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Chorister Writes out Chorale of St. Matthew Passion from Memory

December 19th, 2011 | Posted by Vanessa in Blog - (Comments Off on Chorister Writes out Chorale of St. Matthew Passion from Memory)

CHORISTER WRITES CHORALE OF ST. MATTHEW PASSION FROM MEMORY

After the University of King’s College Chapel’s dress rehearsal performance of Bach’s St. Matthew Passion the boys from Capella Regalis had finished up their part of the rehearsal and left for home. I walked into the class room where they had stored their backpacks and coats and found Sheamus there with a piece of chalk in his hand beginning to write. I asked if his Mom was there to pick him up and he said “yes” and then I asked what he was doing; thinking he was just playing around. He didn’t say anything and just kept writing until he finished the text from the first movement. A year ago Sheamus had never sang in a choir, in fact the first time he had seen a pipe organ was at his audition, now he is sight reading and singing in German. This is the kind of musical opportunity that choristers in Capella Regalis receive.

“Born to sing, Halley now shares gift”

December 17th, 2011 | Posted by Vanessa in Blog - (Comments Off on “Born to sing, Halley now shares gift”)

CAPELLA REGALIS FEATURED IN CHRONICLE HERALD

Elissa Barnard writes about Capella Regalis in today’s Chronicle Herald! “Born to sing, Halley now shares gift”

To Bethlehem with King’s; Beautiful Carols, Ancient and Modern

December 4th, 2011 | Posted by Vanessa in Blog - (Comments Off on To Bethlehem with King’s; Beautiful Carols, Ancient and Modern)

TO BETHLEHEM WITH KING’S
Beautiful Carols, Ancient and Modern

CAPELLA REGALIS Men and Boys Choir
under the direction of Nick Halley presents

TO BETHLEHEM WITH KINGS

Beautiful carols, ancient and modern

Tuesday, 20 December 2011, 7PM, Halifax

Capella Regalis Men and Boys Choir is performing its second annual Christmas concert on 20 December 2010, 7PM at First Baptist Church in Halifax.
Under the direction of Nick Halley, and accompanied by Paul Halley in the beautiful acoustic surroundings of First Baptist Church, the 18 boys and 10 adult males of the choir (who are also members of the King’s College Chapel Choir), will sing a concert of traditional carols.
“The music for this is mostly out of a traditional vein,” says Halley, “with some of the great carols that bring us straight to the mystical beauty of the Christmas season, together with pieces that run the gamut from 14th century medieval polyphony to Stanford’s transcendant Magnificat in G major. There will also be a few stunning arrangements of traditional songs and of course the audience will be invited to join in singing the roof-raising hymns.”
Tickets can be purchased from the King’s Co-op Bookstore (902.422.1271 ext 261) $30 Priority, $20 general, and $10 student. Kids 12 and under get in for free! For those who wish to make a special contribution to the choir, Patron tickets with reserved seating are available for $50. Doors open at 6.00.