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Music series returns to Kirk of St. James in Charlottetown

Kirk of St. James summer recital series continues in Charlottetown.
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The Kirk of St. James Summer Recital Series is continuing this summer in a reduced way. 

Recitals are at the church, which is located at 35 Fitzroy St., Charlottetown, and happen on Thursday at 12:10 p.m.
Physical distancing will take place. 

The first is performed by Frances McBurnie, piano, on July 30. The program will consist of Bach’s Goldberg Variations, sometimes considered a “monster work”, and possibly made most famous with the recordings by Glenn Gould. 

McBurnie is well-known to Island audiences, particularly for her collaborative work with both students and professionals. This is her first solo recital in many years and represents her pandemic project. 

She has degrees from Mount Allison and Western, has performed with the Prince Edward Island Symphony Orchestra and the Strathgartney Chamber Orchestra, teaches piano and theory and has adjudicated Atlantic music festivals. She was formerly a music and mathematics teacher in the Public School System and is the music director at the Kirk of St. James. 

Donations will be received toward the Kirk’s Choral Scholarships, a program which supports university music students while they contribute to the Kirk’s Worship Service. 

Upcoming recitals in this series will be on Aug. 6, Nathan Liang, piano, and on Aug. 20, Sean Kemp, violin.

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