Welcome to the Cape Breton Chorale website!

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The Cape Breton Chorale has been thrilling audiences since its formation over thirty 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.


2019/2020 Concerts and Events

Fall 2019

For the Fallen 2019

For the Fallen
November 10, 2019

Cape Breton Chorale with Guests Shauna Doolan, Piano and Paul Tynan, Trumpet

Time: 7:30pm
Location: Church of Christ the King (Trinity Avenue, on the corner of Trinity Avenue and George Street, Sydney)

Tickets: $25 (available from Chorale Members, Cape Breton Curiosity Shop, or at the door)

Christmas 2019 - Save the Date

November 30, 2019 - St. Matthew Wesley Church, North Sydney

December 1, 2019 - Calvin Church, New Waterford

Details coming soon...



Audition for the Cape Breton Chorale!

The Cape Breton Chorale’s 47th season will begin Thursday September 5, 2019 and continue until April 26, 2020 (with an additional small event on June 19, 2020).

We welcome auditions from singers of any experience level who find that they fit most of the following criteria:

• Some experience singing harmony, either in choral settings or in productions.
• Understanding of some basics of vocal technique or demonstrated vocal confidence in
your audition performance.
• Openness to learning different styles of music in an ensemble setting.

Assets to the Chorale include:

• Commitment to rehearsals and performances.
• Willingness to study and learn concert music outside of rehearsal – independently or with
rehearsal aids.
• Openness to learning new skills and expanding upon existing skills (vocal, aural, rhythm,
reading, movement).

For your Cape Breton Chorale audition:

• Please prepare one or two selections showcasing your best performance.
• Be ready to experiment with your voice for a few minutes – this involves singing simple
patterns across your range.
• We will work with you in reading a passage of music, and test your aural skills. You may
be asked to sing a familiar song, unaccompanied (e.g. O Canada, Amazing Grace, Happy
• An accompanist will be provided, or you may bring your own accompanist.

Audition Dates: July 4, 2019 and August 24, 2019, in Sydney NS.
Please contact us to arrange an audition!
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Phone – 902 968 9041 or 902 567 6437

2018/19 Concerts and Events

Spring 2019

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Heaven and Earth
April 28, 2019

Cape Breton Chorale and Belkolora

Time: 7:30pm
Location: United Protestant Church, Sydney River
Tickets: $25 (available from Chorale Members, Cape Breton Curiosity Shop, or at the door)


Winter 2019



The Cape Breton Chorale will present “A Night to Remember” on Saturday, February 9th, 2019 at Flavor on the Water, 60 Esplanade, Sydney. The evening will begin with a Valentine reception from 6:30-7:30pm., followed by a three course dinner with complimentary wine. The dynamic duo of Bette MacDonald & Maynard Morrison will be hosts for the evening. Musical entertainment will be provided by the Cape Breton Chorale, Shauna Doolan & Ryan Billington.
Price per person is $100.00 & dress is business appropriate.

There will also be a silent auction!

Tickets available from Chorale members, at Flavor On The Water, or by calling (902)539-7495
This one of a kind event is sure to sell out so don’t be disappointed.

Fall 2018


Dayspring: Music for Advent and Christmas - Sydney, December 1, 2018

Cape Breton Chorale and Belkolora

Time: 7:30pm
Location: Church of Christ the King, Trinity Ave, Sydney
Tickets: $25/$20 Students & Seniors (available from chorale members, at the door,  or at the Cape Breton Curiosity Shop)

Dayspring: Music for Advent and Christmas - Fortress of Louisbourg
December 2, 2018

Cape Breton Chorale and Belkolora

Time: 3:00pm
Location: Fortress of Louisbourg Chapel
Tickets: $30 (available from chorale members, at the door or onlline at http://www.fortressoflouisbourg.ca/Holiday-Concert