Cantari, Voices’ select vocal ensemble, made its choral debut in the 2006-07 season. Singing mostly a cappella music, Cantari’s vocal selections are chosen from medieval to modern repertoire, and include sacred and secular, serious and humorous numbers.
2014-2015 Cantari Season Schedule
In Praise of Women
A tribute to women- Madonna, Lover, Saint. Enjoy these inspiring a cappella works from the Renaissance and Purcell’s brilliant “Ode to St. Cecilia, Welcome to all the Pleasures,” with strings, soloists, and chorus.
Friday, November 7th at 8:00 PM
Holy Trinity Lutheran Church
300 East Rosemary Street, Chapel Hill
All Is Calm—Presented by The ArtsCenter
All Is Calm: The Christmas Truce of 1914, featuring the men of Cantari, returns this December to ArtsCenter Stage. Commemorating the 100th anniversary of World War One, the musical highlights the Christmas Truce of 1914. English, Scottish, French, and German soldiers put down their guns, came out of the trenches and met each other in no man’s land. Barriers are broken down as the soldiers exchange gifts, play soccer, share memories, sing songs and bury each other’s dead. With the guiding light of memorable war and yuletide music they share the true meaning of “peace on the earth, goodwill to men.”
December 5, 6, 11, 12, 13 at 8:00 pm
December 7, 14 at 3:00 pm
300-G East Main Street, Carrboro
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Open The Heavens
Victor Hugo described the organ as “a lament that mingles earth with the heavens.” Hear two marvelous compositions for organ and choir by Hungarian composer Zoltan Kodaly and Johannes Brahms’ motet “O Savior, Throw the Heavens Wide.”
Saturday, March 7th, 2015 at 7:30 pm
Chapel of The Cross
304 East Franklin Street, Chapel Hill
Lighting the Eternal Flame
A tribute to two of the greatest American composers of choral music in our time – Samuel Barber and Morten Lauridsen, with an introduction by Stephen Paulus called “Hymn to the Eternal Flame.”
Sunday, June 7th, 2015 at 4 pm
University United Methodist Church
150 East Franklin Street, Chapel Hill
Tickets for these performances are $17 and $7 for students.
If you would like to be considered for membership in Cantari, please click here to schedule an audition.