Founder and director of The East Coast Carolling Co., John Lindsay-Botten has been putting together professional carolling quartets for what will be fifteen years now, bringing the sounds of the season to places like Spring Garden Road, downtown Halifax, Halifax’ Holiday Parade of Lights, Sunnyside Mall in Bedford, uptown Saint John and the Blue Cross Centre in Moncton, NB to name but a few. East Coast Carolling also brings holiday harmonies to seniors’ residences such as Melville Heights in Spryfield, NS, and Peoples Park Tower in Moncton, NB, and becomes Festively Yours in stand-alone, story-and-song events at St. Paul’s United Church in Riverview and Portland United Church in Saint John in NB, and St. Andrews United Church in Halifax, and the Anglican Church of St. Peter’s in Eastern Passage in NS, to name but a handful. They’re returning to Sing Off the Tree for Boston again, and making debuts in places like Westfield and Harrisville, NB this year. (See the Events page at and stay up to date by liking

John is also busy as a private music instructor, Minister of Music and Dramatic Arts at Knox United Church in Lower Sackville, singer/songwriter/arranger and professional vocalist and actor. He’s performed in numerous organizations such as Opera Nova Scotia, Vocalypse Productions, the Halifax Camerata Singers, and has had previous stints with the Capital Health Players, The Festival Singers of Halifax, the Chapel Choir at University King’s College, the Walter Kemp Singers and others.
Soon, though, more often than not, the top hat will be donned, and he’s sure to be part one of East Coast Carolling’s quartets before 2020 is complete.