Performance by Nova Voce

Tuesday, December 2, 2014 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm
Arrival Time: 
6:30pm - 6:50pm
Government House, 1451 Barrington Street, Halifax

The waiting list for this event is now closed as well.  Thank you to everyone for their interest.  

With the founding of Nova Voce in 2004, a new and distinctive voice was added to Nova Scotia's choral landscape. In January of that year, Terry Hurrell and Giuseppe Renzi, Nova Voce's founding fathers, became the inaugural Artistic and Associate Artistic Directors . They auditioned singers from around the province with the goal of generating performance of the highest possible caliber for men's voices. In Wolfville that June, the choir performed in public for the first time. The following year Stephen Pederson writing for the Halifax Herald reviewed a concert given at Neptune Theatre. He wrote: "they astonished me with their opening chord, a sound as soft as velvet and as deep as midnight..."

In 2005, the choir represented Nova Scotia at Canada Day celebrations in Ottawa, performing at the National Arts Centre, the Rotunda of the Parliament buildings, and in Christ Church Cathedral. The choir successfully auditioned for Festival 500 in St. John's NL in 2007. This internationally highly regarded festival occurs at two year intervals. Nova Voce was one of thirty one choirs from around the world that year and benefited from the cosmopolitan exposure and choral workshops. Nova Voce appeared at Podium 2008 in Sackville, NB, the annual meeting of Canada's choral conductors.  In 2012, Nova Voce attended the Europa Cantat Festival in Turino, Italy, hosted by the European Choral Association.

Nova Voce's sound and repertoire have grown and matured as it continues to fulfill its mandate as a provincial choir, with spring and fall tours to Nova Scotian communities. We may say now that there are very few provincial towns that have not had an opportunity to experience our music. As well, our choir has delighted audiences with joint performances with Symphony Nova Scotia, SNS Chorus, the Aeolean Singers, the Stadacona Band, the Annapolis Valley Honour Choir, The Halifax Boys' Honour Choir, Soundtrax, Nova Sinfonia, and the Vancouver Welsh Men's Choir, Ardyth & Jennifer, and the Rhapsody Quintet.