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!
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.
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.
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, 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 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.
The men and boys of Capella Regalis, under the direction of Nick Halley, sang their first Evensong of term on the First Sunday in Lent. The service was audio-video recorded in the Cathedral Church of All Saints, Halifax, and is now available at the link below. You can also view or download the service bulletin [PDF] below.
Listen to the Dinuk Wijeratne Trio featuring pianist and composer Dinuk Wijeratne, jazz drummer and world percussionist Nick Halley, and Tom Easley on the double bass! This concert, produced by Musique Royale, was recorded in Fall 2020 at St John’s Anglican Church’s as part of their Wednesday at Noon series.