Halifax Youth Honour Choir
2019 Self Titled Album
The Halifax Youth Honour Choir is a treble choir in Halifax, Nova Scotia, consisting of singers in grades 7 - 9. It exists within the Halifax Regional Arts Music (West) program as a supplementary music extension of the Halifax Regional Centre for Education.
This self titled album consists of four pieces recorded at St. Andrew's United Church, in Halifax, on May 2, 2019 by the HYHC's 36 members of the 2018/2019 season, conducted by Laura Beth Smith, accompanied by Pamela Burton. It was recorded, mixed and mastered by Scott Ferguson of Ferguson Music Productions.
The selection "Days of Beauty" features the Blue Engine String Quartet who operate out of Halifax, N.S., Canada.
The selections on the album in order of appearance are:
Days of Beauty by Ola Gjeilo
Reel A Bouche by Malcolm Dalglish
Dirait-On (Rilke) by Morten Lauridsen
Les Miserables (Choral Selections): Music by Claude-Michel Schonberg, Lyrics by Herbert Kretzmer, Original French Text by Alain Boublil and Jean-Marc Natel, Arranged by Roger Emmerson
Small groups on Reel A Bouche in order of appearance: Group one: Greta Sterling, Anna Martin, Maria Hamlin. Group two: Amanda Villafane, Jaime Vickery, Kyla Wilson.
Soloists on Les Miserables in order of appearance: Wangari Mathege and Christianna Dosman Banks.
Album Art Work: Created by grade 9 student and friend of the choir: Gabe Charleton representing his "Days of Beauty".
Thank you to HRAMW Department Head Nathan Beeler and Principal Paula Danyluk-Macdonald for your enthusiasm and support for this project. Thank you to the tax payers of Halifax Regional Municipality for contributing to the Halifax Regional Arts program and making it a reality. It's important, it's special and we all want to see it thrive and grow.