One Night Only at the Rebecca Cohn: Felix Mendelssohn’s epic Elijah

Halifax/K’jipuktuk, NS – Be a part of the tour de force that is Felix Mendelssohn’s epic oratorio Elijah.

This latest collaboration between Symphony Nova Scotia, the Symphony Nova Scotia Chorus, and core choir the Halifax Camerata Singers brings together more than 100 of the province’s foremost choral and orchestral talent in this first performance in almost 30 years of this magnificent work.

The concert will be led by Jeff Joudrey, Chorus Master of the Symphony Nova Scotia Chorus, who has been recognized nationally for his innovative programming and commitment to artistic excellence. Joudrey announced his retirement earlier this year, making this performance his last with the Symphony as Chorus Master and Artistic Director of the award-winning Halifax Camerata Singers.

Jeff’s dedication to the art of choral singing has been unsurpassed in Nova Scotia,” shared Halifax Camerata Singers’ Board Chair Diane Zwicker at his retirement announcement, a sentiment that is echoed by Symphony CEO Chris Wilkinson, who applauds Joudrey’s service.

It’s a pleasure to recognize the significant contribution Jeff has made to the Symphony as Chorus Master,” says Chris. “We wish him the best in this next chapter of his life.”

Joining the chorus are bass-baritone Daniel Okulitch, tenor Isaiah Bell, soprano Leslie Ann Bradley, and contralto Vicki St. Pierre, all award-winning, internationally recognized vocalists.

To learn more and get tickets, visit the Dalhousie Arts Centre Box Office at 6101 University Ave, call the Box Office at 902.494.3820, or visit our website at

Saturday, April 1, 2023 at 7:30 pm
The Rebecca Cohn Auditorium, Halifax

About Symphony Nova Scotia
Symphony Nova Scotia (Music Director: Holly Mathieson) is one of Canada’s most versatile and dynamic orchestras. Founded in 1983, the 37-member orchestra proudly performs music that reflects Nova Scotia’s diverse musical interests and history, combining classical masterworks, historically informed baroque, new compositions, and groundbreaking collaborations featuring artists from Nova Scotia’s rich pop, indie, and Celtic music scene. With a home base in Halifax and performances across the province, Symphony Nova Scotia reaches more than 80,000 Nova Scotians of all ages each year with its inclusive mix of concerts, free community programs, and educational outreach.

About Halifax Camerata Singers
The Halifax Camerata Singers is Atlantic Canada’s premier chamber choir. Founded in 1986 by Artistic Director Jeff Joudrey, the Nova Scotia ensemble has distinguished itself by performing exciting choral repertoire that covers all periods and styles, with special attention to Canadian music. The auditioned choir is known for its high performance standards, claiming national recognition and the Healy Willan Grand Prize in the 2010 National Competition for Canadian Amateur Choirs.

For more information, please contact:

Carol Kehoe
Director of Marketing and Communications, Symphony Nova Scotia
[email protected]