Thanks to CBC Halifax for the use of their video.
Back for its eighth year, A King’s Christmas is a feast of seasonal song and story directed by five-time Grammy winner Paul Halley, featuring the University of King’s College Chapel Choir performing a beautiful blend of carols from the medieval to the modern. Veteran New York City stage and TV actor R. Bruce Connelly joins the group as guest narrator and will intersperse the music with readings for the season, including poetry, excerpts from novels, short stories, and other literary works.
For more information and tickets please visit http://www.ukings.ca/concerts.
November 22nd, Saint Mary’s Basilica, Halifax
CPE Bach’s Magnificat, and GF Handel’s Chandos Anthem No. 5
For more information and tickets please visit The King’s Chorus website.
“Very exciting news round here is a new album in the works. We’ll get it out by June in time for the festivals this summer. 2 weeks ago tonight I picked up Tim O’Brien and his lovely gal Jan at the airport in Halifax quite late for an inspired week of music making in a beautiful cabin I built by hand on my land. Can’t wait to share the results. My first recording project I’ve done at home and the first that required a backhoe to clear a road through the snow to get the studio gear in. Exciting. Look for it on True North records sometime in June or July, inshalla.”
Photo credit: John Adams, Stonehouse Sound Music Production
“My Eyes for Beauty Pine” (the title taken from the first track – Herbert Howells’s stunning setting of that text) is a recording in the old-school vein: about 25 minutes in length; 6 tracks in total.
If, like Nick, you’re a sucker for things like liner notes and beautiful packaging, the physical thing will be available for purchase for $10 at www.capellaregalis.com
It will also be online at the various standard spots.
It is quite beautiful.