The audience at Virden Music & Arts Festival enjoyed a wide variety of vocal soloists, duets, and larger groups including school choirs.
Performers were treated to mini workshops by adjudicator Avonlea Armstrong-Green of Winnipeg.
She encouraged the performers to express emotion in musical theatre pieces, and to use the whole stage. She demonstrated the stylistic difference between pop and folk and encouraged a shy performer to take a deep breath and start over. The sessions were a pleasure to attend.
Piano classes started Wednesday afternoon in Virden Aud Theatre with adjudicator Mary Jo Carrabre, the Brandon Centre Representative for the Royal Conservatory of Music Examinations.
Speech Arts will be held in the Aud Theatre starting April 15 and run from Monday to Wednesday. A stunning array of Visual Art is on display at the CPR Historic Centre gallery which is open to the public on weekdays.
Festival programs are available at Virden Flower Attic & Gifts.