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The Wishing Tree


In Prince Edward County, there stood a 700-year old sugar maple that some believed had magical powers to grant wishes. For 200 years, people would kneel beneath her canopy holding the branches and the leaves close to their hearts and make wishes that ultimately came true. Until one day, the tree was struck by lightning.

Inspired by local stories and legends of Prince Edward County, The Wishing Tree is a storytelling concert to be performed by H’art School and local performers.

Featuring traditional and new songs, The Wishing Tree‘s musical style ranges from folk, gospel, polka and more. New illustrations, paintings, and props will bring the story of resilience, community and healing to life.


Produced by H’art Centre
Artistic Director and Author: Suzanne Pasternak
Performed by: H’art artists
Choreography by: Jessica Irwin with H’art artists
Musical Direction: Suzanne Pasternak
Orff Orchestra Director: Laura Scott
Orff Orchestra performers: H’art artists
Narration: Selwyn Langdon
Percussion Leaders: Daniel Chalmers and Julien Bouchard

Show Times

Saturday, December 8 at 2 pm SOLD OUT**
Sunday, December 9 at 2 pm*  SOLD OUT**
(*a celebration will follow finale performance)
**Currently, all available seats are reserved for the Saturday and Sunday matinees. Although we can’t guarantee it, a few seats may open up on the day of the event. If so, these seats will be made available at the door immediately prior to the performance on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Pricing: $10
Venue: THE BOX at H’art Centre, 237 Wellington Street
How to Buy: Call the Box Office at 613-545-1392
Follow the show: www.facebook.com/HartCentreKingston
Download the poster: The Wishing Tree Poster – 157 KB – PDF


Original paintings inspired by the theme of “wishes” by H’art artists will be on display at the event.