Now in its twelfth season, the Cantilena Chamber Choir is the Berkshire region’s leading a cappella group. The Choir has been heard on a special WMHT Christmas Eve radio broadcast of Lessons and Carols recorded at Trinity Church in Lenox. The Choir has collaborated with the New England Baroque Soloists, Aston Magna and The Empire Brass. Past season highlights include a program of Shaker songs performed for the Hancock Shaker Village 50th Anniversary gala; a concert of works by Shostakovich; an all-Berkshire composer concert; programs for children (see Kids 4 harmony post in our Community section); and special benefits for the Lenox Library and the Berkshire Immigrant Center. The Choir is in residence at Trinity Church, Lenox and it is a recipient of two Choral Arts New England’s Alfred Nash Patterson award for its concert “Music in the Berkshire Museum” and this season’s May 2016 concert of Tanglewood Composition fellows. It is also the recipient of a prestigious Peers grant from the Massachusetts Cultural Arts Council for it’s outstanding Martin Luther King Spirituals open sing and concert.