50th Anniversary Text

An important note to all Cantata Singers past and present!

As you are probably aware the 2013-2014 season is the organization's 50th anniversary season. Over these years many, many singers have shared talents with each other and with the residents of the Twin Tiers through performances in the region. We are celebrating the anniversary with a couple a special programs. In a tradition begun by long-time music director Bill Payne to celebrate the 25th season, the group is commissioning a new choral work in honor of these 50 years of service. To create a very special text for this work we would like all Cantata Singers to contribute their own thoughts and ideas about the theme of or specific wording for the work. Any contribution is encouraged and will be gratefully accepted. Please contribute a single word that sums up your feeling about this milestone achievement, a short phrase or even a favorite memory of your time with the group. While we can not guarantee that all contributions will be used in the final work, as many as can be incorporated will be come a part of the Golden Anniversary celebrations!

Current singers can contribute through the forums in the "Let's Talk" link on the members section of the Singer's Info page of this web site. Former singers can contribute by sending contributions to us by email to cantatasingers@ymail.com with "anniversary text" in the subject line. Everyone should keep checking back often to track the progress on the composition's progress over the next 12 months.