Halifax Camerata Singers: For the Love of Life!
(Halifax/K’jipuktuk, NS) Halifax Camerata Singers celebrates its 35th anniversary season with moving repertoire reflecting issues that matter – compassion, reconciliation, diversity, and equality – with both in-person and virtual concerts at St. Andrew’s United Church (Halifax). Atlantic Canada’s premiere chamber choir, the 28-voice ensemble is marking their milestone through an eclectic musical season and is offering its fans a discount ticket price for its first concert on November 6.
The Remembrance-themed concert, For the Love of Life, takes place on Saturday, November 6 at 7:30 p.m. with special guests, Jennifer Jones (violin) and Louise Renault (host). The opening concert celebrates life after lockdown, recalling in music our isolation, resilience, and reconnection. Repertoire includes choral works by acclaimed composers Ola Gjeilo, Moses Hogan, Mark Sirett, Jake Runestad, Srul Irving Glick, Larry Nickel and Dolly Parton. There will be two premieres of new works by Canadian women composers: The Last Evening (Laura Hawley), and Stephanie Martin’s In Mortal Key, inspired by a Jewish prayer. This concert will be presented both in-person, and on livestream through www.sidedooraccess.com.
Tickets for the in-person concert are $35 regular, $30 for seniors and $20 for students and the underwaged through Ticket Halifax. The virtual concert, available livestreamed and for up to 48 hours after November 6, is $18 through Side Door Access.
Founded by Artistic Director Jeff Joudrey in 1986, Halifax Camerata Singers includes performers from many parts of Nova Scotia and is Atlantic Canada’s leading chamber choir. Supported by the Canada Council for the Arts, the Lloyd Carr-Harris Foundation, the SOCAN Foundation, the Province of Nova Scotia/Arts Nova Scotia, Halifax Regional Municipality and individual donors and corporate supporters, the choir has distinguished itself by performing exciting choral repertoire from many periods and styles, with special attention to Canadian music. Winners of Music Nova Scotia’s Best Classical Recording in 2016 and nominated for an ECMA in the same category in 2017, the choir also won the Healey Willan Grand Prize in the 2010 National Competition for Canadian Amateur Choir. Camerata often collaborates with chamber ensembles, Symphony Nova Scotia, and other musicians. Their five recordings are for sale at the Symphony Nova Scotia Boutique, Taz Records, online and through iTunes, and are distributed through Naxos of America, Inc. through Halifax’s Leaf Music catalogue. Camerata is nominated for a 2021 Best Classical Recording by Music Nova Scotia for Music of the Spheres.
Halifax collaborative pianist Lynette Wahlstrom accompanies the choir.
Halifax Camerata Singers thanks its donors and funders, the Canada Council for the Arts, Arts Nova Scotia, Halifax Regional Municipality, and the Lloyd Carr-Harris Foundation. The choir acknowledges that we are located in Mi’kma’ki, the ancestral and unceded territory of the Mi’kmaq People. This territory is covered by the Treaties of Peace and Friendship first signed in 1725.