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Jennifer Kane, D.M.A., Music Director, conductor

~ 36 Treble voices – SSAA – non-professional experienced Soprano and Alto voices — soloists from within the ensemble

Dedicated to exploring the treble chorus repertoire, from well-known classics to rare gems, Cantilena places special emphasis on new music and commissions, as well as works by women composers and poets.

Cantilena prepares two concerts per year. Fall semester begins in September, concluding in an early December concert. Spring semester begins in January, with a late April or an early May concert. Additional performances of the season’s repertoire are determined on a semester-to-semester basis.

Monday evenings, including most holidays, 7:30 pm -10 pm, First Parish Unitarian-Universalist, 630 Mass. Ave. Arlington Center. 02476 (street parking, MBTA, accessible) Sept through mid-May

Auditions: yes – by appointment – https://www.cantilena.org/audition

Contact: Janice Darling, President

Additional Information:
2019–2020 Anniversary Season Concerts:

Fire Flowers: Hope and Resilience in the Human Spirit
Sunday, December 8, 2019; 4:00 PM

Earth Song: Women’s Voices for a Livable Planet
Saturday, April 25, 2020; 7:00 PM


Contact: Patricia 617.924.1509


December 2019

Cantilena Concert: “Fire Flowers: Hope and the Resilience of the Human Spirit”

Sun, December 8 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm EST
First Parish Arlington, Mass Ave
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$15 – $20

At 4:00 p.m. on Sunday December 8, 2019, Cantilena presents “Fire Flowers: Hope and the Resilience of the Human Spirit” a collection of choral works for women’s voices that inspire hope and celebrate resilience in the face of adversity.  The program highlights “Anne Frank: A Living Voice” for chorus and string quartet. American composer Linda Tutas Haugen uses selected entries from The Diary of Anne Frank to take the listener through Anne’s inner journey from fear and despair to strength and…

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