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Evensongs - Fall 2020
October 4th (St.Francis)
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October 25th
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November 1st
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November 15th
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November 22nd
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Music During a Time of Pandemic
Homeward Bound Vol.1 Homeward Bound Vol.2 Homeward Bound Vol.3 Homeward Bound  - Easter Edition Homeward Bound  - Juneteenth

Organ and Organists

From the Archives
Summer Organ Recitals – 2019 Music at the Cathedral - Christmas 2019 Sundays at Four Series – Spring 2019
Recordings

Music at the Cathedral

During the current Covid-19 restrictions, the schedule of choral services at All Saints Cathedral has been modified. On Sundays at 10 a.m. members of the choir sing at a shortened in-person service of the Holy Eucharist at which 50 congregants are present. After this service, the singers record a service of Evensong, without congregation, which is posted (along with service sheets) at 4 p.m. on the Cathedral website most Sundays. Click here…. (to access the Cathedral Choir YouTube channel)

Also, at this time when many are unable to attend services at the Cathedral, Paul Halley, Organist and Director of Music, has posted a series of playlists called “Homeward Bound”, featuring some of his compositions for piano, organ, choir, and various instruments.

 

The Music Staff at the Cathedral

Paul Halley, Organist and Director of Musicpaulhalley@eastlink.ca
Russ Hall, Director of the Music Ministry at the 9 a.m. Eucharist
Nicholas Halley, Assistant Director and Director of Capella Regalis - nhalley@capellaregalis.com
Scott Beard, Music Librarian

All Saints Cathedral hosts a considerable number of musical groups from the Maritimes and further afield who take advantage of the Cathedral’s fine acoustics in presentations of concerts throughout the year. Recitals on the organ are generally given on Wednesdays at noon during the summer.

The Cathedral Choir

The Cathedral Choir comprises professional singers, choral scholars, and volunteer singers. The choir sings at the 10:30 AM Choral Eucharist every Sunday, September through June, and offers services of Evensong, Lessons & Carols and Readings & Music on a monthly basis, as well as an annual concert. Paul Halley is always pleased to hear from singers interested in auditioning for the choir.

The Cathedral Organ

Built originally in 1910 by Casavant of St Hyacinthe, Québec, and rebuilt by the British firm of Hill Norman and Beard in 1961, the organ acquired a new Casavant console in 2011, one that has 250 memories for its pistons, is MIDI capable, can record performances to play later, and is moveable; some additional stops as well as an antiphonal section for the west end of the Cathedral are prepared for. Consisting of four manuals and seventy-five stops, the organ serves admirably for service-playing and is also an impressive recital instrument, which has been played by many international performers. At the present time the organ is scheduled for a major rebuild by Casavant. Progress on this work will be posted on the web site. Click here for the current specification list.

Click here to listen to the Cathedral Organ

Music at the 9:00 a.m. Service

Music and hymn accompaniment at the 9 a.m. Eucharist are provided by Russ Hall on the piano, joined by guest musicians. Click here…. (to the Music at 9:00 a.m. link)

Capella Regalis

The Cathedral is fortunate in having Capella Regalis Men & Boys Choir in residence. Conducted by Nick Halley this group sings at Evensong at 5 PM every Tuesday during term. For more information about Capella Regalis visit http://www.capellaregalis.com We are hoping to be able to form a comparable Girls’ Choir at some point in the near future, to offer girls and young women the same opportunity currently given to the boys and young men of Capella Regalis.

The King’s at the Cathedral Series

Thanks to a long history of collaboration between the Cathedral and the University of King’s College, there are many times throughout the year when the Chapel Choir sings at the Cathedral either for weekday Evensongs or for concerts. During Lent the Chapel Choir sings Evensong on Wednesdays at 5 PM. In addition, the Cathedral has been the Halifax venue for the Chapel Choir’s King’s at the Cathedral series, comprising “For All The Saints” in November, “A King’s Christmas” in December and one of the Bach Passions or the B Minor Mass in the spring. For more information visit http://www.ukings.ca/chapel-choir

Visiting Choirs

The Cathedral is always happy to welcome visiting choirs to sing at choral services, especially in the summertime when the Cathedral Choir is on break. Please contact the Director of Music for more information.

 

 

 

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Regular Sunday Service Schedule

8:30 am Holy Communion (BAS)
10:00 am Holy Communion (BAS)
Choral Evensong is available for viewing online on Sundays at 4 p.m. Please see our music page for details

Regular Weekday Service Schedule

Wed 7:30 am HE (BAS)
Fri 12 noon HE (BCP)

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