In short: the baroque ensemble is making a comeback in COVID

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The Per Sonatori Baroque Ensemble returns after a two-year absence due to COVID-19, performing Darkness to Light Saturday at 7:30 p.m. at Knox-Metropolitan United Church in Regina.

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Per Sonatori is an ensemble of period instrument players who perform music from the Baroque era, originating in Italy in the early 1600s.

The concert features a baroque choir under the direction of Hart Gooden, who is the director of the Halcyon Chamber Choir and the Regina Philharmonic Chorus.

Tara Semple is artistic director.

Tickets are available at the door and at personatori.ca (adults, $30; seniors, $25; and students, $20).

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The latest offering from Regina’s On Cue Performance Hub — Fools Rush In — is scheduled for Friday at 7:30 p.m. at the Lazy Owl at the University of Regina.

The show provides an opportunity for local artists to shine in various genres including music, dance, performance, spoken word, hip hop, and more.

It is open to artists aged 19 and over.

According to On Cue’s website“It’s a safe space for amateur and professional artists to give us a taste of something new or risque you’re working on – or just to show people what you can do.”

The event is free, but donations are accepted.

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Regina Summer Stage, a non-profit musical theater companyis holding auditions for its upcoming production of the classic Disney fairy tale, The Little Mermaid.

Auditions are scheduled for April 11-13 from 7-10 p.m. at the Regina Performing Arts Centre.

Director/choreographer Chip McDaniel and musical director Bob Nicholls are looking for a “talented mix of performers including youth (ages 10-13) and adults.”

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To book an audition, call 306-522-9078 or email rss@sasktel.net. For details on auditions or to view a list of roles, visit reginasummerstage.com.

Performances are July 13-17.

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The Regina Symphony Orchestra presents Alligator Pie and Mother Goose on Sundays at 3 p.m. at the Riddell Center Theater at the University of Regina.

The concert is part of RSO’s family series. It includes activities for children before the show at 2 p.m. by Laura Roddick of Music for Young Children.

Featuring conductor Naomi Woo and singer McKenzie Warriner, the performance features “fairy tales and poetry mixed with the whimsy of orchestral music in this fun program,” according to RSO. “With illustrations and storytelling by Judd Palmer, this concert will be a treat for those who like to be transported by a good story.”

The RSO also presents Murphy, Haydn and Dvorak on April 9 (2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.) at Holy Rosary Cathedral.

According to the orchestra’s website: “Tamsin Johnston of the RSO will take center stage with the oboe concerto by Canadian composer Kelly-Marie Murphy. Guest conductor Adam Johnson will lead the orchestra through the vigorous Bear Symphony and lively Dvořák, arranged for strings only.

More information and tickets available at reginasymphony.com.

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