Flood Update: August 11, 2014

flood_damage1As you may have heard, Cantata’s office and music library in Warren suffered devastating losses in the historic flooding on August 11, 2014.  Six feet of contaminated water destroyed irreplaceable mementos from our 50+ year history, our extensive library of sheet music, and a large box of our brand-new CDs.  You can help us rebuild.

  • Donate online (visit the “Support Us” tab), or send a check to Cantata Academy, P.O. Box 1958, Royal Oak, MI 48068.
  • Join Amazon Smile, and select Cantata Academy as the organization you would like to support with a portion (0.5%) of your purchases.
  • Order a copy of our new CD!  Luckily, we still have some undamaged stock available, and your purchase will help us obtain more.

flood_damage2 We thank those who have already come forward with immediate support (and elbow grease!) –it is invaluable as we work through these challenging circumstances and continue our planning for the upcoming season.  Fortunately, the music for our first fall concert happened to be in our music librarian’s trunk, allowing us to start the season on schedule.  There’s still time for interested singers to audition, and we’ll be announcing our full concert season soon.  Sign up for our e-mail newsletter to get concert updates.


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Come Sing With Us!

Like choral music? Join Cantata Academy Chorale! We have great plans for our 54th concert season (beginning in September 2014) and you can be a part of it! Auditions will be held September 7, 2014 by appointment. Visit our Auditions Page for more information.

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A Special Touch for Your Next Event

A small ensemble of Cantata singers is available to perform for private and business occasions.  Engage Cantata to sing at a holiday party, wedding, memorial service, corporate event, or other personal gathering.  You can be sure your next event will end on a high note!  Fees are based on repertoire, the nature of the function, and the size of the ensemble–up to the full choir–and support Cantata’s musical mission.  Call Cantata Academy Chorale at (313) 242-SATB (7282) to begin planning your special event!

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“Americana” on Orchard Lake


Saturday, June 7, 2014 @ 7 pm
Orchard Lake Community Church, Presbyterian
5171 Commerce Road, Orchard Lake, MI 48324

We return to the beautiful shores of Orchard Lake in June for our “Americana” concert. The concert will feature unique arrangements of anthems and folk songs, as well as new works inspired by pivotal points in our nation’s history.  We will also present pieces by American composers, including those featured on our new CD, That Music Always Round Menow available for online purchase.  Tickets will be available at the door.

Auditions for the 2014-2015 season will be held on June 8.
Please visit the Auditions tab for further information.

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Upcoming: Sunday Afternoon at the Opera

Sunday, March 30, 2014 @ 2 pm
Central United Methodist Church
23 E. Adams (at Woodward), Detroit, MI 48226

Nothing is as rousing as the sound of a full opera chorus!  Opera is storytelling on a grand scale, and the choruses serve key supporting roles: to illuminate the desires and of a character (Carmen‘s “Habanera”), to heighten the emotion of a tragic scene (“Humming Chorus” from Madama Butterfly), or simply to provide local flavor and bring a setting to life (Verdi’s Anvil Chorus).  Some, like Verdi’s “Va Pensiero,” which is now as much an anthem of Italian patriotism as it is a nostalgic song of Hebrew slaves, have taken on a life of their own.  We join with Madrigal Chorale (Dr. Robert Martin, Dir.) to present these and other iconic, well-loved pieces from the world of opera, from Mozart through the Golden Age of Opera.

$15 adult, $12 student/senior, $30 family
For discounted advance tickets ($13/$10/$26),
call (313) 242-7282 or contact your favorite Chorale member.

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