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.