Alan McGrath

Alan McGrath

Alan McGrath

Alan McGrath

Tenor 1

Alan says, “I have been singing since before I can clearly remember in kitchen parties at home. My father, an old time fiddler, told me that I had an excellent sense of time. I studied  violin with Pat Wyman and Fran Dearin from county schools music program in Sambro, so I’m a fiddler too. I discovered choral music in grade 10 with Alex Tilley at J.L. Ilsley High. I scored 100% in music that first term and sang my tenor heart out even while delivering papers.  I still remember learning “Against the Wind” on my 12 string. When Pam Gilbert asked me to sing with the Plain Clothes choir in Chezzetcook at Christ Church I was transported back to the old days. She suggested that I join Musical Friends on the shore and it is there where I met our own Lynn and Gina running the choir. My daughter was so proud of me at Terry and Joe’s audition in Jan 2006 when I began singing with Nova Voce

Greg MacLeod

Greg MacLeod

Greg MacLeod

Greg MacLeod

Bass

Greg joined Nova Voce in 2011 and enjoys the different genres of music being performed; contemporary to classical. Music has always been part of his life. He was a member of a number of concert bands throughout his childhood and teenage years and has also been singing Barbershop for the last 12 years. Every July you will find him in the Metro Centre as a member of the Royal Nova Scotia International Tattoo Choir. Greg appreciates the camaraderie of Nova Voce and looks forward to the performances for this coming season.

Bruce McCulloch

Bruce McCulloch

Bruce McCulloch

Bruce McCulloch

Baritone

Bruce was thrilled to discover Nova Voce in 2008 when his then teenaged son successfully auditioned as a bass for the choir’s youth program. Bruce then enjoyed a couple of years as a delighted Nova Voce audience member. Impressed with Nova Voce’s fine repertoire and the obvious camaraderie of its members, he finally polished up his baritone voice and joined the choir 2010. Bruce is no stranger to choral music having first sung in a boys’ choir starting at age eight, which he participated in for the inevitable number of years. In his teens, Bruce sang with Tempus Youth Choir, performing on their first album. Now Bruce is honoured to be among the company of the fine singers and all-round good guys who comprise Nova Voce.

Michael Pottie

Michael Pottie

Michael Pottie

Michael Pottie

Tenor 2

Getting involved with music and singing was very easy coming from a family so ingrained with it.  From sitting around the piano to singing in the children’s choir at church music was everywhere in Mike’s life.  Mike was involved in choir throughout school and performed in high school musical performances.  After high school he joined the Chebucto Community Singers and sang with them for several years.  Time commitments with young children then kept Mike away from formal choral singing and after being out of the scene for about 10 years he was looking for a chorus to join.  After some online research and discussions with family Mike auditioned for Nova Voce in 2013.  Thrilled to sing with such a great group of men, he was barely there for the first 10 years of Nova Voce’s existence but plans to be there for next 10 and beyond.

Ron Macdonald

Ron Macdonald

Ron Macdonald

Ron Macdonald

Baritone

Music of some form or other has been important for Ron for most of his life. High school musical theatre and vocal group singing, dabbling with musical instruments such as guitar, piano, flute, bass guitar and trombone through the teen and young adult years, later delving into the world of  barbershop harmonies, Gilbert and Sullivan and the thrill of close harmonies through jazz chorus and workshops via a local conservatory. Ron has only recently joined Nova Voce. Having attended several of the chorus’ performances, his admiration for the sound, control, precision and magical harmonies, for which the group is becoming well known, left him feeling compelled to join… and  to experience vocal music at its finest.

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