Wanted: Choir to Perform @ the Bluenose Marathon






Every year CBC Nova Scotia is one of the sponsors of the Blue Nose Marathon. One of the things that we do is arrange to have some music on the route, as the runners are starting out. The participants tell us it means a lot and is inspiring to have a group singing to send them on their way. We look for a high energy ensemble. The choir would be needed for just a couple of hours at the most. It’s just a 5 k run/walk so it would be to cheer participants on as they head out and as they return. The choir will be mentioned on our Social Media platforms. They will also be part of our weekend wrap-up video. If they wish to have a sign stating who they are, they are welcome to do so. We can provide t-shirts unless they prefer to wear their own uniform/outfits. This is a voluntary performance although we can offer an honorarium of $250.

The event is Saturday, May 20. The run begins at 2pm so the meeting time would be 1.30 pm to be in place.

The location is the corner of South Park and Bell Road (near the Garrison Grounds, across from the old CBC Building)

We would like to have a choir lined up as soon as possible. For more information or to sign up contact:
Kelley Edwards
Senior Communications Officer, CBC Maritimes/Newfoundland and Labrador
6940 Mumford Road
Suite 100
Halifax, NS
B3L 0B7

902 420 4306

O Canada Choir

The O Canada Choir is a virtual choir and concert band performance of a new arrangement of O Canada. Individuals can download sheet music and mp3 accompaniment tracks from the website, and record themselves performing their own part. These individual performance videos will be combined into one grand performance for release on YouTube and other social media platforms. Please check out the introductory video and other links below.

Of note, the “O Canada Choir Project” is the subject of a research paper by Dr. Chris Cayari of Purdue University. Participants will have the opportunity to be involved in the academic study of community music creation using the internet.

Intro video

YouTube Channel

Dalhousie Health Professions Chorale – Singers Wanted!

Are you free on Wednesday evenings? Why not consider joining the Dalhousie Health Professions Chorale, an SATB mixed choir now entering its 17th season. No auditions are necessary and there are no enrollment fees. Just a sense of fun and wanting to make great music together. If you are interested, please contact: dalhealthmusic@dal.ca Rehearsals are on Wednesday evenings, 6:30-8:15 PM in Theatre B at the Dalhousie Medical School. The Artistic Director of the Chorale is Bryan Crocker.

Nova Voce 2016-2017 Season – New Members Welcome


Nova Voce – Nova Scotia’s Provincial Mens Choir is welcoming auditions for new members for the 2016-2017 season. This premiere men’s choir was founded in 2004 by Terry Hurrell and Giuseppe Renzi and is currently under the leadership of Artistic Director Bryan Crocker. This season will see concerts in Bedford, Halifax, Middleton, Sydney and Truro. We are looking for singers for all sections (TTBB) and also have room for up to 5 student members (age 16+). Rehearsals are on Sunday afternoons – 2:15-4:45 PM. If you are interested
in auditioning for Nova Voce, please contact us on our web site www.novavoce.com/contact/

Xara Choral Theatre Ensemble is Auditioning Singers for the 2016-17 Season


The premiere ensemble of our organization, comprised of talented women ages 18-30. Our performers have varied backgrounds in choral music, theatre, and movement, but all are committed to excellence in interdisciplinary performance.  Xara isn’t just a performance ensemble, it’s a way of life!

Xara Choral Theatre Ensemble rehearses on Sunday afternoons in Halifax from 1:15-5:30pm. To book an audition time or for more information, send us an email message.

Your audition will consist of four elements:
•Memorized performance of two songs to be sung without piano accompaniment:
•one classical
•one jazz/pop/folk
•Voice range testing and some interaction with printed music provided by Xara’s Artistic Team
•Work with a piece of dramatic text provided by Xara’s Artistic Team
•A movement activity to help us get to know your comfort with physical performance

Please bring a copy of your music resume (including all past music, theatre, dance, gymnastics, or other movement experience) and the names/contact info of two people who can serve as references for your musical skills.

For more information visit www.xara.ca/audition and email info@xara.ca to book an audition time.

Dalhousie Collegium Cantorum Auditioning New Members for their 2016-17 Concert Season

For their 2016-17 concert season, Dalhousie Collegium Cantorum will be preparing performances of Marc-Antoine Charpentier’s Christmas Mass as well as Carl Orff’s “Carmina Burana”, and the choir is auditioning for new members. Conducted by Gary Ewer, and accompanied by Tara Scott, Collegium Cantorum is a 90-voice mixed choral ensemble that operates as a community outreach program of the Dalhousie Fountain School of Performing Arts. Auditions for the choir’s new season will be held throughout the month of August, and positions are available in all sections.

For audition details please contact Laurie Ewer at 902-864-3090 or by email at ewer.laurie@gmail.com

Aeolian Singers – Audition now!


Are you a woman who loves to sing and perform with choral singing experience? The Aeolian Singers are holding auditions for committed choristers for the 2016-17 choral season, which begins at the end of August.

The choir recently completed its 40th anniversary, and has announced that choral conductor Heather Fraser will be joining the choir as Artistic Director, commencing with the 2017-18 season. For the coming season, the choir will be led by Assistant Conductor Joanne Slack for the fall term, and by music educator/choral conductor Fran Farrell from January through May of 2017.

You can learn more about the choir at www.aeoliansingers.ca (go to How to join the choir). Auditions will take place in August. 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.

Bay Chorale 10th Anniversary Season Launch

baychorale1The Bay Chorale is embarking on our 10th season of making choral music in St. Margaret’s Bay. We welcome new members to join us on September 14 to learn about our choir and conduct a short voice placement session with our Artistic Director, Christina Murray. This evening is open to prospective singers joining us for the full term (women’s chorus) or partial term (men’s chorus).

Our 2016-17 season includes a new twist on programming our holiday concert will feature a mens chorus, with separate repertoire presented by a womens chorus. Mens voices are always in demand in community choirs, and we hope that this new focussed singing opportunity offers a unique way for returning, alumni and new male voices to participate in The Bay Chorale. Registration for the mens chorus will remain open until late October. Four intensive weekly rehearsals will lead up to dress rehearsal and concert in early December. Please contact us for further information or to register.

For more information on our choir, please visit www.baychorale.org
St. Luke’s United Church, 5374 St. Margaret’s Bay Rd