Meet the PerformersHarmony & Hope 2017 features special guest Sam Moon
Cape Breton born singer-songwriter Sam Moon has been performing throughout Canada and the USA for over 45 years with hundreds of musicians including Matt Minglewood, Terry Hatty, and Ritchie Oakley. He has made numerous festival appearances and performed at legendary venues like the Misty Moon, and opened for major acts like The Guess Who and The Beach Boys. In 1982, Sam was the first Maritime artist to break the year-end Top 20 on C100 Radio with the release of his New Moon album. The same year the Halifax Herald chose him as Entertainer of the Year, and he also won Eastern Canada’s Shure Microphone Top Vocalist award. In 2007 Sam received his first ECMA Award.
Dalhousie Health Professions Chorale
Bryan Crocker, Artistic Director and T.J. Murray Musician in Residence
Alfhild Larsen, accompanist
Dr. Wendy Stewart, Director, Medical Humanities HEALS program
The Dalhousie Health Professions Chorale is a section of the Music-in-Medicine initiative of the Medical Humanities H.E.A.L.S. Program. The chorale includes members of all three health faculties at the university, including students, professors, staff, community members and supporters. Under the direction of Bryan Crocker, the group performs a mix of classical choral works, jazz and blues, and modern popular music.
Bedford Brass Quintet
Reuben Bauer, bass trombone & tuba
Lisa Booth, horn
Simon Oakey, trombone
Jamie Falcone, trumpet & flugelhorn
Paul St-Amand, trumpet & flugelhorn
With special guest Michael Dalton, acoustic guitar
The Bedford Brass Quintet has performed acclaimed shows at concert halls, bandstands, churches and schools throughout Nova Scotia. Known for eclectic repertoire and outside-the-box performances, the group features accomplished musicians who have played with many of Canada’s leading ensembles, including Symphony Nova Scotia, the National Ballet Orchestra, the Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony, the Nanaimo Symphony Orchestra, and the PEI Symphony Orchestra. For two years running, the BBQ has been voted among the best classical ensembles in Halifax by readers of The Coast, scoring Bronze in 2015 and Silver in 2016.