The Cantata Singers, pausing for a quick photo op (image thanks to RS Perry) before our June 2019 concert at the Wings of Eagles Discovery Center. The performance to raise awareness of dementia brought the audience laughter and tears along with a fresh perspective on living with dementia. The program included the premier of the Faithful Friends choir, a group made up of folks living with dementia and caregivers that is dedicated to keeping music in their lives and all lives around them.

Click here to see a gallery of Mr. Perry’s pictures of the event.


Three Free Concerts Each Season

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Photo © Bob Haggard

Photo © Bob Haggard


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2019-2020 SEASON Events and performances

The New Season is at Hand!

We are back in rehearsals as we prepare the beginnings of the 2019-2020 season, our 56th!

Our first performance of this season, A Brass(y) Christmas, will be held at Park Church of Elmira, Sunday, 15 December, at 3 pm. We’ll have some new music, some familiar music, a bevy of brass players and our traditional sing-along Christmas Carols.

You can find us at Grace Episcopal in Elmira, Sunday, March 15th at 3 pm for a performance of the magnificent Requiem of Maurice Durufle. The concert, titled Seeking Grace: Music to Soothe the Soul, will also feature other music that meditates on lives lived.

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The season will conclude with Meditations in Nature at the Wings of Eagles Discovery Center on Sunday, 7 June at 4 pm. In addition to much choral music inspired by or featuring nature themes, we will be joined by folks from a variety of area organizations who are helping to preserve and sustain the natural world in all her beauty!


Group and concert photography thanks to Richard S. Perry. Other photography courtesy of Susan Nagle, Will Wickham and others