Sunday, 1 June, 2014, 1st United Methodist Church, Horseheads, 4 pm JS Bach Mass in B minor Reunion Concert
Concerts are free, open to the public and handicapped accessible.
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50th Anniversary Commemorative booklet available to order here $5 suggested donation
Cantata Singers Up to the Minute
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 what looks to be a great anniversary season. Thanks so much to one and all, and particularly to the singers who worked so hard to achieve such a great performance!
The season continued on Saturday, March 1, at 7:30 pm with a wonderful performance before a large and very appreciative audience! A big thanks to all involved for making the evening so very special. What a great way to celebrate a 50th anniversary!
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!
Special thanks to instrumentalists Gerald Wolfe (organ), Tom Killian (marimba) and Frances McLaren (piano) for sharing their talents to help make the evening so amazing!
Our season will conclude in grand style on Sunday, June 1st with a gala performance of the incomparable Mass in B minor by JS Bach accompanied by full orchestra. We also hope to be joined by former Cantata Singers from far and wide as we conclude our golden anniversary season in high style!