Celebration for Tim Cross.

At the end of May, life will change at the Nova Scotia Choral Federation. Tim Cross is retiring.

Tim has been with the Choral Federation for 34 years, 26 of which he has served as our Executive Director. With dedication, knowledge, compassion, and a deep belief in the power of choral music and of community, Tim has guided our organization and its volunteer boards and committees through the ups and downs every arts organization knows well. He has seen us safely through challenges ranging from budget cuts and moves to hurricanes and COVID.

Throughout his tenure Tim has also been a wise and experienced presence in the wider arts and culture field, both at home and as a strong advocate for Nova Scotia in organizations across Canada. We are going to miss him deeply, but we know his retirement is well-timed and well- earned. 

We are inviting choral friends and colleagues to join us at the Choral Federation office, 1113 Marginal Road, Halifax, NS B3H 4P7 on June 21 at 6:30 to celebrate Tim’s career and wish him well.  To help us plan, please RSVP to Jackie – jrchambers@me.com

If you cannot attend in person, we hope you will choose to be here in spirit. We’re collecting greetings and reminiscences to be shared during the event. Please email to jrchambers@me.com or regular mail to the office address above.

We hope you can join us.

The board of the Nova Scotia Choral Federation

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 https://www.32auctions.com/NovaVoce2024 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 information@novavoce.com.

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 sactreasurer2021@gmail.com 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 rafflebox.ca

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 capellaregalis.com

Artistic Director, Open Voices Community Choir (Kingston, ON)

The Open Voices Community Choir, in Kingston Ontario, seeks an Artistic Director for its 90+ person, non-auditioned mixed-voice choir.

If you are interested in the position, or know of someone who may be, please share the job description and for other important information visit the choir’s website at

Interested candidates, please email a cover letter and a copy of your resume to

Applications will be received up to May 1, 2024 and the Artistic Director position starts on July 1, 2025.

Operating Assistance to Cultural Organizations Program is Open.

The 2024 Operating Assistance to Cultural Organizations Program is now open. The deadline for submission is 11:59 pm on April 15, 2024.

Program materials are available now by contacting the program officer at Jessica.Peddle@novascotia.ca or 902-476-9308, and will soon be online at https://cch.novascotia.ca/investing-in-our-future/operating-assistance-cultural-organizations.

Any questions regarding the program should be sent to the program officer directly.

Culture and Heritage Development Division

Artistic Director, Aeolian Singers

The Aeolian Singers is seeking qualified candidates for the position of Artistic Director.

The successful candidate will lead us in our next phase of growth by providing overall artistic supervision in all aspects of the choir. Working in consultation with the executive and administrative staff, our Artistic Director will inspire and challenge us with an interesting and varied repertoire that aligns with the choir’s mission, vision and values.

Under the leadership of Heather Fraser—our current Artistic Director—The Aeolian Singers have survived and thrived under the difficult circumstances of COVID restrictions; singing, rehearsing and performing throughout the pandemic. Our choir has grown in size and in musicality and our dedicated and talented singers are eager to continue our musical journey.

To learn more about the position or see a full job description visit: https://aeoliansingers.ca/help-wanted.php

Royal Nova Scotia International Tattoo Adult Choir – Call for Singers.

Patricia Tupper, the Choral Director of the Royal Nova Scotia International Tattoo is extending an invitation to interested SATB singers to join 2024 Adult Choir.

The theme for this year’s show is Horizons and will celebrate 100 years of the Royal Canadian Air Force.

You can contact Patricia via email at choir@nstattoo.ca to express your interest. Please indicate “Adult Choir” in the subject line.

The ability to read music is an asset and we are sure that you will find that your investment in time is well rewarded. Songs must be memorized before the shows commence as no sheet music is permitted for performances.

This is a major commitment, and it is a great opportunity to experience the excitement of mounting a large production while singing, engaging with international Tattoo participants, and making new friends.

Choir members need to have good mobility and be able to maneuver in the dark, quickly, for stage loading and unloading. One must also be capable of standing still for extended periods of time.

 Here is an overview of the draft rehearsal and show schedule:

Rehearsals details are still in the works and are expected to begin May 26.  Initial rehearsals are held Sunday evenings 18:00-21:00. Rehearsal site TBA.  Details to follow.

These rehearsals continue every Sunday evening through June 16.

Rehearsals in the Scotia Bank Centre will likely begin on the evening of Monday, June 17th and will be scheduled most evenings and weekend days until the Show starts dress rehearsals on June 26th.

The Show opens on the evening of June 28th. 

Show 1- June 28 evening

Show 2 – June 29 matinee

Show 3 – June 30 matinee 

Show 4 – June 30 evening 

Show 5- July 1 matinee 

We are hoping that this information will be helpful. More details will be coming as they are known. 

Please let us know if you have any questions; reach out via email inquiry. choir@nstattoo.ca