Capella Regalis was founded in Halifax, Nova Scotia by Director Nick Halley in 2010. The choir comprises twelve men and fourteen boys (ages 7 – 13) and is modeled on the great Anglican tradition of men and boys church choirs. The choir rehearses at the University of King’s College Chapel and sings weekly Choral Evensongs at the Cathedral Church of All Saints in Halifax and performs concerts around Nova Scotia throughout the September – June season. Capella Regalis is a registered Society under the Societies Act of Nova Scotia and is an educational outreach programme of Musique Royale (www.musiqueroyale.com).
Back by popular demand, this powerhouse performer with a giant soul-filled voice and commanding stage presence is an award winning blues artist.
With over 10 million views on YouTube, two European Blues Awards, and winning Best Solo Performer at the Memphis Blues Challenge, it appears that the entire world is now discovering Matt Andersen. A powerhouse performer with a giant soul-filled voice and commanding stage presence, Matt has built a formidable following the old fashioned way – touring worldwide and letting the converted audiences and Andersen devotees spread his reputation through word of mouth. In addition to headlining major festivals, clubs and theatres throughout North America, Europe and Australia, he has shared the stage and toured with Bo Diddley, Buddy Guy, Greg Allman, Tedeschi Trucks Band, Randy Bachman, Little Feat, Jonny Lang, Serena Ryder, and more. Andersen has won the 2013 and 2016 European Blues Award for Best Solo/Acoustic Act, three Maple Blues Awards in 2012, and nabbed him 2010 International Blues Challenge in Memphis. Since the release of Weightless in early 2014, Andersen has received a JUNO nomination for Roots & Traditional Album of the Year, a CIMA Road Gold award, and three consecutive Maple Blues Award for Male Vocalist of the Year.
From Kensington, Arioso sings for the love of singing and have been called a “ladies double trio vocal group”. The group is comprised of six singers and one pianist who sing a variety of folk, sacred, secular, classics and popular music.
Men of the Harvest
Men of The Harvest is a multi-denominational men’s choir formed in the fall of 2013, under the direction of Bonnie LaFrance. Since that time, Men of The Harvest have shared the unique strength and power of the male voice with audiences throughout PEI. Old favorites and contemporary pieces laden with harmony have warmed the hearts of the appreciative audiences.
Keep track of the Men of The Harvest’s schedule by following their page on Facebook.
Black Umfolosi is a self taught Acappella (Imbube) singing and traditional dance group that was formed in 1982 by the then school age members who wanted to develop themselves and contribute to their community. Specialising in imbube music, gumboot dance and Zulu dance, Black Umfolosi has toured extensively nationally and internationally –Europe, USA, Canada, Australia and Asia. They have represented Zimbabwe at international events such as Expo 1992 in Seville, Spain and the 1994 Commonwealth Games in Victoria, Canada.
Fortunate Ones is a Juno nominated, Canadian Folk Music Award winning folk-pop duo made up of singer/pianist/accordion player Catherine Allan and singer/guitarist Andrew James O’Brien– endearing audiences with wide-eyed energy, pragmatic optimism, and an earnest mission for connection.
Fortunate Ones’ debut album THE BLISS soars – spinning memorable, singable choruses about things we all need to remember. Produced by multi award winning East coast producer
Daniel Ledwell, the tracks boast inventive, rich layers and rhythms, beneath the duo’s distinct, emotive vocals. The album features guest appearances by East Coast favorites Jenn Grant,
Don Brownrigg, and Kinley Dowling. Two singles from the album, The Bliss & Lay Me Down hit #1 on CBC Radio 2 and Fortunate Ones were selected for the inaugural Allan Slaight JUNO Master Class program, have received 3 Canadian Folk Music Award nominations and 7 Music Newfoundland & Labrador Award nominations.
Popular ECMA-nominated string ensemble, the Atlantic String Machine, returns to St. Mary’s to join forces with our very own Indian River Festival Chorus for an uplifting programme of classic and cross-over gems.
One of today’s most sought-after lyric baritones on the operatic stage, Brett has made a name for himself in a number of dramatic roles, most notably the title roles in Don Giovanni and Eugene Onegin, which his has sung at the Canadian Opera Company, the New Israeli Opera, Grange Park Opera and Vancouver Opera.
His artistic sensibility has earned him the highest praise from audiences and critics. He appears regularly on the world’s most distinguished stages including those of Lincoln Center, La Scala, the Concertgebouw, the Opéra National de Paris, Glyndebourne Festival Opera, the Lyric Opera of Chicago, Houston Grand Opera, the Teatro Real, Roy Thomson Hall, the Kennedy Center and Carnegie Hall.
Mezzo-soprano, Julie Nesrallah is a singer, actress and broadcaster who dazzles audiences with her engaging personality, and her rich and deeply expressive voice. Miss Nesrallah is regularly engaged by leading opera companies, symphonies, festivals and chamber music ensembles across North America and around the world.
In the winter of 2014, Miss Nesrallah was awarded the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal for her cultural contribution to Canada as a singer and as the host of CBC Radio 2’s national classical music program, Tempo. Miss Nesrallah has been the recipient of several distinguished prizes and awards, including the Canada Council for the Arts Emerging Artist Award & Mid-Career Grant.
A bilingual folk/fusion trio from PEI who present traditional and original music inspired by their Acadian roots, and infused with pop and world rhythms.
This young acoustic power trio from Canada’s Prince Edward Island transform traditional music with vigor, curiosity, and sparks of goofy humor.
They’re new album Auprès du Poêle (“around the woodstove”) invites a new circle of listeners to both a moody and high-energy set of original and traditional songs. Expanding on the Scottish and Acadian roots of PEI’s traditional music, Ten Strings and a Goatskin weave old-school Franco-Canadian, Breton, Irish, and Scottish tunes with wickedly current grooves and clever quirks, flirting with indie’s best moments.