In Joyful Song
The Cape Breton Chorale's spring program offered a full spectrum of colors from songs of praise to arrangements of folk songs and nursery rhymes. It included songs of love, a medley of well known songs by Allister MacGillivary, instrumental selections and the resounding Freedom Trilogy by Paul Halley, exploring the extensive range of the Chorale’s repertoire.
The joy of Easter and the awakening of spring were celebrated in John Rutter's Praise Ye the Lord, Gustav Holst's Psalm 148 and the well known Anthem for Spring from the opera Cavalleria Rusticana. The program moved through much-loved songs like Loch Lomond and The Turtle Dove to songs by Gordon Lightfoot and Andrew Lloyd Webber and evoked memories of childhood in whimsical arrangements of Old MacDonald, Teddy Bears' Picnic and other childhood favorites.
The concert proceeds went to the Sister Rita Clare Music Scholarship fund. The scholarship is awarded annually to assist a secondary school student from the Cape Breton-Victoria Regional School Board who is planning to pursue studies in music or music education at a recognized post-secondary institute.