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Recording goal – we’re making progress

May 14th, 2014 | Posted by Sarah in Blog - (Comments Off on Recording goal – we’re making progress)

As of May 14, we’re 1/4 of the way to our fundraising goal for our recording project, with 12 days to go in the campaign.

Yesterday, CBC’s Information Morning in Halifax came to our rehearsal. For Mainland Nova Scotia listeners, you’ll be able to hear their story on Monday May 19th, around 8.15am.

For our fans outside of Mainland Nova Scotia, you can listen on the CBC streaming site http://www.cbc.ca/radio/

  1. Use the blue box labelled “Now playing on CBC radio” near the top of the right-hand side of the page.
  2. Set the location to Nova Scotia, Halifax.
  3. Once you have the Halifax location selected, the Halifax programmes will appear. Select Radio One, Information Morning to listen in.

 

Our first recording!

May 4th, 2014 | Posted by Sarah in Blog - (Comments Off on Our first recording!)

It has been a very busy year – and with deep apologies to our followers, we haven’t been making good use of the blog.

If you haven’t liked us on facebook (https://www.facebook.com/capellaregalis) or followed us on Twitter (@CapellaReglis) or kept up with our Events page – here’s a recap of the 2013-2014 season:

  • We’ve welcomed new boys, said goodbye to some others.
  • We’ve been to Lunenburg, Windsor, and Port Williams to sing Evensong.
  • We had an open house in September, and we’re having another on May 23rd (5.30-6.30pm at the King’s Chapel – spread the word!).
  • Our junior chorister programme for our youngest choristers is running every Friday.
  • We performed Benjamin Britten’s St Nicholas Cantata with the King’s Chorus and the wonderful Mark Bleeke as St Nicholas at a packed St Mary’s Basilica in Halifax on December 6th.
  • We took “To Bethlehem with Kings”, our Christmas concert, on the road again to Windsor and Lunenburg, in addition to our Halifax performance.
  • January and February we sang our Tuesday Evensongs at All Saints’ Cathedral because the chapel was closed for repairs. It was fun to sing in a different acoustic, and we had some new friends in the congregations.
  • March we sang Missa Gaia in Halifax & Lunenburg – also with King’s Chorus and the amazing Theresa Thomason (and pretty terrific band).
  • We were back to Lunenburg (and Halifax) in early April for performances of Bach’s St Matthew’ Passion with the University of King’s College Chapel choir and a stellar line-up of soloists.

And now – we’re making a recording!
We’re planning a 4-5 track recording for non-profit promotion and publicity purposes. We’ve lined up All Saints’ Cathedral and a great sound engineer for the end of May and we’re crowd-sourcing the project on Indiegogo. You can read all about it, and contribute, here.

Whew!
And, we’re working on plans for next season (including more regular blog posts) – stay tuned.