The mission of the Cape Shore Chorale is to provide excellence in the programming, performances and continuing development of choral music and the arts.
THE CAPE SHORE CHORALE, founded in 2004, has approximately fifty dedicated volunteer singers from Atlantic and Cape May counties. Their repertoire includes both secular and sacred music. In addition to annual winter and spring performances, the Chorale has performed with the Ocean City Pops Orchestra, First Night Events in Ocean City and in many other local venues. Since its inception the Cape Shore Chorale has been under the direction of Scott J. Breiner, one of the most respected musicians in South Jersey. The Chorale rehearses regularly at the Holy Trinity Episcopal Church in Ocean City, New Jersey.
SCOTT J. BREINER has served as an organist and choir director since he was fourteen years old. Upon his arrival in New York City at age twenty-one, he joined Holy Trinity Lutheran Church and became involved with its music program. Becoming a professional chorister, he sang with the New York Choral Artists and performed major works in concert with the New York Philharmonic, at Carnegie Hall and “Live from Lincoln Center.” As an accompanist, Scott has worked with students at Rutgers University/Newark campus and with various choruses including the New York Choral Artists. He studied organ with McNeil Robinson at Mannes College of Music in Manhatten, where he also taught keyboard harmony. Scott serves as musical director and accompanist for local choruses and musical theater groups in the South Jersey area. He is a member of the Southeast Jersey chapter of the American Guild of Organists. He has served as guest conductor with the Ocean City Pops Orchestra. He is Director of Music and organist at Grace Lutheran Church in Somers Point and also works as a certified nurses’ aide at the Shores at Wesley Manor in Ocean City. In July, 2005, he became the director and one of the founders of the Cape Shore Chorale, a chorus consisting of approximately fifty singers, based in Ocean City.