As an important member of Calgary's cultural community, we have established relationships with many local arts organizations. While the benefits are many, the most important advantage is the sharing of experiences. Performing with others widens the learning on many levels and expands the possibilities for everyone.

The Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra is widely recognized as one of Canada’s finest orchestras. It has been an integral part of our vibrant community for over fifty years. Cantaré is thrilled to join forces with both the orchestra and the CPO Chorus to present major choral / orchestral works. In addition, Cantaré has been featured as the guest artist in a variety of concerts from the Treble Choir / Orchestral repertoire, including:

Gustav Mahler Symphony No. 8 (June 2016)
Berlioz Damnation of Faust (November 2015)
Carl Orff Carmina Burana (April 2015)
Beethoven Symphony No. 9 (April 2016, May 2014, September 2011, and May 2007)
A Traditional Christmas (December 2016, 2013, 2010, 2005)
Tosca in Concert (October 2013)
Jeffrey Ryan Afghanistan:  Requiem for a Generation World Premiere (November 2012)
Beethoven Symphony No. 9 for the War and Peace Festival (November 2012)
The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (May 2013)
JS Bach St. Matthew Passion (March 2012)
John Adams On the Transmigration of Souls and Beethoven  Symphony No. 9 (September 2011 and May 2007)
Symphony No. 9 for the Beethoven Festival (November 2008)
Howard Shore The Lord of the Rings Symphony (October 2008)
The Poet Sings Treble repertoire for The Discovery Series
(October 2006)

Cantaré Children’s Choir has enjoyed a long and rewarding association with Calgary Opera. Our collaboration has been a huge benefit to both organizaitons. We provide prepared, attentive and focused boys and girls of varying ages who are excellent musicians; we, in turn, are welcomed into a professional organization that gives us the opportunity to share our singing (and acting) skills in an exhilarating environment (costumes/sets/props) while learning about the operatic art form and the music and stories of the great operas. In addition, all choristers in our program have the opportunity to attend the Dress Rehearsal for Calgary Opera productions. We have participated as performers in the following operas:

Madame Butterfly (April 2014)
Flying Dutchmen (January 2014)
Otello (November 2012)
La Bohème (April 2012 and March 2002)
Pagliacci / Gianni Schicchi (November 2011)
The Inventor (World Premiere - January/February 2011)
Tosca (April 2008)
The Ballad of Baby Doe (January 2008)
Carmen (April 2007) (April 2015)
Magic Flute (April 2006)
Dead Man Walking (January 2006)
Turandot (November 2005) (April 2017)
Sweeney Todd (January 2004)
Filumena ( World Premiere - January 2003) (January 2017]
Hansel and Gretel (November 2002)
Dinner on the Set (March 2002)
Susannah (January 2001).
Opera in the Village  [August 2016)

Festival Chorus has been Calgary’s acclaimed community chorus for nearly fifty years. Under the direction of Mel Kirby since 1991, the Chorus has expanded its offering of the classical oratorio repertoire to include a burgeoning interest in performing world music from other cultures. Cantaré is delighted to have joined Festival Chorus for these productions:
Paul McCartney Ecce Cor Meum (2011)
Paul Winter Missa Gaia (2008)
Benjamin Britten St. Nicholas (2004)
GF Handel Joshua (2004).

Formed in 1975 and boasting 80 members, the Calgary Civic Symphony is Calgary's community orchestra.  Under the direction of Rolf Bertsch, the Civic presents five concerts each season.  Cantaré is thrilled to have joined the Civic for these presentations:
Bach for the Holidays [November 2015)
Carl Orff Carmina Burana (November 2011)
John Burge Angels' Voices (February 2011)
Beethoven  Symphony 9 (November 2009)
Songs of the Season (December 2008).

Dedicated to increasing awareness and appreciation for the music of JS Bach and other Baroque composers, and founded in 1988, the CBFS has at its heart a volunteer choir which is complimented by professional soloists and instrumentalists.
Baroque Lamentations and Rejoicings (2012)
Children's Concert (2008, 2003, 1999)
Bach Choral Marathon (2000)

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