2014-15 Season (our 51st!) At a Glance
Home for the Holidays - November 22 at 5:30 pm in Elmira's Riverfront Park
Christmas in Story and Song - December 6 at 7:30 pm in Watkins Glen & December 7 at 3 pm in Horseheads
Where Sacred Waters Divide - March 8 & 12 in the Learning Center at Corning Community College's Spencer Hill Campus
A Choral Celebration of Life - May 17 at Grace Episcopal Church in Elmira
Concerts are free, open to the public and handicapped accessible.
Rehearsals for the 51st season have officially begun and we're off to a great start. We are no longer accepting new singers for the December performances but you can join us if you'd like to sing some great choral music in March and May. For further information, read on or contact our music director at firstname.lastname@example.org. Rehearsals are Sundays, 6:00-8:30 pm in the Parish Hall at St. Matthew's Church, 408 S. Main St., Horseheads.
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.
Click here to download a full size Festival Bach, Golden Anniversary Edition poster!
Will you please help support us?
50th Anniversary Commemorative booklet available to order here $5 suggested donation
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!