Dear Camerata Friends:

Like most arts organizations in Nova Scotia, Halifax Camerata Singers has had to cut our 2020-21 season short, due to current public health guidelines related to increased numbers of COVID-19 in our province. We’d like to thank all our donors and friends for your support this season - it’s truly appreciated. We’re proud of the work we were able to do, including recording our Remembrance program, participating in Messiah/Complex, releasing our digital recording, Music of the Spheres, and our soon-to-be-released cross-Canada choral premiere, Takes This Thread. Stay tuned for upcoming announcements about our 35th anniversary season, and exciting plans for the fall.

Please stay in touch by joining our mailing list and following our social media. Stay well and stay home so we can have a great summer in our beautiful province!

Camerata is thrilled to be one of four Canadian choirs taking part in Against the Grain Theatre's Messiah/Complex project!

Sunday, December 13 at 8:00 p.m. EST.

Our Sponsors

The Halifax Camerata singers are supported by organizations such as the Canada Council for the Arts, The Lloyd Carr-Harris Foundation, and Arts Nova Scotia. To learn more about the Halifax Camerata Singer's sponsors click here.

2020 - 2021 Season

#CamerataKeepsSinging

Like all arts organizations, Halifax Camerata Singers has been greatly impacted by the current pandemic, and had to cancel the second half of the 2019-20 season last spring. Following the protocols established by the Nova Scotia Department of Health, the choir returned to rehearsals with Artistic Director Jeff Joudrey this fall at their new home at The Stage (St. Andrew’s United Church, Halifax).

This includes singing with specially made singers’ masks, socially distanced and for shorter lengths of time. Now Camerata is thrilled to launch its 2020-21 season (34th) with a 30-minute online concert program for Remembrance Day, Voices of Remembrance. Check it out below!

Camerata is also recording a Christmas program in December, and collaborating in a cross-Canada non-traditional Messiah recording project with Toronto’s Against the Grain Theatre.

Voices of Remembrance

The concert is free and will remain online on our YouTube Channel here until December 31 following the premiere on November 10.

Watch our preview trailer on Facebook.

Recorded for broadcast by Leaf Music on Facebook and YouTube on Tuesday, November 10 at 7:30 p.m., Voices of Remembrance is a moving program of music and readings about remembrance. Special guest Curtis Dietz joins on trumpet for Eleanor Daley’s For the Fallen, and Camerata’s accompanist Lynette Wahlstrom is featured on two pieces. With many in-person gatherings limited this year, Camerata hopes that their program will help people find a way to pay tribute to lives lost.

The program is dedicated to those who died in the Second World War that ended 75 years ago, including victims of the 1945 bombings of Dresden and Hiroshima. From more recent tragedies, Camerata remembers six members of the Canadian Armed Forces who died in a Cyclone helicopter crash in April, Capt. Jenn Casey, who died in an accident while flying with the Canadian Armed Forces Snowbirds, and the victims of the Portapique massacre.

Readings for the concert are provided by celebrated Nova Scotia author Sheree Fitch (Because We Love, We Cry), Camerata soprano and RN Amanda Zadeh (Albert Camus) and Camerata tenor Lt. (N) Simon Hardman of the Royal Canadian Navy (Larry Smeets). Other featured composers include Sarah Quartel, Christine Donkin, Ola Gjeilo, Elaine Hagenberg and Stephen Paulus.

Christmas Program Coming Soon.

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