HGMC – Open Rehearsals for the Month of September

The Halifax Gay Men’s Chorus is having open rehearsals for the month of September. Anyone is welcome to come and check us out on Thursday evenings from 7-9:30 pm at St. Andrew’s United Church, Halifax. Please contact our membership director at membership@hgmc.ca in advance so we can have a music packet ready for you.

Farewell to Ryan Henwood

After a very exciting return of Sing Summer 2022 and a very successful three years with the NSCF, Ryan has resigned as Program Coordinator to begin his new career as a music educator. Ryan has accepted a fulltime position teaching music at Oxford School in Halifax. Congratulations Ryan! Ryan is also a director at Choirs for Change and Assistant Director of the Halifax Gay Men’s Chorus. Although we will miss Ryan here at NSCF we wish you all the best and look forward to working with you as an extremely active and dedicated member of our choral community!

Welcome to our NSCF Board for 2022-23

Following our AGM in August at Adult Choir Camp, we would like to welcome new and returning NSCF Board members. We have an exciting time ahead of us and are looking forward to a healthy and productive choral season. For more information about the NSCF Board of Directors please visit Here

EnChor – East Job Posting

EnChor East is currently looking for two bass vocal scholars. An honorarium will be offered. Successful
applicants must possess the following prerequisites:

  1. Student (18+ studying music privately or at a post-secondary institution)
  2. Previous choral experience
  3. Strong sight singing and vocal production skill
  4. Must attend all rehearsals, dress rehearsals, and concerts
  5. Must commit to full year.
    Please contact lastephen53@gmail.com or enchoreastsingerssociety@gmail.com

Dalhousie Chorus Accepting New Members

The Dalhousie Chorus is coming back to life this year! The Chorus is looking for tenors and basses to help fill our ranks. We are especially interested in high school tenors and basses who love to sing and are possibly interested in studying music in the future and are looking for another level of experience, expanding their singing experience. However, we are also very interested in any tenors and basses from the community who would like to help us bolster our chorus! With exciting rep this fall by Gjeilo, Vasks, and the amazing Kerry Andrew and the Duruflé Requiem this winter, the chorus will begin its next chapter with its new conductor John Bogardus. Rehearsals are held at the Dalhousie Arts Center in the Fountain School of Performing Arts on Mondays and Wednesdays from 4:30 pm until 6:00 pm.

For auditions, please contact John Bogardus at john.bogardus@dal.ca.

NSCF Elects New Members to the Board

Welcome to our returning and new members of the NSCF Board. On Tuesday, August 23, 2022, at the NSCF AGM we welcomed the following new Board Members: Leslie Ann Andrews, (Sydney) Election; Andrew Cranston (Middleton) Election; Heather Fraser (Bedford) Election; Laura Moore (Halifax) Election; Kevin Parks (Halifax) Election; Kaitlin Wilcox, Halifax

Welcome also to returning Board Members:
Tom Black (Halifax) Reelection
Jacqueline Chambers (Truro) Reelection
Spencer Gough (Halifax) Reelection
Wendy LaPierre, President, (Kentville) Completing second year of two year term
Laura Beth Smith (Lower Sackville) Reelection
Norm Scrimger Past President One Year Term
Greg MacCleod, Treasurer, (Dartmouth) Completing second year of two year term
Jacqueline Chambers, (Valley), Completing second year of two year term

We would also like to thank departing board members Christopher Bowman and Danielle LeVangie for their years of service!

For more information about our Board Member please visit here.

Collegium Cantorum – Audition for Singers

Dalhousie University’s community choir, Collegium Cantorum, is auditioning for new members for their 2022-23 performance season. The choir is conducted by Gary Ewer, accompanied by collaborative pianist Tara Scott. It’s a mixed-voice choir which performs music from many different genres and styles, including classical, baroque, folksong, from both sacred and secular choral worlds. Rehearsals are 7-9 pm Monday evenings, September through March, at the Dal Arts Centre

Auditions will take place in late August and early September. If you would like to book an audition, or if you would like more information about how you can become a member of Dalhousie Collegium Cantorum, please contact Laurie Ewer at (902) 864-3090, or write ewer.laurie@gmail.com

Singers Wanted – Chebucto Community Singers Looking for Tenors and Basses

The Chebucto Community Singers are looking for tenor and bass members. We are returning to regular rehearsals on September 27th 7-9 at Calvin Presbyterian Church, 3311 Ashburn Avenue, Halifax with COVID policies and protocols in place. Masks will not be required but are encouraged; proof of vaccination is required. Our choir has approximately 60 members and has enjoyed 45 years of making music together. We sing a broad range of repertoire from classical to Broadway.  

The Choir Director, Louise Grinstead, would like basses and tenors who may be interested in being a member of this choir to come to our registration on September 20, at 7:00 PM for an audition at the above noted rehearsal space. Those auditioning should have experience in choral singing and be fluent sight readers or have a strong ear for music.

For more information on the choir and to register for an audition, please contact Nancy Saunders  njsaun61@gmail.com   902-868-1388 or Janet Bardon at  janetbardon731@gmail.com  902-429-3915.