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2023-24 20th Anniversary Season
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CANTILENA CHAMBER CHOIR 20TH ANNIVERSARY CONCERT
Sunday, May 19th at 3pm

The Cantilena Chamber Choir presents a gala concert in celebration of its singers and alumni. The choir also celebrates its audience members and patrons as a gesture of appreciation for the people in the Berkshires who’ve been coming to its concerts for 20 years. To celebrate this significant milestone, the singers themselves have chosen their favorite repertoire from over 100 programs they have sung. Recognizing the contributions of present and past chorus members, this program will look back on the highlights of 20 seasons of extraordinary repertoire

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FREE CONCERTS FOR THE BERKSHIRE COMMUNITY

Saturday, March 9 and Sunday March 10, 2024

The Cantilena Chamber choir will present a free Saturday evening for the Jewish Federation closing Sabbath service to include rarely music in Hebrew by Yehezkal Braun and Joseph Achron. On Sunday the Choir will present the Haydn Missa Brevis in F for chamber ensemble, soloists and choir. No tickets required for either event. Sunday's service will include a free will offering.

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 MARTIN LUTHER KING CONCERT

Sunday, January 14, 2024 at 3:00pm

The Cantilena Chamber choir will present a triumphant return of its annual Martin Luther King concert with conductor Anthony Trecek-King and his Unitus Ensemble on Sunday, January 14th at 3:00pm with guest professional choir Unitas.  The concert will feature Margaret Bonds Credo and spirituals arranged by Trecek-King.  The Unitus Ensemble brings together young professional voices from around the country to sing the group’s mission to life. Unitus members grew up singing, performing, and touring together, both nationally and internationally. What makes this collection of individuals special is their true love of each other and their passion for social justice.

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CHRISTMAS AT TRINITY

Sunday, December 3rd, 2023 at 3:00pm

Trinity Church will present  program of beloved carols and instrumental music for the season at Trinity Church, 88 Walker St. in Lenox. The concert will include well-known beloved Russian music for Christmas by Dufay, Rachmaninov, Tchaikovsky and Sviridov. Featured on the program is the newly published A Christmas Carol by grammy winner Benedict Sheehan with Dickens text for narrator, choir and soloists. 

GALILEO & HIS WORLD
Music by Monteverdi, Marenzio, & Caccini
Sunday, October 22, 2023 at 3:00pm

Cantilena and Trinity Church will present The Cantilena Chamber Choir presents a concert of music in the time of Galileo to include works by Monteverdi, Marenzio, Caccini, Fescobaldi and more with special guests NYC based Galileo’s Daughters (Sarah Pillow soprano, Mary Anne Ballard, viola da gamba and Dulsan Balerin, lute). Aaron Likness will be featured on the harpsichord. Noted musicologist Steven Ledbetter will be providing a lecture on Galileo and his world.

LAST SEASON 2022-23

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BACH MAGNIFICAT

Sunday, May 21, 2023 at 3:00pm

Cantilena and Trinity Church will present a much loved classic- the Bach Magnificat with orchestra, soloists and chorus. Also included on the program will be monumental works for chorus and organ for the English cathedral by Howells and Bainton. In 1723, for his first Christmas as cantor of the St. Thomas Church in Leipzig, Bach presented a newly composed setting of the Magnificat. It was a grand, celebratory work with a five-voice chorus and a colorful variety of instruments. Filled with brilliance and grandeur, Bach's Magnificat is filled with countless fascinating details.

JAZZ SERVICE

Sunday, March 5 2023, 3:00pm

Choral jazz is back! The Cantilena Chamber Choir and Berkshiresjazz is bringing back an all-inclusive jazz service to the Berkshires at Trinity Episcopal Church on Sunday, March 5th, at 3p.m. for a concert that will include A Little Jazz Mass by Bob Chilcott, All My Hope by Dave Brubeck, and a world premiere of Isaiah 44: 21-23 by Williamstown composer Stephen Dankner. Joining the choir will be the well-known Berkshire Jazz musicians John Sauer, piano; Jon Suters, bass; and Bill Chapman, drums. Audiences of all faiths are welcome! The concert is free of charge, good will donations accepted.

CHRISTMAS AT TRINITY

Sunday, December 4th, 2022 at 3:00pm

Trinity Church will present  program of beloved carols and instrumental music for the season at Trinity Church, 88 Walker St. in Lenox on Sunday, December 4, at 3p.m. The concert will include well-known beloved carols by William Byrd, Tomas Luis de Victoria, Edvard Grieg, Vaughan Williams and new setting by Paul Halley, Gabriel Jackson, and Philip Stopford. The concert also features Natalia Shevchuk piano. 

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MUSIC FOR THE DANCE

Sunday, October 16, 2022 at 3:00pm

Trinity Church announces a new Music at Trinity Lenox program as it expands its musical offerings into new territory, both secular and sacred. Led by Artistic Director Noah Palmer, the series will include instrumental chamber music, sacred choral music, musical services, community singing, and performances by some of the region’s leading soloists.The concert will feature a unique combination of choral and chamber music performed by the Cantilena Chamber Choir and the trio of Music for the Dance, a program that includes the Monteverdi ballet Tirsi e Clori, Brahms Zigeunerlieder (Gypsy songs), Afro-Cuban cadences and  choral arrangements of popular favorites from the movies and theater such as Singing in the Rain and more. Chamber music portions of the concert include dance music by Elizondo, De Falla, and the jazzy Piazzolla Fall from the Four Seasons for piano trio.

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