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.

Tim Callahan-Cross

Tim Callahan-Cross

Tim Callahan-Cross

Tim Callahan-Cross

Tenor 2

Tim Callahan-Cross, an inaugural member of Nova Voce, sings second tenor and enjoys both the music and the comradeship.  Choral music has been an integral part of his life since 1987. Tim is the Executive Director of the Nova Scotia Choral Federation.  He is a graduate of the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design with a Bachelor of Fine Arts and the Banff Centre Arts Management Program.  Prior to working with NSCF he owned and operated the acclaimed Halifax restaurant Café Quelque Chose which was reviewed and recommended annually in “Where to Eat in Canada.” Tim was also a qualified fitness and weight training instructor with the YMCA where he taught fitness for 10 years. Tim makes his home in Halifax with his husband Thomas and their three sons.

Richard Foot

Richard Foot

Richard Foot

Richard Foot

Tenor 2

When he was 17, Richard’s mom shipped him off to the Outward Bound Wilderness School in northern Ontario. Required to spend four days alone in a lean-to on the shore of a remote lake, he passed the time – and kept the bears away – by singing the entire scores of Guys and Dolls and West Side Story, at the top of his lungs. Today, Richard remains a lover of musical theatre. A journalist and writer, he works as an editor at The Canadian Encyclopedia and is the author of the 2013 investigative book, Driven: How the Bathurst Tragedy Ignited a Crusade for Change. Richard is thrilled (and amazed) that he gets to sing with the talented men of Nova Voce.

David Kalix

David Kalix

David Kalix

David Kalix

Tenor 2

My experience with organized choirs began when I was in the 5 th grade. I auditioned and was accepted into the “All Philadelphia Elementary Boy’s Choir”. At that time this was a new and a large choir of over 100 boys.  I later sang in my high school choir and then 23 years with my church choir.  My wife Joan and I moved to Nova Scotia in 2002. We started attending choral concerts so I could find a choir to join.  After Nova Voce’s first song I said to Joan “That is the choir I want to audition for”, and I talked to Terry Hurrell after the concert. I work as an engineer for Fossil Power Systems and am a motorcycle enthusiast. Joan and I enjoy cruising through beautiful Nova Scotia. We have two daughters, their husbands, and two grandsons that we visit frequently in Boston.

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