Monday, January 19, 2015


I am back in the office after an extended Christmas break.  Our office has moved next door to room 201A in the Charlotte Street Arts Centre.  This new space is slightly larger and very bright.  If you are in the neighbourhood, do drop in.  There are two doors to enter now so don't be shy.  I am continuing to be in the office on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays.


Monday, October 27, 2014


New Brunswick Youth Choir Now Accepting Auditions

The New Brunswick Youth Choir is a four-day choral residency for singers between the ages of 16 and 24 which will take place a the Université de Moncton from May 7-10, 2015 under the direction of Scott Leithead.  NBYC is an excellent opportunity for serious young singers to work with a nationally-recognized choral conductor and to connect with like-minded students from around the province who share a passion for singing.

Auditions for the NBYC are now open.  All auditions will be recorded and the file emailed to the New Brunswick Choral Federation office.  The audition will consist of a song sung a cappella which demonstrates the singer's range, technique and vocal quality as well as a vocal exercise which is assigned by the NBCF.  In addition to the recording, the candidate will include a letter of recommendation by a singing teacher or choir director and a general information form which is supplied by the NBCF.  Deadline for submitting the audition recording and supporting materials is January 15, 2015.

For further information about the audition or any aspect of the New Brunswick Youth Choir, please contact Dianne Roxborough Brown at the NBCF:   506 453-3731 or

Tuesday, September 30, 2014


Thirty singers from NB, PEI and NS had the opportunity to work and perform with one of our country's finest choral groups, the Canadian Chamber Choir under the direction of Dr. Julia Davids.  What a great experience this was for our singers.  Dr. Davids proved to be a delight.  Not only is she a very fine conductor and vocal pedagogue, but she has a wonderful sense of humour and although she had a very limited time with our singers, she used every second of rehearsal in the most efficient way and the talents of our NB Chamber Choir, the Canadian Chamber Choir and Dr. Davids were evident in the public performance on Saturday evening, September 20.

Thank you to Dr. Davids and everyone in the CCC who taught, coached, encouraged and shared their love of choral music with the Maritime singers.

Combined NBCC/CCC Saturday morning rehearsal at St. John's United Church

NBCC final rehearsal Saturday afternoon