A CONCERT HONORING THE VICTIMS OF THE WAR in UKRAINE
Saturday, May 21st, 2022, 7:30pm
In honor of the victims of the war in Ukraine, the Cantilena Chamber Choir will present the premiere of a new work, Slava Ukraine- a Ukrainian Prayer, by the world famous choral composer John Rutter and a new arrangement for choir and percussion of Hymn to the Fallen by John Williams from the film Saving Private Ryan. Also on the program rescheduled from May 2020 is the Te Deum for choir and orchestra, the rarely heard Le Reniement de St. Pierre (Peter's Denial of Christ) by Marc Antoine Charpentier and selections from the 2020 Grammy-nominated Liturgy of St. John Chrysosdom by American composer Kurt Sander.
A portion of the proceeds will go to the 206th Battalion of territorial defense in Northwest Kyiv that helps evacuate people under shelling and supports regular army and special force units, and the 93rd Combined Mech Brigade in the northeast that distributes night vision goggles, thermal imaging scopes, generators, cables and drones.
CHRISTMAS AT TRINITY
Sunday, December 5th 2021 3:00pm
Trinity Church will present program of beloved carols, instrumental music, readings and more at Trinity Church, 88 Walker St. in Lenox on Sunday, December 5, at 3p.m. The concert will include well-known carols in settings by John Rutter and Bob Chilcott. Guests include the Williams College Handbell Choir, Joanne Nelson oboist, Natalia Shevchuk piano and guest readers. Covid safe environment proof of vaccination or neg test and masks required.
AT LAST WE SING AGAIN BERKSHIRES!
Saturday, September 4th, 2021 12-2:30pm
To celebrate the return of choral singing in the Berkshires, the Cantilena Chamber Choir will present an all-Berkshire Choir outdoor concert at Shakespeare & Company's New Spruce Theater. The event at 70 Kemble Street is on Saturday, Sept. 4, from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. The concert is free of charge for observers and $15 for registered singers. Participating groups include the Berkshire Concert Choir directed by Matthew Thomas, the Stockbridge Festival Chorus led by Tracy Wilson, the Northern Berkshire Chorale conducted by Andrew Burger and the Lenox-based Cantilena Chamber Choir directed by Andrea Goodman.
SUMMER MUSIC IN THE GARDEN
Thursday, August 26th, 2021, 6pm
The Cantilena Chamber Choir will present a concert in the Chinese Garden at Naumkeag, the Trustees property at 5 Prospect Hill Rd in Stockbridge MA on Thursday, August 26th at 6:00pm. Doors open at 5:30. The program will include our best music from the past few seasons, including music by Billings, Brahms, Alice Parker, new music by Stephen Paulus and spiritual selections from our Martin Luther King concert series. Sponsored by The Trustees and the Stockbridge Cultural Council.
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LATE SUMMER MUSIC IN THE GARDEN
Sunday, September 13th, 2020, 4pm
The Cantilena Chamber Choir will present a concert in the Chinese garden at Naumkeg, the Trustees property in Stockbridge MA on Sunday, September 13 at 4:00pm. The program will include our best music from the past few seasons, including music by Bach, Chesnokov, Victoria, Barber, Copland, Erb and spiritual selections from out Martin Luther King concert series.
ANNUAL MARTIN LUTHER KING CONCERT
ELIJAH CUMMINGS TRIBUTE
Sunday, January 19th, 2020 3:00pm
The Cantilena Chamber Choir will present its annual Martin Luther King weekend concert. We are pleased to announce the return of the Baltimore Urban Choral Arts Society. Dr. King will be remembered in a combined choir performance of Robert Ray’s Gospel Mass and the choral music of composer Adolphus Hailstork. Members of the Baltimore Choir, several of whom were very well acquainted with the life and work of Rep. Cummings, will give a special tribute through personal testimonies.
The winner of the Berkshire Eagle’s Martin Luther King essay contest will be present to read the winning entry!
Sponsored by the Massachusetts Arts Council.
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