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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

February 2017
$25 - $69

Bach: B Minor Mass

Fri, February 24 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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An event every 2 days that begins at 8:00pm, repeating until Sun, February 26, 2017

NEC’s Jordan Hall, 30 Gainsborough Street
Boston, 02115
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“The greatest soloist in Bach’s Mass is the chorus, and the Cantata Singers are virtually in a class by themselves. Their union of polish and expressivity is an ongoing wonder. Hearing them sing the majestic closing ‘Dona nobis pacem’ was like seeing the first rays of daylight slowly overtake the night sky, ending in a blaze of radiant sound.” —The Boston Globe, 2007 Cantata Singers returns in February to a piece that continues to be a touchstone for the organization:…

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$25 - $69

Cantata Singers presents Bach’s B Minor Mass

Fri, February 24 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
NEC’s Jordan Hall, 30 Gainsborough Street
Boston, MA
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“The greatest soloist in Bach’s Mass is the chorus, and the Cantata Singers are virtually in a class by themselves. Their union of polish and expressivity is an ongoing wonder. Hearing them sing the majestic closing 'Dona nobis pacem' was like seeing the first rays of daylight slowly overtake the night sky, ending in a blaze of radiant sound.” -The Boston Globe, 2007 Cantata Singers returns in February to a piece that continues to be a touchstone for the organization:…

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$25 - $69

Bach: B Minor Mass

Sun, February 26 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every 2 days that begins at 8:00pm, repeating until Sun, February 26, 2017

NEC’s Jordan Hall, 30 Gainsborough Street
Boston, 02115
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“The greatest soloist in Bach’s Mass is the chorus, and the Cantata Singers are virtually in a class by themselves. Their union of polish and expressivity is an ongoing wonder. Hearing them sing the majestic closing ‘Dona nobis pacem’ was like seeing the first rays of daylight slowly overtake the night sky, ending in a blaze of radiant sound.” —The Boston Globe, 2007 Cantata Singers returns in February to a piece that continues to be a touchstone for the organization:…

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May 2017
$25 - $69

Honegger, Wyner, Weiner

Fri, May 12 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
NEC’s Jordan Hall, 30 Gainsborough Street
Boston, 02115
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Cantata Singers’ season concludes with Arthur Honegger’s King David paired with music by Yehudi Wyner, and his father Lazar Weiner. King David is a colorful mini-oratorio, fusing styles from ancient music, Baroque music, and jazz. Cantata Singers will present the piece in the original French. The program will also include the Torah Service by Yehudi Wyner for chorus, cantor, and brass ensemble, and songs and choral music by Yehudi’s father, Lazar Weiner. Weiner (1897-1982) was a gifted composer of Yiddish…

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