Fall 2023 Season: Evenings @ Government House

Tuesday, September 5, 2023

We are happy to announce the Fall 2023 Season of Evenings @ Government House! Join us every second week for free events that celebrate the culture, history, and heritage of our province. 

All sessions begin at 7:00 PM and are followed by a dessert reception. 

Government House is located in downtown Halifax at 1451 Barrington Street. Parking is available on Barrington Street and in the surrounding area. The House is fully accessible. 

Registration Details:

Online Registration Form: Click here 
Email Registration: LGOffice@novascotia.ca 
Phone Registration: 902-424-7001 

Fall 2023 Season: 

** Tuesday, September 19th at 7:00 PM **
An Evening of Music at Government House: Featuring Patricia Creighton, Flautist, with Peter Allen, Pianist

Patricia Creighton was Principal Flautist with Symphony Nova Scotia from 1984 to 2022. During that time, she played over 3,000 orchestral concerts and over 1,000 chamber and solo concerts.  She is celebrated for her ravishing tone, deep natural musicality and great interpretative intuition. Join us at Government House as she, accompanied by pianist Peter Allen, performs a selection of duets and solo pieces.

Learn more: https://www.patriciacreighton.com

** Tuesday, October 3rd at 7:00 PM **
Celebrating Nova Scotian Visual Art: An Evening with Painter Katharine Burns

Katharine Burns is a painter whose large-scale, immersive seascapes are apt to make viewers smell salty air, hear crashing waves, and feel cool dashes of ocean spray while standing at the water’s edge. Frequent excursions to the beach and beyond, in her sea kayak—drifting on the water, a regular witness to the sea’s various moods—provide her with an endless source of inspiration; and a singularly nuanced perspective on the infinite, immortal phenomenon that is the ocean.

Learn more: https://www.katharineburns.com 

** Saturday, October 14th at 6:00 PM - 10:30 PM **
Nocturne Halifax Presents the Halifax Gay Men's Chorus and Nova Voce

Government House is pleased to participate in Nocturne Halifax 2023! Join us beginning at 6:00 PM for an evening of performances by the Halifax Gay Men's Chorus and Nova Voce. Guests will also have the opportunity to tour the first floor of Government House.  

Learn more: https://www.hgmc.ca and https://www.novavoce.com

** Tuesday, October 24th at 7:00 PM **
Nova Scotian Ghost Stories and Folklore: An Evening with Dusty Keleher, The Halifax Ghost Walk

Dusty Keleher is well-known for riviting ghost tours that wind through the original city blocks of Halifax. Join him for a night of stories about ghosts, pirates, forerunners and devils from the folklore of Nova Scotia.

Learn more: https://www.dustykeleher.com/the-halifax-ghost-walk

** Tuesday, November 7th at 7:00 PM **
An Evening of Music at Government House: Featuring L'ensemble vocal les Voix d'Acadie

Join us for a night celebrating francophone songs of all styles, including Acadian, Québécois, and French sources. The Ensemble is celebrating 50 years of excellence, which will be included in the night's theme. 

Learn more: https://lesvoixdacadie.com