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Still Singing

Cantare is excited to offer an all-new program during shelter-in-place: Still Singing. Each series of five or six weekly lectures/sing-alongs explores new topics, such as classical masterworks, the history of African American Music, and more.

Decoding the Masterworks: American Composers

American Icons

Register now to join Artistic Director David Morales in exploring the breadth and depth of American choral masterworks. From 7 to 9 pm on four consecutive Mondays, this series of Zoom-based classes will explore 54 compositions by American composers from colonial times through the modern day, examining the texts and compositional techniques employed in each.

Each class will be half lecture, half sing-along, with the audience invited to join in on their vocal parts. Scores will be shared onscreen as well as sent to all registrants via email before each class, along with lyrics, musical clips, and any (optional) relevant readings.

David has 50 years of professional choral conducting and 25 years as a college music professor.

All live classes will be recorded, and recordings made available to registrants the next day.

Classes

February 8

Choose Something Like a Star

Works by Billings, Foster, Copland, Thompson, Bernstein

February 15

A Jubilant Song

Works by Dello Joio, Hanson, Lauridsen, Whitacre

February 22

O What a Beautiful City

African American Spirituals

March 1

I’ll Be On My Way

Works by Barber, Kirchner, Hawley, Clauson, Dickau, Erb

Time: Mondays, 7-9pm, via Zoom (link sent with registration)

Tuition: $15/session, $60/series

Previous Still Singing Series

Decoding the Masterworks: Series 2

Oct. 19

Requiem; Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

 

Oct. 26

Symphony No. 9, Ode to Joy; Ludwig van Beethoven

Requiem; Gabriel Fauré

 

Nov. 2

Gloria: Antonio Vivaldi

Chichester Psalms: Leonard Bernstein

 

Nov. 9

Lord Nelson Mass; Joseph Haydn

Stabat Mater; Giuseppe Verdi

 

Nov. 16

Gloria; Francis Poulenc

The Prayers of Kierkegaard; Samuel Barber

 

Nov. 23

Mass in B Minor; J. S. Bach

I've Been In the Storm So Long

African American History Through Music

Aug. 24

With My Banjo on My Knee: Minstrelsy

God’s Gonna Trouble de Waters: Spirituals

 

Aug. 31

Nobody Knows You When You’re Down and Out: Blues

I’m Saving My Love for You: Jazz

 

Sept. 7 (Labor Day)

O Happy Day!: Black Gospel Music

In the Still of the Night: Boy and Girl Groups

 

Sept. 14

Off to the Movies: African Americans in musical films

 

Sept. 21

Shake Rattle & Roll: Early R&B, Rock n Roll, Motown

River Deep–Mountain High: Soul Music

 

Sept. 28

What’s Going On: Social and Political Songs of the 60’s & 70’s

Fight the Power: Social and Political Hip-Hop

Decoding the Masterworks

June 22: Messiah – G. F. Handel
June 29: The Creation – F. J. Haydn
July 6: A German Requiem – Johannes Brahms

July 13: Elijah – Felix Mendelssohn
July 20: Missa da Requiem – Giuseppe Verdi