Third-Party Fundraising Partners
Want to help the Nature Trust using your organization's talents and creativity? Third-party fundraising partners are groups who have raised funds for the Nature Trust through events they have planned themselves. This is a great way for groups to use their strengths to further our mission of protecting Nova Scotia wild and imperiled natural areas.
A big thank you to the following third-party fundraising partners for their successful fundraising events. We sincerely appreciate your support!
- Boyne Clarke - Trivia Night (with proceeds going to the Nature Trust) - raised $600!
- AVEDA - Our Earth Month Partner for 2009
- Camerata choirs present “Voices of Earth” May 2-3
Halifax Camerata Singers and Camerata Xara Young Women’s Choir will join forces Saturday, May 2 at 7:30 p.m. in a concert entitled “Voices of Earth” at Cathedral Church of All Saints, at the corner Martello and College streets, Halifax.
The evening will celebrate the beauty and mystery of our planet through music and sound pictures that evoke the four elements: Earth, Air, Water, and Fire. Singing the works of acclaimed Canadian and contemporary world composers and using innovative staging, the choirs will partner with percussionist Mark Morton for this program.
“Voices of Earth” is a benefit concert for Nova Scotia Nature Trust, a land trust dedicated to the protection of private land for nature conservation purposes, and the advancement of private land conservation in Nova Scotia. Halifax tickets – $25 regular, $10 students – are available at The Madrigal, Spring Garden Place; or by calling (902) 492-4523.
The concert title, “Voices of Earth”, is taken from a composition by Canadian Mark Sirett that was written for the Dartmouth Community Concert Association and premiered by the Halifax Camerata Singers in 2008. Using the text of an Archibald Lampman poem, Sirett writes a wonderful musical description of the “voices of earth’s secret soul uttering the mystery from which she came.” Accompanying the choir are pianist Cynthia Davies and violinist Anne Rapson.
The Camerata Singers and Xara will also premiere a work commissioned for the occasion by Canadian composer Allan Rae. “Gaia: Earth Images” was written for two choirs, piano and percussion and incorporates text fragments provided by choir members that describe our Canadian landscape.
Other composers whose work will be performed by the Halifax Camerata Singers include Canadians Jeff Enns, Stephen Hatfield, and Jeff Smallman. “Cloudburst” by popular American composer Eric Whitacre, will also be a popular selection.
Camerata Xara conductor Christina Murray has delved into world music to find interesting repertoire reflecting the themes of fire and wind. Demonstrating the universality of the theme and the young women’s versatility, Camerata Xara will perform eight evocative pieces in eight different languages, including Japanese, Tamil, Romanian, and Swedish. The choir is accompanied by Joel Tranquilla.
The concert will be repeated Sunday, May 3 at 4 p.m. at First United Church, 711 Prince St., Truro, under the auspices of Music Under the Steeple. Truro tickets — $20 regular / $5 students — are available at MacQuarries Pharmasave (Esplanade Location) and at the door.
For more information see www.halifaxcamerata.org or call (902) 492-4523.
About the choirs
Halifax Camerata Singers, founded in 1986 by Artistic Director Jeff Joudrey, is Nova Scotia’s leading chamber choir. Camerata is known for promoting Canadian music as well as its eclectic repertoire and performance excellence. In April 2008 the choir was awarded the prestigious Galaxie Rising Star Prize in the 17th biennial national choral competition co-sponsored by CBC/Radio Canada and the Canada Council for the Arts. In fall 2009 the choir will release its fourth CD, featuring music to remember loved ones.
Camerata Xara Young Women’s Choir, a youth initiative of the Halifax Camerata Singers, was founded in 2008 and is conducted by Christina Murray. In just two concerts Xara has been praised for performing innovative music from all over the world as well as for its creative staging and glorious sound. The choir comprises provincially auditioned singers aged 18–30 years.