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.
SUMMER MUSIC IN THE GARDEN
AT LAST WE SING AGAIN BERKSHIRES!
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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.
CHARPENTIER, BACH & SANDER
To be rescheduled
Join us for the Te Deum and the rarely heard Le Reniement de St. Pierre (Peter's Denial of Christ) by Marc Antoine Charpentier. Also on the program is the beloved Cantata 4- Christ Lag in Todesbanden by Bach, and selections from the 2020 Grammy-nominated Liturgy of St. John Chrysosdom by American composer Kurt Sander.
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.
CHRISTMAS AT TRINITY
Sunday, DECEMBER 8, 2019, 3:00pm
The Cantilena Chamber Choir will present Christmas at Trinityat Trinity Church on Sunday, December 8, at 3p.m. The concert will include the beloved Vivaldi Gloriawith instrumental ensemble, “Winter” from Vaughan Williams’ Folksongs of the Four Seasonsand new carols by Dan Forrest. Guests include the Hudson Valley Choral Society, Gretchen Reuckheim director.
Something for everyone! Hear the famous Gloria with Cantilena soloists, and new carol settings by the hugely popular composer Dan Forrest. Mostly known to the choral world for his Requiem, his shorter extraordinary carol settings will be presented along with a brand new work called The Sun Never Says.
MUSIC IN THE BARN
In celebration of Mass Audubon's Pleasant Valley Sanctuary 90th Anniversary- two performances
Saturday & Sunday October 19 and 20, 2019, 3:00pm
Cantilena Chamber Choir, the Berkshires leading vocal ensemble, will present a concert in the barn of nature inspired music from Renaissance to modern, featuring music by Gregory Brown and James Kallembach on texts by John James Audubon. Listen to birds, frogs, crickets and more outside and inside! Limited seating, $35 general admission, $25 for Audubon members. Tickets available at www.cantilenachoir.org. To learn more about go to: massaudubon.org/pleasantvalley
See highlights of past performances
SELECTED PAST PERFORMANCES
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.