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.

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Volunteer Opportunity

Call for Board Members

Cape Breton Chorale Society is seeking volunteer Board Members

The Cape Breton Chorale is one of Nova Scotia’s most important choral groups, having
premiered and recorded many of the first choral arrangements of many beloved Nova Scotia
songs. The Chorale was initiated in 1973 by Sr. Rita Clare (1933-2017), music educator, choral
specialist, and School Board arts consultant.


The Chorale is excited to be planning a celebration of its 50-year Anniversary for the coming
2023-2024 season!


Based in the Cape Breton Regional Municipality and holding its administrative and rehearsal
activities in Sydney, the Chorale is a not-for-profit organization with charitable status seeking to
provide greater support for its organization at the Board level as it moves into a new phase of
artistic performance.

The priorities of this volunteer search are:
  • to expand the administrative skill of the organization,
  • to increase efficiency in its operations,
  • to continue to build a socially and financially sustainable and resilient not-for-profit society.
Role

Board Members support the activities of the Chorale, and the overall operations of the society.
They are expected to assist in meeting the mandate of the society and to work in support of the
artistic objectives of the choir.

Responsibilities and Expectations
  • Attend regular Board meetings, 8-10 per year.
  • Serve on committees based on areas of expertise and/or interest, by attending meetings
    and carrying out the work of those committees.
  • Provide proactive service, governance, and insight in areas of expertise in consultation
    with other key members of the organization.
  • Serve a two-year term as a Board Member.
Qualifications and Skills

We are looking for people with experience in one or more of the following areas:

Administration, governance, accounting, performing arts management, leadership, creative
marketing, media relations, fundraising, strategic planning, EDIA initiatives.

Please send your name and contact information along with a letter of interest to
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by June 5th, 2023

A PDF version of this notice is available here

Spring 2023

 


May 13, 2023

An Eclectic Musical Thank You to Stuart Calvert

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The Cape Breton Orchestra and The Cape Breton Chorale present

East Coast Meets West End: an eclectic musical thank you to Stuart Calvert

When: Saturday, May 13, 2023 at 2PM

Where: Savoy Theatre, Glace Bay

Tickets: $25 available from the Savoy Theatre

Stuart Calvert Award

In conjunction with this concert, we are raising funds for a special award, named after Stuart Calvert, that will recognize a promising music student in 2023 Please consider making a tax-deductible donation to this award.

From his beginnings in Glace Bay as a piano and voice student with Marguerite MacDougall to the stages of London and beyond with such luminaires as Andrew Lloyd Webber, Andy Williams, Riverdance’s Bill Whelan and Mel Brooks, Stuart Calvert’s musical journey from the Canada’s East Coast to London’s West End is nothing short of exhilarating. Still, the internationally celebrated conductor, orchestrator and arranger has never forgotten his roots. Calvert has created countless scores for the Cape Breton Orchestra and The Cape Breton Chorale.