The Halifax Camerata Singers: Opportunity for Singers!

The Halifax Camerata Singers have space for an Alto (A1) and a Soprano (S2) beginning in September for the coming 2021-22 35th anniversary season. Strong sight-reading ability is a definite asset and good musical skills are a must. Rehearsals are Tuesdays 7-9:30 pm at St. Andrew’s United Church, Halifax, and the choir has a full and exciting season of performances and recordings planned. The choir has its own COVID-19 protocol and follows all NS Public Health guidelines.
Interested candidates, who would welcome the opportunity to audition and sing with this fine ensemble, should email General Manager, Peggy Walt with your musical CV and level of experience (peggy@culturalaffairs.ca). We will contact you if you are selected for an audition.

Bioaerosol Emissions in the Performing Arts – Reducing Emissions and Exposures

Presentation: Bioaerosol Emissions in the Performing Arts – Reducing Emissions and Exposures
Presented May 20, 2021 by John Volckens and moderated by Daniel Goble, both of Colorado State University.

Dr. Volckens’ provides an update on the progress of his ongoing study focused specifically on bioaerosol emissions in the performing arts, including current factual information that this study has brought to clear light, and how an understanding of this information may, should, and will affect our work in the fine and performing arts fields.

For the video and slides of the session, visit: https://nasm.arts-accredit.org/leadership/informed-decision-making/

Choral Canada: Allegro Digital Training Now Available on Demand!

Did you miss Choral Canada’s recent Allegro Digital Training course? We are happy to announce that it is now available on-demand until July 31, 2021! You will get full access to the recorded classes, assignments, and all other course materials to complete on your own schedule – all for only $15! The course covers discoverability, online engagement, measurement, analytics, and more. Don’t miss this second chance to participate!

Register today: https://www.artsboost.com/allegro-digital-training-en

Choirs for Change: Polaris’ Spring Recording Project


Recorded on April 19th, the day before Nova Scotia went back into lockdown, Polaris is excited to be able to share this concert with our provincial choral community.  To watch, head over to our page on YouTube (Choirs for Change) or click this link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1wuHv1V6kOQ.

In lieu of purchasing a concert ticket, we’re asking for concert viewers to consider making a donation to United Way Halifax‘s COVID-19 Relief Fund, if they are able. This fund provides rapid response relief to residents and social service providers in the Halifax Regional Municipality To make a donation, click here. 

THEY WILL SING!  Annapolis Valley Honour Choir welcoming students for a return to safe in-person singing! 

“We Will Sing” has been the motto for the Annapolis Valley Honour Choir all year. Persevering all through the pandemic, they have continued to offer meaningful artistic programming for their students. Now planning for a full return to in-person singing in the fall, the AVHC is excited to welcome singers for the next season! 



Students in Grades 3-12 during the 2021-22 school year are encouraged to join. Musical Meet & Greets for all three choirs will be taking place the first two weeks of June.  (Online and in-person options)

The AVHC is a nationally recognized choral organization known for its excellence in education and capacity for community building. Young singers work with professionally trained faculty in fun, engaging rehearsals and workshops, and benefit from a complete music literacy program, chorister apprenticeship program, performances and engagements, community outreach, and cultural exchange opportunities.  Accessible and inclusive, singers are welcomed into a supportive, accepting culture rooted in teamwork and a common vision. They are provided a safe space to be themselves, build their confidence and find their unique voices!

Come Sing Safely With Us!  Find out more about the AVHC programs and how to join us at www.avhc.ca!

To view the AVHC’s 2021/22 brochure, click here.

Future of Arts Work – Board Innovation Ideas Survey (closes Tomorrow!)

Are you interested in looking at ideas about how to innovate and look at systemic change in nonprofit arts and culture board governance? Do you have ideas for how we can start making meaningful changes in how our boards operate? Mass Culture and LeSage Arts Management and are carrying out a research project under The Future of Arts Work, and lead researcher Jeanne LeSage wants to hear from you! The survey is accepting responses until May 9, 2021.

Choral Canada: National Youth Choir of Canada 2022 Auditions

​The National Youth Choir of Canada (NYCC) is a project of Choral Canada and is Canada’s finest youth choir. It is a one-of-a-kind professional development opportunity for some of Canada’s best emerging choral singers aged 19-26. The 2022 NYCC will be conducted by Dr. Jean-Sébastien Vallée, assisted by Apprentice Conductor Thomas Burton.

Who can audition?
People in Canada between the ages of 19-26 are eligible to audition for the NYCC.

When are auditions?
Auditions for the 2022 NYCC open on September 10, 2021 and close on October 15, 2021.

How do I audition?
Auditions are by recording only and submitted online. Full details of audition requirements and program details will be posted here soon. Unfortunately, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the 2020 NYCC was not able to take place as planned. Choral Canada has therefore extended an invitation to all 2020 singers to participate in the 2022 choir if they wish. Auditions will be held to complete the choir and create a pool of alternate singers to fill any spaces vacated by 2020 choristers.

For more details, visit Choral Canada’s webpage on auditions by clicking here. 

Choral Canada: Social Check-In on May, 16th

 
You are invited! 🗓 Join Choral Canada on Sunday, May 16th at 7pm ET for a fun Social Check-In!
 
Let’s come together, friends and colleagues in the choral arts sector and community, for some social time on Zoom hosted by Choral Canada. Let’s check in on each other, hear some exciting announcements from Choral Canada and go into breakout rooms to share and commiserate with others during this difficult time. Let’s lean on each other, coast to coast to coast, to help us make it through. Membership is not required, maximum capacity is 500.