The ScotianAires Chorus is an award-winning women’s a cappella chorus specializing in four-part harmony in the barbershop style. Directed by Sue Kember, its 50+ members are a diverse group of women of all ages from across the Halifax Regional Municipality.
We are proud to be the 2023 Area 1 champion chorus, and honoured to be heading to Michigan in November for International competition.
Performing locally for more than 40 years, we continue to entertain a growing community of listeners, and are known for our energy, enthusiasm and beautiful harmonies. Our repertoire is as diverse as our membership, ranging from Broadway melodies to gospel music, from seasonal favourites to 60s pop tunes, and from timeless classics to contemporary hits.
No choral experience is necessary to become a ScotianAire. While some members have extensive musical backgrounds, others are novices; learning vocal techniques is an integral part of the ScotianAires experience. What brings us together is our love of singing and our desire to meet other women who share that passion.
In addition to the chorus itself, the ScotianAires have spawned a number of quartets, including enJOY, which won first place at the most recent Area 1 (Atlantic Region) Contest and Convention, held in June 2023.
Although the chorus is incorporated in Dartmouth, its rehearsals are normally held every Tuesday evening from 7 to 930 p.m. at Trinity Anglican Church, 321 Main Avenue in Halifax.
The ScotianAires Chorus is a chapter of Harmony, Inc., an international non-profit organization whose purpose is “to empower all women through singing, education, and friendship.” We follow their mission, values, and creed.
About Harmony, Incorporated
Harmony, Inc. is an international non-profit organization whose purpose is “to empower all women through singing, education, and friendship.”
Since its founding in 1959, Harmony, Inc. has expanded from its roots in the eastern United States to include chapters across the U.S. and Canada, from California to Newfoundland and from Manitoba to Florida. The ScotianAires Chorus received its charter as a chapter of Harmony, Inc. in 1983.
Contests and conventions are held each year for the purposes of educating members in the performance of the craft, bringing together the membership to see the best perform, informing the membership of the status and direction of the organization and encouraging an atmosphere of friendship and camaraderie.