Join Us for Star-Made Shadows in January
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The celebrated Magnificat in G minor by Antonio Vivaldi’s highlights this year’s holiday “Star-Made Shadows” concerts by Cantemus Chamber Chorus, accompanied by strings and organ. Vivaldi’s lesser known but highly acclaimed setting of Psalm 116, Laudate Dominum, a work Artistic Director Jane Ring Frank describes as “a little but mighty piece of music” is an added bonus. Contemporary works on the program include Peter Anglea’s jaunty Jubilate Deo and Phil Mattson’s jazzy renditions of familiar holiday carols. Cantemus also presents two pieces by the young Norwegian composer Ola Gjeilo: Tundra and Across the Vast Eternal Sky. The program closes with Morten Lauridsen’s deeply moving Sure on This Shining Night.
Tickets may be purchased online at cantemus.org/concerts/tickets, or at the door. Tickets are $25, $20 for seniors, and free for those under 21.
Choral Intern Program for High School Students
Our intern program is 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 each season, usually around the first weekend of December and the last weekend of April.
Participation in the program can either:
(a) fulfill community service requirements for academic credit as determined by the student’s school, or
(b) include a $500 stipend to the student provided by Cantemus, $250 for students participating for one semester.
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.