Aureas Voces was founded in 2018 by Nick Veltmeyer in Halifax, Nova Scotia, as a guided collaboration of exceptional young local talent. Our first year included 4 unique programmes, 8 concerts and 20 talented performers. Our first four programmes were "Lamentations" (featuring Tallis' Lamentations of Jeremiah and a modern premiere of John Donne's translation of the lamentations by Henry Ford); "Bach's Organ Mass" (an adaptation of J.S. Bach's Clavier-Übung III with chorus' and solos making the mass movements); "The Tudor Rose" (Tudor Music) . In our first year we built a community and produced a lot of live classical music.
Our second year was exciting, including another Musique Royale tour of Nova Scotia (this time with new members from across Canada and the states), our first airtime on a CBC radio national broadcast, and a tour to Canada's capital city to be featured in the Music and Beyond festival. We performed 8 live music concerts in Ottawa, Glace Bay, Mahone Bay, Eastern Shore, Blandford, Wolfville and Crousetown. Aureas Voces is grateful to the Canada Council for their support, and also major patrons Marcie-Ann Gilsig and anonymous, and supporters Candace Vieira, Gary Thorne, and Sarah Stevenson.
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