The University of King’s College Chapel Choir sings at Choral Evensong every Wednesday and Choral Solemn Eucharist every Thursday at 5 PM. During Lent, Wednesday Evensongs take place at All Saint’s Cathedral, Halifax.
Services of Compline by candlelight are sung on Mondays at 9:30 PM by the Women’s Compline
Choir and on Tuesdays at 9:30 PM by the Men’s Compline Choir
Click here for a complete list of music for choral services in the Chapel from Epiphany until the end of Lent.
Paul Halley’s latest release (with Nick conducting the hot-shot Keramion Singers, Paul on the organ, Curtis Dietz on trumpet, Gina Dietz on French Horn, Tristan de Borba on Saxophone, and Erin Donovan on Timpani, recorded by the great John Adams) is also out and available!
Live performance recording of the Vespers of 1610 by Claudio Monteverdi. Performed and recorded on April 17, 2016 by the University of King’s College Chapel Choir, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. Directed by Paul Halley. With soloists Hélène Brunet (soprano), Janelle Lucyk (soprano), Sarah Myatt, (mezzo-soprano), Charles Daniels (tenor), Philippe Gagné (tenor), Martin Auclair (bass); David Greenberg (concertmaster); instrumentalists from Canada, U.S.A., and the U.K., and the boy choristers of Capella Regalis Men & Boys Choir. Full credits appear at the end of the video.
The King’s College Chapel Choir is suspending its cycle of Bach masterworks for one year to present another great pillar of the Baroque repertoire – the Vespers of 1610 by Claudio Monteverdi. A monumental work scored for soloists, choir, and orchestra, the Vespers foreshadowed the religious masterworks of Bach and Handel, and has earned a place in the history of western music as a revolutionary and now iconic work.
Featuring the King’s choristers alongside 14 instrumentalists on period instruments, well-known British tenor Charles Daniels, a cast of early music soloists from across Canada, and the boy sopranos of Capella Regalis Men & Boys Choir, this tour of performances in three of Nova Scotia’s architectural gems promises an outstanding musical and educational experience for students and audience members alike.
This is your chance to see Monteverdi’s masterwork in all the splendour with which it is performed in Europe and the major urban centres of North America, right here in Nova Scotia!