Spring Has Sprung!

Perhaps not literally, but Sunday, January 8, 2017 is our first rehearsal for our upcoming April and May concerts.  Can Spring really be too far behind?

A Night On Broadway
Featuring current Broadway hits and standard favorites.

Saturday April 29, 2017 @ 7 PM
First Congregational  Church
1314 Northwood Blvd
Royal Oak, MI 48073

For Peace and Unity
Featuring songs of upheaval and turmoil, as well as songs of peace.

Sunday, May 7, 2017 @ 3pm
Orchard Lake Community Church, Presbyterian
5171 Commerce Rd.
Orchard Lake, MI  48324

Sunday, May 21, 2017 @ 3pm
Holy Name Catholic Church
630 Harmon St.
Birmingham, MI  48009

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Concert Today!

Today’s scheduled concert will proceed as planned despite the snow.  We hope you will be able to attend!

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Have a “Glorious Christmas” with John Rutter’s Gloria

Sunday, December 4, 2016 at 4:00pm
St. Malachy Catholic Church
14115 E 14 Mile Road, Sterling Heights, MI 48312
[buy tickets online]

Sunday, December 11, 2016 at 3:00pm
Our Lady of La Salette Roman Catholic Church
2600 Harvard Road, Berkley, MI 48072
[buy tickets online]

Featuring John Rutter’s exuberant Gloria, accompanied by brass and percussion, our holiday concerts will jubilantly express the essence of the Christmas season. The words “gloria in excelsis Deo,” meaning “glory to God in the highest,” will find a range of expression from reverence to joy. The afternoon concerts are ideal for anyone seeking an entertaining and uplifting holiday outing with family and friends.

In a survey conducted last year, the Rutter Gloria with its ebullient fanfares and exquisite harmonies topped the list of works our singers hoped to someday perform. Our director, Susan Catanese, was inspired to continue the theme with a selection of unique Glorias across a range of styles and eras.  In keeping with Cantata tradition, the 1.5-hour concert will also include an audience sing-along and conclude with Handel’s famous Hallelujah Chorus.  We hope you will join us to celebrate the season in song.

Call our office at (313) 242-7282 (SATB) now for discounted advance tickets ($15 adult, $13 student/senior), available until the day prior to each concert.  Our family package ($30) includes two adults and any number of minor children.  Tickets will be sold at the door at our regular prices ($18 adult, $16 student/senior) on each concert day, as capacity allows.  All seating is general admission (first come, first served).

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Noteworthy News

We hope you’re enjoying your summer.  We have lots to share as we prepare to kick off our 56th season!

Upcoming Concert Dates
We have finalized dates for our upcoming 56th season!  Please mark your calendar – we’d love to see your smiling faces.  Program details forthcoming.

  • Saturday, December 3, 2016 – Time and location TBD
    Midtown Detroit’s Noel Night
  • Sunday, December 4, 2016 @ 4pm
    “A Glorious Christmas”
    St. Malachy Catholic Church, Sterling Heights, MI
  • Sunday, December 11 @ 3pm
    “A Glorious Christmas”
    Our Lady of La Salette Roman Catholic Church, Berkley, MI
  • Saturday, April 29, 2017 @ 7pm
    “A Night On Broadway”
    First Congregational Church, Royal Oak, MI
  • Sunday, May 7, 2017 @ 3pm
    “For Peace and Unity”
    Orchard Lake Community Church, Presbyterian, Orchard Lake, MI
  • Sunday, May 21, 2017 @ 3pm
    “For Peace and Unity”
    Holy Name Catholic Church, Birmingham, MI

Open Rehearsal
Have you ever wanted to sing with Cantata Academy Chorale?  We invite you to attend our open rehearsal on Sunday, September 11, 2016 @ 6:30pm and see what goes on behind the scenes!  Check out our Auditions page for details.

Young Artist Scholarship Program
We are pleased to announce a brand new program to encourage and develop young singers.  Selected high school juniors and seniors will sing with the chorale as a featured soloist and receive a $500 continuing education scholarship. To apply, please download the application here.

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“Spring Reflections” Concerts

LandscapeSaturday, April 23, 2016 @ 7 PM
St. Jane Frances de Chantal Catholic Church
38750 Ryan Road, Sterling Heights, MI 48310

Sunday, May 1, 2016 @ 3 PM
The First Presbyterian of Dearborn
600 N Brady Rd, Dearborn, MI 48124

Our thoughts are looking forward to Springtime!  We welcome the blossoming flowers and new life.  Our concert offers a theme of introspection and anticipation of the blossoming of nature and human relationships.  Some favorite selections include the exquisite “Only in Sleep” by Sara Teasdale/Eriks Esenvalds, an energetic arrangement of “Witness” by Detroit’s own Stacy Gibbs, the hauntingly moving “Dear Sarah” by James Syler, Eric Whitacre’s meditative “Faith, Hope, Life, Love,” James Elder’s lyrical “Ballade to the Moon,” and many more!

Tickets may be purchased at the door: $15 adult, $12 senior/student, or $30 family. For discounted advance tickets ($13/$10/$26), contact your favorite Cantata singer or our office at (313) 242-7282.

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