Nova Scotia Choral Federation (NSCF)



No Auditions necessary and all singers welcome!

November 8 & 9, 2014


Guest Conductor - Lydia Adams, Mitchell Pady

Guest Choir - The Elmer Isler Singers!


The Nova Scotia Choral Federation this fall will be holding a BIG FALL SING for any and all singers, assembling for a weekend under the direction of Lydia Adams and Mitchell Pady.  Lydia is the conductor of one of Canada's finest professional choirs, the Elmer Isler Singers, who will also be participating in the program.  Mitchell Pady, a tenor with the choir, is also conductor of the Oriana Singers and the Cellar Singers and will be working with the choir as well! 


This program will provide Nova Scotia's singers,  an opportunity to work with a reknowned and respected guest conductor and be inspired!    Whether it be for professional development, enjoyment, musical challenge, it will be a wonderful weekend for Nova Scotia’s singers.


Scroll down the page to find information on the following topics and to register!

Schedule for Weekend
Meet the Conductors!


Weekend Schedule

The schedule is based on our 2 other provincial youth choir programs, and will run Saturday morning to  Sunday afternoon Nov 9th. Attendance will be mandatory.  Rehearsal and concert to be held at St. Matthew's United Church, Barrington St., Halifax.
Saturday, November 8th           Registration begins at 8:00
                                                 Rehearsals 9:00 - 12:30, 2:00 - 5:00, 7:00 - 9:00

                                                 9:00 - Social Time

Sunday, November 9th             1:00pm Dress, 3:00pm Concert
                                                (Elmer Iselers, NS Choir, and massed pieces as well!)

Lydia Adams and Michell Pady - Guest Conductors

Coming Soon!

Repertoire - Coming soon!

Music will be available to all singers in October.  Singers are expected to look at and prepare the music ahead of time and come having a good understanding of notes, rhythms, texts, so that in such a short rehearsal weekend, music can be made right from the start!  3 rehearsals is not a lot of time!

With Iselers:
I Was Glad — Hubert Parry (Novello)
Psalm 147 - Gustav Holst (ECS No. 1.5015)
Tout Passe - Acadian, arr. Lydia Adams
Ae Fond Kiss
- Scottish, arr. Stuart Calvert
The Road to the Isles
- Scottish, arr. Stuart Calvert

Ain’t-a That Good News - arr. William Dawson
-Tobin Stokes

Men only:  Ståndchen (mezzo-soprano and men) - Franz Schubert
Women only:  Song of the Stars - Raminsh

Canta Mara Alone:
Remember - Chatman
Un Canadien Errant - arr. John Barron



Fee includes:  Tuition for the weekend, music rental, lunch on Saturday, and snacks at rehearsal breaks.

NSCF Members: $120.00
Non Members: $135.00

As well, all singers in Canta Mara receive a $15.00 discount to Adult Choir Camp next summer.

Register Now!

Click here for online application form!!

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