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November 9, 2018

This October, our professional ensemble came together from across Canada for a two-week tour of Ontario to perform Fatty Legs, a beautiful and challenging true story based on the childhood experiences Olemaun/Margaret Pokiak-Fenton had in residential school. We were ho...

January 21, 2018

Back in 2011, when the Truth and Reconciliation Commission asked Xara to take part in its Atlantic National Event, I had no idea that the small piece we would create could lead to six years of collaboration, almost 40 performances, and a total audience of almost 20,000...

November 1, 2017

This tenth anniversary blog series will feature ten singers who have been an integral part of the ensemble. Each month, from September to June, you can look forward to "meeting" someone new!

OCTOBER'S FEATURED SINGER

Robin Lauriston

One of Xara's early members, Robin perf...

November 1, 2017

Over the last ten years, Xara has created 25 original works of choral theatre in addition to recording two CDs and performing hundreds of times before audiences of all sizes. This tenth anniversary blog series highlights ten of our favourite original productions. We ho...

October 4, 2017

Over the last ten years, Xara has created 25 original works of choral theatre in addition to recording two CDs and performing hundreds of times before audiences of all sizes. This tenth anniversary blog series highlights ten of our favourite original productions. We ho...

September 30, 2017

This tenth anniversary blog series features ten members of Guild X: foundational supporters who want to help create the Xara Magic. Their contribution is simple - just $10 per month or 10 volunteer hours/year. The ongoing support of Guild X members means the world to u...

September 30, 2017

This tenth anniversary blog series will feature ten singers who have been an integral part of the ensemble. Each month, from September to June, you can look forward to "meeting" someone new!

SEPTEMBER'S FEATURED SINGER

Tenille Goodspeed 

One of Xara's founding members and...

May 31, 2017

The Halifax performances of The Hours Turn to Nothing (April 28 & 29, 2017) were powerful and we were so grateful for the warmth and enthusiasm of our audiences. Here are a few images from the show!

April 13, 2017

“What’s Xara?”

“Why do you go to Halifax every Sunday?”

“She can’t come, she has to go to Xara.”

“Why do you add work to your already busy schedule by doing Xara?”

Because Xara!

Have you ever experienced something that filled you with joy and sadness at the same time? Love...

April 6, 2017

Hello Xarafans.

Jenny Trites here.  I’m Xara’s collaborative pianist. I’ve been asked to write about the experience of writing a piece for Xara.

This is written with the disclaimer that I’m only speaking to my own experience—every composer works differently and I wouldn’...

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