“Lady Cove is an entity through which our incredibly talented founder and conductor, Kellie Walsh, has cultivated her dream of combining powerful women and challenging music in ways that represent our unique Newfoundland and Labrador culture and its immense reservoir of talent.”
Awards & Accomplishments
In a very short time, Lady Cove Women’s Choir has taken its place on the international choral stage. In addition to numerous national radio broadcasts on such CBC programs as Choral Concert, Musicraft and Concerts on Demand, Lady Cove has had the privilege of working with some of Canada’s most distinguished composers and proudly supports young musicians through the annual Lady Cove Women’s Choir Bursary.
Most recently, in July 2014, the Choir travelled to Riga, Latvia where it participated in Interkultur's World Choir Games. Lady Cove was awarded two gold medals and a third place ranking in the women’s choir category.
In summer 2011, Lady Cove was one of only 25 ensembles from around the globe chosen to perform at The International Federation of Choral Music’s World Choral Symposium in Puerto Madryn, Argentina in August 2011. That same year, Lady Cove was invited to give keynote addresses for The Phenomenon of Singing International Symposium VIII and the International Council for Traditional Music World Conference. Here, Lady Cove presented a special multi-media lecture-recital that explored, through song, dance and spoken word, how a choral community can be a new and powerful vehicle for the preservation, transmission, and re-visioning of traditional culture.
In the summer of 2008, the choir was the only Canadian choir invited to participate in the prestigious Béla Bartók New Music Competition in Debrecen, Hungary. Lady Cove won first place in the Women’s choir category.
Lady Cove has achieved many accolades for its performances at the CBC National Radio Competition for Amateur Choirs. As Canada’s largest and most prestigious choral competition, Lady Cove was awarded first prizes in the contemporary music category in 2008 and the equal voices female category in 2006. In its very first season, Lady Cove was chosen as one of five semi-finalists in this biennial competition.
In 2005, 2007 and 2009, Lady Cove was invited to and participated in Festival 500 Sharing the Voices, an international choral music festival, held in Newfoundland and Labrador every two years.
Lady Cove Women’s Choir released its debut CD, Lady Cove, in the fall of 2006 and was immediately nominated for a provincial music industry association award, Music NL’s Classical Album of the Year. As part of the 10th Anniversary season, Lady Cove released its second professional recording, Heart's Delight, in June 2013, which was awarded Music NL’s Classical Album of the Year.