Fonds MS-5-15 - Halifax Camerata Singers fonds

Cantate : a Baroque Christmas : [poster] Johann Sebastian Bach's St. John Passion : [poster] Sing a new song with the First Baptist Girls' Choir of Truro : [poster] Northern lights with Christianne Rushton : [poster] Make we joy : a Canadian Christmas : [poster] Amore : songs of love and youth : [poster] We will remember : a concert of readings and songs : [poster] Vigil : [poster] Sing a jubilant song with Soundtrax : [poster] Choral and instrumental music : a concert with Rejouissance : [poster] Sing freedom : exploring and celebrating music of African Heritage : [poster] Celtic mass for the sea and currents of Sable Island : a community celebration seaside : [poster] Solstice with Nicole Jordan : [poster] Solstice with Nicole Jordan and the Academy Ensemble : [poster] Edmonton International Choral Festival : [poster] Chant and beyond : [poster] Bach's Mass in B Minor with the Truro Cantabile Singers and Breton Chamber Choir : [poster] In remembrance : a program of commemorative music and readings : [poster] J.S. Bach's B minor Mass with Symphony Nova Scotia and the Truro Cantabile Singers : [poster] Fifth anniversary gala concert : [poster] The Messiah with Symphony Nova Scotia conducted by Ivars Taurins : [poster] Mozart's Requiem with Symphony Nova Scotia : [poster] Musique Saint Bernard 2002 performance series : [poster] The Creation : a biblical oratorio by Franz Joseph Haydn : [poster] Solace : songs of remembrance : [poster] Voices of earth : a benefit concert for the Nova Scotia Nature Trust : [poster] Madonna : songs of Mary : [poster] Songs and dances : music in motion : [poster] Voices remembered with Camerata Xara : [poster] Baltic landscapes : [poster] Musica mystica with Symphony Nova Scotia Chorus : [poster] A requiem for peace with Jeff Reilly : [poster] A child's Christmas in Wales with Camerata Xara Young Women's Choir and John Hancock : [poster] Handel's Dublin Messiah with Symphony Nova Scotia conducted by Kevin Mallon : [poster] Psalmo with guests : [poster] Strawberries and champagne fundraising event : [poster] We remember : [poster] A child's Christmas in Wales with the Maritime Brass Quintet and John Hancock : [poster] The Nova Scotia songbook with Clary Croft : [poster] Halifax 1917 : from dreams to despair with Rhapsody Quintet and Jeremy Webb : [poster] Let our spirits soar : the voices of our past : [poster] Crimson stain : [poster] I remember : [poster] Handel's Messiah with Symphony Nova Scotia conducted by Jeff Joudrey : [poster] The world beloved : a bluegrass mass with modern grass : [poster] Shanties and shandies fundraiser concert with Claire Miller : [poster] A time for all things : [poster] A tribute to saints and legends who changed our world : [poster] Requiem for peace : [poster] Earth songs : [poster]
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Halifax Camerata Singers fonds

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16 cm of textual records
61 posters

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(1986 -)

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The Halifax Camerata Singers is a not-for-profit society and chamber choir based in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Jeff Joudrey founded the choir in 1986 and is its Artistic Director. The society is managed by a volunteer board of directors and funded through performances, donations, and grants from the Canada Council for the Arts; Nova Scotia Communities, Culture and Heritage; and the Lloyd Carr-Harris Foundation.

The choir performs a wide variety of repertoire with a special focus on Canadian compositions, and they actively commission new choral music from Canadian and international composers. The choir often collaborates with other Atlantic Canadian music ensembles, including Symphony Nova Scotia. The group has been a core part of the Symphony Nova Scotia Chorus since 2001. They perform regularly at regional concert series, including Music at the Three Churches (Mahone Bay, Nova Scotia), Musique Royale (Lunenburg, Nova Scotia), Music at Trinity (Amherst, Nova Scotia), Dartmouth Community Concert Series, and Indian River Festival, P.E.I.

The choir also actively supports emerging choristers and composers through their Youth Mentoring Program, bursaries for the Nova Scotia Youth Choir, and a Young Composer’s Competition. In 2008, Xara, a choral theatre ensemble for women aged 18-30, was founded as a youth initiative of the Halifax Camerata Singers.

The choir won the Wealy Willan Grand Prize in the 2010 National Competition for Canadian Amateur Choirs.

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Records were donated to the Dalhousie University Archives in two accessions: (2006-018) in June 2006; and (2018-027) by Bertrum MacDonald, a member of the choir, in May 2018.

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Fonds consists of records created for and as a result of the performance activities of the Halifax Camerata Singers. Records include posters and programs from concerts\ and administrative and financial records from the Board of Directors of the not-for-profit society.

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Materials do not circulate and must be used in the Archives and Special Collections Reading Room. Materials may be under copyright. Contact departmental staff for guidance on reproduction.

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Preferred citation: [Identification of item], Halifax Camerata Singers fonds, MS-5-15, Box [box number], Folder [folder number], Dalhousie University Archives, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada.

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Preferred citation: [Identification of item], Halifax Camerata Singers fonds, MS-5-15, Box [box number], Folder [folder number], Dalhousie University Archives, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada.

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