XARA PROCLAIMED TOP WOMEN’S CHOIR IN CANADA
At an international gathering of choirs in St John’s, NL on Tuesday evening, July 9, Xara Choral Theatre Ensemble was announced as the winning women’s choir in the National Competition for Canadian Amateur Choirs. Celebrating their 5th anniversary season this year, Xara beat out nine-time winner Elektra Women’s Choir from Vancouver, BC.
“We are astonished and overjoyed,” says Xara conductor, Christina Murray, “Achieving this win after only 5 years is huge for us.”
The competition was judged by an internationally renowned panel of five and is co-presented by the Association of Canadian Choral Communities, the Canada Council for the Arts, and CBC/Radio-Canada. Xara is only the second Nova Scotian choir to win in the history of the competition, and the first women’s choir from Nova Scotia to take the top prize in any category.
“For us this is a double win because Xara does so much more than just sing,” says Claire Leger, the group’s co-artistic director. “Our music is combined with movement, lighting, and other visual elements to tell stories to our audiences. This makes the challenge of perfect singing even greater. The training regime for Xara is intense and our performers are immensely dedicated.”
What an exciting launch into our sixth season!
EVENING AT GOVERNMENT HOUSE WITH XARA
His Honour Brigadier-General The Honourable J.J. Grant, CMM, ONS, CD (Ret’d) Lieutenant Governor of Nova Scotia has invited Xara Choral Theatre Ensemble to perform at Government House on December 3, 2013 from 7:00pm-8:30pm. This unique event is part of Evenings @ Government House, a free public event series hosted by the Lieutenant Governor designed to celebrate civic and cultural excellence in Nova Scotia.Admission is free of charge and open to the public, however, seating is limited and those wishing to attend are requested to register by sending an email to email@example.com with the full names of all attendees and the subject line EVENINGS @ GOVERNMENT HOUSE – XARA or by calling 424 7001.Guests are requested to arrive between 6:30pm and 6:50pm.