NSCF Holiday Office Closure

The NS Choral Federation office will be closed for the holidays from December 20, 2023 to January 2 , 2024 inclusive. Thank you for all of your support in 2023 and we look forward to working with you all again in 2024. Have a wonderful Holiday Season with your families.

Audition Preparation Day, Mt. Allison University

Dear Music Teachers,

We are excited to share information regarding our upcoming Audition Preparation Day, taking place in-person at Mount Allison University,Saturday, January 27, 2024.  The Audition Preparation Day is designed for any high school student who is interested in making music a part of their university studies, and will be of particular interest for Grade 11 and 12 students who are considering auditioning for a Bachelor of Music degree.

Students will learn about Mount Allison’s Music program, receive a private lesson, and participate in sessions about the audition process, career opportunities, and music theory.    

The fee for this event is $45 (no HST applied) and includes lunch on campus and access to all instructional opportunities. Participants and their families are also welcome to arrive on campus on Friday, January 26, to attend the Faculty Recital that evening – “Short Ride in a Fast Machine” with pianists David Rogosin and Stephen Runge – at no additional cost.

Visit our Music Department website to learn more about this event, Audition Preparation Day,or visit our Eventbrite Registration Page.

Please be in touch with our administrative assistant Margaret Craig, mcraig@mta.ca or 506-364-2374, or me, srunge@mta.ca, with any questions.

Podium 2024: Connections Series

PODIUM 2024: Connections Series
The CONNECTIONS SERIES is back! These sessions aim to provide a space for learning about the many forms of community-based group singing in the Montreal area through sharing together, rather than performing. We particularly welcome applications from groups that see their work as community-engaged, social impact-driven, and/or that represent a specific cultural or social community through either their music or their group membership. 

The deadline to apply is December 8, 2023. If you have any questions about the Connections Series, group eligibility, the application process, or if applying online is a barrier and you require alternate arrangements such as written or oral applications, please contact Ryan Doyle Valdés, PODIUM 2024 Project Manager, at podium@choralcanada.org.
Looking to participate at PODIUM 2024 but can’t attend in-person? Check out our DIGITAL HORIZONS SERIES and submit your videos for our public playlist!

Pre-registration for Youth Podium now open!

Pre-register your choir or singing group
Pre-registration is now open for choirs and singing groups wishing to take part in Youth PODIUM with QW4RTZ! All choristers aged between 7 and 14 from youth groups (school or community) in Québec are invited to participate. This bilingual event will be an exceptional opportunity for young people to sing with a few hundred choristers and to enjoy the experience of live performance!

The event takes place Monday, May 20, 2024 at Salle Pierre-Mercure in Montréal. One preliminary rehearsal with a member of QW4RTZ is planned for April 2024. Rehearsal dates and locations will be announced shortly.
 Read more about QW4RTZ and learn more about Youth PODIUM:
Please note: Registration for individual singers (as well as choristers who are part of a pre-registered choir or singing group) will open in January 2024.

The Robbie Songs Project – A Legacy Choral Tribute to Robbie Smith

Following the success of the Let’s Have Some Music concerts on April 29, 2023 in Truro and April 30, 2023 in Halifax, we are excited to announce the that the recordings will soon be available. Pre-save now on your favourite streaming service! 17 beautiful pieces by Nova Scotian songwriter @Robbie Smith , Naming the Twins , performed by Cantabile Society of Truro , Choirs for Change, Dartmouth Choral Society, Halifax Gay Men’s Chorus, Nova Voce, The Aeolian Singers, Middleton Choral Society, Halifax Newcomer Choir, Coastal Voices Men’s Choir, EnChor East, Kathleen Glauser



Aeolian Singers Annual Wreath Fundraiser

The Aeolian Singers annual wreath fundraiser is underway! 

The perfect addition to any front door to celebrate the season 💚 don’t miss out on these stunning, locally made, 20″ wreaths.

Order yours before October 31st for delivery in early December, cost is $25/ea. Reach out to a local choir member or email fundraising@aeoliansingers.ca

Your support brings Choral music to the community! It helps to keep choir membership affordable, hire amazing musicians and composers, purchase beautiful music, cover venue fees, and more.

Thank you for your continued support!

Membership Renewal Time

All NSCF Memberships expired on August 31, 2023. Have you renewed your individual or group membership? Do you need an invoice for your membership? We are launching a new management system which will allow members to renew their membership and review membership information online. Dues will still be able to be paid online, by phone, email money transfer or by cheque. Information will be sent out to members very soon . If you have any questions in the meantime, please feel free to reach out to Anne at anne@nscf.ca or call 902-423-4688.

2024 National Youth Choir of Canada Auditions and CCSC Executive Committee

Auditions are currently underway for the 2024 National Youth Choir of Canada, led by Guest Conductor Roseline Blain. Are you or do you know a choral singer aged 19-26 who would like to participate in this one-of-a-kind professional development opportunity? Video auditions will be accepted until October 15, 2023. Information for singers, application details and audition guidelines are all available here: nycc.ca/auditions.

Choral Canada is also seeking Expressions of Interest for six (6) positions on the Choral Canada Student Chapter (CCSC) Executive Committee. These individuals are representative of the richly diverse group singing communities in which we participate and will help provide the CCSC committee with a multitude of perspectives and lived experiences. Deadline: October 20, 2023. For more information on the Student Chapter and how to submit your Expression of Interest: bit.ly/46sqf7K