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.


Spring 2023


May 13, 2023

An Eclectic Musical Thank You to Stuart Calvert


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.

Open Rehearsal

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The Cape Breton Chorale invites soprano, alto, tenor, baritone, and bass singers to join us in an open rehearsal!
Thursday, January 26, 2023
United Heritage Church
500 Charlotte Street
Sydney, NS

Here's How it Works

Let us know if you are coming by sending us an email

Come up-to 30 minutes before rehearsal begins to 'meet and greet' with the director and some choir members

Join in on our regular rehearsal for 75 minutes, followed by a break

After the break, you will be welcome to stay and observe the rest of the rehearsal or continue singing with the group

Here's How the Schedule Looks in Terms of Time

*January 26, 6:30 pm: meet at United Heritage Church, find your seat.
7:00 pm: 75-minute rehearsal with the Chorale
8:15 to 8:30 pm: break
8:30 to 9:30 pm: option to stay and observe the rest of the rehearsal or continue

*Enter through the OFFICE door toward the back of the building on Charlotte St. The building is
wheelchair accessible through the west door on Townsend Street.

There is no charge for this event.

If you are interested, please rsvp to us via email or phone by Wednesday, January 25.
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Phone: 902 968 9041