A New Ticket Outlet - A New Concert Venue
We're making it easier than ever for audience members in the Beverly area. Cantemus is pleased to welcome A New Leaf, 261 Cabot Street, Beverly, our newest ticket outlet. We hope to see many new faces at the beautiful St. Peter's Episcopal Church for our performance on Saturday, December 1, 2018.
In December, we will present a festive concert of brass music by John Rutter, Giovanni Gabrieli and Randol Bass — all based on “Gloria" texts and all scored for large brass ensemble, percussion, organ and chorus. Jubilant and joyful! Performances will take place on December 1, 2 & 9, 2018. The concert on December 1, will be at our new venue, St. Peter's Episcopal Church in Beverly.
For the spring of 2019, “Wit & Wisdom: Haydn’s Missa Brevis in B-flat” is on tap. Accompanied by a chamber string ensemble and organ, Haydn’s mini-masterpiece sits at the heart of a program which also features works of humor, parody and charm by P.D.Q. Bach, Eric Whitacre, Orlando di Lasso, Stephen Chatman, and more! Performances will take place on April 27 & 28, and May 5, 2019.
Choral Intern Program for High School Students
Our intern program open to area high school students who are interested in a high-level immersion program of singing with a small chorus of musically trained adults. We will accept one person per part (SATB) by audition with the conductor. If more than one qualified singer per part auditions, we will consider admitting them as well. The decision is to be made by the musical director. The appointment will last one year with the possibility of renewal.
This program is intended to be a supplemental vocal experience to the students’ high school music program and may help in building their resumes as they prepare for college. Applicants must have good sight reading abilities and be available Tuesday evenings from 7:30-10 for rehearsals at the Miles River Middle School in Hamilton (from September-April) and for three weekend concerts usually around the first weekend of December and the last weekend of April.
It is our hope that this program will help to cultivate a new generation of skilled choral singers.
Please contact Richard Salandrea for more information.
Cantemus Receives George Henschel Community Award from the Harvard Musical Association
Cantemus is pleased to announce the receipt of a grant in support of our collaboration with Rumbarroco for a multicultural choral/instrumental program of modern music by Latin American composers from Argentina, Cuba, Puerto Rico, Spain and Venezuela, presented in Salem, MA. This award is given to Boston area organizations dedicated not only to the performance and composition of serious music, especially chamber music, but also to the development of steady, attentive audiences appreciative of this kind of musical experience. In particular, the Harvard Musical Association seeks to fund innovative and original undertakings. They support proposals that feature outreach campaigns as well as performances at the highest level. See a list of award recipients here… »
Rhythms! Dances! Songs! Rumbarroco Collaboration a Resounding Success
When it comes to Latin American music, you cannot help but think of rhythm, tango and passion. “Concierto: A Latin American Voyage” was performed in Spanish with special guests Rumbarroco, a professional Latin-Baroque fusion ensemble from Boston, directed by Laury Gutiérrez. The program mixed the familiar with the obscure, highlighting extraordinary modern composers writing in their own “idioma” to transmit the culture, flavor and history of their homelands to the music and their listeners.
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