Annapolis Valley Honour Choirs – Come Sing With Us!



The Annapolis Valley Honour Choirs are excited to welcome new members for the 2023-2024 Season starting in September!

Musical Meet & Greets (friendly placement interviews) are taking place MAY 25 – JUNE 7

REGISTRATION NOW OPEN for students entering Grades 3-12 in September! Book your spot here 👇🏻

Auditions – Cantatrice Ensemble Honour Choir

Cantatrice Ensemble Honour Choir 


Auditions for new members for the Cantatrice Ensemble Honour Choir will be held on:

  • June 5 at Georges P. Vanier School
  • June 12 at Madeleine Symonds Middle School
  • June 19at Cavalier Drive School 6:30 – 8 pm, by appointment 
    Auditions are open to treble voice singers (soprano, second soprano, alto) who will be in Grades 7-12 in September, 2023. Previous vocal experience is an asset but is not required. Singers or parents are encouraged to contact the director, Karen Newhook-MacDonald, at to arrange an appointment or for further information about the choir or the audition process. The audition piece is “O Canada”. 

EMSNS Madrigal Group – Singers Wanted!

EMSNS Madrigal Group starts May 18

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, May 18, running through June 29, meeting at Faith City Church, 6225 Summit St, Halifax, from 10:30 am–12 pm. Please contact Andrew at if you’d like to join in!

Children’s Choir, 2023 Royal Nova Scotia International Tattoo

Children’s Choir, 2023 Royal Nova Scotia International Tattoo

Auditions to be held in early May for children interested in being part of the Children’s Choir, 2023 Royal Nova Scotia International Tattoo. Auditions are open to students from grades 4 to 7. Previous choral experience is an asset. 

Singing in the Children’s Choir is an amazing experience – they meet fellow performers from all over the world, are part of an incredible production, and make memories to last a lifetime. There is a time commitment involved but oh so worth it! 

Rehearsal schedule to date is as follows:

 – 1st rehearsal Sunday, 28 May, 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm. Rehearsal venue TBA;
 – Rehearsals continue every Sunday night until 18 June;
 – Rehearsals in the ScotiaBank Center are scheduled to begin on the evening of Monday, 19 June. The Children’s Choir will likely be there most evenings until the Show starts their dress rehearsals on 28 June.

Show schedule:

Show 1 – 30 June (evening)

Show 2 – 1 July (matinee)

Show 3 – 2 July (matinee) 

Show 4 – 2 July (evening) 

Show 5 – 3 July (matinee) 

For further information including audition date and location, contact Martha Healy, Royal Nova Scotia international Tattoo Children’s Choir Director at  . Please put Children’s Choir in the subject line.

Four Way Harmony – Halifax Rotary Club Call for Singers, Artistic Director and Accompanist

Four Way Harmony (Halifax Rotary Club choir that was comprised of about 20 singers) has been inactive since the pandemic and is looking to rebuild. Their repertoire (sung in four part, SATB harmony), included a diverse selection of really fun to sing, light music, pop, country, folk songs, etc., and included numerous Canadian and Maritime classics – and Christmas music.  They rehearsed every second week, and performed at several retirement homes, as well as on the Halifax waterfront and at CTV’s Christmas Daddies.  Several members sang in performances of the Rotary International Choir at Toronto and Hamburg conferences.

In order to get started they need a few singers in all four voices, (soprano, alto, tenor, bass).  They also need to find a rehearsal space in a convenient location, preferably with a reasonable quality piano. Also critical is the need to track down a replacement musical leadership team.  More specifically they need help with the following:

  • Singers!  If you enjoy singing in the shower, this is way more fun!  There is no audition, but some modest ability to follow along a four part musical score would be helpful.  Let us know if you’d like to give it a go.  We’d love to hear from you.
  • Being a Rotarian is not a prerequisite.  If you know of any ‘Friend of Rotary’ who you think might be interested, please let them know, and ask them to get in touch – partners, adult children, neighbours… all welcome! 
  • They need a new ‘Artistic Director’ to guide the Choir musically.  This may be a fine opportunity for a retired musician or choir director who is looking for some relaxing interest, or a music student looking to gain some experience in choir direction.  While revenue generation potential is inevitably quite modest, some level of remuneration should be possible.  If you know of someone who might be interested, please invite them to get in touch.
  • Accompanist.  Their current accompanist is very keen to help out but has commitments that will likely limit her availability.  If anyone knows a competent pianist, again please get in touch.
  • Finally they need a venue.  It needs to have seating for about 20 people, and as mentioned, ideally needs to be equipped with a piano.  Alternatively, we may be able to work with a reasonable quality keyboard. If you have suggestions please let us know.

If you can help with any of the above, please get in touch, either with Louisa Horne (, or with Dick Hodgson of Halifax Northwest, (at ).   They would love to get this fine choral group up and running again!!

Royal Nova Scotia International Tattoo – Call for singers for Adult Choir

I am Patricia Tupper, choral director of the Royal Nova Scotia International Tattoo.

This year, we are celebrating the 40th anniversary of the adult choir’s presence in the Tattoo.
I would like to invite any adult SATB singers to join me in celebrating this amazing milestone. You can contact me at to express your interest. Please put Adult Choir in the subject line.

This is a major commitment, but it is a great opportunity to experience the excitement of mounting a large production while singing, engaging with foreign participants and making new friends.
The ability to read music is a definite asset and I am sure that you will find that your investment in time is well rewarded. 

Here is an overview of the schedule to date: Rehearsals begin on Sunday, May 28th from 6:00 until 9:00. Rehearsal site TBA
Those rehearsals continue every Sunday night until June 18.
Rehearsals in the Scotia Bank Center are scheduled to begin on the evening of Monday, June 19th and we’ll probably be there most nights until the Show starts dress rehearsals on June 28th.The Show opens on the evening of June 30th. 

Show 1 June 30 evening

Show 2 July 1 matinee

Show 3 July 2 matinee 

Show 4 July 2 evening 

Show 5 July 3 matinee 

I’m hoping that this information will be helpful. More details will be coming as they are known 
Please let me know if you have any questions or concerns.

Patricia Guy Tupper
Choral Director The Royal Nova Scotia International Tattoo

Glee Club – Maritime Conservatory

Glee Club with Amelia McMahon/voice and Katrina Phillip/dance: Join the new Glee Club and learn to sing and dance with joy and exuberance. Students will learn a medley of popular songs that will be presented during an end of year performance. Interested students will have the opportunity to audition for vocal and dance solos or explore skills such as beatboxing. Fridays, 4:30-5:30pm, starting Feb 3rd.

Capella Regalis Men & Boys Choir and Girls Choir welcome new choristers for a winter start! 

Capella Regalis Choirs are FREE and open to any child who passes a basic audition. We invite interested girls (ages 7-13) and boys (ages 6-12) to sign up for a simple and friendly audition through our website: *No prior musical experience or religious affiliation is required. A willingness to learn and commitment to the choir schedule are the basic requirements for participation.*