About Capella Regalis
Capella Regalis Men and Boys Choir was founded in Halifax, Nova Scotia, by Director Nick Halley in 2010.
The 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.
The choir sings Choral Evensong every Tuesday of the academic term at 5:00 p.m. in the University of King’s College Chapel, 6350 Coburg Road, Halifax. The public is most welcome to attend. The choir also performs concerts throughout Nova Scotia and beyond in a busy September – July season. Past concerts range from Bach’s St. Matthew Passion with the King’s College Chapel Choir to Carmina Burana with the Nova Scotia Youth Orchestra and King’s Chorus, Benjamin Britten’s St Nicolas Cantata, to the ever-popular annual Christmas concert, To Bethlehem with Kings. In addition to services and concerts, the boys of Capella Regalis enjoy a summer choir camp in the last week of August and other musically- and socially-enriching outings and experiences. The choir is a free programme open to any boy who passes an audition.
The journey to adulthood for boys is a challenge that has garnered the interest of researchers, educators, philanthropists, and social critics over the last few decades. A men and boys choir, with its built-in system of mentorship, is uniquely capable of addressing the issues of leadership, focus, and inspiration that so many boys face at this stage in their lives. Then of course there is the result of this experience: access to some of the most incredible music mankind has had to offer over the last eight centuries.
Capella Regalis is a registered Society under the Societies Act of Nova Scotia and is an educational programme of Musique Royale. Please see the Contribute page of this website to learn how you can support the choir. Through Evensong services, the boys learn and perform a fresh slate of this music every week.
Capella Regalis is a registered Society under the Societies Act of Nova Scotia and is an educational outreach programme of Musique Royale.