A Note From The Choir

 

Although we are eager to perform again, the health and safety of our singers and patrons is our priority. To that end, we have delayed announcing our 2020-2021 concert season. Our choir members remain engaged and highly involved as we work through this unprecedented time.

We miss singing for you. Very much. But we know we will get through this. And when that time comes, we look forward to celebrating choral music together once again. In the meantime, we hope you will journey with us via The Choir Diary. Over these next few months, we will be providing a glimpse into our regular process by posting pictures, poems, and short writings here.

The Choir Diary
Teaching Piano Over Zoom

Teaching Piano Over Zoom

Stella Pradeau is Cantabile’s cherished and extraordinarily talented collaborative pianist. Teaching piano over Zoom is a challenge! My small studio has really stepped up to this challenge and we’re managing to make music and connect every week. We’ve had 2 studio Zoom recitals and even a Halloween Zoom party. When in-person lessons stopped back in [read more…]

The Lake Isle by Ola Gjeilo with the Altius Quartet

The Lake Isle by Ola Gjeilo with the Altius Quartet

Cantabile is pleased to announce the release of our virtual performance of The Lake Isle by Ola Gjeilo. In collaboration with Altius Quartet of Boulder and guitarist Gabriel Santiago. A Note from Artistic Director Brian Stone Art is a conduit through which we can experience and comment on the world around us. To those ends, [read more…]

Songs That Speak to Us: Cally Chenault

Songs That Speak to Us: Cally Chenault

From soprano Cally Chenault: Hi Everyone, I am part of a church here in Longmont that has been gathering virtually for services as best we can. One of the things that has suffered is our ability to worship through music. It’s been nonexistent! When asked to provide some music for the advent season, I recorded [read more…]

Celebrating Stella's Anniversary

Celebrating Stella’s Anniversary

Stella Pradeau is Cantabile’s cherished and extraordinarily talented collaborative pianist. It’s been a year since I slipped and fell on the ice breaking my right hand. It’s been almost a year since the surgery that pinned and plated my bones together to help them heal straight and strong. What a crazy thing to have happen [read more…]

Songs That Speak to Us: David Norris

Songs That Speak to Us: David Norris

Tenor David Norris says: We just recorded the song “Hope Lingers On” as part of a virtual choir. It was written by Lissa Schneckenburger and arranged for SATB by Andrea Ramsey. I think the lyric especially relates to the current situation in this country, although its real impact is when it appears with the music. [read more…]

Songs That Speak to Us: Ellen Ross

Songs That Speak to Us: Ellen Ross

From alto Ellen Ross: This is the song that’s making me happy these days! This is Samba de Mayo by El Eco with the vocal by Kim Nazarian of New York Voices. I heard it one day on KUVO and had to find out what it was. It’s a great song to listen to when [read more…]

We Must Sing

We Must Sing

For a singer, singing isn’t a choice. It’s a compulsion. We must sing. In the shower, in the car, nursery rhymes, the happy birthday song… every chance to sing is a happy moment. For the choir creature, the highest form of singing is in harmony with others. We join our brothers and sisters around the [read more…]

Sky Loom

Sky Loom

In November 2016, we performed “Sky Loom” by Jean Belmont Ford at First Congregational Church of Boulder. In light of the devastating fires we’ve experienced in Colorado in 2020, it feels timely to revisit this piece which Belmont Ford composed from two North American Indian texts “intended to symbolize the intertwined threads that link a [read more…]