Capella Regalis Men and Boys Choir, founded in Nova Scotia by Nick Halley in 2010, aims to build upon the best aspects of the European cathedral choral tradition and to revitalize this method of music training in Canada. The choir is free and open to any boy who passes a basic audition. Most new singers begin in the Probationers Program, rehearsing once each week for an hour, before being promoted to full-fledged choristers.
Capella Regalis sings Choral Evensong in the Cathedral Church of All Saints, Halifax, as part of the Cathedral’s Sundays at Four series, and rehearses twice weekly in the University of King’s College Chapel, Halifax. The choir also performs concerts around Nova Scotia and beyond in a busy September – June season. Capella Regalis is a registered Nova Scotia non-profit society, and an educational outreach program of Musique Royale, a music presenting charity.
Do you know a boy who loves music? Bring him to an information session to learn about our program. Upcoming session: A Look Inside Capella Regalis, Wednesday Dec. 18, 2019 at 6:00 p.m. in Paul O’Regan Hall, Halifax Central Library. This is a free, family-friendly event for all who want to learn more about the choir and hear a sneak preview of Britten’s A Ceremony of Carols with guest host, CBC’s Tom Allen. We offer year-round auditions that are simple and friendly. For more information or to schedule an audition, please contact us using the form on our Audition/Contact page.
Would you like to support our programme? Please visit our Contribute page for information on making a tax-deductible gift to the choir.
Celebrate Christmas with Capella Regalis!
December 19 & 20, 2019: Our 10th-anniversary To Bethlehem With Kings concerts feature Benjamin Britten’s iconic and magical A Ceremony of Carols with the boys of Capella Regalis, harpist Lori Gemmell, and guest host Tom Allen (CBC), plus a festive selection of Maritime-Celtic carols with pipes, flute, fiddle, banjo and pipe organ. Click here for more information.
We have just released a new CD in honour of our 10th Christmas season! Love Came Down: Carols for Christmas features 18 carols selected from our Christmas concert repertoire from 2010 to the present, performed with organist Paul Halley and The Maritime Brass Quintet. Recorded in the Cathedral Church of All Saints by John D.S. Adams/Stonehouse Sound, this beautiful package makes a unique Nova Scotian Christmas gift! Available for $20. Click here for more information.