The Men of the Deeps

The Men of the Deeps

A Journey With North America’s Only Coal Miners Chorus

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The Men of the Deeps has been engaging with audiences around the world since 1966. Formed with a goal of representing Cape Breton and Nova Scotia at the 1967 World’s Fair in Montreal (Expo ’67), the Men of the Deeps has lived on as North America’s only coal miners chorus. They have performed all across North America, in China and in Europe. As the choir’s musical director for more than forty of those years, John C. (Jack) O’Donnell is the most qualified to mark the travels and performances of the choir’s half-century in the spotlight.

Praise for The Men of the Deeps

“One of the world’s great choirs.” TV Guide

“In an age when entertainment is packaged and boosted to a maddening degree, The Men emerge as exactly what they are – coal miners who sing naturally and love it!” The Casket

“Voices from below a joy above ground” The Toronto Star

“These men sing about their work, about what’s in their very blood.” The Globe and Mail

“Down East Dynamite.” London Free Press

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