The concert will feature a wide variety of traditional folk, Cape Breton and popular selections guaranteed to appeal to a wide variety of musical appetites.
After falling to a membership of just a dozen members a few years ago, The Cape Breton Chordsmen now boast a forty plus membership of singers harmonizing in the Barbershop tradition.
The group, under the direction of Hal Higgins, recently hosted the annual Barbershop Harmony Society convention featuring choruses from across Atlantic Canada. The event featured chorus and quartet concerts, and culminated with a concert involving all participants that raised over $1,400 for the Cape Breton Regional Hospital Foundation.
The Chordsmen have performed over the years for guest homes and various charities, sang the Canadian and American national anthems at several Screaming Eagles hockey games, and performed full concerts at venues around the island. They rehearse each Monday evening at United Baptist Church in Sydney (and always welcome new members) and will present their major concert at the Savoy in November of this year.
Coro Cantabile, an all female ensemble under the direction of Jim McNeil, has been together for approximately seven years and has performed across Cape Breton, at the Fortress Louisbourg, The Savoy Theatre, St. Ann’s Church, Knox Church and the historic churches at Arichat and East Bay among other venues.
Coro Cantabile were recently tapped to be the official singing ambassadors for the Cape Breton County Economic Development Authority’s Newcomers Program. The group has also released a CD album, entitled Christmas with Coro Cantabile.
Admission for the Savoy show is $15.00.