MasterWorks Chorus

Schubert Mass in E flat major, March 22, 1970 program cover

Cappella Cantorum debuts with Franz Schubert’s Mass in E flat major, March 22, 1970

On Palm Sunday, March 22, 1970, Cappella Cantorum performed its first concert, Franz Schubert’s Mass No. 6 in E flat major (D. 950) at Valley Regional High School in Deep River with 51 singers and an amateur orchestra.  In its early days, the chorus performed at various locales throughout Connecticut.

Faure Requiem at St. Mark the Evangelist Roman Catholic Church in Westbrook, April 3, 2005

Cappella Cantorum MasterWorks Chorus performs Faure Requiem at St. Mark the Evangelist Roman Catholic Church in Westbrook, April 3, 2005

 

 

 

 

 

Since then, Cappella Cantorum MasterWorks Chorus has performed over fifty different choral masterworks, both sacred and secular, ranging from Johann Sebastian Bach’s Mass in B minor (BWV 232) to Carl Orff’s Carmina Burana to great opera choruses to Christmas music, continuing to delight audiences with two major choral concert productions each year, one in early December and one in early Spring.

Carnegie Hall

70 Cappella Cantorum MasterWorks members join with other major choruses from across the country to sing Verdi Requiem at Carnegie Hall, conducted by John Rutter on April 15, 2013

The Cappella Cantorum Masterworks Chorus has been deeply honored to be invited to sing at Carnegie Hall six times by MidAmerica Productions, joining with other major choruses from across the country.

The Cappella Cantorum MasterWorks Chorus is a non-auditioned community chorus that provides approximately 80 singers from 20 communities along the shoreline from Guilford to Waterford and lower Connecticut River valley as far north as Wethersfield, with the opportunity to perform these works with a professional orchestra and professional and/or member soloists.

MasterWorks Chorus 2021

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

For more information call 860-526-1038.