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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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Audition for the Cape Breton Chorale!

Members and family of the Cape Breton Highlanders attend a Ball in Sydney, NS as part of the 150 year celebrations of the Cape Breton Highlanders.                                      Photo: Cpl Brad Upshall, 36 Canadian Brigade Group Headquarters

The Cape Breton Chorale turns 49 this year! The 2022-2023 season will begin Thursday September 8, 2022 and continue until mid-May 2023*

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

• Some experience singing vocal 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.

Important assets to the Chorale include:

• Commitment to rehearsals and performance schedules.
• 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:

• We'll send you a short choral excerpt to learn in advance of the audition.
• Please bring one short solo piece to sing for us in any comfortable style.
• An accompanist will be provided, or you may bring your own accompanist.
• We will work with you in reading a passage of music, and test your aural skills. We will also check your range with some simple vocal patterns

Auditions are in Sydney, NS on Wednesday August 31 and Thursday September 1, 2022.

Please contact us to arrange an audition!

Email – This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Phone – 902 968 9041 

* The Chorale continues to monitor changes in COVID-19 restrictions for singing safely in groups. If necessary, we provide singing masks to our members, and follow well-researched protocols for singing with social distancing.

Flowing Waters

Flowing Waters

Flowing Waters
May 29th, 2022

Cape Breton Chorale, Directed by Ryan Billington with Paula Jane Francis on Piano and Organ

Time: 8:00 PM

Location: Church of Christ the King, Sydney

Tickets: $25 (available here or by calling (902)539-1243, from Chorale Members, or at the door)

Christmas With The Chorale

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Christmas With The Chorale
December 12, 2021

Cape Breton Chorale, Directed by Ryan Billington with Paula Jane Francis on Piano and Organ

Time: 3:00 PM

Location: Church of Christ the King, Sydney

Tickets: $25 (available here, by calling (902)539-1243, from Chorale Members, or at the door)

Note: The Cape Breton Chorale will follow all provincial guidelines and regulations to ensure the safety of all attendees. 

Attendees of recreational events will be asked to show proof of vaccination as a condition of entering the venue (as per provincial requirements).