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Cantata Singers

(617) 868-5885||www.cantatasingers.org

David Hoose, Music Director

Type
44-voice SATB chorus

Repertoire
Cantata Singers was founded in 1964 to prepare and present what was then a long-neglected repertoire—the cantatas of J.S. Bach.  Since that time, led by such distinguished music directors as John Harbison, John Ferris, and David Hoose, the group has expanded its repertoire to include works from the seventeenth century to the present day.  Winner of the 1995 ASCAP/Chorus America Award for Adventurous Programming of Contemporary Music, the organization is dedicated to challenging programming, including the commissioning of new works.

Performances
Four main concerts per year are held at various venues in the Boston area. Some of their favorite venues are NEC’s Jordan Hall, Symphony Hall, First Church in Cambridge and Sanders Theater.

Rehearsals
Wednesday evenings in Brookline

Auditions: Yes

Mailing Address: 729, Boyston Street, Suite 405, Boston, MA 02116

Additional Information
Education outreach: An innovative program teaching BPS children to compose and perform their own original cantatas. Main concerts begin with pre-concert lectures. Cantata Singers also programs Chamber concerts, council events and an annual Gift of Music party.

 

Cantata Singers

Upcoming Events

March 2018

Cantata Singers Presents: Beethoven Missa solemnis

Fri, March 16 @ 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
NEC’s Jordan Hall, 30 Gainsborough Street
Boston, MA
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$25 - $75

Fri, March 16, 2018 / 8pm NEC's Jordan Hall 30 Gainsborough St, Boston Cantata Singers returns to Beethoven’s epic Missa solemnis. Regarded as one of the greatest choral masterpieces of all time, Beethoven’s own inscription in the score, “From the heart—may it return to the heart!” aptly describes the piece's luminous majesty, and intimate power. Showcasing the virtuosic opulence of Missa solemnis are soloists Dana Varga, soprano, Emily Marvosh, alto, Yegishe Manucharyan, tenor, and Mark Andrew Cleveland, bass. Lewis Lockwood, Professor of Music, Emeritus at Harvard…

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April 2018

Cantata Singers Presents: Music of the Baltic Nations

Fri, April 6 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
American Academy of Arts and Sciences, 200 Beacon Street
Somerville, 02143

The Chamber Series concludes with a celebration of the centennials of Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania. Join us for this unique program, highlighting composers from the Baltic Nations including Estonian composer Veljo Tormis, Latvian composer Peter Vasks, Lithuanian composer Jonas Govėdas, and others. Featuring Cantata Singers members Felicity Salmon, Epp Sonin, and Alexandra Whitfield, sopranos; Elizabeth Eschen and Jennifer Webb, mezzo-sopranos; Jason Sabol, tenor; and James Liu, baritone. Katherine Pukinskis, composer and musicologist, will give a pre-concert talk at 6:30pm, free…

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May 2018

Cantata Singers Presents: Pärt, Victoria, and Harris

Fri, May 11 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
First Church in Cambridge, 11 Garden St
Cambridge, 02138
$25 - $75

Two chances to hear Arvo Pärt’s stunning Berliner Messe, Tomás Luis de Victoria’s striking Officium defunctorum, and William Harris’ crystalline Faire is the Heaven. Contemporary Estonian composer Pärt sets the Latin Mass to hauntingly lush and beautiful music for chorus and organ, while Spanish Renaissance composer Victoria’s a cappella Officium defunctorum, a Requiem mass, contrasts with themes of mourning and remembrance. English composer William Harris’ elegant Faire is the Heaven rounds out the final concert of Cantata Singers’ 54th season. Terry Decima, pianist and retired Professor…

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Cantata Singers Presents: Pärt, Victoria, and Harris

Sun, May 13 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Church of the Covenant, 67 Newbury St.
Boston, 02116
$25 - $75

Two chances to hear Arvo Pärt’s stunning Berliner Messe, Tomás Luis de Victoria’s striking Officium defunctorum, and William Harris’ crystalline Faire is the Heaven. Contemporary Estonian composer Pärt sets the Latin Mass to hauntingly lush and beautiful music for chorus and organ, while Spanish Renaissance composer Victoria’s a cappella Officium defunctorum, a Requiem mass, contrasts with themes of mourning and remembrance. English composer William Harris’ elegant Faire is the Heaven rounds out the final concert of Cantata Singers’ 54th season. Terry Decima, pianist and retired Professor…

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