Revitalization Raffle Winner for August

First off, St. Thomas Public Library and Friends of St. Thomas Public Library would like to sincerely thank St. Thomas Performing Arts sponsoring this month’s Revitalization Raffle with two series passes to their 2011/2012 season. (An approximate value of $190.)

Congratulations to the winner of the August Revitalization Raffle – Mr. Brian Bart!

When I called Mr. Bart this afternoon to tell him the good news, his reply was “I won? Really?? My girlfriend made me buy those. She’ll be happy. ‘Date night’ just got a whole lot easier to plan!”

Too true, Mr. Bart! I can see how date night would be much easier to plan with a prize like this! The St. Thomas Performing Arts line up looks to be as astounding as always. For some reason, I’m always pleasantly surprised by the caliber of acts and level of prestige that St. Thomas Performing Arts presents to the city. This season includes:

Dan HillDan Hill – Friday, October 21, 2011

When we hear the name “Dan Hill” the chords of his 1977 mega-hit “Sometimes When We Touch” come to mind but this talented singer, songwriter, and author has had a long and varied career that goes far beyond this one song! (Find out more about Dan Hill on the Performing Arts website.)


Alex Pangman & Her Alley Cats – Friday, November 18, 2011Alex Pangman

Alex Pangman, Canada’s Sweetheart of Swing, is a superb song stylist with growing compositional chops. She vocally celebrates the music of the 20s, 30s, and 40s but brings verve and interpretation all her own. (Find out more about Alex Pagman on the Performing Arts website.)


PentaedrePentaedre – Friday, March 2, 2012

Strongly committed to refresh the classical concert concept, Pentaedre crosses the borders between artistic disciplines and reintegrates performing arts into the concert. A unique musical ensemble in the Canadian landscape, Pentaedre explores and presents to the public a diversified and original chamber music repertoire, developed in the tradition of music for winds. (Find out more about Pentaedre on the Performing Arts website.)


Natalie Choquette “La Diva” – Friday, March 30, 2012Natalie Choquette

Natalie Choquette is an internationally acclaimed soprano colortura with a stunning voice and a first-class sense of humour. Awarded many prizes, she loves to create and portray colourful, zany divas  dressed in outrageous costumes, singing the most famous and beautiful opera arias while interacting with the audience. (Find out more about “La Diva” on the Performing Arts website.)


Thank you again to St. Thomas Performing Arts! Thanks, too, to library customers for participating in the raffle. Money raised from the Revitalization Raffles go back to St. Thomas Public Library to help fund the Library Revitalization Project.


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