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Lost and Found

November 11 & 12, 2023
St. George's Round Church, Halifax

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The opening concert of our 37th season is a journey through loss and pain as we reach toward hope and healing.  This first concert under our new Artistic Director and Conductor Joel Tranquilla looks at loss -- the loss of home in a housing crisis, the devastating loss of a loved one -- but also speaks to the resiliency of the human spirit.  Featuring David Lang’s Pulitzer Prize-winning The Little Match Girl Passion and introducing works by Canadian composers Katerina Gimon, Benjamin Sigerson and Dan Steenburgh, the concert also contrasts Bobby McFerrin's 23rd Psalm with Mozart's Veni Sancte Spiritus.

View Joel's fascinating interviews with Katerina Gimon and Dan Steenburgh about the motivation and creative process behind their works to be presented in the concert.

Winter Showcase

NEW DATE: Saturday, March 9
Grace United Church, Dartmouth

Our concert originally planned for February 24 but postponed due to weather has been rescheduled for Saturday, March 9 at 7:30 p.m.!

Halifax’s premier chamber choir, the Halifax Camerata Singers, in partnership with the Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) Halifax-Dartmouth Branch, will be presenting “Winter Showcase”, an exciting evening of musical and artistic collaboration at Grace United Church, Dartmouth. With Camerata’s Artistic Director Dr. Joel Tranquilla and pianist Lynette Wahlstrom, this event will feature individual members of Camerata in selections ranging from musical theatre, pop, and jazz, to Classical art songs and a world premiere of “Whispers of Mermaids” by composer Douglas Vipond. Special musical guest for this event is Scott Kingsley, double bass. Artwork, cards, and chocolate bars from CMHA’s Mosaic for Mental Health will be available for sale as will CDs featuring the Halifax Camerata Singers.

Admission is by free-will donation, with proceeds to the Halifax Camerata Singers and CMHA Halifax-Dartmouth Branch.

with Symphony Nova Scotia Chorus:
Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9
Holly Mathieson, conductor

Friday, May 3, 2024 | 7:30 p.m.
Saturday May 4, 2024 | 7:30 p.m.
Rebecca Cohn Auditorium, Halifax

The Ninth. It’s been called Beethoven’s last grand experiment, the pinnacle of western classical music, and the symphony to end all symphonies. What better reminder that even in the darkest moments, hope prevails than to listen to what is one of the most often played and easily recognizable pieces of music of all time. After the challenges of the last few years, we can’t help but feel the unity and equality Beethoven wanted this work to inspire. Join us for this monumental season finale!

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The Wind’s True Song

Saturday, June 15, 2024, at 7:30 p.m.
at First Baptist Church, Halifax
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Sunday, June 16, 2024, at 3:00 p.m.
at Chester Playhouse, Chester
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This concert showcases the breadth of Camerata's expressive capabilities, from Monteverdi and Debussy to Sherryl Sewepagaham and Stephen Sondheim.  Featuring Paul John Rudoi’s song cycle The Wind’s True Song as well as works for clarinet and choir by Canadian composers Tim Corlis and our Composer-in Residence Benjamin Sigerson, this concert weaves together themes of courage, invitation, and acceptance.  Join us for a concert that moves and uplifts!