Rhythms! Dances! Songs!
Cantemus Invites Listeners to “Concierto: A Latin American Voyage”
When it comes to Latin American music, you cannot help but think of rhythm, tango and passion. This sets the mood for the program Artistic Director Jane Ring Frank has designed for the Cantemus 45-member chamber chorus’s spring concerts. The program mixes 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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Cantemus Receives Alfred Nash Patterson Grant
Choral Arts New England has announced the 2016 recipients of Alfred Nash Patterson grants providing support for innovative programming, commissions, and improved management for choral organizations. Cantemus, one of ten receipients of this award, will collaborate with Rumbarroco, a Latin-American fusion ensemble, for a multicultural choral/instrumental program that will be presented in late April/early May 2017. Concerts will take place in Hamilton, Newburyport and Salem, Massachusetts.
Choral Intern Program
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 and for weekend concerts 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.
Read the letter announcing the program that went out to local high school choral directors.
Please contact Betsy Vicksell for more information.