Seton Conservatory – Singers Wanted

Seton Conservatory Choir is looking for singers, particularly within the tenor and bass sections. This accomplished choral ensemble, under the direction of Garth MacPhee, is very friendly, welcoming and is currently preparing for its spring concert to be held the afternoon of May 26. The repertoire includes “In Windsor Forest” by Vaughan Williams, “Nocturnes” by Lauridsen, as well as some Bob Chilcott arrangements for choir and guitar. Rehearsals take place 7:00 Wednesday evenings at the Maritime Conservatory of Performing Arts. Interested applicants should possess musicality and vocal ability as well as an appropriate level of sight reading skill. Fees are $160 per term. For further information please contact Garth MacPhee at macpheegl@hotmail.com

One More Week to Register for NSYC!

Nova Scotia Youth Choir – REGISTRATION DUE APRIL 15th!

This wonderful program (like the NS Youth orchestra/wind ensemble) brings together choristers from all over the province ages 16-25. It provides challenge, inspiration, and friendship. It’s the perfect opportunity to bring your ensemble singing to the next level, in a really joyful way.  

Here are some great things about NSYC: 

 No formal audition – instead, a letter of reference and voice placement. 

– It’s only 3 weekends – June, August (at Berwick Camp!) and September 

– Work with 3 amazing conductorsincluding a guest conductor (this year it is Jamie Hillman from U of Toronto!) 

– one-on-one vocal coaching and specialized workshops 

– You get to learn great repertoire that will challenge you to the next step in your choral music journey, and build your choral community. 

INFO & REGISTER:  https://nscf.ca/nova-scotia-youth-choir-2024/

Want More?:

Check out this NSCF YouTube channel for a wonderful 30th Anniversary celebration video that was done during Covid, a video from the “Nutuwiek” Project, as well as performances from past years. (lots of AVHC Alumni to be found in these!)

If you have any questions email NSCF Program Coordinator Anne MacDonald (anne@nscf.ca)

Audition for Pathways – Eastern Horizon

Choirs for Change’s chamber choir Eastern Horizon is holding auditions for an upcoming project, Pathways. Under the direction of co-conductors Amelia McMahon & Thomas Burton, Eastern Horizon is a high-level chamber choir that performs music by Canadian composers and composers that are often underrepresented in the choral canon. Pathways explores themes of joy, justice, liberation, and the journeys we undertake to reach those states of being. 

We are currently auditioning soprano, alto and tenor voices for our upcoming project. Here are the details:

Rehearsals:  June 24, 25, 26 and July 2, 3 from 6:30-9:30pm in Halifax/Kjipuktuk

Evening concerts: 

July 5 in Lunenburg/E’se’katik 

July 6 in Halifax/Kjipuktuk

July 7 in Wolfville

Recording (pending funding): 

July 6 full day

Singers must demonstrate a strong musicality. They must be able to sing challenging melodies, harmonies and rhythms and work well with others in a professional setting. Following a successful audition, each singer will be given access to the digital scores along with part assignments which they will be expected to learn prior to the first rehearsal. Printed music can be made available upon request. For this upcoming project, singers will receive an honorarium of $400 upon completion of the project. 

The program includes works by Tracy Wong, Andrew Balfour, George Chung, Stuart Beatch, Aaron Manswell, Christopher Ducasse, and Sydney Guillaume. We will workshop several of the pieces with the composers ahead of time and share some videos from previous workshops.

To audition, singers are asked to prepare a song of your choosing, vocalises that demonstrate your vocal range, and an excerpt of a choral score provided in the form below. Here is the link to the submission form: 

https://forms.gle/uTvSZgF19tHfrYSp8

Deadline: 

Friday, April 19, 2024

If you have any questions about Eastern Horizon or the audition process, please reach out to us at choirsforchange@gmail.com

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

Atlantic Contemporary Vocal Institute – Summer Training Program

Introducing the Atlantic Contemporary Vocal Institute – a place for singers ages 18+ to nurture their technique, grow their passion and have access to high level training and performance opportunities. 

This July, experience three full days of coaching from some of Atlantic Canada’s top performers and educators. Dig DEEP into your artistry and reach a new level of creative and technical output. The ACVI Summer Training Program is ideal for performing singers, as well as teachers and conductors who are looking to broaden their knowledge and increase their confidence in teaching contemporary singing styles. 

For more information and to register (spots are limited!), visit www.acvi.ca 

Also, follow us on Instagram for more updates! www.instagram.com/acvinstitute

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.

Elora Singers Vocal Academy

Artistic Director Mark Vuorinen invites vocal artists to apply for The Elora Singers Vocal Academy, from April 29 – May 4, 2024. This program has been developed for vocalists whose interests lie in art song, oratorio and ensemble singing.

Academy Singers will explore ways to communicate vocal repertoire more vividly, experience a broad range of vocal repertoire and examine all aspects of style, technique, communication, language, performance skills, and artistry. 

Application deadline is March 15, 2024

To learn more visit: https://elorasingers.ca/vocal-academy/

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