2021-2022 Season – Our 52nd Year of Tradition.


Cappella Cantorum is the lower Connecticut River Valley and Shoreline’s premiere non-auditioned community choral organization whose primary purpose is to learn, perform and enjoy great choral music while striving for excellence and the enrichment of its singers and audience.

Information on Registration and Rehearsals

Cappella Cantorum will be performing Handel’s Messiah Part One (the Christmas section) and the Hallelujah Chorus on December 5, 2021.  In light of all we’ve been through over the past year and a half, the concert is aptly titled, “Hallelujah!”.  Simon Holt of the Salt Marsh Opera and First Congregational Church of Old Lyme will direct our joyous return to singing.

Registration and the first rehearsal of the season is Monday, September 13, 7:00 p.m., ***at a NEW LOCATION*** Trinity Lutheran Church, 109 Main Street Centerbrook, CT.  The Chorus typically rehearses on Monday evenings at 7:30pm (same location).

Auditions are NOT required.  Registration is $50 (music is extra).

Proof of full COVID-19 vaccination is required this season for registration and participation, and masks must be worn at all times. You will be required to show proof of vaccination at the first rehearsal. 

To ease the registration process and avoid crowding, all participants are encouraged to register in advance here on our website, which NOW OFFERS both a “Credit Card” option and a “Pay at Rehearsal” option! Click Add to Cart to proceed with the Registration and order the Music Score, if needed, and on the following Check Out page, you will have the option to select “Pay by Credit Card” or “Pay at Rehearsal” and will be prompted to enter more information to complete the registration process.

After September 13th, you can still register online or by contacting the Registrar at carol_L_cherry@yahoo.com.

With gratitude
The singers, board, staff, and volunteers of Cappella Cantorum


International Touring Choir!

Pat Hill and her industrious Tour Committee are working with ENCORE Tours out of Boston designing the direction of Cappella’s next adventure.

Keep posted by emailing Pat at phill2013mad@gmail.com if you would like to hear more about our plans as they develop.

Recent News

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Cappella Cantorum’s Co-Founder, Music Director, & Conductor Barry B. Asch Retires after 47 years and Simon Holt Appointed New Music Director

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Cappella Cantorum MESSIAH Concerts Receive the Regional Initiative Grant

Cappella Cantorum MasterWorks Chorus is grateful to announce that the 2016-2017 MESSIAH concerts, performed in collaboration with the Old Lyme Congregational Church Choir, have been supported in part by Shoreline Arts… Read more »