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Cantemus Announces Solo Vocal Competition for High School Singers


Cantemus Chamber Chorus, the premier choral ensemble of Boston’s North Shore, is proud to announce a solo vocal competition for high school singers. The competition is open to students in grades 9-12 from public, private and home high schools in MMEA Northeastern District.

Entry deadline is Tuesday, October 11, 2022.

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


Join the people of Cantemus on Tuesday, Aug. 23, 2022, at 7:30 p.m., at Our Savior Lutheran Church, 478 Boston Street, Topsfield MA (Route 1) for our Season Preview. Come and discover the wonderful music we’ll be performing during our 41st season, our first under the leadership of Jason Iannuzzi, our new Artistic Director.

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.

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Cantemus and the Paul Winter Consort Present Missa Gaia: A Celebration of Mother Earth


Missa Gaia - A Celebration of Mother Earth
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As a culminating celebration of Cantemus’ 40th anniversary season, we welcome Grammy Award winner Paul Winter and the Paul Winter Consort in presenting Winter’s jubilant Missa Gaia/Earth Mass, a multimedia oratorio integrating jazz and world music with the pre-recorded voices of wolf, whale, harp seal, and loon. Supported by local environmental justice organizations, the performance will combine live adult chorus, children’s chorus, and the Consort to joyously perform Winter’s collaboratively composed Mass honoring the whole earth as sacred space.

"Missa Gaia: A Celebration of Mother Earth" will be presented live and by live-stream on Sunday, May 1, 4:00 pm at Belleville Congregational Church in Newburyport. Tickets may be purchased online at cantemus.org/tickets.

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Cantemus Featured in The Driveway Choir Project's Documentary Film

Musicians Bryce and Kathryn Denney of the Driveway Choir Project have released the trailer for their documentary "The Drive to Sing", which features members of Cantemus singing Eric Whitacre's Seal Lullaby from their cars at the Topsfield Fairgrounds. Narration is by Russell J. Gannon.

Learn more at https://www.thedrivetosing.com/ or on The Drive to Sing Facebook page.

Cantemus Presents “Bach Again: New Body, Old Soul” Over Local TV Stations


Cantemus Chamber Chorus was pleased to present “Bach Again: New Body, Old Soul,” over local access TV stations on Sunday, April 25, 2021. In this one-hour program, Jane Ring Frank, artistic director of Cantemus, in conversation with Newburyport Community Media Hub's Mary Jacobsen, served as a tour guide through the world of J. S. Bach’s chorales and their influence on three centuries of historical and contemporary composers. With the help of recording, video and interview, Frank explored the world of Bach's heirs, from Mendelssohn to Paul Simon. View the video | Read the press release



“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


9/6/22
Cantemus Announces Solo Vocal Competition for High School Singers

8/8/22
Cantemus Begins Its Fifth Decade with a New Director, Auditions, and Our Season Preview

3/15/22
Cantemus Welcomes Grammy Award-Winner Paul Winter in Performance of Missa Gaia

5/18/21
Meet Our Choral Intern, Julia Norcross

3/10/21
Cantemus Presents “Bach Again: New Body, Old Soul” Over Local TV Stations

3/5/21
Cantemus Drive-in Driveway Choir Rehearsal to Be Held at Topsfield Fairgrounds

12/12/19
Cantemus Chorus Reschedules Holiday Concerts to January

10/29/19
Cantemus Concerts Illuminate “Star-Made Shadows”

4/8/19
Free Tickets Available for Wit & Wisdom

11/4/18
Cantemus Presents A Season of Gloria, with Brass Ensemble

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