CCNS Thank You

From April 5 to 7, over one hundred children between the ages of 9 and 14, came together for a weekend of singing. Working with Conductor Kellie Walsh, the young choristers tackled challenging repertoire, learned to hone their musical skills, and maintained incredible focus. The weekend culminated in a sold out concert on Sunday, April 7 at the  First United Church in Truro.

The Nova Scotia Choral Federation wishes to thank their amazing team of staff, volunteers, and teachers who made this event a reality for so many children. We would particularly like to thank our amazing conductor, Kellie Wash, accompanist Bette Pring, and our programs assistant, Ryan Henwood, for their tireless work on the project. But most of all, a big thank you to all of the talented singers who took part!

Click here to visit our Youtube Channel, to watch incredible videos of the concert.

Register Now for Adult Choir Camp 2019!

Register now for Adult Choir Camp 2019!

Do you love to sing? Do you want to grow as a musician? Do you want to work with one of Canada’s leading choral conductors? If so, then the Nova Scotia Choral Federation’s Sing Summer Adult Choir Camp may be for you! Join us at the Berwick United Church Camp from August 19th-24th for a wonderful week of singing in a rustic cottage setting. Ages 18 and up, Adult Choir Camp brings together choristers of all ages as they develop and expand choral skills in a friendly, fun and encouraging atmosphere. Bursaries available. Register today!

Celebrated as a national leader in summer choral music programming, the Nova Scotia Choral Federation  provides experienced artistic and caregiving staff who help foster creativity in a spirit of respect for the music and for each other. Not only for recreational singers, Sing Summer is a perfect setting for conductors, voice teachers, and music educators to develop their own singing, to observe excellent conducting and rehearsal technique, get ideas for new repertoire, and learn new tricks to use with their own choirs!

For more information or to register for Choir Camp please visit the NSCF website at www.nscf.ca and select Sing Summer Choir Camps under the Programs menu or contact the Choral Federation office at 902-423-4688.

Contact: Ryan Henwood

Phone: 902-423-4688

Email: programs@nscf.ca

Register Now for Junior Choir Camp 2019!!!

Register now for Sing Summer 2019 – Junior Choir Camp!!!

 

Are you looking for fun summer plans for your children? Do your children love to sing? Would a week at a residential summer camp excite them? If so, then the Nova Scotia Choral Federation’s Sing Summer Junior Choir Camp may be for your child! Join us at the Berwick United Church Camp from August 11th-17th for a wonderful week of singing in a rustic cottage setting. Ages 8½-13, Junior Choir Camp brings together choristers from all over the province as they develop and expand choral skills in a friendly, fun and safe environment. Bursaries available. Register today!

Celebrated as a national leader in summer choral music programming, the Nova Scotia Choral Federation  provides experienced artistic and caregiving staff who help foster creativity in a spirit of respect for the music and for each other. Children explore different types of choral styles together as they learn about singing techniques, reading music and good musical habits in a supportive and stress-free setting.

For more information or to register for Choir Camp please visit the NSCF website at www.nscf.ca and select Sing Summer Choir Camps under the Programs menu or contact the Choral Federation office at 902-423-4688.

Contact: Ryan Henwood

programs@nscf.ca

902-423-4688

Register Now for Youth Choir Camp 2019!!

Register Now for Youth Choir Camp!!

Do you love to sing? Do you have a passion for choral music? Do you want to spend a week away at a residential camp? If so, then the Nova Scotia Choral Federation’s Sing Summer Youth Choir Camp may be for you! Join us at the Berwick United Church Camp from August 11th-17th for a wonderful week of singing in a rustic cottage setting. Ages 13- 18, Youth Choir Camp brings together choristers from all over the province as they develop and expand choral skills in a friendly, fun and encouraging atmosphere. Bursaries available. Register today!

Celebrated as a national leader in summer choral music programming, the Nova Scotia Choral Federation  provides experienced artistic and caregiving staff who help foster creativity in a spirit of respect for the music and for each other. In addition to the great musical and social activities, Youth Choir Camp is a wonderful opportunity to step away from their busy worlds and just hang out together in a cool, relaxing place.

For more information or to register for Choir Camp please visit the NSCF website at www.nscf.ca and select Sing Summer Choir Camps under the Programs menu or contact the Choral Federation office at 902-423-4688.

Contact: Ryan Henwood, NSCF Programs Assistant

programs@nscf.ca

902-423-4688

Children’s Chorus of Nova Scotia Concert Coming Up!

Kellie Walsh to conduct Provincial Children’s Chorus in Concert!

Truro – Internationally renowned Newfoundland conductor Kellie Walsh will be leading our provincial children’s choir for the final concert of the Children’s Chorus of Nova Scotia on April 7 at 3:00pm, at First United Church in Truro.
Singers in grades 5-9 from all over the province have been selected by their choir conductors and school music teachers to take part. An initiative run by the Nova Scotia Choral Federation, this choir was developed to give singers of this age group an opportunity to achieve choral excellence.

The music covers many languages and styles, from a song of the Torres Straight Islands to a beautiful setting of the “Ave Maria”. This is a program that you do not want to miss!

The final concert will take place April 7 at 3:00pm, at First United Church (Prince St.) in Truro. Other guest choirs featured on the program include the Cantabile Boys’ Choir and the Cantabile Truro Youth Singers. Tickets are $15 adults, $10 for students and can be purchased at the door.
For more information, please visit our website, www.nscf.ns.ca or call 902-423-4688.

Xara Choral Theatre to Appear in World Choral Symposium

NSCF extends a warm congratulations to one of our members – Xara Choral Theatre – on their participation in the 2020 World Choral Symposium in Auckland, NZ. Read more below:

From Xara Choral Theatre “We are over-the-moon and overjoyed to announce that we will be participating in the World Symposium on Choral Music in Auckland, New Zealand in 2020!! Being one of only 25 choirs selected out of the 179 applicants from 44 countries, we could not be more honoured and excited to share our art on an international stage, and to learn from other choirs around the world. Congratulations to all of the other incredible groups that will be joining us – including fellow Canadians Hamilton Children’s Choir. We can’t wait to see you all!”

 

Video Courtesy of the World Symposium on Choral Music

Nova Scotia Choral Federation Needs Your Support

Throughout 2018, we continued to foster a vibrant and inclusive choral community by providing resources, creating opportunities, and engaging Nova Scotia’s diverse population in the transformative power of choral music. Once again, we were able to present our annual programs: Sing Summer including Adult, Junior and Youth Choir Camps and two opportunities for conductor training through our Choral Conducting Apprenticeship and Choral Conducting Workshop, Children’s Chorus of Nova Scotia, Juvenata, PerformNS! (school workshops and performances), and the Nova Scotia Youth Choir as well as support for seven young singers from Nova Scotia to take part in 2018 National Youth Choir of Canada. These programs and opportunities bring together choristers of all ages from across the province, allowing us to provide services for thousands of choristers whilst investing in the next generation of choral enthusiasts.

The Nova Scotia Choral Federation needs your support to help us increase our outreach to Nova Scotia’s choral community. We count on your help to raise the quality and profile of choral music, strengthen the capacity of choirs and choristers to achieve their full potential, and engage more Nova Scotians in choral singing. Choral music enriches our lives and our ability to strengthen our choral community depends on choral music-lovers like you. If you have not had a chance to support Nova Scotia Choral Federation this year, please consider helping with your expertise, volunteering your time or making a financial contribution today.

To volunteer, please get in touch with us at nscfadmin@nscf.ca.

To donate, please visit our secure CanadaHelps page or send a cheque to our mailing address below. Every gift helps! Don’t forget, you will receive a tax receipt for the full amount of your donation!

Nova Scotia Choral Federation
1113 Marginal Road
Halifax, NS B3H 4P7

Sing with EnChor East!

EnChor East Singers is accepting new choristers for the 2018-2019 season. Our choir sings a variety of repertoire and performs locally in December and May. We challenge our singers to work hard on reading, ear training, and musical expression, and we place a strong emphasis on the importance of community. Weekly rehearsals take place at St. Peter’s Church Hall (Kearney Lake Rd/Bedford Hwy) on Tuesdays from 7:15-9:15 pm. EnChor East is led by conductor Krista Vincent and pianist Dean Bradshaw.

For more information on singing with our choir, please contact Krista at enchoreastsingerssociety@gmail.com or visit our website at https://enchoreast.com. We can also be found on facebook and twitter @EnChor_East.

We hope to sing with you soon!

NSCF Membership Renewal Message

Fall Greetings NSCF Membership! 

It’s that time of year again. Your continued Membership and support helps us to do the work we do, from managing our significant choral library, to providing meaningful choral programs for people of all ages.

If you have not renewed your membership for this year, which runs September 1, 2018 to August 31, 2019, we encourage you to do so now.

Your membership ensures access to the NSCF Library, the ENotes Newsletter and our Events Calendar, and your Choir must renew to sign out music for the upcoming season.

How to Renew: 

Step 1: Fill our the Membership Renewal form on our website:

https://nscf.ca/membership/join-the-nscf/

This ensures we have the most up to date information for you on file.

Step 2: Submit Payment

You may: Phone us at  902-423-4688

Mail us a cheque:

Nova Scotia Choral Federation
1113 Marginal Road
Halifax, Nova Scotia
B3H 4P7

Or visit our office in person

Thanks so much everyone.

Sincerely,

Katharine Vingoe-Cram, NSCF Office Administrator

Seeking Children’s or Youth Choir

Ernst & Young LLP seeks a Children or Youth Choir, 10 singers maximum, to perform the National Anthem at their Annual Entrepreneur of the Year Gala, taking place at the World Trade and Convention Centre on October 5, 2018, at 7:30 pm.

If you are interested, please contact Kelly Williams, Executive Coordinator at Ernst & Young LLP, at kelly.williams@ca.ey.com, or 902-421-6268