Musique Royale presents Capella Regalis Men and Boys Choir on Provincial Tour
Musique Royale is pleased to present Capella Regalis Men and Boys Choir Nova Scotia Spring Tour 2015 in five communities throughout the province.
Founded in Halifax by director Nick Halley in 2010, Capella Regalis Men & Boys Choir comprises ten men and twelve boys (ages 7-14) and is modeled on the great Anglican tradition of men and boys church choirs. While Canada was once rich with such choirs, Capella Regalis is one of only a handful of men and boys choirs in Canada today. It aims to help rejuvenate the tradition in Canada. The choir sings a weekly Choral Evensong in the University of King’s College Chapel in Halifax during the academic term, and performs concerts in venues around Nova Scotia throughout its September – June season. The choir is a unique, educational outreach programme of Musique Royale. You can find out more about the choir at www.capellaregalis.com
Spring Tour 2015 dates:
Friday, May 15 at 7:30 pm at St. John’s Anglican Church, Lunenburg
Tickets are $20 and are available at Shop on the Corner in Lunenburg and at the door
Saturday, May 16 at 7 pm at St. Mark’s Anglican Church, Broad Cove
Tickets are $20 and are available at Petite Riviere General Store
Sunday, May 17 at 3 pm at Eglise St- Michel, Wedgeport
Tickets are $20 ($15 advance) and are available at La Shoppe a Carl in Wedgeport, the Red Cap Restaurant in Pubnico, and by calling 742-8765 in Yarmouth
Monday, May 18 at 7 pm at St. George and St. Andrew United Church, Annapolis Royal
Tickets are $20 and are available at Bainton’s Tannery Outlet and Mad Hatter Bookstore, 213 St. George Street, Annapolis Royal
Friday, May 22 at 7 pm – First Baptist Church, Halifax. This final concert will be preceded by a free Open Rehearsal and Pre-Concert Talk, from 5:30 – 6:15 pm. All members of the public are welcome, including families with boys ages 6 – 12 who are interested in learning more about the choir.
Tickets are $20 (free for all elementary school children) and are available at King’s Co-op Bookstore (902.422.1270 ext. 261), on Eventbrite at www.capellaregalis.eventbrite.ca, and at the door.
Music at each event will include favourite selections, both sacred and secular. A special student price is available at the door at each event at $10.
About Nick Halley, Director
Nick Halley is the founder and Artistic Director of the Capella Regalis Men and Boys Choir. He is the founder and Director of The King’s Chorus, a choir for members of the King’s and Dalhousie University communities in Halifax. Nick is also the Assistant Director of the acclaimed University of King’s College Chapel Choir directed by his father, Paul Halley. He is Cantor and Director for the King’s College Chapel male Compline choir. Nick was for one year (2013-14) the Host of CBC’s Choral Concert, a national, weekly radio show exploring all facets of choral music. In 2012, Nick was awarded the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal in recognition of his contribution to Canada and Nova Scotia through the arts, particularly for his work with Capella Regalis Men and Boys Choir. In 2011, Nick was awarded a grant from the Canada Council for the Arts to study in England with some of the world’s finest directors of men and boys choirs.
As a jazz drummer and world percussionist, Nick performs and records internationally with a wide range of musicians, including James Taylor, Oscar Castro-Neves, Maucha Adnet, David McGuinness, Revenge of the Folk Singers, Concerto Caledonia, Jefferson Hamer, the Chris Norman Ensemble, various Paul Halley ensembles, Suzie LeBlanc, Theresa Thomason, Diomira with Dinuk Wijeratne and Joseph Petric, and occasionally the Nick Halley Band. The recording Barnum Hill features Nick and his ensemble playing
some of his original compositions.