Museum concert to feature Bing Crosby’s most enduring songs

ABOYNE – The Wellington County Museum and Archives will present pianist Brad Halls on Jan. 22 at 2pm.

The event celebrates the 120th anniversary of Bing Crosby’s birth with Halls to play many of Crosby’s most enduring songs.

From 1985 -2012, Halls was the producer and principal performer in a series of concerts at Cobourg’s historic Victoria Hall entitled “Words and Music.” Along with the area’s finest singers, Halls performed songs from great musicals of Broadway and Hollywood.

The performer combined his talents as a composer with his friend and collaborator, Paul Caldwell, and the pair performed across Ontario. The pair were also chief writers and performers for their TV series “The Corner Store” for which they won CanPro awards for excellence in Independent Canadian TV production.

Since Halls’ return to Fergus, he has sung with the Guelph Chamber Choir and served as president of the Choir’s Board of Directors.

He is presently music leader at Barrie Hill United Church and is a regular jazz pianist at Manhattan’s. Halls is also host and performer in the “Mid Day Music at Melville,” a weekly series of free one-hour concerts.

On Jan. 22, tickets can be purchased at the door for $10. Coffee will be served post performance to provide an opportunity to speak with Halls.