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Beat the Winter Blues with SoPA!

Mar 03, 2017 7:30 PM



Alumni and faculty from Holland College’s School of Performing Arts (SoPA) Music Performance program will help you beat the winter blues with this fundraising concert.

Admission: $10 at from any Music Performance faculty member, at the SoPA Music building located at 275 Kent Street, from the Florence Simmons Performance Hall box office, at Long and McQuade, or at the door on the night of the show.

A silent auction and student pre-show entertainment will start at 7 p.m., with the main show starting at 7:30. A bar and concession services will be available.

the door. All proceeds will be used to purchase equipment for the School of Performing Arts Music Performance program.

Silent Auction Items

Bidding will end after the intermission. Successful bidders must pay for and pick up their items immediately afterward (cash or debit). 

Guitar Epiphone DR-100
The DR-100 dreadnaught has all the basic elements: traditional shape, mahogany back and sides, select spruce top, rosewood fingerboard and bridge make this a great entry-level instrument.
Donated by Long & McQuade
Value: $180 Minimum bid: $90

Two tickets to Jenn Grant’s Paradise tour (2 pairs available)
Jenn Grant’s voice and songwriting have been celebrated the world over by critics and industry alike.
Donated by Florence Simmons Performance Hall Value: $60

Victoria Theatre & Dinner Package
Start your evening with dinner at the Landmark Café, then stroll across the street to take in a play at the Victoria Playhouse.
Donated by Jim (Benson) Carragher, Exit Realty
Value: $200 Minimum bid: $100

A Nightingale Sang CD – Pamela Campbell
Featuring songs from the Second World War era.
Donated by Pamela Campbell

For the Love o’ Burns CD – Pamela Campbell
Based on the works of the Scottish poet Robbie Burns
Donated by Pamela Campbell

Accommodation for two nights at Fairholm Inn, breakfast, and dinner
Whether you are celebrating a special anniversary, looking to unwind after a day of sightseeing, or just looking to relax and get away, the staff at Fairholm Inn are ready to welcome you with warm hospitality and outstanding service.
Donated by Brooke MacMillan Value: $600 Minimum bid: $300

Hurricanes Football Scarf and Mitten Set

Snuggly mittens and matching scarf.
Donated by Holland College Marketing Department Value: $30

Holland College Men’s Level Wear shirt
Style and comfort meet in this men’s golf shirt.
Donated by Holland College Marketing Department Value: $70

$20 Hunter’s Gift Certificate (3 certificates available)
With a definite focus on great steak and seafood,
Hunter’s Ale House prides itself on serving Charlottetown’s favorite pub fare.
Donated by: Steven Barbour Three certificates available

Chet the Jazz Cat
Hand crafted folk art soft sculpture cat with music motif
Donated by Sara Underwood Value: $30

Gift Certificate for three-course dinner for two in the Lucy Maud Dining Room
Join us for lunch or dinner in the dining room at The CIC.
Donated by Austin Clement, CIC Program Manager Value: $100

$100 Gift Certificate for Lucy Maud Dining Room
Join us for lunch or dinner in the dining room at The Culinary Institute of Canada
Donated by Holland College President’s Office

Over the Waves CD – Kendra MacGillivray
From traditional fiddle tunes to Rag and Polka, there’s something for everyone on this CD. Kendra Includes some of her own compositions, as well. Put this CD on and you will start tapping immediately!
Donated by Kendra MacGillivray

Love o’ the Isles CD – Kendra MacGillivray
Featured on this outstanding fiddle album are Kendra on fiddle accompanied by Celtic musicians Troy MacGillivray on piano and bass, Tracey Dares on piano, Elmer Daigle on guitar and banjo and Cheryl Smith on drums.
Donated by Kendra MacGillivray

Two Piano Lessons
If you’re a piano or keyboard player, treat yourself to two lessons with one of the East Coast’s most respected players, Sean Ferris!
Donated by Sean Ferris Value: $120 Minimum bid: $60

Private Performance at a Cocktail or Dinner Party
Looking for a way to jazz up your next cocktail or dinner party? What better way to entertain your guests than with the incomparable Alan Dowling, Deryl Gallant, and Sean Ferris!
Donated by Alan Dowling, Deryl Gallant, and Sean Ferris
Value: $1,200 Minimum bid: $600

Encircling Vinyl Record
Sean Ferris’ New Age electronic release of And There Was The Sea and There Is A Solitude About Such A Shore, from 1986.
Donated by Sean Ferris Value: $40

Letters Never Sent CD – KINLEY (2 available)
Letters Never Sent features seven songs best described as Tropical Quiet Pop written by Kinley Dowling over the last five years. She’s received national attention for this album. If you’ve never heard this talented musician sing, you’re in for a treat!
Donated by Kinley Dowling

Holland Hurricanes Sweatshirt
Everyone loves Hurricanes swag!
Donated by Holland Hurricanes Football Club Value: $70

Flowers – Oil Painting
Lovely still life in oils by talented Island artist Gloria Wooldridge.
Donated by Gloria Wooldridge Value: $150 Minimum bid: $75

Samuel Holland: His Work and Legacy on Prince Edward Island
The definitive book on Samuel Holland’s survey, this book was named PEI Publication of the Year 2015, Shortlisted for PEI Book Award 2016, non-fiction. This hard cover edition sold out in a matter of weeks.
Donated by Holland College Vice President Michael O’Grady Value: $50

Four one-hour Bass Lessons
Dust off that bass and get back in the groove with bass instructor Deryl Gallant. Deryl has tracked bass on more than 23 recordings in his career and in 2015 he received the Music PEI Musician of the Year award and was selected by the PEI Jazz and Blues festival as the Doug Riley Artist.
Donated by Deryl Gallant Value: $240 Minimum bid: $120

Spoon for a Knife CD – Jive Kings
Three SoPA faculty members play in the Jive Kings, Alan Dowling, Deryl Gallant, and Mark Parsons. This album, the group’s debut recording, won the ECMA 2000 Jazz Artist/Group of the Year award.
Donated by Deryl Gallant

Jive Kings with Measha Bruggergosman CD (2 copies available)
This CD includes eight originals by Jive Kings members, five jazz standards featuring Measha, and a Tom Waits cover (Telephone Call from Istanbul). Winner of the 2001 Jazz Artist/Group of the Year award.
Donated by Deryl Gallant

Print by Maurice Bernard
A graduate of Holland College, Maurice Bernard’s work can be found in private and public collections throughout Canada and around the world.
Donated by: Ellen’s Creek Gallery & Framing
Value: $140 Minimum bid: $70

Floral Arrangement (on display at the silent auction)
Donated by Flower Buds Value: $40



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