Cantemus Receives Grant
Cantemus Chamber Chorus, with singers and audiences from across the North Shore, has received a grant of $6,000 from the Mass Cultural Council, a state agency, through its Cultural Investment Portfolio program.
This grant acknowledges the significant public value of Cantemus’ four annual thematic choral concerts. With support from the MCC and Local Cultural Councils, as well as support from corporations, foundations, businesses and individual donors in the area, the chorus brings diverse and inclusive choral programs to communities on the North Shore.
Auditions - Sept. 12 & 19
Cantemus is looking for new singers in all voice parts — especially tenors and basses. Auditions will be held September 12 and 19 beginning at 6 pm or by arrangement. Interested singers can read more about auditions at www.cantemus.org/about-us/auditions. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to make an audition appointment.
Auditions will take place at Miles River Middle School in Hamilton.
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 ability and be available Tuesday evenings from 7:30-10 for rehearsals at the Miles River Middle School in Hamilton (from September-mid-May) and for two weekend concerts each season, on January 20 & 21 and May 11 & 12, with a dress rehearsal the Friday before.
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.