CB Orchestra and CB Chorale: East Coast Meets West End
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. This once-in-a -lifetime concert brings together the Chorale and Orchestra in the magnificent Savoy Theatre to present those arrangements and pay tribute to one of Cape Breton’s finest musicians. Some highlights include Allister MacGillivray’s “Song for the Mira,” Leon Dubinsky’s “Rise Again” and selections from Phantom of the Opera. Joining the Cape Breton Chorale and the Cape Breton Orchestra will be vocalists Paul Gatchell, Krista Norman, Frank McKibbon and Katherine Woodford along with Stuart Calvert himself!