Registration for Podium Conference – May 16-19, 2024

Early bird registration for the Podium Conference in Montreal is open until February 29, 2024.

Presented by Choral Canada and Alliance chorale du Québec,  in Tiohtià:ke/Montreal, on the unceded traditional territory of the Kanien’keha:ka, as well as online through our conference app. PODIUM 2024 will bring together hundreds of delegates and thousands of singers and audience members from across the country and beyond who are passionate about group singing.

Held every 2 years since 1982, each Podium is different and is shaped by the many voices who come together to plan, perform, and share their knowledge and by the host province and city where delegates and audiences will gather. After having to cancel the planned 2020 Podium, presenting partners Choral Canada and Alliance chorale du Québec are excited to finally welcome PODIUM 2024 delegates to Montréal, Québec for a unique experience.

Our slogan ‘Open Voices, Open Minds’ reflects PODIUM 2024’s celebration of the full return to group singing in all its forms. Through offerings both online and on-site in Montréal, we will showcase a diversity of group singing practices from Québec, Canada, and beyond. We will create space for networking, sharing, and learning from presenters and artists with a multitude of lived experiences. Key themes will look to the future of group singing, including, but not limited to, the role of the choral arts in important topics such as social justice, climate change action, diversity and inclusion.

We plan for PODIUM 2024 to be a place to build new bridges and foster collaborations between individuals and communities who have not had the opportunity to connect before. We will create a fun, welcoming, and bilingual atmosphere where both anglophones and francophones can fully participate in all of PODIUM 2024’s activities together.  We are working to ensure all those who wish to participate in PODIUM 2024 feel that they are included and can access this national gathering in a variety of ways. 

Choral Canada is pleased to partner with Alliance chorale du Québec in 2024 as they celebrate 50 years of supporting choral music across the province of Québec and beyond.

Visit https://www.podium2024.ca/en/conference-registration for more information.

Giocoso Community Choir – Tenors and Basses wanted!

Giocoso Community Choir is looking for more tenors and basses! 

Tenors and basses, or low voices of any range, are you looking for a place to sing? We would love to have you! Giocoso is an all-ages ensemble with no experience requirements, welcoming all who want to sing. We work on a variety of music and have in the past spent time on classical, jazz, show tunes, and sea shanties.  This term we are preparing a concert of hope, resilience, and peace, with a concert date of April 13th. 

Rehearsals are Thursday evenings from 7:00-9:00 pm at Christ Church in Dartmouth. Look us up on social media or reach out to giocosocommunitymusic@gmail.com for more information.

https://linktr.ee/giocosochoir

CONDUIT Chamber Choir Auditions

The CONDUIT Chamber Choir is holding auditions for our spring project. The project will focus on repertoire about the life of Mary and Marian themes.

All auditions will be scheduled on an individual basis. Those interested in auditioning are asked to perform a piece of their choosing as well as a sight reading test.

To book an audition or for more information, please contact us on Facebook or via email at info@conduitchoir.ca.

PS: Please like our new page and visit our Videos section to see performances from our inaugural project.

NSYC and Sing Summer Registration is Open!

Registration is open for:

  • Sing Summer Camps – Adult Choir Camp (Guest Conductor: Brainerd Blyden-Taylor), Junior Choir Camp (Guest Conductor: Carmen So) and Youth Choir Camp (Guest Conductor: Scott Leithead)
  • Nova Scotia Youth Choir 2024 – for singers age 16-25 (Guest Conductor: Jamie Hillman)

Visit www.nscf.ca to register and learn more!

Choral Recording of the Year ECMA Nominees!

The East Coast Music Association announced its 2024 nominees on January 23rd. Three NSCF members and  Nova Scotian choirs were nominated in the “Choral recording of the year” category: the Halifax Gay Men’s Chorus, Nova Voice, and Polaris. All three choirs were nominated for recordings of their performances at “Let’s Have Some Music” back in April. The purpose of this concert was to share some of the wonderful arrangements that were created as part of the Robbie Songs Project (https://nscf.ca/the-robbie-songs-project/). Congratulations to all five choirs from around the Maritimes that were nominated in this category! 

NSCF Memories Still Needed!

Wanted – your memories!

Just a quick reminder that we’re compiling some historical information about the Federation and want this living document to capture the energy and warm, vibrant soul of the organization. So, we’re asking for your memories.

They can be about people, places, events, programs, or a piece of music you associate with any of these. They can be hilarious, tender, profound, embarrassing (just don’t embarrass other people without their blessing, please!). We want them all. There’s no maximum word length but short and sweet is always good. A big thank-you to those who have already sent items.

Email to paddymuir@gmail.com  Or if a handwritten note by snail mail works best for you, that’s fine too. The office will collect and make sure they get to the right place.  If you could have these in by the end of this month, even better! 

Capella Regalis Boys Choir – Singers Wanted

Interested in signing your son up for just one hour of FREE music training each week? Learn more at capellaregalis.com/join.

Capella Regalis is welcoming new boys ages 6+ to join our Boys Probationer’s Program (training choir) which allows new boys to try the choir and learn music basics in a low-pressure, fun environment. This group meets Fridays 4 – 5 pm at Saint Andrew’s United Church, Halifax. 

You can learn more or sign up by attending a half-hour Probationers Program Information Session, or you can request a brief and friendly individual audition, at capellaregalis.com/join