TRURO – The Cantabile Society is set to open its 32nd season next weekend.
‘Cantabile – In a Singing Style’ will be the society’s first featured performance and feature the Cantabile Singers and Cantabile Boys’ Choir in their first concert under their new artistic director – Chris Bowman. Lisa Annand will accompany the Cantabile Singers, with Ross Thompson accompanying the Cantabile Boys’ Choir.
‘Cantabile - In a Singing Style’ is a program made up of songs about music and singing. Interspersed among the pieces will be poems, readings, and quotes about music.
The repertoire for this upcoming concert will feature a bit of everything, ranging from Renaissance choral music to Bach in a jazzy style, from German Lieder to opera chorus, from contemporary North American a cappella choral music to Maritime folk song, from African and Swedish music to comedic music - truly promising something for everyone.
The concert will be held at St. Andrew's United Church in Truro on Oct. 26 at 7 p.m. Tickets are $17, with a $5 student rate; children 12 and under can get in free.
Those interested in purchasing tickets can do so by visiting MacQuarries Pharmasave on the Esplanade or from choir members. Tickets, if available, will also be ready for purchase at the door. A limited number of tickets are available, therefore the public is encouraged to buy their tickets early.
The Cantabile Society was formed in 1981 for the purpose of supporting the activities of the Cantabile Singers of Truro. Since then, its activities have expanded to include the creation of the Cantabile Boys’ Choir, Spotlight Musical Theatre program and the annual Choirs for Comfort program.
The Cantabile Singers of Truro, the society’s flagship program, provides eclectic concert programming for its audience in Truro and around the province. Succeeding previous directors include Jeff Joudrey and Ross Thompson.
Upcoming concerts this season of include ‘Cantabile Christmas with Brass’ featuring Scotia Brass on Dec. 14, ‘Cantab-elation: Joyfully Making Music Together’ with the Annapolis Valley Honour Choirs on Mar. 29, and ‘A Cantabile Canadian Road Trip’ on May 24.