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We’re making another recording!
The Capella Regalis ‘Second Recording Ever’ campaign is now LIVE on Indiegogo and running until August 24th. 

The bare tracks have been laid – now we’re raising the funds to mix, master, and produce the actual recording. (We’re hoping to meet out fundraising goal by August 24th which will allow a fall 2018 release.)
Please visit our Indiegogo site to view our campaign video to find out which 2014 boy sopranos are now singing bass, make a donation and share the campaign site with friends so they can consider making a contribution too.

Our debut, six track CD, “My Eyes for Beauty Pine”  was recorded at the Cathedral Church of All Saints, Halifax, Nova Scotia in June 2014.

It is released in celebration of the 5-year anniversary of the founding of Capella Regalis (2010). The recording was made possible through the generous support of our patrons, including the 68 individuals who donated to this project specifically.

Special thanks to Barbara Butler and Musique Royale; to the University of King’s College and especially Canon Dr. Gary Thorne, Chaplain; to the Cathedral Church of All Saints, Halifax; and to Scott Beard, Jesse Blackwood, Paul Halley, Elizabeth Kobes, Sarah Stevenson, and all the Capella Regalis volunteers.

Produced by Nick Halley, Vanessa Halley and John D. S. Adams
Recorded, edited, mixed and mastered by John D. S. Adams at Stonehouse Sound.
Assistant Producer – Paul Halley
Recording Session Assistant – Elizabeth Kobes

My Eyes For Beauty Pine – H. Howells (1892-1983)

My eyes for beauty pine,
My soul for Goddes grace :
No other care nor hope is mine,
To heaven I turn my face.

One splendour thence is shed
From all the stars above :
‘Tis named when God’s name is said,
‘Tis Love, ’tis heavenly Love.

And every gentle heart,
That burns with true desire,
Is lit from eyes that mirror part
Of that celestial fire.

Text: Robert Seymour Bridges (1844-1930)

Magnificat – H.W. Sumsion (1899-1995)

My soul doth magnify the Lord,
And my spirit hath rejoiced in God my Saviour.
For he hath regarded
The lowliness of his handmaiden.
For behold from henceforth
All generations shall call me blessed.
For he that is mighty hath magnified me,
And holy is his Name.
And his mercy is on them that fear him
Throughout all generations.
He hath showed strength with his arm;
He hath scattered the proud in the imagination of their hearts.
He hath put down the mighty from their seat,
And hath exalted the humble and meek.
He hath filled the hungry with good things,
And the rich he hath sent empty away.
He remembering his mercy hath holpen his servant Israel,
As he promised to our forefathers,
Abraham and his seed for ever.

Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Ghost:
As it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be: world without end. Amen.

Text: Luke 1:46-55


Nunc Dimittis
– H.W. Sumsion (1899-1995)

Lord, now lettest thou thy servant depart in peace,
according to thy word;
For mine eyes have seen thy salvation,
which thou hast prepared before the face of all people,
To be a light to lighten the Gentiles,
and to be the glory of thy people Israel.

Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Ghost:
as it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be. Amen.

Text: Luke 2:29-32

Wash Me Throughly – G.F. Handel (1685-1759)

Wash me throughly from my wickedness and cleanse me from my sin.

Text:Psalm 51 v.2
Sung by Eamon Moan, Gabriel O’Brien, and Phineas Stewart (soprano) and Shaylan Burkhart, Paul Rogers, and Hendrick Nicolas Veltmeyer (tenor/baritone).


Let All The World In Every Corner Sing
– P. Halley (b. 1952)

Let all the world in every corner sing
‘My God and King!’
The heavens are not too high
His praise may thither fly
The earth is not too low
His praises there may grow
Let all the world in every corner sing
‘My God and King!’

Let all the world in every corner sing
‘My God and King!’
The Church with psalms must shout
No door can keep them out
But, above all, the heart
Must bear the longest part
Let all the world in every corner sing
‘My God and King!’

Text: George Herbert (1593-1632)

Litany To The Holy Spirit – P. Hurford (b.1930)

In the hour of my distress,
When temptations me oppress,
And when I my sins confess,
Sweet Spirit, comfort me!

When I lie within my bed,
Sick in heart and sick in head,
And with doubts discomfited,
Sweet Spirit, comfort me!

When the house doth sigh and weep,
And the world is drowned with sleep,
Yet mine eyes the watch do keep,
Sweet Spirit, comfort me!

Text: Robert Herrick (1591-1674)
First verse sung by Eamon Moan and Phineas Stewart