Polaris Auditions 18/19

Polaris is excited to welcome you to auditions for our upcoming September 2018 – June 2019 season!

Are you a singer in Halifax with choral experience and an interest in social change? This is the ensemble for you! Polaris is a mixed-voice ensemble that performs at a high musical level, and creates space for insight and performance as it relates to current social justice issues.

Auditions will take about 20 minutes and consist of some music reading, singing exercises, and a brief discussion on social justice. Please come prepared to sing a song of your choice without accompaniment.

***To book an audition, please email (without the spaces): choirsforchange @ gmail.com***

In summary, Polaris…
-is a high-commitment community choir of roughly 30 members
-rehearses once a week on Monday nights
-will perform up to 6 times in the upcoming season
-learns music using sheet music, and is a place where reading music is a desirable skill
-engages in activities and discussions about topics of social change
-is led by an artistic team and social dialogue coordinators

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When: August 27th, between 6-9pm, 20-minutes time commitment
Where: St Andrew’s United Church
(https://goo.gl/maps/frdoMA9SeUS2)
What: please prepare one song to perform without accompaniment, and be prepared to do some singing exercises, music reading, and brief discussion on social justice
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Choirs for Change Association is a registered non-profit organization based in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Our choirs are collectives of singers and activists seeking to support social change movements through innovative choral events. We can be contacted through our Facebook page, or via email at choirsforchange @ gmail . com (without the spaces).

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Accessibility information: these auditions will be held in the community centre at St Andrew’s United Church, which features a wheelchair accessible entrance. There is also a wheelchair accessible washroom located in the building. To access these areas using a wheelchair you must use a wheelchair elevator located in the building. Several Halifax Transit buses come in close proximity to the venue. For questions, please feel welcome to message our Facebook page, or email us: choirsforchange @ gmail . com (without the spaces)

Aeolian Singers – Auditions for 2018-19 season

Looking for choral music opportunities with a fabulous community of women? Do you love to sing great music, love a challenge, and love to laugh? The Aeolian Singers is holding auditions for committed choristers with previous singing experience for their 2018-19 season, which begins in September.

The choir recently completed its 42nd season, the first one under the artistic direction of Nova Scotian choral conductor Heather Fraser. The Aeolians perform five to six times per year, and are accompanied by pianist Diana Torbert.

You can learn more about the choir at www.aeoliansingers.ca (go to How to join the choir). Auditions will take place in on June 11, 18, 25 (Monday nights) and June 16 and 23 (Saturdays) at the NS Choral Federation on Marginal Road in Halifax (near Pier 21).

For more information, or to schedule an audition, please contact the choir’s Assistant Conductor, Joanne Slack, at mjslack@eastlink.ca, or call (902) 473-1869 and leave a message to schedule your audition.

Looking for Choirs – National Anthem (bilingual) at a Citizenship Ceremony

Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada / Government of Canada would like to see if perhaps any of the choirs would be interested in performing the National Anthem (bilingual) at a citizenship ceremony.
The ceremony usually lasts about 1 hour, and the anthem is sung near the end. Choirs would certainly be more than welcome to sing at the beginning of the event as well if they wish.

We usually have a ceremony once a month or so in Halifax, but we do also have hosts outside of the downtown area on occasion. The size of the room we are in depends on the host we are working with.

We do have an upcoming ceremony at Pier 21 on December 12th. It is being held from 10am to 11am, and we would love to see if a choir would be available to perform that day.
There is a chance that media will attend.

I can be reached by email or phone, 902-536-3518/902-402-2268 should you have any questions, please do not hesitate.

Samantha Primerano
Supervisor – Citizenship, Domestic Network
Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada / Government of Canada
Samantha.Primerano@cic.gc.ca / Tel: 902-536-3518

Superviseur – Citoyenneté, Réseau national
Immigration, Réfugiés et Citoyenneté Canada / Gouvernement du Canada
Samantha.Primerano@cic.gc.ca / Tél.: 902-536-3518

Looking for a Few Good Men

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Nova Voce is looking for a few good men.  If you are a tenor or bass interested in singing with a top-notch provincial men’s choir, Nova Voce may be the fit for you!  Come join us for the music but also for the camaraderie of singing with this group of dedicated men.

Auditions for placements in all sections are now being scheduled.

For more information and to arrange an audition please contact us at:

www.novavoce.com/contact

Halifax Camerata Singers – Looking for Great Singers!

Halifax Camerata Singers is currently holding auditions for all voice parts for the 2017-18 season (31st season) for singers who have a solid vocal technique, good sight-reading skills and above average musical ability. Previous choral experience is a must. If you would like to be part of this dynamic choral ensemble please contact General Manager Peggy Walt at peggy@culturalaffairs.ca for more information.

The choir is under the direction of founding Artistic Director Jeff Joudrey, and forms the core of the Symphony Nova Scotia Chorus, who will be performing Handel’s Messiah in December, and Beethoven’s 9th Symphony in the spring with SNS.  Halifax Camerata Singers will also reprise their show commemorating the 100th anniversary of the Halifax Explosion (December 3), present two remembrance-themed concerts in November with guests, Nova Voce, and present a concert with guest mezzo-soprano, Christianne Rushton, in March and June.

Halifax Camerata Singers is Atlantic Canada’s award-winning chamber choir, and rehearses weekly on Tuesday evenings at First Baptist Church, with additional rehearsals as required.  You can learn more about the choir at www.halifaxcamerata.org(and more about the audition process on the home page under Auditions).

 

Join the Cape Breton Chorale!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Our 45th season of singing will begin Thursday September 14, 2017 and continue until late April of 2018 under the direction of our newly appointed director, Ryan Billington.

We welcome auditions from singers who find that they fit most of the following criteria:
•Singers with either little, some, or advanced training are welcome to audition.
•Experience singing in choral settings or ensemble settings in productions.
•Understanding of some basics of vocal technique or demonstrated vocal confidence in your audition performance.
•Openness to learning different styles of music in an ensemble setting.

Assets to the Chorale include:
•Commitment to rehearsals and performances.
•Willingness to study and learn concert music outside of rehearsal – independently or with rehearsal aids.
•Openness to learning new skills and expanding upon existing skills (vocal, aural, rhythm, reading, movement).

For the audition:
•Please prepare one or two selections showcasing your best performance.
•Be ready to experiment with your voice for a few minutes – this may involve some simple patterns across your range.
•We will work with you in reading a passage of music, and we will also test your aural skills.
•An accompanist can be provided. You may bring your own accompanist if you wish.

Auditions will be held throughout the summer months. Please contact us to arrange an audition!

Email – info@capebretonchorale.com Phone – 902 968 9041 or 902 567 6437

Aeolian Singers – Audition Now

Heather Fraser, New Artistic Director

The 2017-18 choral season, which begins at the end of August under the leadership of new Artistic Director, Heather Fraser.

Heather has an exciting season planned for the Aeolians, and you can learn more about the choir at www.aeoliansingers.ca (go to How to join the choir). Auditions will take place in June in Wolfville, Halifax and Dartmouth as follows:
• Saturday, June 10 at Acadia University, Denton Hall from 2:30 – 5:00 p.m.
• Monday, June 12 at Grace United Church in downtown Dartmouth from 5:30 – 9:00 p.m.
• Monday, June 19 at the NS Choral Federation office, Marginal Road, Halifax from 5:30 – 9:00 p.m.
• Saturday, June 24 at the NS Choral Federation office, Marginal Road, Halifax, from 9:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. and from 2:00 – 5:00 p.m. if required.

For more information, or to schedule an audition, please contact the choir’s Assistant Conductor, Joanne Slack, at mjslack@eastlink.ca