Thursday, April 26, 2018

Lala Lee and Nova Sinfonia in Concert: An Evening of Beethoven and Sibelius

Lala Lee performs with Nova Sinfonia May 6 2018

She played Mozart in her solo debut with Symphony Nova Scotia in 2017. CBC declared her one of the 30 hot Canadian classical musicians under 30 that same year. 

Now Lala Lee joins Nova Sinfonia to perform Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 2 in B-flat major, Op. 19, and Sibelius’s Symphony No. 5 in E-flat major, Op. 82.

Conducted by Mark Shapiro, the concert takes place Sunday, May 6 at 7:30 pm, Faith Tabernacle Church, 6225 Summit Street in Halifax. For tickets or more information, visit the Nova Sinfonia website.

Wednesday, April 25, 2018

The Scholarship Deadline Countdown is On!

7 days to apply for a Talent Trust scholarship

May 1, 5:00 p.m. Atlantic time. That's when our online application portal closes. That's seven days from today.

nstalenttrust.ns.ca/Scholarships/Apply

A few things to keep in mind:
  • Don't wait to apply. (Technology always knows when you're in a hurry.)
  • Use Google Chrome to access the online application form. (It's free to download if you don't have it already.)
  • Emerging Nova Scotia artists across disciplines can apply. 
  • Your studies don't have to be at a university.
  • You don't have to be "young" to apply. It's about where you are in your artistic studies.

If you have questions that aren't answered on our website, or if you run into trouble with the online application, we're here to help: scholarship(at)nstalenttrust.ns.ca

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Janice Isabel Jackson Performs in International Collaboration CO2 - Cycle de Lieder

It's described as a ". . . contemporary multimedia chamber opera with acoustic, digital, and visual elements". CO2 - Cycle de Lieder is a collaboration between internationally recognized composers Patrick Defossez and Anne-Gabriel Debaecker and performed by French Duo Autres Voix de Piano, French Ensemble Zellig and and Canadian new music diva Janice Isabel Jackson.

The performance explores the merging of flesh and data as sounds created by traditional instruments and the human voice meet digital media. 



CO2 - Cycle de Lieder will be at the Halifax Music Co-op on Barrington Street in Halifax, with shows on May 4 and 5, and an improvisation on May 6. Sound and images from the performance can be found on the CO2 - Cycle de Lieder website; tickets are available through Ticket Halifax

Friday, April 20, 2018

And When Alone Repeat by Becka Barker

Becka Barker's local short film And When Alone Repeat screens at the Museum of Natural History Auditorium in Halifax on Friday, April 27, at 7:00 p.m. 

Becka’s work has been shown at the Ottawa International Animation Festival, Seoul’s EXiS (winner 2007, Best International Film), Images Festival (Toronto), Festival du Nouveau Cinéma (Montreal), KunstDoc Art Gallery (Seoul), Echo Park Film Centre (Los Angeles), Toronto Animated Images Society, WNDX (Winnipeg), and Struts Gallery (Sackville, NB). She's been on the faculty at NSCAD University since 2005 and was visiting foreign faculty in the Film and Animation Department at SoonChunHyang University in South Korea from 2008-2012.

And When Alone Repeat precedes the feature The Last Family, which documents 28 years of the life of Polish painter Zdzislaw Beksinski and his family, as seen through the eye of his camcorder. 

The screening of these two films is presented by Carbon Arc Cinema. Tickets can be purchased through their website.

Thursday, April 19, 2018

KiDanCo Presents Studio Sightings: An Open Public Rehearsal

KiDanCo presents Studio Sightings - an open public rehearsal

What better way to mark International Dance Day than an open public rehearsal? Leica Hardy School of Dance invites you to bring a donation on Saturday, April 28 to see rehearsals and performances of six works, including two premieres. 

Among the talented group are a number of Talent Trust scholarship recipients:
  • Ruth-Ellen Kroll Jackson
  • Ellery Jackson
  • Maggie Oates-Johnson
  • Vivian Macnab

Here’s the lineup:
  • To Pulsate by Ruth-Ellen Kroll Jackson
  • Retraction by Kendra Armstrong
  • Premiere of new work by Anastasia Wiebe
  • A Tale of Obscure Sorrows (Premiere) by Darryl Tracy
  • Dvorak Serenades by Leica Hardy
  • Upstream by Leica Hardy

Performances run from 4:00 - 6:30pm in Room #5 at the North Woodside Community Centre, 230 Pleasant Street, Dartmouth.

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Reeny Smith Nominated for Bucky Adams Memorial East Coast Music Award

Reeny Smith is an award-winning R&B and soul artist from North Preston, Nova Scotia. She's adding to her accolades with a nomination for the Bucky Adams Memorial Award at the 2018 East Coast Music Awards.

Reeny's family boasts an impressive group of performers. Her father and grandfather (Wallace Smith Sr. and Jr.) are both former members of the iconic gospel group the Gospel Heirs, and her uncles Carson and Murray Downey are members of the Carson Downey Band. Reeny began singing and playing piano at the age of five. 

Showcasing on the Breakout Stage at the ECMA Awards and Conference in 2016, Reeny performed at the awards show in 2017. She released her first single “Good Girl Swag” in February 2018, and her first full-length album is in the works. 


The ECMA festival and conference runs from May 2-6, with the awards show on May 3 at the Scotiabank Centre.

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Breagh Mackinnon Nominated for East Coast Music Award


Port Cities - Breagh Mackinnon, Carleton Stone, Dylan Guthro
Port Cities: Breagh Mackinnon, Carleton Stone, Dylan Gutho
Lucky ticket holders will see singer-songwriter Breagh Mackinnon perform at the 2018 ECMA Awards Show with her bandmates Carleton Stone and Dylan Guthro, collectively known as Port Cities. 

The Nova Scotia trio is nominated for Pop Recording of the Year, for their self-titled record Port Cities. Breagh was nominated for the ECMA Rising Star award in 2013.

The ECMA Festival and Conference runs from May 2-6, with the awards show on May 3 at the Scotiabank Centre.

Monday, April 16, 2018

May 1 at 5 p.m. (ADT) Scholarship Application Deadline


Don't wait! Scholarship application deadline for fall/winter studies in the arts is May 1, 2018 at 5 p.m.  

You may have seen reminders popping up in your social media feed over the past few days: if you're an emerging Nova Scotia artist and you're looking for some financial assistance in your upcoming studies, we want to hear from you. 

The Talent Trust provides scholarships to Nova Scotians who demonstrate exceptional potential and commitment to become established artists in their chosen fields.

Our annual scholarships include theatre, film/new media, literary arts, dance, music, voice, circus arts, visual arts, and design.

For all the details and to apply online, visit nstalenttrust.ns.ca and follow the scholarship link.

Time is flying: May 1 at 5 p.m. ADT is the deadline. If you're ready to complete your application, here are a few tips: 

  • Start your application early to avoid technical problems. 
  • Use Google Chrome as your browser. 
  • Get in touch with us if you have questions or can't upload a file. 

P.S. If you run into difficulties, Jacqueline Steudler is here to help at scholarship(at)nstalenttrust.ns.ca

Monday, April 9, 2018

The Talent Trust Welcomes our New Communications Coordinator

The Talent Trust is thrilled to welcome Stacey Cornelius to the Talent Trust's administrative team as Communications Coordinator. As we gear up for an incredible 75th anniversary year in 2019, Stacey's experience in marketing and communications as well as her dedication to the arts will be critical to sharing our story. 

We are incredibly excited for the festivities to commence, and will mark this platinum year with many special events featuring Talent Trust's prestigious recipients past and present. There has not been a more important time than now to celebrate the incredible talent of Nova Scotia's emerging artists whom we have been fortunate to support for three quarters of a century.

All the best,
Erin Sparks, Chair, NSTT

Friday, April 6, 2018

Congratulations to Mimisu Lee - Graduation Recital


French horn player Mimisu Lee is performing her graduation recital on Tuesday April 17th at 7:30pm at St. Andrew's United Church in Halifax. 

Since her musical debut at the age of 10, Mimisu has become an award-winning musician who is completing her studies at the Fountain School of Performing Arts at Dalhousie University. She's performed with Symphony Nova Scotia, Scotia Festival Orchestra, Dalhousie University Symphony, Vancouver Symphony Orchestra Institute at Whistler Orchestra, and the San Diego International Youth Orchestra.


Please join us in congratulating Mimisu, and be sure to mark her recital date on your calendar!



Join Jane Archibald, soprano for her recital on Sunday, April 29, 2018 in Halifax

Cecilia Concerts presents Jane Archibald in a one of a kind recital on 
https://www.ceciliaconcerts.ca/product/jane-archibald-recital/


Sunday, April 29, 2018
at 7 p.m.
Lilian Piercey Concert Hall
Maritime Conservatory of the Performing Arts
6199 Chebucto Road
Halifax, Nova Scotia


Jane Archibald has generated excitement across Europe and North America, debuting many coloratura roles which she continues to perform. Renowned for her extraordinary technical abilities, Jane won the JUNO Award for Classical Album of the Year for her debut solo album. Jane is joined by esteemed pianist Liz Upchurch.

More information about the concert can be found at https://www.ceciliaconcerts.ca/product/jane-archibald-recital/

Monday, April 2, 2018

Laura Vingoe-Cram wins 2018 Neptune Theatre Chrysalis Emerging Artist Award

Laura Vingoe-Cram (keepgoodtheatrecompany.com)

The Neptune Theatre Chrysalis Emerging Artist Award was presented to Laura Vingoe-Cram at the Theatre NS Robert Merritt Awards in Halifax on March 26, 2018.

Laura is currently participating in the Michael Langham Workshop for Classical Direction at the Stratford Festival.

You can read more about Theatre Nova Soctia's Merritt Awards in the Chronicle Herald at http://thechronicleherald.ca/artslife/1556695-old-stock-stocks-up-on-merritt-awards-at-monday-gala#.WrpWP9nIBeI.facebook

Sunday, April 1, 2018

Jacinte Armstrong wins 2018 Theatre NS Robert Merritt Award for Outstanding Choreograpy

Jacinte Armstrong (photo: live art presents website)
Jacinte Armstrong won the 2018 Theatre NS Robert Merritt Award for Outstanding Choreography for Heist theatre company’s Princess Rules, a multimedia extravaganza continuing the adventures of pop star Princess Edward.

Congratulations!


You can read more about Theatre Nova Soctia's Merritt Awards in the Chronicle Herald at http://thechronicleherald.ca/artslife/1556695-old-stock-stocks-up-on-merritt-awards-at-monday-gala#.WrpWP9nIBeI.facebook

Saturday, March 31, 2018

Mary Fay Coady wins 2018 Theatre NS Robert Merritt Award for Outstanding Performance in a Leading Role (female)

Mary Fay Coady
Mary Fay Coady wins Theatre NS Robert Merritt Award for Outstanding Performance in a Leading Role (female) for her role Chaya in 2b theatre company's production Old Stock: A Refugee Love Story.

Currently the play is running off-Broadway in New York City. It is the musical story of Romanian Jewish immigrants Chaim and Chaya — based on playwright Hannah Moscovitch’s great-grandparents. 

You can read more about Theatre Nova Soctia's Merritt Awards in the Chronicle Herald at http://thechronicleherald.ca/artslife/1556695-old-stock-stocks-up-on-merritt-awards-at-monday-gala#.WrpWP9nIBeI.facebook

Friday, March 30, 2018

Congratulations! Barbara Hannigan winner of the 2018 JUNO Award for Classical Album of the Year.

Barbara Hannigan (photo: barbarahannigan.com)

Crazy Girl Crazy, the debut album of Barbara Hannigan as singer and conductor is the winner of the 2018 JUNO Award for Classical Album of the Year: Vocal or Choral.


Information from her website:

The JUNO Awards are presented annually to Canadian musical artists and bands to acknowledge their artistic and technical achievements in all aspects of music. New members of the Canadian Music Hall of Fame are also inducted as part of the awards ceremonies.

Crazy Girl Crazy has garnered critical acclaim since its release, receiving a 2018 GRAMMY award for Best Classical Solo Vocal album, as well as the Klara Award (Belgium) for Best International Classical CD.


Crazy Girl Crazy is the first showcase of Barbara’s work as both a soprano and conductor, with the Amsterdam-based orchestra LUDWIG. The album was released on released on 22 September 2017 by Alpha Classics.

Thursday, March 29, 2018

Congratulations Olivia MacLean for winning the Pat Richards Award in Choreography!

Olivia MacLean in the middle
Congratulations Olivia MacLean for your success at Taking Steps to Fly!


Olivia MacLean won the Pat Richards Award through Halifax Dance and the Individual Choreography Award for 18+. 

Taking Steps to Fly is a wonderful opportunity for young choreographers of Nova Scotia to showcase their talents. 

It is a joint project by Dance Nova Scotia and Kinetic Studios Halifax. Dance students are encouraged to create a work in any dance form. The work can be choreographed by one person or by a collective, and can be a solo or group performance. 

More information can be found at https://www.dancens.ca/what-we-do/taking-steps-to-fly/about-taking-steps-to-fly/

Wednesday, March 28, 2018

Congratulations Kieron Harper for winning the Collective Creation Award for choreography through Dance NS!

Kieron Harper in the middle
Congratulations Kieron Harper!

The Collective Creation Award went to Hannah Faith, Kieron Harper, Katie Beaton, Keegan McIntosh, and Jillian MacKenzie

Taking Steps to Fly is a wonderful opportunity for young choreographers of Nova Scotia to showcase their talents. 

It is a joint project by Dance Nova Scotia and Kinetic Studios Halifax. Dance students are encouraged to create a work in any dance form. The work can be choreographed by one person or by a collective, and can be a solo or group performance. 

More information can be found at https://www.dancens.ca/what-we-do/taking-steps-to-fly/about-taking-steps-to-fly/


Sunday, March 25, 2018

Scholarship Application Deadline for Fall/Winter Studies in the Arts is May 1, 2018 at 5 p.m.

Call for Talent Trust Scholarship Applications


Deadline May 1, 2018 at 5 p.m. (ADT) for fall/winter studies in the arts.  

More information can be found at nstalenttrust.ca

Our annual scholarships include theatre, film/new media, literary arts, dance, music, voice, circus arts, visual arts, and design.

The Nova Scotia Talent Trust (NSTT) is a registered charity that provides scholarships to Nova Scotians who demonstrate exceptional potential and commitment to become established artists in their chosen fields.

PS: 

  • Start your application early to avoid technical problems. 
  • Use  Google Chrome as your browser. 
  • Get in touch with us if you have questions or can't upload a file. 

Jacqueline Steudler is here to help at scholarship(at)nstalenttrust.ns.ca

Thursday, March 22, 2018

Congratulations to Mary Fay Coady, Don Allison, and Jacinte Armstrong for their Theatre NS Merritt Award Nominations

The Theatre Nova Scotia 2018 Robert Merritt Awards will be held 

Monday, March 26, 2018 

the show starts at 8PM

at Casino Nova Scotia, Halifax in the Schooner Room.

Congratulations to all nominees and in particular to former scholarship recipients:

  • Mary Fay Coady
  • Don Allison
  • Jacinte Armstrong 
If you are lucky you can get one of the last tickets at Theatre NS website.


Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Dance NS and Kinetic Studio present Taking Steps To Fly including dancers Kieron Harper, Anais Grant Church, and Olivia MacLean March 25, 2018


https://www.dancens.ca/events-calendar/event/827/
Taking Steps To Fly
presented by Dance NS and Kinetic Studio features many dancers that have received Talent Trust scholarships in the past. 

Including Kieron Harper, Anaïs Grant Church, and Olivia MacLean

Sunday, March 25, 2018
at 7 p.m.

at the McInnis Room in the Dalhousie Student's Union Building in Halifax

For more information and tickets please go to 

https://www.dancens.ca/events-calendar/event/827/

Friday, February 23, 2018

Christianne Rushton, Jennifer Jones perform with Jeff Joudrey's Halifax Camerata Singers on March 10, 2018

Christianne Rushton
Jeff Joudrey's Halifax Camerata Singers presents Memories of the Heart on 

Saturday, March 10, 2018 
at 7:30 p.m. 
at First Baptist Church, Halifax.  

From their press release:
The choir is joined by mezzo-soprano Christianne Rushton and pianist Lynette Wahlstrom in a romantic program of songs and memories of childhood, of loves lost, forbidden or foolish, and songs of times gone by.
 
Mezzo-soprano Christianne Rushton and Camerata open the program with a challenging choral composition by Aaron Copland titled In The BeginningChristianne will also perform works by Gaetano Donizetti, Franz Schubert, and Ola Gjeilo. 

Guest violinist, Jennifer Jones, of Symphony Nova Scotia and Rhapsody Quintet, is featured in Eric Whitacre’s beautiful Five Hebrew Love Songs.  Christianne will also perform Whitacre’s arrangement of Goodnight Moon, whose text is from the famous children’s book by Margaret Wise Brown.

Music featured by the Camerata Singers includes Only in Sleep by Latvian composer Ēriks Ešenvald, Chant for a Long Day by Canada’s Stephen Hatfield, and songs from the American folk and gospel traditions.

Tickets are on sale now through Ticket Halifax.

Monday, February 19, 2018

George Elliott Clarke and friends recorded CD in Halifax

l-r: George Elliott Clarke and Chris White
It was a pleasure for the Talent Trust to be at the concert of Afro-Metis Nation. Thank you Juanita Peters for the invitation.

Afro-Metis Nation celebrates their African Nova Scotian and Metis heritage through music and words. 

Former scholarship recipient George Elliott Clarke impressed with his poems and singing voice. 

We also finally met Chris White, nephew of Portia White. Chris and his family have donated Portia White CDs to the Talent Trust to help fund the annual Portia White Award given out by the Talent Trust. 

If you like to read more about the concert by CBC's Shaina Lee please go to http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/nova-scotia/afro-metis-indigenous-1.4541508


Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Congratulations! Barbara Hannigan awarded 2018 GRAMMY – Crazy Girl Crazy Best Classical Solo Vocal album

Barbara Hannigan (photo: BarbaraHannigan.com)
Barbara Hannigan’s
Crazy Girl Crazy wins the GRAMMY award for Best Classical Solo Vocal album.


Information from her website:

The recording is the first showcase of her work as both a soprano and conductor, with the Amsterdam-based orchestra LUDWIG. The album was released on 22 September 2017, by Alpha Classics.

Crazy Girl Crazy brings together Berg’s Lulu Suite, Berio’s Sequenza III for solo voice, and a specially commissioned arrangement of Gershwin’s Girl Crazy by Tony Award-winning composer and arranger Bill Elliott.

For more information visit Barbara Hannigan's website at: http://www.barbarahannigan.com/

The interview with Barbara on CBC on January 29 was a delight to listen to. You can find it about 10 minutes in at
 http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/nova-scotia/programs/maritimenoon/remembering-wray-barbara-hannigan-silvia-jay-1.4508733 

Thursday, January 25, 2018

Emily Vey Duke's 'The Illumination Project' with Shary Boyle will open at the Art Gallery of NS on February 3, 2018

SHARY BOYLE & EMILY VEY DUKE
THE ILLUMINATIONS PROJECT
l-r: Emily Vey Duke and Shary Boyle (video still)

Opening 
February 3, 2018

Art Gallery of Nova Scotia
1723 Hollis Street, Halifax, NS
The exhibition will continue until April 29, 2018
The AGNS notes:

Through their respective individual practices, artists Shary Boyle and Emily Vey Duke have long been committed to exploring the relationships between feelings, drives and fantasies and…read more

A video about their collaboration can be found on Youtube at:
https://youtu.be/HwRH9kNVwD0

Monday, January 22, 2018

Heemin Choi, violin recital on Sunday, February 4, 2018 in Halifax

Cecilia Concerts presents violinist Heemin Choi on
Heemin Choi, violin recital
https://www.ceciliaconcerts.ca/product/heemin-choi-recital/

Sunday, February 4, 2018

at 7 p.m.
Lilian Piercey Concert Hall
Maritime Conservatory of the Performing Arts
6199 Chebucto Road
Halifax, Nova Scotia


Multi-award-winning violinist Heemin Choi has performed extensively and has appeared as soloist with Symphony Nova Scotia. Presently on a full music scholarship in Texas, he brings a bit of southern warmth to this mid-winter recital.

Heemin Choi has received multiple scholarships from the Talent Trust and won the 2016 and 2010 Raymond Simpson Award and the 2014 NSTT's Lieutenant Governor's Award. 

For more information and tickets please visit the Cecilia Concert's website at https://www.ceciliaconcerts.ca/product/heemin-choi-recital/

Thursday, January 11, 2018

Pianist Jennifer King in concert on Sunday, January 21, 2018 in Halifax

Cecilia Concert's presents Jennifer King for a refreshing afternoon 
https://www.ceciliaconcerts.ca/pianist-jennifer-king/


Sunday, 
January 21, 2018
at 2pm
Lilian Piercey Concert Hall 
at the Maritime Conservatory of Performing Arts
Halifax

Jennifer King will perform two centuries of Nocturnes featured on her first solo album “O Mistress Moon”.

O Mistress Moon Programme
 
Nocturnes (1929) Nos. 1, 4 and 7  /  Francis Poulenc (1899-1963)
Deux Nocturnes (1890) Op.5, Andante- Allegretto  /  Alexander Scriabin (1872-1915)
In der Nacht - Fantasiestucke Op.12  /  Robert Schumann (1810-1856)
Nocturne in e minor, Adagio  /  John Field (1782-1837)
Nocturne Op.27 #2 in D flat major, Lento sostenuto  /  Frederic Chopin (1810-1849)
Nocturne Op.33 (Homage to John Field)  /  Samuel Barber (1910-1981)
In the Falling Dark 1- dedicated to Barbara Pritchard  /  Derek Charke (b. 1974)
La Soirée dans Grenade- Estampes  /  Claude Debussy (1862-1918)
Et la lune descend sur le temple qui  fut- Images 2
Noctuelles- Miroirs  /  Maurice Ravel (1875-1937)
Night-Piece (Notturno) - 1963  /  Benjamin Britten (1913-1976)
Notturno  /  Ottarino Respighi (1879-1936)
In the Falling Dark 2- 2014 dedicated to Jennifer King  /  Derek Charke (b. 1974)
1. Sunset Glow 2.Entre Chien et Loup 3. The Witching Hour


Sunday, January 7, 2018

Marley Johnson's exhibition opens on January 10, 2018 at the Craig Gallery in Dartmouth

Join Marley Johnson, former Talent Trust scholarship recipient at 

The Craig Gallery

Opening
January 10, 2018
from 7 - 9 p.m.

Exhibition from 
Jan 11- 28, 2018

Marley Johnson will exhibit his new painting series at the Craig Gallery until January 28, 2018.

From the Craig Gallery's website: 
Artist statement: My paintings investigate the agency of colour through a vibrant, messy and precarious sensibility. These works are suggestive landscapes, investigating the inner exploration of indexical mark making, working with a formal and vital approach, I have been influenced by modes of expressionism, experimenting with its potential. The shapes and contours implies a playfulness, exuberance, and a sense of effervescence or froth which forms in-between the push//pull of tides. By breaking down the impression of the gestures, leaving it raw and undefined I hope to reveal something transparent about the process of painting and color.

Bio: Marley Johnson completed his BFA at NSCAD university in 2015, he also studied at Cooper Union in New York City on an exchange. Upon graduating Marley was awarded a residency in Lunenburg NS, where he spent a year working within a ceramics community. During that year he also received a Talent Trust scholarship. Marley is currently doing his MFA at Concordia university in Montreal. 

For opening hours and more information please visit the Craig Gallery's website at http://www.alderneylanding.com/gallery/



Friday, January 5, 2018

Soprano Janice Jackson and Lukas Pearse perform in the Cyborg Song on Sunday, Jan 7, 2018 at the Sir James Dunn Theatre, Halifax

See sounds and hear images in new and exciting ways!
 
Vocalypse Productions presents
Open Water's Festival Halifax
http://www.upstreammusic.org/
 
CYBORG SONG
and
time:space:
 
Sunday 7 January 2018 
at 7:30PM

Sir James Dunn Theatre, Dalhousie Arts Centre
6101 University Avenue, Halifax NS

Musicians:

Etienne Rolin (France) – Conductor, bass clarinet

Dirk Johan Stromberg (Singapore) – Music technologist, composer, and improviser

Janice Isabel Jackson – Singer, producer (former scholarship and Portia White Award recipient

Toni Pigot – Singer

Geordie Haley – Electric guitar

Jerome Blais – Piano

Lukas Pearse – Double bass (former scholarship recipient)

This concert is a part of Upstream Music Open Water's Festival 
more information can be found at http://www.upstreammusic.org/ or http://www.vocalypse.ca/