Girls Choir start-up

Announcing the launch of the Capella Regalis Girls Choir!

Capella Regalis Men & Boys Choir was founded by director Nick Halley in 2010 as a free, mentor-based music training program for boys. In September 2022, we fulfilled a long-time dream of ours and added a parallel choir for girls. As with the Men & Boys Choir, the Girls Choir provides a completely free music education for youth from various backgrounds.

Choristers in the Capella Regalis Girls Choir receive weekly rehearsals in which they develop the skills of listening, focus, vocal production, and music literacy. They engage with the finest repertoire of the last 1,000 years from all over the world. They will sing Evensongs and concerts in the gorgeous acoustic of Halifax's Cathedral Church of All Saints. They will have the opportunity to participate in concert tours, choir camps, and collaborative projects with other musicians. Vanessa Halley, the Executive Director of Capella Regalis, serves as the inaugural musical director of the Girls Choir. 

If you know a girl who likes to sing, please contact Vanessa at, or visit our Auditions page. Following two rounds of summer auditions, we started rehearsals in September 2022 with a group of 22 girls, ages 7 - 13. We continue to offer rolling auditions through the year for girls interested in joining the program. The Girls Choir will sing their debut Evensong on Sunday, November 27, 2022 (Advent Sunday) at 4 pm in the Cathedral Church of All Saints, Halifax. The Girls Choir will also join the All Saints Cathedral Choir and Capella Regalis Men & Boys Choir to sing the Festal Evensong for All Saints on Tuesday, November 1, 2022 at 5 pm in the Cathedral.

The first phase of our Girls Choir Start-Up fundraising campaign required raising $20,000 in the month of July through a crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo. We are thrilled to announce that we surpassed our $20,000 crowdfunding goal two days before the end of our campaign, and finished at $21,795 with contributions from 97 individuals! We are equally thrilled to announce that we also received matching contributions from a group of individuals who donated $5,000 each to match our crowdfunding goal (and actually, more-than-match it). Still more donors continue to give generously to Capella Regalis through the traditional means, in support of our programs.
We are deeply grateful to each person who has donated to our Girls Choir Start-Up Campaign and to Capella Regalis in general. We are able to offer a free music education in a centuries-old tradition to boys and girls of all backgrounds thanks to the generosity of many individual supporters.

Although our crowdfunding campaign for the Girls Choir Start-Up has ended, interested supporters may visit the Contribute page here on our website for instructions on how to make a tax-deductible contribution to Capella Regalis at any time. 
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