Celebrating Women in Song is a look at women’s influence on choral music, whether as composer, patron, or muse. The centerpiece will be Benjamin Britten’s celebrated Hymn to St. Cecilia. The concert will also feature madrigals from the Triumphs of Oriana, a book of English madrigals assembled in honor of Queen Elizabeth I, as well as excerpts from the Gartenlieder of celebrated German composer Fanny Hansel. Other highlights include works by Holy Minimalist composers John Tavener and Henryk Gorecki, music by Gwyneth Walker, and a choral representation of a pagan fertility rite. Without women, none of us would be here, so please come and join us in this wonderful celebration!
Cantabile is pleased to announce the appointment of Paul Thompson as Music Director for the 2015-2016 season. Paul replaces Hannah Wunsch, who is moving to Virginia to become Assistant Professor of Music at the University of Virginia’s College at Wise. We will miss Hannah’s strong leadership, musicality and friendship, and wish her joy and success [read more…]