Cantaré
[pronounced can-TAH-ray; a Spanish word meaning "I will sing"]


REHEARSALS:

WEDNESDAYS  6:15 to 8:45 PM at Lutheran Church of the Cross,
10620 Elbow Drive SW   Google Maps


ABOUT:

Cantaré is the ensemble of our program for boys and girls ages 11 to 15.  Singers are challenged to new heights of musical sophistication through the study of high quality repertoire in unison and two, three and four part harmony.  Performance opportunities within the community and tours are an important enrichment to the training these advanced singers receive.

In the past, members of our Cantaré ensemble have been featured as performers in Calgary Opera’s productions of Otello, The Inventor, Tosca, Carmen, Turandot, Dead Man Walking, Magic Flute, Sweeney Todd, Hansel and Gretel, La Boheme, Susannah, and Filumena.  and at prestigious events for  Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II’s visit to Alberta in 2005; the Kodály  Society of Canada;  the Alberta Kodály Society; the Alberta Choral Federation; Calgary Concert Band; University of Lethbridge Singers; Chefs of UNICEF Gala; Banff International Television Festival Awards Ceremony; Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation; Calgary Kiwanis Music Festival Stars of the Festival Concert; Bob Carlisle and Orchestra; Bishop Grandin High School, and the Calgary Bach Society.

Touring is an important enrichment to the comprehensive training these singers receive.   In addition to touring on their own, singers from Cantaré regularly perform and tour with our ensemble Cantando.  Together, they are known as Cantidad.


AWARDS:

National Music Festival of Canada
First prize (2001)
Dr. and Mrs. JFK English Plaque and Scholarship (2001)

Alberta Provincial Choir Festival (National Stream):
First Prize (2001)
Olga Nickle Memorial Scholarship and Alberta Choral Federation       Plaque (2001)
Second Prize (2008-2002) (2000 - 1999)

Alberta Provincial Choir Festival (Provincial Stream):
First Prize(2011, 2007)
Second Prize (2010)
Alberta Choral Federation Scholarship and the Alberta Music        Festival Plaque (2011)
Alberta Choral Federation Scholarship and the Wind River Music        Festival Plaque (2007)

Calgary Kiwanis Music Festival
Numerous gold seals (2013 - 1999)
Kiwanis Club of Calgary Scholarship (2013-2006)
Calgary Foundation Scholarship - Esther Honens Fund (2005 -           2001)
Calgary Foundation Scholarship (2000)
Calgary Kiwanis Music Festival Award (2013 - 2000)
Dalton Memorial Medal (1999)
Kiwanis Scholarship (1999)
T. Eaton Award (2009)
Knights of the Round Table Award (2002, 2001)
Macleod Dixon Scholarship (1999)

Choralfest (presented by The Alberta Choral Federation):
Superior Rating (2011 - 1998)




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TOURS:

CME New Millennium Festival / CME Institute with Doreen Rao, at      the University of Toronto (2005)
Pacific International Children's Choir Festival in Eugene, Oregon        with Doreen Rao (2000)
UNISONG Festival in Ottawa with Bruce Pullan (1999)


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