NICK HALLEY, Director
Nick is the founder and director of the Capella Regalis Men and Boys Choir based in Halifax, Nova Scotia. He is the founder and director of the King’s Chorus, a choir for men and women of the King’s and Dalhousie University communities in Halifax. Nick is also Assistant Director of the University of King’s College Chapel Choir directed by his father, Paul Halley. He is Cantor and Director for the Chapel’s male Compline choir. As a jazz drummer and world percussionist, Nick performs and records internationally with a wide range of musicians, including Canadian artists Suzie LeBlanc, the Chris Norman Ensemble, Trio Diomira with Dinuk Wijeratne and Joseph Petric, various Paul Halley ensembles, and occasionally the Nick Halley Band. Contact Nick at email@example.com
Paul Halley was born in Romford, England in 1952 and received his early musical training in Ottawa, where he studied piano, organ and singing. He received his M.A. with prizes in composition and performance from Trinity College Cambridge, and was made a Fellow of the Royal College of Organists, winning first prize in the College examinations. Halley served for thirteen years as Organist and Choirmaster at The Cathedral of St. John the Divine in New York City. As a principal member of The Paul Winter Consort, he earned five Grammy Awards for his contributions as featured writer and performer on many Consort recordings.
Following his departure from the Cathedral in 1990, Paul settled in rural northwestern Connecticut and founded Joyful Noise, Inc., the non-profit organization which administers the children’s choir, Chorus Angelicus, and the adult ensemble, Gaudeamus. These choirs continue to bring their celebrated sound to audiences throughout North America and Europe through an annual concert series of classical masterworks and contemporary repertoire, tours and recordings.
Since 2007, Paul has been Director of Chapel Music at the University of King’s College. At the Atlantic School of Theology, Halley holds the position of University Musician, involving musical accompaniment for services for the graduate theological students as well as coaching in liturgical music and vocal production. Paul hopes to develop a School of Sacred Music in conjunction with these new appointments. Visit his website at pelagosmusic.com
The Executive, 2012 – 2013