November News

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HOMELAND: A Concert of Songs That Bring Us Home

This Sunday, November 16, we present our fall concert celebrating home, harvest, and country.  One performance only, at Central United Methodist Church in Detroit — get in the spirit of Thanksgiving with this rousing, heart-warming music!

Our Director, Susan Catanese, will be in the studio at WRCJ 90.9 FM this Friday, November 14 at 3pm to talk with Chris Felcyn about this concert and our upcoming season in the wake of the August flood that destroyed our music library. While we’ve been blessed with immediate assistance from our supporters and fellow area choral ensembles, our rebuilding project is ongoing.  Here’s how you can help:

  • NEW! Sponsor a SongHelp us restore a favorite work to our repertoire. All you have to do is select a piece to sponsor from this list. Your name will be printed on the cover of the sheet music, and you will be recognized in connection with its performances.
  • 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 in time for the holidays.

Finally, please spread the word about our upcoming concert and holiday appearances.  We are restoring our library so that we can continue to perform compelling music and share our love of singing with you, our audience.

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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

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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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