EnChor East – Choral Singers Needed!

EnChor East (formerly Bedford Singers) is an SATB community choir with a very long choral history.  We are looking to recruit experienced singers in all sections!  Tenors and basses are particularly welcome!  You will find this choir to be very friendly and enthusiastic, the perfect combination to sing away the CoVid blues!  We rehearse every Tuesday evening, 7:30 pm at Bedford Baptist Church, 158 Rocky Lake Drive.   We look forward to seeing you!

EXCITING CHORAL OPPORTUNITIES FOR HIGH SCHOOL SINGERS!!!

Soundtrax
Soundtrax is an auditioned choir featuring sopranos/altos from grades 10-12 and tenors/basses from grades 9-12. We meet once a week on Thursdays at Citadel High School from approximately 4:30-6:30 to explore a wide array of music, focusing on three key components: excellence, community, and joy. If you love to sing, love connecting with others, and love having fun, this choir is for you! To find out more about this ensemble or to schedule a placement interview, please contact Frances Farrell at ffarrell@gnspes.ca
Jazz Voices
Jazz Voices is an auditioned chamber choir that meets once a week from approximately 4:30-6:30 at Oxford School on Tuesdays. Singers in this soprano/alto/tenor/bass (SATB) group focus on jazz and pop music, microphone techniques, and improvisation and will often have had significant choral experience at the SATB level. Teamwork, a strong commitment to excellence, taking risks, and a genuine love of singing are fundamental aspects of choristers in this group. To learn more about this ensemble or to schedule an audition, please contact Frances Farrell: ffarrell@gnspes.ca
MORE CHORAL OPPORTUNITIES: THERE IS A CHOIR FOR EVERYONE!
The Halifax Regional Arts program offers 20 choral ensembles for students across the HRM from grades 3 to 12. For more information, please consult these websites.
Please note that due to current COVID restrictions, some choirs are not able to meet in person at the moment.

Experienced Choral Singers Needed – Seton Conservatory Choir

Seton Conservatory Choir, under the direction of Garth MacPhee, is eager to welcome new singers to its musical family! This is an adult SATB choir with a long and distinguished history that performs a wide range of music.  Past repertoire includes Brahms Liebeslieder Waltzes, Eine Deutsches Requiem;   Vaughan Williams, Dona nobis pacem; selected works by Eric Whitacre, Hebrew Love Songs; Lauridsen, MidWinter Songs; Britten, Five Flower Songs.

This year’s repertoire will include works by Britten (Choral Dances from Gloriana), and selected works by Bob Chilcott (Pachelbel:Canon), Eric Whitacre and Morten Lauridsen to name but a few.

Rehearsals take place every Wednesday evening, 7:15, at the Maritime Conservatory of Performing Arts, 6199 Chebucto Road, Halifax.

Previous choral experience, good vocal technique and sight-singing skills are desirable. Interested applicants are asked to please contact:

admin@maritimeconservatory.com

The National Youth Choir of Canada (NYCC) Auditions – NOW OPEN

The National Youth Choir of Canada (NYCC) auditions are NOW OPEN! Are you a young singer or know someone aged 19-26 who might be interested in this life-changing choral experience? Visit www.nycc.ca/auditions for all the details and to meet the amazing Artistic Team for 2022, led by Jean-Sébastien Vallée. Deadline to audition is Oct 15, 2021. #NYCC2022

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Halifax Gay Men’s Chorus – Open Rehearsal – Come and Join us!

Do you sing in the shower, car, every chance you get?  Why not check us out?  The Halifax Gay Men’s Chorus offers an opportunity to sing as part of a welcoming community of queer folks, singing TTBB (lower voice) music.  An open rehearsal will take place at St. Andrew’s United Church, corner of Robie and Coburg Road, on Thursday, September 23, beginning at 7 PM.  Doors open at 6:30.  For more information visit our website www.hgmc.ca and to preregister contact Dan at membership@hgmc.ca

LET THEM SING!

Singing is a vital component of elementary school music education. In Canada three times more children under the age of 18 sing in a choir than play hockey. Singing and choir are barrier free activities and how important it is, therefore, to have such experiences available to students



A sincere thank you to this group of New Glasgow, Nova Scotia students, who collaboratively wrote and performed “Without Our Voices” to share how they feel about singing being prohibited in schools throughout the fall of 2020. Expressing themselves creatively, they truly show us that, “where words fail, music speaks”. Annika Murray Cameron Boulter Campbell Hayman Caroline Boulter (violin) Justin Skinner (piano) Kara Taylor William Austin #ChoirIsOurSport #LetThemSing Singing in schools continues to be prohibited in Nova Scotia schools as of December 3, 2020. 
We continue to seek clarity and consistency in Nova Scotia policies around singing.
Knowing that choral singing is a vital part of Nova Scotia communities, the Nova Scotia Choral Federation has been advocating for safe choral singing in community, faith and school settings.
Watch our full presentation to Dr. Strang here:

Meeting with Dr. Strang
Nova Scotia Guidelines

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CHOIR IS OUR SPORT

Knowing that choral singing is a vital part of Nova Scotia communities, the Nova Scotia Choral Federation has been advocating for safe choral singing in community, faith and school settings.

Currently there is no singing allowed in schools even as sports activities are not only permitted, they take place without social distancing and mask free. Singing and choir are barrier free activities and how important it is, therefore, to have such experiences available to students

We continue to seek clarity and consistency in Nova Scotia policies around singing.

Watch our full presentation to Dr. Strang here: https://youtu.be/hRoBOd0-uCQ

View our guidelines for community choral singing here: https://nscf.ca/covid-19-guidelines-resources/

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