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.


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

Join our Chorale!

Join the Cape Breton Chorale!

Our 46th season of singing will begin Thursday September 6, 2018 and continue until late April of 2019 under the direction of our director Ryan Billington.

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

  • Singers with either little, some, or advanced training are welcome to audition.
  • Experience singing in choral settings or ensemble settings 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 the audition:

  • Please prepare one or two selections showcasing your best performance.
  • Be ready to experiment with your voice for a few minutes – this may involve some simple patterns across your range.
  • We will work with you in reading a passage of music, and we will also test your aural skills.
  • An accompanist can be provided. You may bring your own accompanist if you wish.

Auditions will be held throughout the summer months. 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