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Singers joining forces for a Musical Evening in Truro

Andrew Morrisey and Brenna Conrad will be performing Aug. 17 at the Marigold Cultural Centre.
Andrew Morrisey and Brenna Conrad will be performing Aug. 17 at the Marigold Cultural Centre. - Lynn Curwin

The first time they met face to face, Brenna Conrad and Andrew Morrisey were talking about putting a show together.

The singers, who grew up in Truro, will be joined by pianist Rachel O’Brien for A Musical Evening. Their performances will include musical theatre, folk, pop, and opera hits, with a bit of comedy.

“There’s a little bit of everything,” said Morrisey. “It’s a fun thing to do, and it’s nice to do it in Truro because people here have been so supportive.”

Conrad and Morrisey had heard of one another, but hadn’t met in person until last week. They connected through O’Brien, who will be playing piano during the show.

“I’ll be doing the first act, he’ll do the second, and then we’ll do something together,” said Conrad. “I’m super excited to see how our styles mesh.

“Instead of having a set admission fee we have ‘Pay what you can.’ That enables students to come.”

A Musical Evening is being held at the Marigold Cultural Centre Aug. 17, 7:30-9:30 p.m. Doors open at 7 p.m.

ABOUT THE PERFORMERS:

Brenna Conrad has 10 years of experience in vocal performance, music education and music ministry. She is currently the conductor for Cantabile Impact!, is music director at First Baptist Church, and runs a private vocal studio.

Andrew Morrisey currently lives in New York and has played parts in several theatre shows. This fall, he will be playing in the new Off Broadway musical, Dead Serious. He has performed solo cabarets, and teaches at various voice and musical theatre studios in the New York area.

Rachel O'Brien is a Maritime-based pianist and music director. She recently completed a season of over 100 performances in Charlottetown as music director for Anne & Gilbert: The Musical.

This summer, she’s teaching musical theatre for Neptune Theatre School's summer camps and Young Company.

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