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50 years

The Cape Breton Chorale has been thrilling audiences since its formation fifty years ago. The Chorale has given more than 200 performances throughout the Maritimes, England, Wales, Ireland and Scotland.

The Chorale has shared the stage with a variety of musical stars, ranging from Celine Dion to Rita MacNeil and has performed before numerous visiting dignitaries including Queen Elizabeth II.


Celebrating 50 Years

 We are  busy planning an exciting weekend to celebrate the Chorale's Fiftieth Season! Mark your calendars and check back regularly as we release more details here and on our social media platforms.



Our Shining Night

Concert and Reception

When: Saturday, May 4, 2024, 7:30 pm

Where: Sacred Heart Downtown, 217 George St, Sydney NS

Tickets: $50. Available HERE

All are welcome to this event. We anticipate a sellout crowd, so be sure to get your tickets early.


Golden Gala

Three-course Gala dinner for current and former members and their plus ones. 

When: Friday May 3, 2024. Cocktails beginning at 6 pm, Dinner at 7 pm

Where: The Royal Cape Breton Yacht Club Room at Flavor on the Water, 60 Esplanade, Sydney NS

Tickets: $75. RSVP HERE

Space is limited -please RSVP by March 15





Fall 2023

December 17, 2023

Christmas With The Cape Breton Chorale

Christmas 2023

Join us for an afternoon of seasonal music. We are thrilled to premier 'O Christmas Time' by Dr. Roydon Tse, the winner of our first Competition For Young Composers. 

When: Sunday, December 17, 2023 at 3:00pm
Where: Church of Christ the King, 19 Trinity Avenue, Sydney

Tickets:$30 general admission By calling 902-270-2591, from members, online here

October 13, 2023

Celtic Colours International Festival: Rita, Rita, Rita

The Cape Breton Chorale will be participating in the Celtic Colours International Festival this year. Mark Friday, October 13th on your calendars and we will see you at the Savoy Theatre for Rita! Rita! Rita! which will honour the legacies and contributions of Rita Joe, Rita MacNeil, and our founding director, Sister Rita Clare.

The list of performers include:

The Men of the Deeps
Cape Breton Chorale
Morgan Toney & Keith Mullins
Kalolin Johnson
Ryan J. MacNeil & Ewan and Maël MacNeil
Angela MacDonald & Duane Nardocchio
Lawrence Cameron

Please see the festival link below to book your tickets today!


And The Winner Is...

O Christmas Time by Dr. Royden Tse

We are thrilled to announce the winning selection from the Cape Breton Chorale Competition for Young Composers: 'O Christmas Time' by Dr. Royden Tse. 

The Chorale will perform this piece during our Christmas concert on December 17, 2023.


Dr. Tse, named one of the CBC Music's "Top 30 under 30" classical musicians is a multiple award winning composer based in Toronto.
We encourage you to visit https://roydontse.com/ to find out more about Dr. Royden Tse's work.
Congratulations to Dr. Tse from the Cape Breton Chorale!