Prince Andrew Student Performs in Neptune Theatre’s The Color Purple Congratulations to Lyris Daye, a Grade 12 student at Prince Andrew High School who plays several roles in the Canadian premiere of The Color Purple, including Olivia, Ensemble and Church Soloist. Recently, Lyris joined her fellow cast member and professional actor Samantha Walkes in a drama workshop for a group of students at Prince Andrew, along with Jeremiah Sparks and Keisha T. Fraser, also in The Color Purple. This was one of six workshops led by Samantha Walkes in HRCE schools this month. Her goal was to reach African Nova Scotian students and those interested in pursuing performing arts as a career. In January, she hosted a special matinee of Cinderella at Neptune for students of African Descent. Hear what that meant to students in this video. Here’s a bit of what her most recent visit with HRCE students looked – and sounded like – at Prince Andrew. Halifax Regional Arts Music Two amazing mass choir concerts happened this month! Nine choirs performed at the Rebecca Cohn and seven choirs performed at Prince Andrew High School. These choirs represented approximately 500 students from 95 schools throughout HRCE. Audiences at both performances enjoyed a variety of musical pieces and styles and finales that included Canadian composer Oscar Peterson’s Hymn to Freedom and Oye by composer Jim Papoulis. What’s happening in Halifax Regional Arts? Much more than we can print on this page! Follow #ThanksToYouHalifax to see how our Supplementary Funded arts programs are enhancing student learning. Our Fine Arts Specialists supported teachers and students in more than 200 classroom this month! Equitable Education Fine Arts Programming 7 #ThanksToYouHalifax Improving Student Achievement