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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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Merry Christmas From The Chorale

Cape Breton Chorale, 2020 Christmas Card Video

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to friends and family in Cape Breton and beyond, and to our audience members at home and abroad.

Ryan Billington, Director
Paula Jane Francis, Piano 

I'll Be Home for Christmas - Walter Kent, Kim Gannon, arranged by Steve Zegree

The Gift - Lyrics by Tony Vincent Isaacs, arranged by Bob Chilcott

Candlelight Carol - John Rutter

Recorded December 10, 2020, New Waterford, Nova Scotia, Canada.

Please consider donating to the Cape Breton Chorale . Simply click on the Donate Now button. You may make a one time or regular donation. We are also searchable on the Canada Helps website at https://www.canadahelps.org. Canada Helps partners with charitable organizations to make giving safe and secure. 

We give thanks to:
St. Margeurite Bourgeoys Parish, Sydney 
Fr. Bill Burke
Calvin United Church, New Waterford
Rev. Duncan Roach 
Shaun Dieltgens
Richard MacAulay
Adam Young 

I’ll Be Home for Christmas
Lyrics James Gannon & Music Walter Kent

I'll be home for Christmas;
You can count on me.
Please have snow and mistletoe
And presents on the tree.

Christmas Eve will find me
Where the love-light gleams.
I'll be home for Christmas
If only in my dreams.

The Gift
Bob Chilcott 

A gift we deliver, a gift we receive...

In the gift we deliver, in the gift we receive,
is the living spirit Mary did conceive,
the royal gift of love incandescent flame
Is given to all mankind in His name.

Joy, joy, it is our true delight
To give and receive on this wondrous night.
A boy child to Mary is born
And His light will shine on beyond the dawn.

Candlelight Carol 
John Rutter 

How do you capture the wind on the water?
How do you count all the stars in the sky?
How can you measure the love of a mother?
Or how can you write down a baby's first cry?

Candlelight, angel light, firelight and star-glow
Shine on his cradle till breaking of dawn
Gloria! Gloria in excelsis deo
Angels are singing; the Christ child is born

Shepherds and wise men will kneel and adore him
Seraphim round him their vigil will keep
Nations proclaim him their Lord and their Saviour
But Mary will hold him and sing him to sleep

Candlelight, angel light, firelight and star-glow
Shine on his cradle till breaking of dawn
Gloria! Gloria in excelsis deo
Angels are singing; the Christ child is born

Find him at Bethlehem laid in a manger
Christ our Redeemer asleep in the hay
Godhead incarnate and hope of salvation
A child with his mother that first Christmas Day

Candlelight, angel light, firelight and star-glow
Shine on his cradle till breaking of dawn
Gloria! Gloria in excelsis deo

Angels are singing; the Christ child is born

 
 

Songs to Share

The Cape Breton Chorale deciced to conclude our season early due to the COVID-19 pandemic. While we miss singing together each week and are saddened that we will not be able to perform our planned Spring concert, we know that we are not alone. 

In the meantime we would like to share some of our music with you on our new YouTube channel: 

 

We will be adding more of our previously recorded material in the near future, so be sure to follow us or check back regularly!

2019/2020 Concerts and Events

Winter 2020

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A Night To Remember - Valentine Gala
February 8, 2020

The Cape Breton Chorale will present our second annual fundraising valentine gala “A Night to Remember” on Saturday, February 8th, 2020 in the Royal Cape Breton Room adjacent to Flavor on the Water, 60 Esplanade, Sydney.

The evening will begin with a cocktail reception from 6:30-7:30pm., followed by a three course dinner with complimentary wine, concluding with a dance with music by JK Squared (Jason Kempt and John Kendall).

The dynamic duo of Bette MacDonald & Maynard Morrison will be hosts for the evening. Musical entertainment will be provided by members of the Cape Breton Chorale and friends (including Meghan Keating, Joe Waye, and Shauna Doolan)

Price per person is $100.00 & dress is semi-formal. Tickets will not be available at the door.

There will also be a silent auction!

Tickets available by calling (902)539-7495

This one of a kind event is sure to sell out so don’t be disappointed.

 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)

Chorale Christmas 2019

Christmas with the Chorale

Cape Breton Chorale with Guests Belkolora

November 30, 2019 - St. Matthew Wesley Church, North Sydney
December 1, 2019 - Calvin Church, New Waterford

Time: 7:30pm
Locations: November 30 -- St. Matthew Wesley Church, North Sydney
                   December 1 -- Calvin Church, New Waterford

Tickets: $25 (available from Chorale Members, Cape Breton Curiosity Shop, at the door, by calling (902)539-7495 New Waterford Pharmasave, or at St. Matthew Wesley church office (902)794-3651)