Nova Scotia Choral Federation (NSCF)



No Auditions necessary and all singers welcome!

November 6 - 8, 2015


Guest Conductor - Charles Bruffy (from the Kansas City Chorale)


The Nova Scotia Choral Federation this fall will again be hosting Canta Mara for any and all singers, assembling for a weekend under the direction of Charles Bruffy.  Charles is the conductor of one of North America's finest professional choirs, the Kansas City Chorale, who performed at Podium last May - and what a memorable concert it was!  We are so happy to bring him back to Nova Scotia!  Don't miss this opportunity to work with him.


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


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

Schedule for Weekend
Meet the Conductor!

Registration (Online Form)

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 a venue TBA...

Friday, November 6th                    Registration 6:00 - 7:00
                                                     Rehearsal 7:00 - 9:30

Saturday, November 7th               Rehearsals 9:30 - 12:30, 2:00 - 5:00, 7:00 - 9:00
                                                     9:00 - Social Time

Sunday, November 8th                 1:00pm Dress, 3:00pm Concert

Charles Bruffy - Guest Conductor

Bio 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! 



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

NSCF Individual Members: $120.00  (not including singers from member choirs)
Non Members: $135.00

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


Click here for online application form!

Any other questions?  Please Email Heather at