Mu­si­cal his­tory of Canada

Cho­rale to give ‘Salute To Canada’ on May 28

Cape Breton Post - - Arts / Entertainment - BY CAPE BRE­TON POST STAFF

One of Cape Bre­ton’s best known singing groups will give a vo­cal trib­ute to their home­land later this month.

The Cape Bre­ton Cho­rale will give a “Salute To Canada” con­cert on Sun­day, May 28, 7 p.m., at the Highland Arts Theatre, Syd­ney. The con­cert pays trib­ute to this coun­try’s 150th birth­day.

Ac­cord­ing to choir mem­ber Melissa MacNeil, the con­cert will fea­ture a Mi’kmaq smudg­ing cer­e­mony and songs that will re­flect each prov­ince’s en­try into con­fed­er­a­tion. Some will be well-known songs while others will be folk songs that have lasted through the years. There will also be songs from out­side of Canada’s 150 year his­tory.

In ad­di­tion to the Cape Bre­ton Cho­rale, the North­side Hon­our Choir will also per­form as well as sev­eral guest per­form­ers.

Tick­ets are $25 plus tax and are avail­able at the Highland Arts Theatre.

The cho­rale was formed in 1973 and has given more than 250 per­for­mances in Canada and the Bri­tish Isles. Un­der the di­rec­tion of Sis­ter Rita Clare, this mixed voice choir has com­peted in­ter­na­tion­ally and has also shared the stage with such acts as Rita MacNeil and Ce­line Dion. Rose­mary McGhee is the cur­rent in­terim con­duc­tor of the group.

SUB­MIT­TED PHOTO

Shown here is the Cape Bre­ton Cho­rale in this file photo. The Cape Bre­ton Cho­rale will de­liver their ‘Salute To Canada’ on May 28

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