UKRAINIAN BENEFIT IN THE NEWS FEATURE-BERKSHIRE EAGLE
May 12, 2022
LENOX — The ongoing war in Ukraine has touched the hearts of people around the world and across America. For area resident Natalia Shevchuk, the conflict is personal. Pianist, choral accompanist and a Ukrainian native, Shevchuk emigrated to the US more than a decade ago, and now lives with her American husband in Columbia County, NY. Her closest family, including her mother and sibling, live in and around Ukraine’s capital city, Kyiv, and she has relatives residing in the rural southwest of the beleaguered country. Shevchuk, who has worked with the Cantilena Chamber Choir for several years, shared some of her family’s experiences in a recent email.....more
MARTIN LUTHER KING CONCERT REVIEW- BERKSHIRE EAGLE
— Uplifting voices from the Berkshires and Baltimore honored two champions of civil rights on the eve of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. The Cantilena Chamber Choir's annual concert tribute to King again featured guest choir Urban Choral Arts Society for an extra special collaboration. After the groups performed separately at Trinity Episcopal Church on Sunday, the two choirs combined to perform "Gospel Mass" in celebration of the late U.S. Rep. Elijah Cummings, who died in October. The civil rights advocate was a Congressman who served the people from Maryland's 7th District for 23 years....more
MARTIN LUTHER KING ESSAY CONTESTS- BERKSHIRE EAGLE
Part of our Martin Luther King Celebration involved an essay contest in the Berkshire Eagle with a $500 first prize. The winner read her essay during the concert: Olivia Caraccioli, 6th grade, from Stockbridge MA.
LE PASSION DE JEANNE D’ARC RECEIVES ACCOLADES
Berkshire Magazine, May 2018
She is tall and broad shouldered, her dark hair is cut short, and she is wearing a man’s buttoned-down shirt—one reason she is here, fighting for her life.
She is a poorly educated farm girl from a small town who left to join the army. She is a radical with a cause. Joan of Arc walks into a stone room in 1928, in one of the last and greatest silent films by the Danish filmmaker Carl Theodor Dreyer. more...
Cantilena Celebrates Lenox's 250th Anniversary
As the town of Lenox winds up a year of looking back on its past, pianist composer Moshe Knoll will premiere "Lenox Suite," a multi-movement work he is writing in honor of the town's 250th anniversary. The suite will be performed on Sunday, as part of Cantilena Chamber Choir's annual concert of "The World's Greatest Christmas Carols" at Trinity Church. More...
GERALDINE BROOKS AND CANTILENA
LENOX — David slew Goliath, played the harp and lyre, defeated warrior tribes and wrote poems — perhaps psalms. He had his problems. He coveted and took the beautiful Bathsheba, sending her husband, Uriah, off to die in war. But for 40 years he ruled benevolently over a united Israel. More...
CHORAL ARTS NEW ENGLAND: CANTILENA GETS GRANT
Encouraging Choral Excellence through Alfred Nash Patterson Grants
Cantilena Chamber Choir in Lenox has been twice awarded a $1,500 Choral Arts New England Alfred Nash Patterson Grant. Its most recent grant is in support of its upcoming performance of music by Tanglewood Composers on May 14th, 2016. The first grant was for a 2010 performance of music in the galleries of Pittsfield’s Berkshire Museum that was inspired by the art displayed in each gallery. More...