Cantatrice Ensemble Honour Choir Auditions

Cantatrice Ensemble Honour Choir Auditions

Auditions for new members for the Cantatrice Ensemble Honour Choir will be held on June 3 at Georges P. Vanier School, June 10 at Madeline Symonds Middle School and June 17 at Cavalier Drive School, starting at 6:30 pm each evening. Auditions are open to treble voice singers (soprano, second soprano, alto) who will be in Grades 7-12 in September 2024. Previous vocal experience is an asset but is not required. Audition appointments can be booked at . Membership is open to HRCE students, home-schooled students and private school students. Singers or parents are welcome to contact the director, Karen Newhook-MacDonald, at with any questions about the choir or the audition process. Rehearsals are held on Monday evenings at Cavalier Drive School in Lower Sackville from 6:30-8 pm from September to May.

Nova Scotia represented in National Youth Choir of Canada!

The National Youth Choir of Canada (NYCC) is a project of Choral Canada and is one of Canada’s finest youth choirs. It is a one-of-a-kind professional development opportunity for some of Canada’s best emerging choral singers. Truly national in scope, the prestigious choir is made up of singers between the ages of 19 and 26 who are auditioned from across the country every two years.

Initiated in 1984, the National Youth Choir of Canada has won critical acclaim across Canada since its inception. Conductors for the National Youth Choir of Canada have included many of Canada’s preeminent choral conductors. The National Youth Choir of Canada has performed at every PODIUM – our biennial national conference and festival – since 1984, and was also featured at the World Symposium on Choral Music in Vancouver in 1993 and Festival 500 in 1999.

Congratulations to the the Nova Scotia singers participating in NYCC this week:

Emma Proctor, Soprano

Maiti McGrath, Alto

William Austin, Tenor

Spencer Sweet, Tenor

For more information about the program visit:

Nova Voce Online Auction

Nova Voce has some exciting news! This weekend we will be launching our first ONLINE AUCTION as a fund raiser, and this is YOUR invitation to participate. Browse the offerings (there’s over thirty items) that range from a one-week cottage rental here in Nova Scotia to a brand-new acoustic guitar. You are sure to find some gift cards, paintings and other objets d’art that are just perfect for you. You don’t want to miss out!

Just click to be taken to our 32Auctions site. Once you’re there, you can browse the items at leisure. To place a bid, you will need to register for an account. It’s easy and painless! It will ask you to enter your email address and make up a password. The site will send you a confirmation email. Click on the link in that email and, Presto! You’re ready to bid on that item you want. That’s all there is to it!

The auction items are available to preview now and the auction opens Saturday morning at 12:15 a.m. The auction runs until Friday, May 24th at 11:45 p.m., so check back often! If you place a bid, the system will email you if you are outbid. You can also set an item to “Watch” so the system will send you notifications on items you’re thinking about.

If you have any questions during the auction, you can contact us through the “Contact Us” on our auction page or you can email

Happy Bidding! And thank you for your support!

Risers for sale!

Seaside A Cappella is buying new risers and selling our old ones!

There are 11 four-foot sections – unsure of the date they were originally purchased from Wenger.

The Staging Canadell riser backs will go with them and they are only a few years old.

If you are interested, please send a message to We are open for negotiation!

Capella Regalis Choirs 50/50 Cash Raffle

Win big in Capella Regalis Choirs 50/50 Cash Raffle

Tickets on Sale until May 31, 2024 at

Support free music education, youth, and community! Get a ticket – or a whole bundle – for your chance to win 50% of the jackpot. Proceeds from Capella Regalis’s first-ever 50/50 fundraiser will support our free after-school music training programs, open to any child keen to learn music. 

A world-class performing arts education usually requires money for private lessons, camps, and other intensive training experiences. Capella Regalis is committed to eliminating that financial barrier for families in Nova Scotia and to making musical excellence open to everyone.

The more money raised, the bigger the jackpot — for the winning ticket and for Capella Regalis! 

The draw takes place on June 1, and the winner will be contacted to claim their cash prize! Must be 19 years or older and a resident of Nova Scotia to play.

To learn more visit

Capella Regalis Choirs – Summer Student positions

We’re pleased to offer two 2024 summer work placements:
Nova Scotia Student Summer Skills Incentive (SKILL) placement: Digital Marketing Assistant
For a Nova Scotia student entering or continuing full time post-secondary studies.
Canada Summer Jobs placement: Arts Administrator
For a Canadian youth between 15 and 30 years of age.
Please find the job announcements including details on how to apply on our website at

Support for the National Youth Choir of Canada

Since 1984, the National Youth Choir of Canada (NYCC), a project of Choral Canada, has been offering one-of-a-kind professional development experiences for some of Canada’s best emerging choral singers. Forty years later, with an alumni network of more than 780 singers, the prestigious choir continues to shine in venues and communities across the country.

As we commemorate this significant milestone, we’re reaching out to you, our valued supporters and friends, to help us raise $40,000 FOR 40 YEARS IN 40 DAYS!

Whether you’re an alumni of the choir, a choral conductor, an educator and/or someone looking to support youth in the arts, we ask you to rally together in support of the choir that has given us all so much. Together, we can ensure that the NYCC remains a beacon of inspiration, artistic excellence, and community for generations to come.