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An Evening of Music featuring the Halifax Gay Men's Chorus and Nova Voce

Government House presents a night of art and live music, featuring the Halifax Gay Men's Chorus and Nova Voce.

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Government House is the ceremonial home of all Nova Scotians. It is a place to come together and celebrate our collective culture, heritage and history. Constructed in 1805, Government House is the home to The King's representative in Nova Scotia (Lieutenant Governor) and houses the Crown Collection, which includes paintings, photos, and drawings by notable Nova Scotian artists such Alan Syliboy (known for capturing Mi'kmaq techniques and designs), and features prominent citizens such as Viola Desmond, Portia White and William Hall. We are also adding a new portrait of Father Comeau to the collection this Spring, which celebrates the Acadian community. Finally, visitors will have the opportunity to view the official portrait of King Charles III, which will be unveiled this summer.

Besides the architecture and art collection, Government House presents live performances in the Ballroom. This year, we are partnering with two choirs: the Halifax Gay Men's Chorus and Nova Voce, to present a mixture of show tunes and songs written by musicians including Kenzie MacNeil and Jimmy Rankin. The choirs will perform in continuous sets to ensure that all visitors have the opportunity to hear live music. Visitors will also be invited to tour the main floor of the House to view the Crown Collection and architecture.

The art and music featured at the event will celebrate the diversity of Nova Scotia. Visitors will interact with art or history representing the African Nova Scotian, Mi'kmaq, Gaelic, Acadian, and LGBTQ+ communities.

In the past, we have had upwards of 1,000 visitors in attendance during Nocturne, and we would love to open the House for the public again this year.

Oct 14th
6:00 PM - 12:00 AM