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

Nova Scotia Youth Choir 2024 (NSYC)

We are thrilled to announce the return of the Nova Scotia Youth Choir in 2024.

Guest Conductor: Jamie Hillman

The NSYC program will return in 2024 with rehearsal weekends in June and August, 2024 with the final rehearsal and concert weekend in September, 2024. This is a choir for singers from all over Nova Scotia between the ages of 16-25. Watch for more information and updates in January 2024. Stay tuned!

Coastal Voices – New Singers Welcome!

Coastal Voices is welcoming new singers in January!

The sound of men’s voices raised in harmony – beautiful and stirring! If you’re a man that enjoys singing, the Coastal Voices Men’s Choir may be just right for you.

We are a community choir which meets 7 pm, Thursday nights at the New Horizons Senior’s club in Musquodoboit Harbour. We begin rehearsing in January and prepare a concert program which is offered each spring in several communities along the Eastern shore. 

In addition to learning a variety of songs, we work on developing a uniform choral tone and building music reading skills. 

Lots of fun, friendship and musical support are provided in this friendly group. Practice tracks are made available for all the songs so inexperienced singers can feel comfortable taking part and it never hurts to have an experienced singer  helping you along!

If you’re interested, check out our website @CoastalVoices.ca or contact Ross Thompson artisticdirector@coastalvoices.ca for more information.

Massed Choir for the RCCO’s annual Festival of Carols

The Royal Canadian College of Organists Halifax Centre invite you and those in your choirs to join the Massed Choir for the RCCO’s annual Festival of Carols happening on Monday, December 4 at the Cathedral Church of All Saints

This celebration of the season features a 50+ voice massed choir, organ music, poetry and sacred readings (read this year by The Hon. Dr. Mayann Francis), and guest choir Galileo Baroque Ensemble (dir. Andrew Pickett). It promises to be a joyous start to your Christmas season! 

The Massed Choir is a low-key, one-evening commitment group of people from all over the region who love to sing. In just 24 hours, over 30 singers have registered! I hope you will join us. You do not need to be an RCCO member or a member of a religious community to join us. ALL are welcome!! Please share this widely! Details are below. 

COMMITMENT: Monday, December 4 @ All Saints Cathedral (1330 Cathedral Ln)

Rehearsal: 5:45pm

Organ Preludes: 7:00pm

Service: 7:30-8:30pm

MUSIC: (pdf will be sent to those who register by end of next week)

Hymns: ‘Lo, He Comes with Clouds Descending,’ ‘O Come, Divine Messiah,’ ‘In the Bleak Midwinter,’ and ‘Hark! The Herald Angels Sing!’

Massed Choir Anthems‘Ding! Dong! Merrily on High!’ (arr. Charles Wood), ‘Good King Wenceslas’ (arr. Terry Hurrell)

The choir will be led by Wayne Rogers and Lynette Wahlstrom, with Shawn Whynot accompanying. 

Individual registration is requiredRegister by clicking here

ESMS Madrigal Group – Join us!

EMSNS Madrigal Group new session starts November 2

Do you enjoy laughing and learning while you sing? The Early Music Society of Nova Scotia Madrigal Group is a relaxed a cappella ensemble that meets on Thursday mornings to sing a wide variety of English, Italian and French sixteenth-century music, directed by Andrew Pickett. Our next session begins Thursday, November 2, running through December 21, meeting at Faith City Church, 6225 Summit St, Halifax, from 10:30 am–12 pm. Please contact Andrew at andrewjpickett@yahoo.co.uk if you’d like to join in!