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.


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


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)



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!
Email – This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Phone – 902 968 9041 or 902 567 6437