Wednesday, June 18, 2014

NBCF OFFICE CLOSING FOR TWO MONTHS

The NBCF office will be closed from June 20 to August 18, 2014.  Someone will be checking emails periodically so you can leave a message at nbcf@nbnet.nb.ca.

Have a great summer.

Monday, June 2, 2014

HALIFAX SUMMER CHORAL CONDUCTING SYMPOSIUM

The Halifax Summer Choral Conducting Symposium welcomes auditing conductors and choristers - join us July 22-26, 2014 in Halifax, NS.

This summer, we welcome Dr. Hilary Apfelstadt, Director of Choral Activities at the University of Toronto, as our guest clinician.  

The Halifax Summer Choral Conducting Symposium is a 5-day intensive workshop offering group instruction in choral/vocal pedagogy, conducting technique, choral repertoire, and Dalcroze Eurhythmics; and individual instruction in conducting, voice, piano and organ. Designed to support the practical work of all levels of choral conductors, we invite school/university educators, church musicians, studio teachers, and undergraduate/graduate music students to participate.

Visit http://www.halifaxsummerchoral.com/event.html to see the event schedule and repertoire!

Monday, April 14, 2014

NEW BRUNSWICK CHAMBER CHOIR

THE NEW BRUNSWICK CHORAL FEDERATION presents
THE CANADIAN CHAMBER CHOIR and the newly-formed
NEW BRUNSWICK CHAMBER CHOIR
in a workshop and concert.


Are you a choral singer who is looking for a challenging and rewarding choral experience? Would you enjoy spending a day singing, workshopping and performing at a high level? Then you won’t want to miss out on this exciting opportunity.

The NBCF is collaborating with the Canadian Chamber Choir (CCC) in the formation of an adult, auditioned New Brunswick Chamber Choir. Singers from the Maritimes, aged 18 and over, are encouraged to audition for this new choir.

Dr. Julia Davids, conductor of the CCC, as well as members of the CCC will work with the newlyformed choir and the talents of both groups will be combined in a public concert.

When: September 19, 20, 2014
Where: Moncton, NB
Cost: $75 non-NBCF members
$65 member of NBCF member choir
$50 individual NBCF member
$35 student

Live auditions will be held at Mount Allison University on the afternoon of Sunday, May 4.
Recorded auditions will be accepted until May 15. The successful candidates will be notified by June 1 and the music will be sent to them by June 15. It is the responsibility of each singer to learn his/her part in advance and come to the weekend with the part secure.

The evening of Friday, September 19 will consist of a rehearsal which will be led by Rose Marie Bernaquez. This rehearsal will ensure that all of the notes are accurate and that entries, rhythms etc. are secure. The proposed schedule for Saturday, September 20 is:

9AM-12 noon: Warm-ups, applied vocal technique, group rehearsal
1-5PM: Sectionals and group rehearsal
Public concert in the evening.

AUDITION CRITERIA
All candidates must be able to read music.  The candidate will prepare one song, to be sung a cappella, which best demonstrates vocal ability ie. range, pitch, rhythm, etc. A folk song or hymn tune is appropriate.  A vocalise will be given to the candidates in advance to be prepared and performed at the audition.  Candidates will fill out a short information form.

For more information, please call or email Dianne at:

506 453-3731      nbcf@nbnet.nb.ca