The King’s Chorus 10th Anniversary Concert: Dixit Dominus by G.F. Handel – March 15 2020 — cancelled

Please be advised that the upcoming concert of the King’s Chorus, Dixit Dominus, scheduled for Sunday, March 15 at 7 pm has been cancelled by the administration of the University of King’s College. This decision comes on the advice of the Public Health Agency of Canada to avoid gathering in large groups during the covid-19 global outbreak. This is unfortunate news for all of us who were looking forward to a great performance of Handel’s wonderful piece of music! The Chorus hopes to present the fabulous music of Handel and Charpentier, which they have been learning this term, in the fall. 

Please email with questions regarding ticket reimbursement. The King’s Chorus would like to let ticket-holders know that if they are inclined to consider their ticket purchase a donation (there is no pressure to do so), the Chorus would be grateful and the money would go towards supporting its program. A tax receipt would not be possible, however. 

Thank you for your understanding in these uncertain times.

The King’s Chorus, directed by Nick Halley, will present their 10th anniversary concert, Dixit Dominus by G.F. Handel, on Sunday, March 15 at 7 pm at the Cathedral Church of All Saints, Halifax.

Dixit Dominus is a setting of the Latin text of Psalm 110 in nine movements, scored for five-part chorus, five soloists, strings and continuo. George Fideric Handel (1685-1759) composed this piece in 1707 at the age of 22 while living in Italy. Handel, though becoming an acclaimed composer through his opera premiers throughout northern Italy, was barred from performing operas in the Papal States. Thus while in Rome and under the patronage of a powerful cardinal he created Dixit Dominus, a brilliant and vivacious piece of sacred music.

The concert will also feature a setting of ‘Dixit Dominus’ by M. Charpentier, the Marian anthem ‘Salve Regina’ by Arvo Pärt, and Gregorian chant. The Chorus will be joined by five accomplished soloists including Philippe Gagné and Janelle Lucyk, Ensemble Regale chamber orchestra, and Paul Halley on the continuo and organ, to present their 10th anniversary concert.

TICKETS: $10 student ($15 at the door), $20 adult ($25 at the door), $40 priority, $75 patron. Available online at:

King’s Co-op Bookstore (902.422.1270 ext 261), or (902.422.6278), and at the door.