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