Cappella Cantorum Benefits the Community
- Adds to the quality of life in the area by adding to performing arts offerings.
- Provides an opportunity for study and performance of major choral works with professional orchestra, enriching the cultural offerings to audiences in the area.
- Encourages and supports area youth by often including high school choruses in rehearsals and concerts.
- Offers music education and coaching for members to improve sight-reading, theory and vocal production. Home-schooled young people have used Cappella Cantorum as their music course work.
- Supports the Cappella Cantorum Men’s Chorus, a popular group with audiences, singing a varied repertoire from classical works to spirituals and sea chanteys. Concerts are given in a variety of venues, including Connecticut Hospice and local senior citizens homes.
- Strengthens church choirs by providing significant additional training and experience.
- Has been invited to Carnegie Hall six times to join with representatives of other choruses from all over the United States to sing choral masterworks.
- Cappella Cantorum was also invited once to sing at Avery Fisher Hall at Lincoln Center in New York.
- Provides opportunities to sing in major cathedrals across Europe—an effective people-to-people endeavor using the universal language of music. Through its participant-funded biennial excursions, the Cappella Cantorum International Tour Chorus has traveled to the United Kingdom, Norway, the Iberian Peninsula, France, Italy, Greece and Croatia.
- Sponsors “SummerSings Series” jointly with the Con Brio Choral Society. Open to all, at these programs choristers sight-read choral works directed by a variety of skilled conductors and accompanied by professional soloists.
- Gives singers the opportunity to participate through open registration, with no auditions required.
Cappella Cantorum is made possible by the support of area businesses and professional people through program advertising, by generous sponsors, by our concert audiences, by our members through dues and hard work, and through the dedication and enthusiasm of our Music Director Simon Holt, Assistant Music Director Deborah Lyon and the efforts of the volunteer Board of Directors. Become a Sponsor, click here.
Cappella Cantorum, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.