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Season Preview - August 20th

Join the people of Cantemus on Tuesday, Aug. 20, 2024, at First Church in Ipswich, 1 Meetinghouse Green, Ipswich, for our annual Season Preview. Come and discover the wonderful music we’ll be performing during the upcoming concert season, under the leadership of Artistic Director Jason Iannuzzi. Time TBA.

All are welcome to this free event. Whether you want to pick up a musical score and sing some of the season’s music with us, or just relax and listen to the chorus take our first steps toward building great performances, it’s always a lively and fun evening.

Cantemus Declares “love is love is love”

love is love is love
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What the world needs now is….. a concert filled with LOVE! And Cantemus will deliver just that on May 11 in Beverly and May 12 in Newburyport.

Timed for Mother’s Day weekend, the program explores the love of a parent for a child … and love among friends, between lovers, and love for all humankind. New arrangements of familiar traditional songs meld with original works by Pablo Casals, Leonard Bernstein, Eric Whitacre and newer composers.

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Cantemus Does Annelies Proud

Read Laura Prichard's review of our performance in the Boston Musical Intelligencer. She provides extensive additional information about the work and its historical significance.

January 29, 2024
IN: Reviews
Cantemus Does Annelies Proud, by Laura Stanfield Prichard

Cantemus Is Seeking Tenors and Basses

Cantemus is looking for experienced Tenors and Basses to join the group in the fall. Interested singers can read more about auditions at Email to make an audition appointment.

Auditions will take place, by appointment on Sept. 10 & 17, starting at 6:00 pm at Miles River Middle School in Hamilton, where we rehearse Tuesdays, from 7:00-9:15.

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.

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Choral Intern Program for High School Students

There are openings in September for 4 high school-age singers to join us for one or two semesters and earn community service credits or an honorarium. The students will rehearse weekly and perform with the group.

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 admit students 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.

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 7:00-9:15 for rehearsals at the Miles River Middle School in Hamilton (from January-mid-May) and for two weekend concerts in December and in the Spring.

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 $250 stipend to the student provided by Cantemus for one semester.

It is our hope that this program will help to cultivate a new generation of skilled choral singers.

More about the program… »
Complete the application… »

Please contact Richard Salandrea for more information.

“Beautiful concert this afternoon. Both chorus and brass amazing. More than once I was moved to tears by the sounds....”
–Jean J.

Recent Press Releases

Cantemus Declares “love is love is love”

Cantemus Is Seeking Tenors and Basses, including one High School Student

Cantemus to Present Annelies, Choral Work Based on Anne Frank’s Diary

Cantemus Receives Mass Cultural Council Grant

Cantemus Kicks Off 42nd Season with Preview, Auditions and Call for High School Choral Interns

Cantemus’ April 29 and 30 Concerts Reveal “The Poet’s Prism”

Cantemus Begins 41st Season with “Old World, New Worlds” Concerts

Cantemus Announces Solo Vocal Competition for High School Singers

Cantemus Begins Its Fifth Decade with a New Director, Auditions, and Our Season Preview

Cantemus Welcomes Grammy Award-Winner Paul Winter in Performance of Missa Gaia

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