Kings Chorale CrownKings Chorale is a non-auditioned choir founded in 1982 by its current director. The group performs a wide variety of music from the classical repertoire through the popular realm and in several languages. The choir is made up of people from all walks of life and all ages drawn from communities throughout the Annapolis Valley who sing together weekly. The only prerequisite for membership in the group is the enjoyment of singing.

Kings Chorale is a member in good standing of the Nova Scotia Choral Federation. In 1986, in celebration of the 10th anniversary of NSCF, the choir participated in a performance of Mendelssohn’s Elijah with Symphony Nova Scotia conducted by Wayne Riddell with Maureen Forrester as the contralto soloist. Other major orchestral performances include Mahler’s Symphony No. 2 with the Nova Scotia Youth Orchestra as well as Symphony Nova Scotia performances of Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 in 1990 and 1993. Kings Chorale joined with several other Nova Scotian choirs in 1996, this time to celebrate the 20th anniversary of NSCF, again performing Mendelssohn’s Elijah. The choir has worked with the Nova Scotia Youth Orchestra in performances of such major works as Requiem by Fauré, Requiem by Rutter, Gloria by Poulenc and The Christmas Oratorio by Saint-Saëns. As well, Kings Chorale has performed Stravinsky’s Symphony of Psalms with the Acadia University Wind Ensemble. Members of Kings Chorale participated in Europa Cantat in Mainz, Germany in 2006.

More recently the choir has collaborated with the Acadia School of Music in performances of Carl Orff’s Carmina Burana and Karl Jenkins’ The Armed Man: A Mass for Peace. As a result of its collaboration with the Bedford Singers in the spring of 2009, the choir was invited to participate in a performance of Karl Jenkins’ The Armed Man: A Mass for Peace in Avery Fisher Hall at Lincoln Center in New York City. That performance took place on Martin Luther King Jr. Day, January 18, 2010, with thirty members of Kings Chorale participating.