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Wall Street Band Confirmed For Competition

Wall Street Band Confirmed For Competition

The Bermuda Festival of the Performing Arts has announced that the annual On Stage Competition – set for February 6, 2019 – will feature Wall Street Band as the host band, along with Heather Nova, Sheila Smith and Gita Blakeney-Saltus as the judges. A spokesperson said, “Presented by Aspen, the inaugural competition proved to be one... Read more of this article

Ian Davidson Receives Festival Award Of Merit

Ian Davidson Receives Festival Award Of Merit

The Board of Directors of the Bermuda Festival have announced that the inaugural Bermuda Festival Edgar Humann Award of Merit, to be awarded annually by the Festival, was given to Mr. Ian Davidson for his lifetime contribution to the performing arts in Bermuda. The award was presented to Mr. Davidson by Governor John Rankin at a reception held at Government... Read more of this article

2019 Bermuda Festival Brochure Released

2019 Bermuda Festival Brochure Released

The 2019 Bermuda Festival is set to be held from January to March 2019, and the organisers have released the Festival Brochure, providing more details on the entertainment extravaganza. Executive Director of Bermuda Festival T.J. Armand said, “Along with Chaka Khan, the 44th Annual Bermuda Festival will take off with the legendary The Manhattan... Read more of this article

Productions Honouring Simone, Joplin & Callas

Productions Honouring Simone, Joplin & Callas

Executive Director T.J. Armand announced that three special performances are scheduled to honour three legendary women of the performing arts at the 44th annual Bermuda Festival. Mr. Armand said: “In keeping with our Empowerment of Women theme, I’m happy to announce that award-winning playwright Christina Ham’s explosive play with music, Nina... Read more of this article

Chaka Khan To Perform At The Bermuda Festival

Chaka Khan To Perform At The Bermuda Festival

Ten-time Grammy Award-winning singer Chaka Khan, along with 12-time Grammy Award-winning jazz vocal group The Manhattan Transfer, will be among the lineup of artists making their way to Bermuda early next year for the Bermuda Festival, the organisers have confirmed. The Festival will take place between January 19th and March 9th, 2019, and performance... Read more of this article

Bermuda Festival Appoints Gita Blakeney Saltus

Bermuda Festival Appoints Gita Blakeney Saltus

The Bermuda Festival of the Performing Arts announced the appointment of Gita Blakeney Saltus to the position of Deputy Chair of the Festival’s Board. The appointment takes effect immediately. Chairman Mr. David Skinner said: “I am excited that Gita has accepted this role. She brings a wealth of experience to the Festival, both as a world class... Read more of this article

Festival Aiming For Year-Round Programming

Festival Aiming For Year-Round Programming

Executive Director of the Bermuda Festival T.J. Armand has announced that the Festival is “taking the necessary steps for year-round programming.” A spokesperson said, “A programme has been put in place to engage students and the community at large with a Shakespeare play each year as part of the Festival’s year-round programming... Read more of this article

Two New Appointments For Bermuda Festival

Two New Appointments For Bermuda Festival

The Bermuda Festival of the Performing Arts has announced two key appointments, including T.J. Armand being appointed Executive Director of the Festival, succeeding David Skinner, who was appointed the Festival’s first Executive Director effective July 2015, as of May 1. A spokesperson said, “Mr. Armand was the first recipient of the Arif Mardin... Read more of this article

Young Musicians Chosen For Bermuda Festival

Young Musicians Chosen For Bermuda Festival

11-year-old Indigo Adamson and seven violinists from the Bermuda School of Music have been selected to perform as part of the 2018 Bermuda Festival, taking to the City Hall stage on Tuesday, Jan 30th. And the judges were so impressed by the runners-up Brothers in Music that the CedarBridge Academy’s band has also been invited to appear on the same... Read more of this article

Young Musicians To Open Bermuda Festival

Young Musicians To Open Bermuda Festival

In just two weeks time, the 2018 Bermuda Festival will open with three local youth bands and three soloists competing for two performance slots in the renowned celebration of performing arts. Parents and friends of the ensembles – the Bermuda School of Music’s senior violinists, Brothers in Music and the Sax Duet – and soloists Shardae Lee, Skye... Read more of this article

Butler Praises Festival For Inviting Youth Bands

Butler Praises Festival For Inviting Youth Bands

Local author Dale Butler has welcomed the decision of the Bermuda Festival to include the best of the Island’s youth bands in the 2018 Festival program. Mr Butler, who will be one of the three judges in the competition to choose two bands to perform in the Festival, said that the decision had fulfilled a long time dream. “I have been longing for... Read more of this article

Festival Seeks Top Young Local Musicians

Festival Seeks Top Young Local Musicians

Following the success of including student musicians alongside international performers in the 2017 line-up, the Bermuda Festival has launched a competition to select the top youth music ensemble and runners-up to perform in the 2018 Festival programme. The competition will be open to all ensembles featuring students between the ages of 11 and 21 and... Read more of this article

Bermuda Festival Elect Six New Board Members

Bermuda Festival Elect Six New Board Members

At its Annual General Meeting, the Bermuda Festival of the Performing Arts elected six new Directors to its Board: Gita Blakeney-Saltus, Flavia Doyle, Tim Faries, Tiffany Fox, Adrian Kawaley-Lathan and Graham Pewter. These new members join continuing Board members Ian Davidson [Chairman], Philip Barnett, Conchita Ming, Tom Miller, Patricia Philip-Fairn,... Read more of this article