The Aeolian Singers will donate their proceeds from this weekend’s original show Babes on Broadway to Scott Jones.
The group is performing Saturday at 7:30 p.m. at The Kirk, Saint Andrews’s Presbyterian Church and wanted to help the recently-attacked young chorister and music director.
“We were all thinking of Scott as we come to New Glasgow to present our show, and we hope this can help with his rehabilitation process,” Aeolians’ Artistic Director Janet Gaskin commented.
You can learn more about how to support Scott at www.supportscottjones.com.
Babes on Broadway is an original show created for the choir by former music educator, Eleanor Hall. It features many great numbers from beloved Broadway musicals, ranging from the early years (Oklahoma) to songs from more recent shows like Rent, A Chorus Line and more. The show features soloists from the choir and a storyline which takes the audience through the history of the musical as told by a cast of female characters inspired by Broadway’s famous female characters.
Now in their 38th season, The Aeolians Singers are champions of music for women, and over the years, they’ve commissioned many new works for the choir by a diverse range of Canadian composers, including music by singer/songwriters like Susan Crowe, Connie Kaldor and the late Raylene Rankin. They have made three recordings, including the moving breast cancer oratorio, Where I Live, and performed with Symphony Nova Scotia and throughout Atlantic Canada, the U.K. and Europe.
Tickets to the show are $15 and can be booked in advance by calling (902) 755-3762, and will also be available at the door.