2020-2021 Season – Our 51st Year of Tradition.

Well Wishes and Looking Forward to 2021

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.

This modern plague has affected every corner of society, and caused great suffering. We mourn the loss of so many, made all the more sad, by our collective inability to say ‘farewell’ to friends and relatives who have departed this life. But we are proud of the resilience of so many good, ordinary folk, in the face of such adversity.

The impact on the performing arts has been catastrophic, and the full consequences still unknown.  Due to the means of transmission of the virus through the air, choral singing is considered to be a potentially very dangerous activity.

Brighter days are ahead.  The chorus will return! Please stay in touch for the latest updates, either by visiting this website or joining our email list.

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



This next meeting will be a conversation with Pat Hill (and possibly some of her friends) chatting about the history of the summer Cappella Concert Tours. 2021 marks the 40th Anniversary of these much-anticipated and beloved excursions, full of cultural opportunities, exuberant singing and local delicacies! Pat will tell us about how these tours come into being, what she loves about them and what the future of the tours look like, including the details for 2021. Please plan to join us and if you have a question for Pat please don’t hesitate to email it to me. Like our last meeting, this is surely going to be another fascinating conversation!
Here is the Zoom invite:
Topic: Cappella Cantorum Zoom Meeting
Time: Jan 25, 2021 07:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 858 4305 2136
Passcode: 204079

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

Our New Music Director Invites You to Come Sing With Us!

Cappella Cantorum’s new Music Director as of July 2017,  is Simon Holt, founder and Artistic Director of Salt Marsh Opera and Music Director of the Old Lyme Congregational Church Choir, Old… Read more »

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

Cappella Cantorum announces the retirement of its co-founder, Music Director, and Conductor Barry B. Asch, from the Cappella Cantorum MasterWorks Chorus. Asch has conducted the MasterWorks Chorus for forty seven years… Read more »

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 »