The Cantata Singers, pausing for a quick photo op before our 2017 Christmas concert at New Beginnings United Methodist Church. The performance of seasonal music accompanied by trombones, violin, flute, recorder and some fun percussion brought the audience of around 320 to their feet after the carol sing that concluded the program! It was a great Christmas!

This year, join us at Notre Dame High School on Lower Maple Avenue in Elmira on Sunday, December 16th as we celebrate music of the holiday season with the Notre Dame choral program and lots and lots of brass!


Three Free Concerts Each Season

Exploring great choral music from the Renaisscance through today

Photo © Bob Haggard

Photo © Bob Haggard


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2018-2019 SEASON Events and performances

Our 2018-19 season begins with a Christmas collaboration as we join Elmira's Notre Dame High School choirs at 4 pm on December 16, 2018. With a large combined choir and a 16 piece brass and percussion ensemble, this will be a truly special holiday celebration! The program features exciting and beautiful music of young composers Kevin Memley, Dan Forrest, and Eric Whitaker along with more seasoned veterans like Karl Jenkins and Daniel Pinkham. Join us for the full performance on Sunday or for a shortened “encore” performance as part of the Notre Dame Holiday Concert at 7 pm Monday, December 17.

The season continues on Wednesday, April 10 with another performance of the incredible "World Beloved: A Bluegrass Mass" with Monroe Crossing, the band that created the first recording with Vocal Essence for whom the work was written.

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We conclude this season in June with an extra special event in honor of all who suffer from or care for Alzheimer's or other dementia patients. On Sunday, June 9 we will perform "Alzheimer Stories" by Robert Cohen, a work that was commissed by the Susquehanna Valley Choral just down Route 15 south of here. Also on the program will be some fun surprises and very touching tributes!

This will be our greatest season ever!

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