project of the Nova
Scotia Choral Federation, the Children's
Chorus of Nova Scotia is a
new program where talented singers in grades 5-9 are provided
with a challenging opportunity to achieve choral excellence.
Selected from all over the province, singers will get to work with a
team of musicians who are respected in Nova Scotia and across
Canada, making this an exceptional learning experience.
Guest Conductor 2016, Mark Sirett
Organist, pianist, composer and conductor, Dr. Mark Sirett is the Artistic Director of the Cantabile Choirs of Kingston. He holds both Masters and doctoral degrees in choral conducting and pedagogy from the University of Iowa. He has won two international awards in conducting: the Jury Prize for Imaginative Programming and Artistry at the Cork Ireland International Choral Festival, and Outstanding Conductor Award at the Young Prague Music Festival. Dr. Sirett is also an award-winning composer whose works have been commissioned, performed and recorded throughout North America and Europe.
Information for Teachers, Conductors and Parents (PDF)
Music and Commitment Required (Scroll down page for details)
Singer Registration and Payment -
Audio Practice Files (Now Ready!)
Videos and Photos - scroll to bottom of page
Music and Commitment
Music will be mostly SA with some SSA repertoire, chosen by the guest conductor. The program is designed to be fun, accessible, but also challenging, to encourage the singers to higher levels of music making than what they normally get in a school choir setting.
Singers are expected to learn their music on their own, with help from their music teachers. Singers will be provided with online practice recordings to help them learn their parts. Notes, words and rhythms should be in place before the regional rehearsal. All music and materials will be delivered to the conductors of the selected singers by February 19, 2016.
Commitment: All choristers must be able to commit to the following dates: (all rehearsals and performances are mandatory)
April 2 or 3,
2016: Regional Rehearsals
Valley Region (Kingston United
Church) - Sunday, April 3rd - 1:00pm - 5:00pm
Registrations are done by the recommending teachers/conductors using online form below. Each choir (school or community based) can send a maximum of 5 treble voice singers, in Grades 5-9. First come, first serve basis until we reach our maximum number.
*Choirs sending singers must be or become members of the NSCF. There are many benefits to becoming a member - especially discounts for your singers! Click here to apply online for membership.
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REGISTRATION: RECOMMENDING CONDUCTORS and TEACHERS:
$85 per singer (if singer is recommended from a
NSCF member organization - school/church/studio etc.)
Fee Includes: Tuition for 16 hours of rehearsal, Music Loan, T-shirt, plus 2 lunches and snacks provided on final rehearsal weekend. (Travel, Accommodations, Breakfasts/Suppers, and Night Time supervision the responsibility of the chorister's family.)
Concert Ticket Orders: Each singer can order a maximum of 4 tickets using the form provided above. First 2 tickets are at reduced rate of $10, all others at $15. (Please include payment of tickets with fees.) Concert usually sells out - don't wait until later!
Option 1: Please submit cheque or money order with your forms to your conductor/teacher. NO CASH will be accepted.
Cheques should be made out to "NSCF" (with "CCNS" and "child's name" in the Memo line)
Option 2: With Paypal below:
Photos and Video
- Brian Tate 2014
Java Jazz - Brian Tate 2014