Four Way Harmony – Halifax Rotary Club Call for Singers, Artistic Director and Accompanist
Four Way Harmony (Halifax Rotary Club choir that was comprised of about 20 singers) has been inactive since the pandemic and is looking to rebuild. Their repertoire (sung in four part, SATB harmony), included a diverse selection of really fun to sing, light music, pop, country, folk songs, etc., and included numerous Canadian and Maritime classics – and Christmas music. They rehearsed every second week, and performed at several retirement homes, as well as on the Halifax waterfront and at CTV’s Christmas Daddies. Several members sang in performances of the Rotary International Choir at Toronto and Hamburg conferences.
In order to get started they need a few singers in all four voices, (soprano, alto, tenor, bass). They also need to find a rehearsal space in a convenient location, preferably with a reasonable quality piano. Also critical is the need to track down a replacement musical leadership team. More specifically they need help with the following:
- Singers! If you enjoy singing in the shower, this is way more fun! There is no audition, but some modest ability to follow along a four part musical score would be helpful. Let us know if you’d like to give it a go. We’d love to hear from you.
- Being a Rotarian is not a prerequisite. If you know of any ‘Friend of Rotary’ who you think might be interested, please let them know, and ask them to get in touch – partners, adult children, neighbours… all welcome!
- They need a new ‘Artistic Director’ to guide the Choir musically. This may be a fine opportunity for a retired musician or choir director who is looking for some relaxing interest, or a music student looking to gain some experience in choir direction. While revenue generation potential is inevitably quite modest, some level of remuneration should be possible. If you know of someone who might be interested, please invite them to get in touch.
- Accompanist. Their current accompanist is very keen to help out but has commitments that will likely limit her availability. If anyone knows a competent pianist, again please get in touch.
- Finally they need a venue. It needs to have seating for about 20 people, and as mentioned, ideally needs to be equipped with a piano. Alternatively, we may be able to work with a reasonable quality keyboard. If you have suggestions please let us know.
If you can help with any of the above, please get in touch, either with Louisa Horne (firstname.lastname@example.org), or with Dick Hodgson of Halifax Northwest, (at email@example.com ). They would love to get this fine choral group up and running again!!