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Capella Regalis Men & Boys Choir presents Fall Evensong Series (in person!)

Capella Regalis Men & Boys Choir, directed by Nick Halley, will sing a series of Evensongs this Fall at the Cathedral Church of All Saints in Halifax. Thanks to a grant from the A.E.J Fulford Trust of the Anglican Foundation, the Evensongs will be recorded (both audio and video) and made available on our YouTube Channel afterwards for others beyond Nova Scotia to enjoy!

Sunday, October 3, 2021 at 4 PM – Music by Gibbons, Stanford, Bullock.
Sunday, October 31, 2021 at 4 PM – Three Choirs Festal Evensong on All Hallows Eve, sung with the King’s College Chapel Choir and the All Saints Cathedral Choir. Music by Byrd, Howells, Bainton.
Sunday, November 14, 2021 at 4 PM – Investiture of new choristers. Music by Attwood, Stanford, Boyce.

Masks will be required, and seating limited and distanced. No pre-registration required. Free admission.

Live in Halifax, Sept. 9: Nick Halley, Glenn Patscha, and Patrick Reid piano trio

Nick Halley (percussion) joins Glenn Patscha (piano) and Patrick Reid (double bass) on September 9th, 2021 to perform an evening of jazz inspired music at Saint David’s Church in downtown Halifax. This concert is part of Saint David’s “Brick by Brick” fundraising concert series. These three jazz-steeped musicians have led three very different musical lives. Now they’re seeing what happens when their disparate experiences and distinct personalities are brought together in the traditional piano trio setting to explore the boundaries of their native tongue!

September 9, 2021 at 7:00 pm. Tickets are $20/$10 for students, available at the door or online at: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/brick-by-brick-concert-series-tickets-169313440057.

Live at the Astor Theatre (Liverpool), Sept 10: Nick Halley, Glenn Patscha, and Patrick Reid piano trio

Nick Halley (percussion), Glenn Patscha (piano), and Patrick Reid (double bass) come together again on September 10th, 2021, to perform an evening of jazz music at the beautiful historic Astor Theatre in Liverpool, NS. September 10th, 2021 at 7:30 pm.

Buy tickets online at: https://secure.ticketpro.ca/?lang=en&aff=astor#achat_AST10IS21.

Read full bios of Nick, Glenn and Patrick here: https://astortheatre.ns.ca/wp/2021/08/24/nick-halley-glenn-patshca-and-patrick-reid-at-the-astor-on-september-10th/.

 

Capella Regalis Men & Boys Choir, dir. by Nick Halley, presents J.S. Bach’s Easter Cantata BWV 4 online

Capella Regalis Men & Boys Choir is pleased to present “Christ lag in Todesbanden” by J.S. Bach in an online video broadcast this Eastertide!

Composed by Bach in 1707 at the age of 22, the cantata is based on the eponymous Lutheran chorale, which is in turn based on the Gregorian chant Victimae Paschali. The tune emerges at every twist and turn throughout the work’s seven movements, creating a poignant piece of music filled to the brim with Bach’s particular contrapuntal brilliance.

Spaced in the architectural and acoustical splendour of Halifax’s Saint Mary’s Basilica, the men and boy choristers of Capella Regalis will be joined by members of Ensemble Regale to perform this magnificent work. The victory of life over death, such as described in the cantata’s German text, is sure to bring hope and joy to the world as it continues valiantly in the struggle against Covid-19 and celebrates the arrival of Spring.

Watch online for free on the choir’s YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G8oeswZxoEo.

M. Duruflé REQUIEM (Op. 9) – University of King’s College Chapel Choir, Paul Halley, Nick Halley, & Ensemble Regale

As part of the inaugural Creative Campuses Nova Scotia arts festival, the University of King’s College Chapel Choir is joined by a hand-picked chamber orchestra in a video-recorded performance of the Requiem by Maurice Duruflé (1948). A ‘Requiem’ is a Mass for the dead, named for the first words of the ancient funeral liturgy, “Requiem aeternam dona eis, Domine” – “Give them eternal rest, O Lord”. This performance of Duruflé’s supremely beautiful setting is dedicated to Nova Scotians and all Canadians who have lost their lives to Covid-19.

Evensong for The Eve of the Annunciation of the Blessed Virgin Mary

Evensong for The Eve of the Annunciation of the Blessed Virgin Mary, sung by the University of King’s College Chapel Choir, directed by Paul Halley. The anthem is “Annunciation”, a newly composed piece by Paul Halley based on the poem by Marie Howe (commissioned in honour of The Reverend Dr Gary Thorne on the 40th anniversary of his ordination to Holy Orders on March 25, 2021).

The University of King’s College Chapel Choir – Evensong Lent III

The University of King’s College Chapel Choir broadcasts Evensong from the Cathedral Church of All Saints, Halifax. Nick Halley plays the organ voluntary, Psalm Prelude (Set I No. 3) by Herbert Howells,
at the end of the service! Other featured music includes Hide Not Thy Face by R. Farrant, The Collegium Regale Service by H. Howells, and Ne Irascaris, Domine by W. Byrd.