2014-15 Season (our 51st!) At a Glance

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Where Sacred Waters Divide - March 8, 3 pm & March 12, 12:15 pm in the Learning Center at Corning Community College's Spencer Hill Campus

A Choral Celebration of Life - May 17, 4 pm at Grace Episcopal Church in Elmira

Concerts are free, open to the public and handicapped accessible.

We are not currently accepting new singers for the March program but you are welcome to join us for our May concert in Elmira. For further information about the choir or our programs read on or contact our music director at cantatasingers@ymail.com.

Our 50th year is now history as we begin chipping away at the next half-century!

50th anniversary Images provided by R.S. Perry and others.

The Cantata Singers wish to express our thanks and appreciation to you and all who made our 50th Golden Anniversary Year such a success! Below are images from our most recent performance of Bach's Mass in B Minor on June 1st.

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Cantata Singers Portrait, June 1, 2014. To order a copy click the picture.                                                       © Bob Haggard 2014

Cantata Singers Portrait, June 1, 2014. To order a copy click the picture.                                                       © Bob Haggard 2014

Cantata Singers Anniversary Season Wrap-up

The Cantata Singers 2013-2014 Anniversary Season Celebrating Five Decades of Choral Music in the Southern Tier

Our 50th anniversary performance season began with an amazing start with "The Festival of the Inn" featuring La Fiesta de la Posada by Dave Brubeck. With help from the Dan Paul trio and the Youth and Children's choirs of the Church of St. Mary Our Mother, the church was rockin'! A large and very appreciative audience braved our first big snow of the winter to help us launch our anniversary season. 

The season continued on Saturday, March 1, at 7:30 pm with a wonderful performance before a large and very appreciative audience! The highlights of the Cantata Singers Celebration: Fifty Years of Concerts and Commissions concert were most certainly the first and most recent new music commissions. Warren Benson's Score of Praises received excellent reviews from singers and audience members alike and Will Wickham and Martha Horton's collaboration on Each Song is a Journey, dedicated to former singer Lou Sand, was a huge hit! A standing ovation brought the singers back for an encore of Franz Biebl's Ave Maria which is becoming a standard feature in the Cantata Singers repertoire!

Our season concluded wonderfully on Sunday, June 1st with a performance of the incomparable Mass in B minor by JS Bach accompanied by full orchestra. A large and very appreciative audience was moved to a standing ovation even as the final echoes of the Dona nobis pacem were fading. A truly excellent experience for all involved.  What a great way to celebrate a 50th anniversary!

50th Anniversary Season Concert Programs: The Festival of the Inn; 50 Years of Concerts and Commissions; JS Bach Mass in B-minor