Laurence Cole: Songwriting and the Art of Listening Workshop

The You Gotta Sing! Chorus is pleased to present Laurence Cole in workshop!

Thurs. Oct 27, 6:30 – 9:30 pm – St. Peter’s Anglican Church, 3 Dakin Dr., Halifax
What is your song? What story do you wish to tell through song? As humans in this ever changing world, we all have songs within – songs of joy and praise, songs of pain and sorrow, songs of celebration, revelation, and renewal. In this workshop, Laurence Cole will guide the group in a process of deep listening, to explore and call forth our own song within. There will be time together as a full group, as well as time in smaller clusters to connect more deeply with each other and our voice. We will explore the practice of mirroring, as we listen and witness the stories of our fellow participants. Together, through a process of listening, we will welcome the unfolding of new songs to be born.

This workshop is open to everyone. No song-writing or singing experience is required.
$30 ($31.50 PayPal) Register You Gotta Sing! Chorus




Back again after a year off Nova Voce is performing at  Nocturne . You can find us at Alderney Gate Library, 60 Alderney Drive from 7-10 pm.  It’s interesting to sing for an audience that isn’t seated and can move about and in a venue that isn’t our typical sort  performance space.  There is an intimacy and  an informality about these performances that lend a very different feeling to both the singers and the audience. Of course it’s also nice to look out and see many familiar faces.
 Audiences will hear some of our favourite selections as well as some new repertoire we are enjoying.  Nocturne is a wonderful opportunity for us to expand our reach and we are excited to be performing on the Dartmouth waterfront this year.  Join us for a few songs between 7 and 10 pm.  It will be a great night for a ferry ride with lots to experience on both sides of the harbour!

VOX: A Choir for Social Change – Composer-in-Residence

We have another evoxpostxciting announcement for our 2016/2017 season on the theme of mental health! We are so thrilled to be working with Cy Giacomin, our first ever Composer-in-Residence! Not only does Cy bring his incredible composing/arranging skills to the VOX team, but he is also passionate about social change- something you know we love! We are so happy to welcome you to the family, Cy! 🙂

“I have always believed that choral music has the power to create meaningful, lasting change in the world. To put my music where my mouth is, I am thrilled to accept the role of Composer-in-Residence at VOX: A Choir for Social Change. I’m equally thrilled that VOX has partnered with the Mental Health Foundation of Nova Scotia, as both organizations have affected me personally. Several works are already in progress, and I look forward to collaborating with individual VOX members on their own works as well.

That’s all for now! Stay tuned for more details. VOX, I’m excited to find out what we can accomplish together. This will be my first-ever residency, so you will always be home to me.”
Cy Giacomin



On Friday September 30, 2016 Nova Voce will present an evening of fun and music suitable for the whole family!  Join us for music, sing-a-longs, games, raffles, photo booth, mini putt and so much more.  Come and get to know the guys from Nova Voce a little better and have some fum doing it.

Join us at the Mic Mac Aquatic Club, 192 Prince Albert Road, Dartmouth.  Tickets are $20 each, children 16 and under $10 each.  Purchase of a ticket includes 5 coupons for games and fun.  Additional coupons for the amusement tables will be for sale during the evening.  Coupons are non-refundable.  Tickets are available form Nova Voce Choir Members and on our website

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Dalhousie Health Professions Chorale – Singers Wanted!

Are you free on Wednesday evenings? Why not consider joining the Dalhousie Health Professions Chorale, an SATB mixed choir now entering its 17th season. No auditions are necessary and there are no enrollment fees. Just a sense of fun and wanting to make great music together. If you are interested, please contact: Rehearsals are on Wednesday evenings, 6:30-8:15 PM in Theatre B at the Dalhousie Medical School. The Artistic Director of the Chorale is Bryan Crocker.

Nova Voce 2016-2017 Season – New Members Welcome


Nova Voce – Nova Scotia’s Provincial Mens Choir is welcoming auditions for new members for the 2016-2017 season. This premiere men’s choir was founded in 2004 by Terry Hurrell and Giuseppe Renzi and is currently under the leadership of Artistic Director Bryan Crocker. This season will see concerts in Bedford, Halifax, Middleton, Sydney and Truro. We are looking for singers for all sections (TTBB) and also have room for up to 5 student members (age 16+). Rehearsals are on Sunday afternoons – 2:15-4:45 PM. If you are interested
in auditioning for Nova Voce, please contact us on our web site

Nova Scotia Youth Choir (RYC) Alum Helping Next Generation of Singers

Louise Simons’ Memorial Scholarship gofundme Campaign

It was Christmas in July as soprano Nicole Jordan who was home from Rotterdam for a few weeks, and the Halifax Camerata Singers recorded a gorgeous Jeff Enns setting of the Wexford Carol with guest cellist, Shimon Walt.

Nicole Jordan, Soprano, sang with the Nova Scotia Youth Choir the early 1990s and is helping to support the Nova Scotia Youth Choir through the Louise Simons Memorial Scholarship Fund. The LSSF helps support and develop leadership skills of a quart at of singers in the NSYC who become section leaders and mentors for the choir.


World Symposium for Choral Music in Barcelona July 2017

Registration is open for the 11th World Symposium on ‪#‎Choral ‪#‎Music, being held July 22-29, 2017, in Barcelona, Spain! / L’inscription est ouvert pour l’11ème Symposium Mondial de Musique Chorale qui se tiendra à Barcelone du 22 au 29 Juillet, 2017!!home/c1gqx


Outstanding ‪‎choirs chosen from ‪Canada to perform / Les ‪#‎choeurs‪#‎canadiens exceptionels qui ont été choisis sont :
Elektra Women’s Choir – Morna Edmundson

Toronto Children’s Chorus – Elise Bradley