Paul Halley’s latest release (with Nick conducting the hot-shot Keramion Singers, Paul on the organ, Curtis Dietz on trumpet, Gina Dietz on French Horn, Tristan de Borba on Saxophone, and Erin Donovan on Timpani, recorded by the great John Adams) is also out and available!
The latest release from Nick’s men and boys choir came out in December! Titled Greater Love, it can be found in all the usual places online, but more info can be found here:
There you can also find clips of the choir’s Christmas concert, which took place in Halifax’s Cathedral Church of All Saints on December 21st, 2017.
On Saturday, January 20th, the trio’s full performance will be aired on CBC Radio 2 at 10:00am.
Video to follow on the CBC’s website.
Dinuk Wijeratne: Piano
Tom Easley: Bass
Nick Halley: Drums
Nick is back in town after gigs away with James Taylor and Dinuk Wijeratne. Check out the schedule page for upcoming events in which Nick is involved.
Live performance recording of the Vespers of 1610 by Claudio Monteverdi. Performed and recorded on April 17, 2016 by the University of King’s College Chapel Choir, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. Directed by Paul Halley. With soloists Hélène Brunet (soprano), Janelle Lucyk (soprano), Sarah Myatt, (mezzo-soprano), Charles Daniels (tenor), Philippe Gagné (tenor), Martin Auclair (bass); David Greenberg (concertmaster); instrumentalists from Canada, U.S.A., and the U.K., and the boy choristers of Capella Regalis Men & Boys Choir. Full credits appear at the end of the video.
Nick will be backing up James Taylor on the drums in a show also featuring Jimmy Buffet and Sarah McLachlan.
Dec. 9th, 8-11pm in the Barclays Center, Brooklyn.
The King’s College Chapel Choir is suspending its cycle of Bach masterworks for one year to present another great pillar of the Baroque repertoire – the Vespers of 1610 by Claudio Monteverdi. A monumental work scored for soloists, choir, and orchestra, the Vespers foreshadowed the religious masterworks of Bach and Handel, and has earned a place in the history of western music as a revolutionary and now iconic work.
Featuring the King’s choristers alongside 14 instrumentalists on period instruments, well-known British tenor Charles Daniels, a cast of early music soloists from across Canada, and the boy sopranos of Capella Regalis Men & Boys Choir, this tour of performances in three of Nova Scotia’s architectural gems promises an outstanding musical and educational experience for students and audience members alike.
This is your chance to see Monteverdi’s masterwork in all the splendour with which it is performed in Europe and the major urban centres of North America, right here in Nova Scotia!
Thanks to CBC Halifax for the use of their video.