Season Preview - August 27th
On Tuesday, Aug. 27, auditioners, current members and Cantemus fans who want to sit in are invited to our annual Season Preview at St. Peter's Episcopal Church in Beverly. Jane Ring Frank will introduce us to many of the pieces we’ll perform this year. And anyone in the room is welcome to sing with us. It’s always a fun evening, and we’d love to see you there! It will begin at 7:30 and end around 9:00.
Prospective new tenors and basses will be heard from 5:30 to 7:00 pm. Auditions will also take place prior to our first rehearsal on Sept. 10th at Miles River Middle School in Hamilton.
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 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.
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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