2019 - 2020 Season


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.

To soothe a suff’ring heart

Saturday, November 9, 2019 7:30 p.m.

St. Andrew’s United Church, Halifax

Find consolation and peace as we perform Dan Forrest’s Requiem for the Living and Tim Corlis’s Missa Pax and premiere a new work by Nova Scotia composer Derek Charke, Sonnet to the Moon, with text by English poet, Helen Maria Williams (1823).

Join us for this evening of remembrance with a special guest orchestra and four young singers from the Nova Scotia Youth Choir.

Bach’s Mass in B Minor (Cancelled)

Saturday, March 21, 2020 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, March 22, 2020 4:00 p.m.

St. Andrew’s United Church, Halifax

  • Jeff Joudrey, Conductor
  • Halifax Camerata Singers
  • Jane Archibald, soprano
  • Vicki St. Pierre, mezzo-soprano
  • Philippe Gagné, tenor
  • Joel Allison, bass-baritone

For the first time in a decade, Bach’s gigantic, deeply moving Mass in B Minor will be performed in two concerts at St. Andrew’s.  Don’t miss this thrilling work!

Come Celebrate! (Postponed)

Due to restrictions on gatherings because of COVID-19, our June concerts with Ben Heppner have been moved to September.  If you had already purchased tickets, you can use them, have your purchase price refunded, or make a donation of your ticket purchase to the choir.  Please contact Ticket Halifax for more information.

We are thrilled that Canadian superstar tenor Ben Heppner is joining us for performances in Nova Scotia.

Postponed - new date TBD


This program of Gospel, spirituals, folk music and other musical gems, will be a stellar performance by Camerata and Ben Heppner – don’t miss it!

Handel’s Messiah

Friday, December 20, 2019 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, December 21, 2019 7:30 p.m.

Rebecca Cohn Auditorium, Dalhousie Arts Centre


  • Grammy-winning conductor Stephen Stubbs
  • Halifax Camerata Singers and The SNS Chorus
  • Stefanie True, soprano
  • Nathan Medley, countertenor
  • Marc Molomot, tenor
  • Jesse Blumberg, baritone

A holiday classic!

Beethoven’s Ode to Freedom:  Fidelio (Cancelled)

Original Dates: Friday, May 1, 2020 7:30 p.m & Sunday, May 3, 2020 4:00 p.m.

Rebecca Cohn Auditorium, Dalhousie Arts Centre


  • Lunenburg Academy of Music Performance (LAMP) soloists
  • Halifax Camerata  Singers with The SNS Chorus
  • Nova Voce Men’s Choir

2020 is the 250th anniversary of Beethoven’s birth, and we’re excited to celebrate the great composer by performing his one and only opera, Fidelio, in a semi-staged version.  Sung in German with English surtitles, this will be a not-to-be-missed musical feast with over 100 choristers onstage.


Tickets to To soothe a suff’ring heart and Come Celebrate! are available from Ticket Halifax and at the door (but we recommend you do not wait as our concerts often sell out). Purchase a season pass and save 10%!


  • $35 Regular
  • $30 Senior
  • $20 Students & Underwaged

TWO-CONCERT PASS  To soothe a suff’ring heart and Come Celebrate!

  • $63 Regular
  • $54 Senior
  • $36 Student & Underwaged