hired to do recitals in Liege (Belgium), Maastricht (Netherlands) and Paris (France). His voice has been heard in Notre Dame Cathedral and Le Palais Garnier captivating an international audience.

Luisa Guiza & Tom Gammons

Luisa Guiza has a passion for the ways we communicate. From her hometown of Villavicencio, Colombia to the chaotic capital city of Buenos Aires, Argentina, she has experienced a unique cross-section of South American life, and found guidance in listening intently to the people she has befriended along the way. In this way, Luisa found herself traveling here to PEI to study music at the School of Performing Arts.

Tom Gammons has experienced a very different style of life. But it was a similar passion that brought him from the the peaks of Montana, across the Canadian prairies, to this island. After studying together at SoPA, Luisa and Tom have begun exploring the songs that speak to them in the many languages of life.

Sara Campbell, Jennifer Cullen, Marlee Saulnier, Shannon Scales

Members of the Sirens, PEI’s Award Winning Women’s Choral Ensemble.

Sara Campbell

Sara comes from Truro, NS and grew up in Kensington, PEI. Her musical career began early with piano lessons and church choir. After taking voice lessons through high school Sara went on to graduate from St. Francis Xavier University with a B. A. Mus in Vocal Jazz. She then went to Toronto and completed a Masters of Sacred Music at the University of Toronto and Emmanuel College. There she studied Vocal performance with Lynn Blaser. She had the pleasure of learning conducting and choral techniques from Dr. Hilary Apfelstadt, Dr. Lori Dolloff, and Zimfira Poloz. Sara works as a Learning Manager in the School of Performing Arts at Holland College in Charlottetown. While not busy singing and teaching, she spends time at home with her husband Dave, and their son Ben.

Jennifer Cullen

Jennifer holds a Bachelor of Music from Wilfrid Laurier University, with a focus on voice and piano. She has performed vocally across North America, and Germany working with companies such as Banff Centre and Festival Ensemble of Stuttgart. Jennifer has worked with the Confederation Centre of the Arts since 2011 as a musician and musical director including the Young Company’s production of Feux Follets, the workshop of A Misfortune, and in the orchestra pit of Mamma Mia and Jesus Christ Superstar.  Jennifer was the alternate pianist for the 2019 season of Anne and Gilbert at the Guild. Jennifer was an instructor of voice and music for the Centre’s education program with Holland College and she had a private voice and piano studio for many years here in Charlottetown.  Jennifer was a founding member of Sirens, and although she took a break from singing with them to raise her little ones, she is delighted to be back for the 2020-2021 season.

Marlee Saulnier (she/her) 

Marlee is a saxophonist, vocalist and pianist hailing from Stellarton, Nova Scotia, and has called Charlottetown home for the past eight years. She holds a Bachelor of Music with Honours from Humber College in Toronto, Ontario. Marlee has had the opportunity to play and sing with numerous musical groups touring throughout Canada, the US and Mexico, including The Count and the Cuban Cocktail, Humber’s Latin Jazz Ensemble, Charlottetown-based world music group I and the Village, and Amy, Amy Amy – A Tribute to Amy Winehouse. Marlee is an ECMA and Music PEI Award winner for her work with Sirens and Paper Lions, and additionally performs with Luminos Ensemble, Lady Soul and as a sideman for various Island musicians. Marlee is also currently the Executive Director of the PEI Symphony Orchestra.

Shannon Scales

Shannon Scales studied vocal performance at the University of Prince Edward Island under the direction of Sung Ha Shin Bouey; receiving her Bachelor of Music in 2010. Following her post-secondary education, Shannon moved to Halifax, Nova Scotia, where she studied under Soprano, Lucy Hayes Davis. She is currently studying with renowned Trinidadian Soprano, Jeanine De Bique and is loving this deeper exploration of her sound. She has performed with award winning choirs, Halifax Camerata Singers and Xara Choral Theatre (where she was a featured soloist on their ECMA nominated album), as well as Opera Nova Scotia and the Symphony Nova Scotia Chorus. Throughout her professional career, she has been a featured soloist in works by Handel, Rossini, Dvorak, Jenkins, Gounod, and more. When she is not making music, you can find her on her yoga mat, or with a cup of tea in hand.

These talented performers will present beautiful songs, arias, duets and harmonies on the stage of the College of Piping Performing Arts Centre stage

Tickets: $35 plus taxes & fees

$10 from each ticket donated to the Boys & Girls Club of Summerside

Tickets available at the box office and online.

* PEI Vax-pass will be required for all ticket holders and must be shown at the door before entering the theatre.

$35 Plus Taxes & Fees

Call 902-436-5377
619 Water St. East, Summerside, PE

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Christmas in the Kitchen, Tuesday, Dec 14, 2021

Doors open at 7:00pm, show starts at 7:30pm

Christmas in the Kitchen is a uniquely PEI celebration of the season. It brings together the ingredients that make for a rip-roaring PEI kitchen party – storytelling, toe-tapping tunes, and loads of good cheer.

There will be fiddles, folklore and fun for the whole family.The yuletide production, created by Nicholas Whelan and Suzy Wilde, will showcase
some of PEI and Canada’s most accomplished musicians performing exciting new arrangements of classic Christmas songs.

The cast will be led by Wilde, Whelan, and well-known Island storyteller, Alan Buchanan. They will be joined by talented Island musicians Paul Hopkins, Jenna Marie Holmes, Tuli Porcher, and Hannah Melanson. With a focus on celebrating Canadian talent, Christmas in the Kitchen will feature music from The Rankin Family, David Myles, Anne Murray, Great Big Sea, and other popular artists.

Tickets available at the box office and online.

* PEI Vax-pass will be required for all ticket holders and must be shown at the door before entering the theatre.

$25 - $30 including fees & taxes

Call 902-436-5377
619 Water St. East, Summerside, PE

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Elvis Greatest Hits - Christmas with the King Thursday Dec 16, & Friday Dec 17

Christmas with the King featuring Thane Dunn & the Cadillac Kings

Start your Christmas off with a bang!

Get the whole family together to witness the Elvis experience of a lifetime.

Thane Dunn is known Worldwide as one of the absolute best Elvis tributes on the planet. Join the two-time World Champion along with his amazing Cadillac Kings as they bring you “Christmas with the King”.

The new show features all your favourite Elvis Christmas, Gospel and Rock classics plus he will be joined onstage by singing sensation Melly Dunn for duets that will blow your mind.

There will be a ton of surprises, costume changes and we promise you will laugh, cry and cheer in amazement as Thane Dunn recreates Elvis like none other.

Tickets $50.00 inclusive

This is a show for the entire family

Tickets available at the box office and online.

* PEI Vax-pass will be required for all ticket holders and must be shown at the door before entering the theatre.

Call 902-436-5377
619 Water St. East, Summerside, PE

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Pendy's Pub Christmas Cheer - Special guest Johnny & Louise Arsenault

Doors open at 7:00pm, show starts at 7:30pm

On Saturday, December 18,  join Michael Pendergast for an evening of Pendy’s Pub Christmas Cheer. Spirited tunes, sudsy songs and heart warming tales will be served up straight by Pendy himself.  With his house band, “The Keggers” and special guest Johnny & Louise Arsenault, Pendy’s Pub is sure to be a good time.

Tickets available at the box office and online.

* PEI Vax-pass will be required for all ticket holders and must be shown at the door before entering the theatre.

$25 All in

Call 902-436-5377
619 Water St. East, Summerside, PE

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Pendy's Pub Haggis & Hops - Special guests The College of Piping Performers

Doors open at 7:00pm, show starts at 7:30pm

On Saturday, January 22, a little bit of Scotland will be joining Michael Pendergast for an evening of Pendy’s Pub, Haggis & Hops. Spirited tunes, sudsy songs and heart warming tales will be served up straight by Pendy himself.  With his house band, “The Keggers” and special guests The College of Piping Performers, Pendy’s Pub is sure to be a good time.

Tickets available at the box office and online.

* PEI Vax-pass will be required for all ticket holders and must be shown at the door before entering the theatre.

$25 All in

Call 902-436-5377
619 Water St. East, Summerside, PE

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Richard Wood & Friends
Friday, January 28, 2022

Doors open at 7:00pm, show starts at 7:30pm

Richard Wood & Friends featuring Jon Matthews, Brad Fremlin & Rémi Arsenault with Special Guests Jolee Patkai, Keelin Wedge & Samantha MacKay 

“Richard has the Fire of a Rock God and all of the Talent and Skill of a Master Musician” Time Out magazine, London, UK.

For more than three decades, Richard Wood has blown away sold out audiences around the world with his traditional-born, fiery brand of Celtic music. 

Along with winning countless championships as both a step dancer and fiddler, Richard has also received 5 East Coast Music Awards, numerous Music PEI awards, and has twice earned the Don Messer Memorial Trophy. 

Richard has appeared on television shows like Good Morning America, The David Letterman Show, and Rita and Friends and has shared stages and tour buses with heavyweights like The Chieftains and Shania Twain.

He’s played for Prime Ministers, Governor Generals, the Queen, and the Emperor of Japan, but he is most proud to have entertained Canada’s Armed Forces in the North Pole, Bosnia, & twice in Afghanistan. 

Richard will be joined onstage by brilliant, talented friends: Jon Matthews, Brad Fremlin, Rémi Arsenault, Jolee Patkai, Keelin Wedge, Samantha MacKay.

Richard has brought his highly sought-after, energetic brand of music around the world, touring extensively in Australia, Europe, Asia, and all across North America and we are so happy to have him!

A portion of all proceeds will go to fund an annual fiddle scholarship at the College of Piping through the Faye & Richard Wood Award http://rwood.ca/faye-richard-wood-establish-new-fiddle-scholarship-award

Tickets available at the box office
$35 plus taxes & fees
* PEI Vax-pass will be required for all ticket holders and must be shown at the door before entering the theatre.

Call 902-436-5377
619 Water St. East, Summerside, PE

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Pendy's Pub Love & Lager - Special guest Daniel Drouin & Julie Lynn Arsenault

Doors open at 7:00pm, show starts at 7:30pm

On Saturday, February 12, Love is in the air. Join Michael Pendergast for an evening of Pendy’s Pub Love & Lager. Spirited tunes, sudsy songs and heart warming tales will be served up straight by Pendy himself.  With his house band, “The Keggers” and special guest Daniel Drouin & Julie Lynn Arsenault, Pendy’s Pub is sure to be a good time.

Tickets available at the box office and online.

* PEI Vax-pass will be required for all ticket holders and must be shown at the door before entering the theatre.

$25 All in

Call 902-436-5377
619 Water St. East, Summerside, PE

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Pendy's Pub St. Pendy's Day - Special guest Scott MacKay

Doors open at 7:00pm, show starts at 7:30pm

On Thursday, March 17,  celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with none other then Michael Pendergast for an evening of Pendy’s Pub St. Pendy’s Day. Spirited tunes, sudsy songs and heart warming tales will be served up straight by Pendy himself.  With his house band, “The Keggers”, a wee bit of Irish luck and special guest Scott MacKay, Pendy’s Pub is sure to be a good time.

Tickets available at the box office and online.

* PEI Vax-pass will be required for all ticket holders and must be shown at the door before entering the theatre.

$25 All in

Call 902-436-5377
619 Water St. East, Summerside, PE

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Pendy's Pub Pranks & Pints - Special guest Jordan LeClair

Doors open at 7:00pm, show starts at 7:30pm

On Saturday, April 9,  join Michael Pendergast for an evening of Pendy’s Pub Pranks & Pints. Spirited tunes, sudsy songs and heart warming tales will be served up straight by Pendy himself.  With his house band, “The Keggers” and special guest Jordan LeClair, Pendy’s Pub is sure to be a good time.

Tickets available at the box office and online.

* PEI Vax-pass will be required for all ticket holders and must be shown at the door before entering the theatre.

$25 All in

Call 902-436-5377
619 Water St. East, Summerside, PE

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The Stories & Songs of Stompin' Tom featuring Whiskey Jack - Friday, April 22, 2022

Doors open at 7:00pm, show starts at 7:30pm
Whiskey Jack is the one and only “officially licensed” musical group performing Stompin’ Tom Connors’ music and they will be appearing on the stage of the Celtic Performing Arts Centre at The College of Piping in Summerside on Friday, May 8, 2020.
“Whiskey Jack Nails Dad’s Music” – Tom Connors Jr.
The “Stories & Songs of Stompin’ Tom” concert can best be described as a personalized, behind-the-scenes portrait of Stompin’ Tom Connors, that includes a multimedia presentation of audio, video and photos from the band’s many years on the road with Tom.  The show features a carefully crafted blend of Connors’ greatest hits and some of the outrageous, yet true stories of Whiskey Jack’s experiences with Tom.  The band will also perform songs from the performers who inspired Tom and those he inspired.  This is a show that will entertain fans of all musical genres and guarantees that everyone will leave the theatre with a smile on their face!

Tickets available at the box office and online.

* PEI Vax-pass will be required for all ticket holders and must be shown at the door before entering the theatre.

$25 All in

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Irish Mythen
Saturday, April 23, 2022

Doors open at 7:00pm, show starts at 7:30pm

The Celtic Performing Arts Centre at The College of Piping is pleased to welcome Irish Mythen to our stage on Saturday, April 23 at 7:30pm for an intimate performance that will take your breath away. Don’t miss out having the opportunity to hear Irish’s music and storytelling abilities, a show not to be missed.  Born in County Wexford, Ireland, Irish Mythen made her way to Canada in 2006 to the Stan Rogers Festival and now has made her home in Charlottetown, PEI. Irish and her music have received many awards over the years and her latest release, the self-titled Irish Mythen, has gained recognition around the world with nominations and wins coming from Music PEI, East Coast Music Association, Folk Alliance International and SOCAN. Write-ups in Australian Guitar Magazine, the Rolling Stone, and a plethora of online publications world-wide have helped plant Irish firmly on the map of ‘Must See Artists’.

Tickets available at the box office and online.

* PEI Vax-pass will be required for all ticket holders and must be shown at the door before entering the theatre.

$30 All in

Call 902-436-5377
619 Water St. East, Summerside, PE

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Pendy's Pub Spring & Tonic - Special guest Josh Ellis

Doors open at 7:00pm, show starts at 7:30pm

On Saturday, May 14,  join Michael Pendergast for an evening of Pendy’s Pub Spring & Tonic. Spirited tunes, sudsy songs and heart warming tales will be served up straight by Pendy himself.  With his house band, “The Keggers” and special guest Josh Ellis, Pendy’s Pub is sure to be a good time.

Tickets available at the box office and online.

* PEI Vax-pass will be required for all ticket holders and must be shown at the door before entering the theatre.

$25 All in

Call 902-436-5377
619 Water St. East, Summerside, PE

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