2022-2023 Season – Our 53rd Year of Great Choral Music!

Winter Concert

Sunday, December 4, 2022 – 3:00pm

John Winthrop Middle School, 1 Winthrop Road, Deep River, CT

Cappella Cantorum Masterworks Chorus will perform:

  • Gloria (Antonio Vivaldi)
  • O Magnum Mysterium (Morten Lauridsen)
  • Fantasia on Christmas Carols (Ralph Vaughan Williams)
  • Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas (Hugh Martin & Ralph Blane)

Music Director Simon Holt will conduct, and the featured soloists are Mezzo-Soprano Rachel Abrams and Bass-Baritone Christopher Grundy. The chorus will be accompanied by pianist Patrice Newman and the Cappella Cantorum Orchestra.

Ticket prices are $15 for students, $30 for adults and $35 at the door.  Buy Tickets at the door the day of!

We look forward to celebrating this joyous holiday season with you!


Note: A credit card processing fee of $2/ticket will be added for online orders.

Covid vaccination and masking are recommended but not required for those attending the concert. This policy is subject to change; please check this website for any updates prior to attending the concert.


Handel’s Messiah Sing or Listen

Sunday, December 18, 2022 – 2:00pm

Participate in the sounds of the season with this beloved holiday tradition!

The Annual Messiah Sing or Listen, sponsored by Cappella Cantorum, will be held on Sunday, December 18, 2022 at the Katharine Hepburn Cultural Arts Center (‘The Kate’), 300 Main St., Old Saybrook, CT. All are welcome to sit in the back and listen, or sit down front and sing.

Singers should arrive and be seated in sections by 1:30pm for a short rehearsal. The performance will start at 2pm, led by Cappella Music Director Simon Holt. Professional soloists and a professional accompanist will join with scores of talented area vocalists to create an extraordinary holiday experience.

Bring your Messiah score if you have one, or copies will be available on loan for the event. Tickets are $12 for singers and audience, and are available through the Kate Box Office, 860-510-0453, www.thekate.org, or at the door on day of performance. No reserved seats.

For more information, call 860-532-0454.


Registration for Spring Rehearsals

7pm on Monday, January 9, 2023

(first rehearsal follows at 7:30pm)

John Winthrop Middle School, 1 Winthrop Road, Deep River, CT

Registration fee is $50/semester (music is extra). This semester’s music will include:

  • The Music Makers (Elgar)
  • Zadok the Priest (Handel)
  • Alto Rhapsody (Brahms)
  • How Lovely is Thy Dwelling Place (Brahms)


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.

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


Cappella Cantorum is the premiere non-auditioned community choral group of the Connecticut Shoreline and lower Connecticut River Valley. Our primary purpose is to give singers of all ages the opportunity to learn, perform and share great choral music.