Posts Tagged ‘Vocal’

Dartmouth Community Concert Association (DCCA) opened its 63rd season with a performance by Atlantic String Machine, PEI’s dynamic ensemble of string players, on Friday, October 18 at 7:30 p.m. The performers for this season of DCCA are:

 The Merkelo & Salov and Proteus Saxophone Quartet concerts are presented in collaboration with Debut Atlantic.  

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“Christina Raphaëlle Haldane was fully committed as Cleopatra…and she sang fantastically well, from the exquisitely shaped melodic line of ‘Se Pieta’ to the dazzling colatorua of ‘DaTempeste.’ (Opera Magazine)

Acclaimed soprano Christina Haldane will launch her new recording of Canadian art songs, Let Me Explain on Sunday, November 24, 2019 at 2:00 p.m. at The Music Room. Recorded at Toronto’s Glenn Gould Studio, Let Me Explain features music by Canadian composers, including Samy MoussaCarl Philippe GionetDavid Jaeger C.M.…

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The Aeolian Singers open their 2019-20 season for the third year under artistic leadership of Heather Fraser, reflecting on the season and their camaraderie and love of singing with In Good Company.  The women’s choir will present a pair of these In Good Company concerts in November, and also take a singing road trip to Wolfville next March, closing Dartmouth Community Concerts season in the spring in an eclectic season of great music for women’s voices (Veritas).…

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Photo Credit: Priska Ketterer Luzern

Health Arts Society of Atlantic Canada (HASAC), presenters of Concerts in Care, is delighted to announce that Canadian superstar conductor and soprano Barbara Hannigan has accepted the role of Honorary Patron of its society.  Born and raised in Nova Scotia, her extraordinary international career has taken her worldwide, and she has embraced the mission of the society’s Concerts in Care program to bring professionally performed live music to audiences in care on a large scale.  …

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The Aeolian Singers open their 2018-19 season under the artistic leadership of Heather Fraser with a focus exploring the themes of sea and sky. The women’s choir will present a pair of concerts in November and another in May, with a Victoria Day weekend road trip to PEI planned in conjunction with PEI vocal ensemble, Sirens.

Artistic Director Heather Fraser commented: “These two powerful aspects of nature fill us with wonder and awe, and I think we all draw different things from them – energy, creativity, contemplation, fear, comfort.…

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Something Is Always on Fire: My Life So Far
By Measha Brueggergosman
Harper Avenue, 310 pages

Measha Brueggergosman’s cross-country book tour comes to Halifax on Tuesday, Oct. 10 at 7 p.m. at Chapters Halifax in Bayers Lake Business Park, 188 Chain Lake Dr.


If confession is good for the soul, Maritimes soprano Measha Brueggergosman is earning rich dividends with her new memoir Something Is Always on Fire: My Life So Far.

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The ECMA-nominated Halifax Camerata Singers (HCS) with special guests, Rhapsody Quintet and actor Jeremy Webb are taking Halifax 1917:  From Dreams to Despair to the first Edmonton International Choral Festival, June 1-4, as invited guests of Pro Coro Canada.  This original production commemorating the 100th anniversary of the Halifax Explosion was first performed before sell-out audience at Halifax Central Library two months ago.…

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Halifax Camerata Singers, currently celebrating their 30th anniversary season, is proud to announce that they were the winners of Best Classical Recording at this year’s Music Nova Scotia Awards held last evening in Truro.  Pictured just after accepting the award are Artistic Director and Founder, Jeff Joudrey, with Camerata Board Fundraising Chair, David McKillop.  

The choir won for their 2015 release, A Time for All Things, recorded by Leaf Music’s Jeremy Van Slyke, and featuring guest artists, accompanist Lynette Wahlstrom, the Blue Engine String QuartetJennifer Jones, violin; Hilary Brown, cello and Jeff Reilly, bass clarinet.  …

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The award-winning Halifax Camerata Singers (HCS) celebrates its 30thanniversary year with a great season of concerts reflecting the choir’s connection with the larger artistic community in Nova Scotia and beyond.  Founded by Artistic Director Jeff Joudrey in 1986, Halifax Camerata Singers has become one of Canada’s leading chamber choirs, winning the Healy Willan Grand Prize for Canadian choirs in 2010. …

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Can we simply say, “Canadian choral music is in good hands,” and leave it at that?

But I suppose that’s hardly fair to the Canadian Chamber Choir (CCC) artists whose noble mandate is to “bring new and existing Canadian choral music to every corner of Canada.” They do that with style and consummate artistry, under the leadership of their mentor, conductor Julia Davids, an educator now working in the States who hails from London, Ontario.…

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