Chapel & Choir

Serving King’s College, Dalhousie, and the wider community.

The University of King’s College Chapel is a place of quiet reflection and the hub of a lively, active community. King’s and Dalhousie students of all faiths and none go to the Chapel to explore their spirituality, hear beautiful music, talk with the chaplain, get involved in outreach programs, go on retreats, and enjoy stimulating lectures.

A worship schedule and information on outreach, retreats and lectures can be found on the Chapel community website.

The King’s College Chapel Choir

Concerts

The choir comprises 24 choristers from the King’s College and Dalhousie University communities, many of whom are students receiving choral or organ scholarships. The choir’s primary function is to sing at the weekly Evensongs and Eucharists in the King’s College Chapel, as well as other major services throughout the academic year.

Directed by five-time Grammy winner Paul Halley since 2007, the choir also tours and records. The choir’s first commercially-available recording Let Us Keep the Feast: Music for the Church Year received the Outstanding Choral Recording Award from Choral Canada. The choir has become well known for its concert series, Kings at the Cathedral, which includes a major performance for All Saints, a Christmas series, and a Bach masterwork each year. The choir’s performances have been frequently broadcast nationally across Canada on CBC Radio 2, and their concerts are consistently in CBC Music’s top picks of choral events to attend across Canada.

Auditioning for the King’s College Chapel Choir

Submit a recording of a sacred piece of music along with a brief description of any previous choral experience. Based on this material, an audition will be set up between September and July of the year prior to the candidate’s entry to King’s. Recordings and accompanying material can be submitted electronically, or by mail to Paul Halley, at the address below.

Music scholarships

The University of King’s College provides financial support for choral and organ scholars who demonstrate an advanced level of musical skill and experience. Two organ scholarships and 12 choral scholarships are available. Find out more.