Chimney sweepers on the job at East Prince Music Festival

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By Ancelene MacKinnon/Journal Pioneer  
SUMMERSIDE – The East Prince Music Festival is underway this week in Summerside. This 68th annual music festival wraps up today.

Rachael Phelan, (from left) Katie Stavert-Bernard, Jessee Hill, and Dakota Darrach eagerly await their chance to perform “Chim Chim Cher-ee” for their musical theatre act at the Trinity United Church on Wednesday as part of the East Prince Music Festival.

The piano sessions are taking place at the Summerside Baptist Church, and the vocal and instrumental performances as well as musical theatre acts are at Trinity United Church in Summerside.

Carol MacLean, co-ordinator of the festival, said the performers have been receiving feedback from professional adjudicators.

Tara Scott, who is adjudicating for the piano classes, has a Bachelor of Music Degree in piano performance and has played in Europe and across Canada.

Pamela Campbell, adjudicating the vocal sessions, has been a member of the National Association of Teachers of Singing for more than 55 years, and is an instructor at the Holland College School of Performing Arts in Charlottetown.

Adjudicating for the instrumental performances is Dale Sorenson, who is a former music festival participant and has won many awards, including at the National Music Festival finals. This will be his 25th year performing with the Charlottetown Festival Orchestra.

Organizations: Holland College School of Performing Arts, Summerside Baptist Church, Trinity United Church National Association of Teachers of Singing Charlottetown Festival Orchestra

Geographic location: Summerside, Europe, Canada Charlottetown

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