The Aeolian Singers

Halifax, Nova Scotia

2015-2016 | 2014-2015 | 2013-2014 | 2012-2013 | 2011-2012 | 2010-2011
2009-2010 | 2008-2009 | 2007-2008 | 2006-2007 | 2005-2006 | 2004-2005
2003-2004

 

2015-2016 our 40th Anniversary Season


Friday-Sunday, September 11-13, 2015
Singing@Debert (choir only)
Choir retreat weekend.
Friday-Saturday, October 16-17, 2015
Singing with Kellie - Workshop with Kellie Walsh
To kick off their 40th season, the Aeolian Singers hosted a weekend workshop and concert at St. Andrew’s United Church with special guest conductor, Kellie Walsh.
Saturday October 17, 2015 | 7:30 pm
Singing with Kellie - Concert
St. Andrew’s United Church
6036 Coburg Road

Sunday, November 15, 2015 | 2:00 – 4:30 pm
Singing our song for 40 years
Celebration Tea Party with Aeolian alumni
To celebrate the 40th of the choir, we hosted a tea party for 65 alumnae, friends and current members held at the beautiful waterfront campus of the NSCC.
[ Poster ] Saturday, February 13, 2016 | 7:30 pm
Singing with my Girlfriends!
The Aeolian Singers
Paul O'Regan Hall, Halifax Central Library
with special guests Meaghan Smith and Leica Hardy, choreography

Featured the music of Meaghan Smith, Katy Perry, Connie Kaldor, Aretha Franklin, and more! This was Janet Gaskin’s farewell concert as the Aeolians artistic director:
Monday, February 22, 2016 | 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Aeolian Singers Auditions
Thinking of joining a choir? Come to our open rehearsal. All women welcome.
[ News Release ] Saturday, May 28, 2016 | 7:30 pm
Singing on the Road – Babes on Broadway
King's Theatre, Annapolis Royal
$18 members | $22 door ($20 advance) | $5 youth
[ News Release ] Sunday, May 29, 2016 | 3:00 pm
Singing on the Road – Babes on Broadway
Grace United Church, Dartmouth
Tickets $15 | call 902-466-3329


In Memoriam:
Dig Nichols
Claire Wall and Dig Nichols
The Aeolian Singers send sincere condolences to the family of Dig Nichols, who passed away unexpectedly on December 28. Dig was a long-time friend of the choir from its early days 40 years ago, when we debuted with Dartmouth Continuing Education, where he was instrumental in supporting us. Fortunately, he was able to attend our 40th reunion tea in November where this photo was taken with Claire Wall. Rest in peace, Dig.
 

2014-2015 Season


Sunday, April 26, 2015 | 2:00 pm
The Afternoon in Musquodoboit Harbour
An afternoon concert at First United Church, Musquodoboit Harbour.
May 24, 2015 | 3:00 pm Lunenburg
Songs & Sayings
A Celebration of Maritime Music
St. John’s Anglican Church
The Aeolian Singers with guest artist Laura Smith
Shimon Walt, cello; David Langstroth, bass; Biana Torbert, piano; and the Coastal Voices Men's Choir
[ Poster ] May 23, 2015 | 7:30 pm Paul O'Regan Hall
Songs & Sayings
A Celebration of Maritime Music
Paul O'Regan Hall, Halifax Central Library
The Aeolian Singers with guest artist Laura Smith
Shimon Walt, cello; David Langstroth, bass; Biana Torbert, piano; and the Coastal Voices Men's Choir
Tickets $15 | online and at the door
[ Poster ] Feb 7, 2015 | 7:30 pm Halifax
Both Sides Now
First Baptist Church, 1300 Oxford Street
The Aeolian Singers with Nova Voce
Tickets $15
[ Poster ] November 29 & 30, 2014 | Halifax & Truro
Mary – A Christmas concert
The Aeolian Singers with Creative Voices of Truro
Special guest: Shimon Walt, cello.
November 29, 2014 | 7:30 pm
Halifax
First Baptist Church, 1300 Oxford Street
November 30, 2014 | 7:30 pm
Truro
St. Andrews United Church, King Street

Tickets $15 | $5 12-yrs and under
 

2013-2014 Season


[ Poster ] May 3 & 4, 2014 | Halifax and Moncton
Wine Women and Song
Join the Aeolian Singers and Moncton's Riversong for our spring concerts in Halifax and Moncton.
May 3, 2014 | 7:30 pm
Halifax
Lorraine Brocklehurst, Accompanist
Saint Agnes Church Hall, Halifax, Nova Scotia
May 4, 2014 | 3:00 pm
Moncton
Faith Daley, Accompanist
Capitol Theatre, Moncton, New Brunswick

[ Poster ] Saturday, November 30, 2013 | 7:30 pm Halifax
Sing for the Joy of It
With Special Guests Olga Milosevich, narrator; Dartmouth All-City Youth Choir (Karen Newhook-MacDonald and Michael MacDonald, co-directors), June Rigden, accompanist featuring carols from many styles and nationalities, seasonal favorites and a reading of O. Henry’s The Gift of the Magi. Tickets: $15 | $12 Children
 

2012-2013 Season


[ Poster ] June 1, 2013 | 8:00 am
Annual Yard Sale
Women's Council House, 989 Young Avenue, Halifax
Rain or shine.
[ Poster ][ News Release ] May 25, 2013 | Meinertzhagen Theatre, Halifax
Babes On Broadway – Premier
Babes On Broadway is an original show created for the choir by former music educator, Eleanor Hall and features many great numbers from beloved Broadway musicals.
[ Poster ][ News Release ] December 1, 2012 | 7:30 pm Dartmouth
Alleluya, Nativitas
The Aeolian Singers and Dartmouth Choral Society choirs are together again to perform Alleluya, Nativitas! first commissioned twelve years ago from Nova Scotian composer, Gary Ewer.
[ Poster ] October 20, 2012 | 7:30 pm Truro
Rhythm of the Heart
St Andrew's United Church, 55 Kings St, Truro

Join us for this very special concert with Creative Voices of Truro, a women's performance group led by our former artistic director, Jacqueline Chambers. Special guests include: Shimon Walt, cello; Pam Mason, double bass; and Allan Gaskin, percussion.
Tickets: $15
 

2011-2012 Season


[ News Release ] June 5, 2012
Aeolian Singers Auditions - 37th Anniversary Year!

[ Poster ][ News Release ] May 26, 2012 | 7:30 pm Maritime Conservatory
Songs From The Heart
The Aeolian Singers presented a reprise of their 35th anniversary show, Singing with Heart. The performance features four instrumental musicians: Lydia Hansen (cello), Pam Mason (double bass), Allan Gaskin and Erin Donovan (percussion).
[ Poster ][ News Release ] May 5, 2012 | 7:30 pm Wolfville, Nova Scotia
In concert with Women of Wolfville:
Singing with Heart!
The Aeolian Singers presented a reprise of their 35th anniversary show, Singing with Heart in Wolfville, Nova Scotia. The performance featured special guests, Susan Crowe (singer/songwriter), Olga Milosevich (emcee), and musicians Shimon Walt (cello), Pam Mason (double bass), and Allan Gaskin (percussion).
Tickets: $15 | $12 Children
[ Poster ][ News Release ] April 21, 2012 | 7:30 pm Musquodoboit Harbour
Songs from the Heart
An evening of relaxing and beautiful music at First United Church in Musquodoboit Harbour.
[ Poster ][ Poster ][ News Release ] December 3 & 4, 2011 | Brookfield & Dartmouth
Class Meets Grass Christmas and
A Christmas Collage
The Aeolian Singers performed to help you get in a Christmas mood in Brookfield and Dartmouth. This was the Aeolian's first performance under our new artistic director, Janet Gaskin.
December 3, 2011 | 7:00pm Class Meets Grass Christmas
Brookfield

With bluegrass band Megan Isenor & Connections
Knox United Church, #53, Highway 289
Tickets: $10 | Children 12-yrs and under free
Homemade desserts available at intermission for $4.
December 4, 2011 | 3:00 pm
A Christmas Collage
Dartmouth

Special Guests: Dartmouth All-City Elementary Girls’ Choir (Alison Roe-Smith, director), Faith Daley, Accompanist
Grace United Church, King Street
Tickets: $15 | $5 Children 10-yrs and under
 

2010-2011 Season


[ News Release ] July 12, 2011
Janet Gaskin appointed Artistic Director
The Aeolian Singers Association announces the appointment of Artistic Director Janet Gaskin.
[ News Release ] June 2, 2011
Aeolian Singers Auditions - 35th Anniversary Year!

Saturday, May 28, 2011 | 8:00 am – 1:00 pm
Annual Yard Sale
Women’s Council House, 989 Young Avenue (corner of Inglis), Halifax
Sunday, April 3, 2011 | Halifax
Workshop with Stephen Hatfield (choir only)
Part of Nova Scotia Choral Federation’s Sing Out! workshop The Aeolians are thrilled to have commissioned Canadian composer Stephen Hatfield to write four pieces of music in celebration of our 35 years of singing with heart. Stephen will be coming to the Maritimes to meet with a number of local choirs, including an exclusive workshop with us!

The Aeolian Singers thank the following organizations for their sponsorship of this commission: Halifax Regional Municipality; and the Province of Nova Scotia, Tourism, Culture and Heritage.
Saturday, March 26, 2011 | Dalhousie Faculty Club
35th Aeolian Anniversary Party
We invited all current and former Aeolian alumni members and friends to help us celebrate our 35th anniversary by attending our party on March 26, 2011. They had an opportunity to rekindle friendships, share memories, harmonized their voices in a sing‐a‐long and shared choir memorabilia. More importantly, they laughed, drank and ate in the traditional Aeolian style!
[ News Release ] May 14, 2011 | 7:30 pm
Celebrating 35 Years of Singing with Heart

Rebecca Cohn, Halifax

To help us celebrate our 35th year as a choir we decided to ask some old friends (and some new friends as well) who've performed with us over the years, to join us in concert at the Rebecca Cohn. It promises to be an evening of beautiful music and laughter as we "celebrate with heart"!

Tickets were $25 purchased from the choir or from the Cohn box office.

Guest artists joining us: Alison Woolridge, Ardyth & Jennifer, Megan Isenor & the Connections, Olga Milosevich, Sheree Fitch, Susan Crowe, Sherry Lee Hunter.

Special guests: Pam Mason (bass), Kate Maclean (percussion), Shimon Walt (cello)


[ Poster ] November 27 & December 5, 2010
Heartfelt Christmas
We celebrate the season at two special performances
November 27, 2010 | 7:00 pm
Truro
with guests Truro Youth Singers (Ann Legere, conductor),
Lorraine Brocklehurst, Accompanist
John Calvin Christian Reformed Church
169 Glenwood Drive
December 5, 2010 | 3:00 pm
Halifax
with guests Dartmouth All-City Elementary Girls’ Choir (Alison Roe-Smith, director),
Faith Daley, Accompanist
Maritime Conservatory of the Performing Arts
Chebucto Road
Friday-Sunday, September 24-26, 2010
Tatamagouche (choir only)
Choir retreat weekend. The choir gathered at the Tatamagouche Centre to start the season with their annual weekend of fun and intense study of the new and exciting music for the upcoming year.
 

2009-2010 Season


[ Poster ][ News Release ] June 13, 2010 | 3:00 pm Halifax
Celebrating Our Mothers
The Aeolian Singers are joined by the Truro Youth Singers for a special concert celebrating the mothers in our lives.
Saturday, May 29, 2010 | 8:00 am – 12:30 pm
Yard Sale in Halifax
The Aeolian Singers are holding a yard sale at United Memorial Church, 5350 Young Street, Halifax.
[ Poster ][ News Release ] April 10, 2010 | 7:00 pm
Celebrating Our Mothers
The Aeolian Singers are joined by the Truro Youth Singers for a special concert celebrating the mothers in our lives.
[ Poster ] November 15, 2009 | 7:00pm
Where Class Meets Grass
The Aeolian Singers performed with bluegrass band Megan Isenor & Connections at Knox United Church, Brookfield, 53 Highway 289.
[ Poster ] November 9, 2009 | 7:00 - 9:00pm
Where I Live – CD Launch
We were very excited to launch our new CD at The Company House in Halifax. All were Welcome!
[ Order Your CD ][ Listen to the CD ] October, 2009
New Aeolian CD has Arrived!
Order your copy now!
[ News Release ] October, 2009
Breast Cancer Awareness Month and Music

This year during Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Halifax's The Aeolian Singers are taking to the road with composer Diane Benjamin's moving breast cancer oratorio, Where I Live

The performance schedule:

Saturday, October 24 | 7:00 pm
Stanhope, PE
Gingerwood, 67 Stanhope Lane

Sunday, October 25 | 3:00 pm
Moncton, NB
Riverview Arts Centre, 400 Whitepine Road, Riverview


 

2008-2009 Season


[ Read more... ] August 22, 2009
Peace activist Muriel Duckworth dies at 100

[ News Release ] April 26, 2009 | The Band Hall, Parrsboro, Nova Scotia
Aeolian Singers in Parrsboro

[ Poster ][ News Release ] April 25, 2009 | Halifax, Nova Scotia
Women’s Choir Join for the War Within:
Women for Peace Concert
Joining the Aeolians was the Cantabile Women’s Ensemble from Saint John, under the direction of Gisele Roy.
[ News Release ] March 28, 2009 | Milford, Nova Scotia
Where Class Meets Grass –
Aeolian Singers and Bluegrass Band
The Aeolian Singers performed with bluegrass band Megan Isenor & Connections.
[ Poster ][ News Release ] November 22-23, 2008
Women’s Choir Join for the War Within:
Women for Peace Concert

Joining the Aeolians was the Sophias’ Choir from Mount Allison under the direction of Gayle Martin, and Cantabile Women’s Ensemble from Saint John, under the direction of Gisele Roy.

November 22, 2008 | 7:30 pm
Halifax, Nova Scotia
First Baptist Church, Oxford Street
November 23, 2008 | 3:00 pm
Sackville, New Brunswick
Brunton Auditorium, Mount Allison University
[ Poster ] November 2, 2008
Oxfam Canada Presents:
Stand Up! Speak Out!
The Muriel Duckworth 100th Birthday Concert
[ News Release ] September 14, 2008
Aeolian Singers in Tatamagouche

 

2007-2008 Season


[ News Release ] Saturday, May 3, 2008 | 8:00 pm Rebecca Cohn Auditorium
Aeolian Singers, Quartette and Canadian premiere performance of Diane Benjamin’s breast cancer oratorio Where I Live

[ Poster ] Saturday, March 8th, 2008 | WTCC, Halifax
International Women’s Day Dinner and Auction 2008

[ Poster ][ News Release ] February 16 | 7:30 pm | First Baptist United Church, Halifax
Aeolian Singers and Nova Voce Present A Choral Valentine

[ Poster ][ News Release ] December 2 and December 9, 2007
Aeolian Singers and Ardyth & Jennifer Present WinterSpark
December 2, 2007 | 3:00 pm
WinterSpark with Ardyth & Jennifer
St. Matthew’s United Church, Halifax
December 9, 2007 | 3:00 pm
WinterSpark with Ardyth & Jennifer
Milford Lantz United Church, Milford
October 21, 2007 | 2:00 pm
Fifth Anniversary Celebration of The Marguerite Centre

[ News Release ] September 21, 2007 | 8:00 pm Mahone Bay
Music at the Three Churches
Mahone Bay Summer Concerts Society
St. John’s Lutheran Church, Mahone Bay
 

2006-2007 Season


[ Poster ][ News Release ] Saturday, May 5, 2007 | 8:00 pm
The Aeolian Singers’ In a Woman’s Life
featuring Connie Kaldor
Rebecca Cohn Auditorium
Dalhousie Arts Centre, Halifax, Nova Scotia
[ News Release ] Saturday May 5, 2007 | 11:00 am
Connie Kaldor on Touchstone

[ News Release ] May 5, 2007 | by Andrea Nemetz, The Chronicle Herald
In Chorus with Kaldor
Singer-songwriter unites with Aeolian Singers for In A Woman’s Life concert. Article by Andrea Nemetz, Entertainment Reporter.
[ News Release ] Sunday, December 3 & 10, 2006 | 3:00 pm
Christmas is Coming!
The Aeolian Singers are joining forces with the Truro Youth Singers and storyteller Claire Miller to present two concerts entitled Christmas is Coming! in Halifax and Truro.
December 3, 2006 | 3:00 pm
Halifax
St. Matthew’s United Church
Barrington Street
December 10, 2006 | 3:00 pm
Truro
Presented by Music Under The Steeple
First United Church
Prince Street
October 29, 2006 | 2:00 pm Sheet Harbour, Nova Scotia
Woman Am I
The Aeolians perform Woman Am I as guests of the St. Peter's Parish at the Sheet Harbour Lions' Centre. Tickets were $10. To date, this was the choir's second performance in Sheet Harbour for St. Peter's Parish.
Saturday, October 21 | 8:00 pm Dartmouth
Woman Am I

Cole Harbour-Woodside United Church

The Aeolians performed Woman Am I and presented a varied repertoire of sacred and secular music, music by Canadian singer/songwriter Connie Kaldor, and solos, recitations and storytelling as well as choral works. The concert benefited the local Metro Food Bank.


[ News Release ] Thursday, October 19 | 7:00 pm
New President of Mount St. Vincent University

Seton Academic Centre, Mount St. Vincent University Halifax, NS

The choir is honoured to have been invited to perform at a concert in celebration of the installation of Kathryn E. Laurin as the new President of Mount St. Vincent University.


 

2005-2006 Season


[ News Release ] Thursday, October 19 | 7:00 pm
Impersonations of an Ordinary Woman
The Globe and Mail article.
[ Poster ] Saturday, November 26, 2005 | 7:30 pm
X + Y = ?
The Aeolian Singers and Nova Voce join forces for a concert at St. Matthews Church in Halifax
[ Poster ][ News Release ] Sunday, March 5, 2006 | 8:00 pm
Celebrating Women 2006 -
Celebrating Mother Earth

Rebecca Cohn Auditorium, Dalhousie Arts Centre
Halifax

40-voice women's choir in a performance of music and readings in Celebrating Mother Earth are special guests soprano Sung Ha Shin-Bouey; celtic harpists Ardyth and Jennifer; flamenco troupe El Viento Flamenco, and bass player, Pam Mason.

Sponsored by: The International Ocean Institute


 

2004-2005 Season


[ Poster ] Sunday, March 6, 2005 | 8:00 pm
Impersonations of an Ordinary Woman Concert
Reflections on the life and poetry of Elizabeth Bishop
Rebecca Cohn Auditorium, Dalhousie Arts Centre
 

2003-2004 Season


[ Poster ] Sunday, March 7, 2004 | 8:00 pm Pier 21
Second Annual Celebrating Women Concert
The Aeolian Singers celebrate International Women's Day with special guests Rose Vaughan Trio, Mocean Dance, Denise Ro (cello), Claire Miller (storyteller). Hosted by Alison Woolridge.
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