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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: Series 2

 

Back to the Classics

 

Register now to join Artistic Director David Morales for another round of exploring the greatest works in choral music canon, from 7 to 9 pm on Mondays via Zoom. Each week, David will delve into the historical context and musical characteristics or one or two choral masterworks, along with texts and

compositional techniques employed by each composer. Each class will be half lecture, half sing-along, as the audience is invited to join in on their vocal parts. Scores will be shared onscreen as well as sent out 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

October 19

Requiem; Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

October 26

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

Requiem; Gabriel Fauré

 

November 2

Gloria: Antonio Vivaldi

Chichester Psalms: Leonard Bernstein

 

November 9

Lord Nelson Mass; Joseph Haydn

Stabat Mater; Giuseppe Verdi

 

November 16

Gloria; Francis Poulenc

The Prayers of Kierkegaard; Samuel Barber

 

November 23

Mass in B Minor; J. S. Bach

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

Tuition: $15/session, $72/series

Previous Still Singing Series

 

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: July 20

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