Nationals bound vocalist holding fundraising recital

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Anna Bond.

NEW GLASGOW - Local mezzo-soprano Anna Bond is bound for a national music festival in Waterloo, Ont. and is performing in her hometown to help get her there.

Bond is holding a fundraising recital at Trinity United Church that will feature herself, flutist Jaewon Choi and Frances McBurnie on piano. 

“The recital is a duo recital, solo flute, and solo voice,” Bond said. “We both have the same accompanist from P.E.I., Frances McBurnie. She is accompanying the two of us out of the four people going to nationals representing N.S.”

The two soloists will perform works by W.A. Mozart, Robert Muczynski, Antonio Vivaldi, Johannes Brahms, Maria Alvarez, Georges Bizet and Robert Fleming.

Bond said because of travel and accompanist costs to attend the Federation of Canadian Music Festivals' National Music Festival in August, it’s expensive to represent Nova Scotia. 

Bond recently received a Bachelor of Music from Mount Allison University and is going to McGill University in Montreal to complete a master’s in music.

After winning the Margaret Durning Memorial Award at the New Glasgow Music Festival, Bond was recommended as a senior voice competitor at the provincial level.

At the Nova Scotia Music Festival in Liverpool, she was chosen amongst senior vocal students as the province’s representative at the national music festival in August. To be selected to represent Nova Scotia is a high honour, but Bond said she will need some financial help to be able to do so.

The fundraising recital will take place Thursday, Aug. 1 at 7 p.m. in Trinity United Church, New Glasgow.

“Any donation at the door would be greatly appreciated,” she said.

The National Music Festival will take place Aug. 6 to 11. 

Organizations: Trinity United Church, Mount Allison University, McGill University

Geographic location: NEW GLASGOW, Nova Scotia, Waterloo Montreal Liverpool

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