The King’s Chorus & Capella Regalis present
MISSA GAIA•EARTH MASS
A Concert in Celebration of the Earth
The Paul Winter Consort’s world-music celebration of God’s creation.
Directed by Nick Halley and featuring The King’s Chorus and the boy sopranos of Capella Regalis, American gospel singer Theresa Thomason, and a 8-piece band including saxophone, organ, bass, oboe, cello, and percussion. Presented by Musique Royale.
Tickets are available at the King’s bookstore: (902)422-1270 ext. 261 or at the door (if you want to risk it!)
Friday, March 21st, 7:30pm – St John’s Anglican Church, Lunenburg
Sunday March 23rd, 5:00pm – First Baptist Church, 1300 Oxford Street, Halifax
(Thursday, March 20th, 5:00pm it will be sung as part of the Eucharist service in the University of King’s College Chapel)
More info at: kingschorus.com
Benjamin Britten’s Saint Nicolas
Cantata for tenor soloist, choir, boy sopranos, and orchestra
Directed by Nick Halley
Featuring James Kennerley, tenor soloist
Paul Halley, organ
The King’s Chorus
Capella Regalis boys
Orchestra (concertmaster David Greenberg)
Friday, December 6, 2013 at 7:30 p.m.
St Mary’s Cathedral Basilica, 1508 Barrington Street, Halifax
Tickets $10 – $75, available at www.capellaregalis.eventbrite.com
Benjamin Britten’s Saint Nicolas cantata brings the legendary 4th century Greek Saint Nicholas, Bishop of Myra, to life. Also known as Nikolaos the Wonderworker, because of the many miracles attributed to him, it is not surprising that Nicolas’s remarkable life served as the model for our modern-day Santa Claus.Britten’s setting is a dramatic one, with music that is as exciting and astonishing as the story itself (with libretto by Britten’s friend, theatre director Eric Crozier). The music calls for multiple choirs, strings, pianos, percussion, and pipe organ, all placed throughout the building…and two audience participatory hymns thrown in for good measure.
This concert commemorates both the day of Saint Nicolas (December 6th) and the centenary of Benjamin Britten’s birth. The first half of the concert features music ranging from the stark O Immanuel of contemporary Estonian composer Arvo Pärt, to J.S. Bach’s powerful cantata Nun komm der Heiden Heiland.
You can see Nick’s Capella Regalis men and boys choir, the Compline Choir, and the University of King’s College Chapel Choir in action on any of the following days during term…
Tuesdays at 5pm: Capella Regalis Evensong
Tuesdays at 9:30pm: candlelit Compline service
Wednesdays at 5pm: The University of King’s College Chapel Choir Evensong service
Thursdays at 5pm: The University of King’s College Chapel Choir Eucharist service
All services take place at 6350 Coburg Road, Halifax in the King’s College Chapel
Click on the link for a full schedule and music list: Chapel Music Card – Michaelmas 2013
This week on Choral Concert, tune in to hear the great choral masters from the Renaissance along with other musical gems.
Nick is now the host of CBC Radio 2’s Choral Concert which airs nationally every Sunday 9-10am. It can be streamed here on cbcmusic.ca. Did you know? If you sleep in and miss it at 9am AT, you can listen in to other time zones!