Cantores Soprano (2nd soprano preferred), Tenor, and Bass (2nd bass preferred) are sought to round out the roster of Cantores, a small vocal ensemble (15-18 singers) performing primarily a cappella choral music from the 15th through 21st centuries.
Members have a good deal of choral singing experience, are familiar with singing in various foreign languages as well as English, have the ability to sight-read and learn music fairly quickly (we work on parts as needed), possess good vocal quality, and (for the most part) have the ability to adjust their vibrato as styles dictate.
Cantores is made up of a group of friends who love to sing. We rehearse weekly from 7:30-9:15 on Monday nights. We meet in the homes of some of our members (as well as other locations) on Philadelphia's Main Line, making about equal amounts of music and fun.
Our repertoire is drawn from madrigals, anthems, love songs, folk songs, spirituals, octavos, and occasional popular music and jazz arrangements in settings for two to eight voice parts. We prepare one or two programs a year and give concerts in area churches and retirement communities.
The current program is called Sacred and Profane. Previous programs have included Coming and Going, music describing the comings and goings of our lives; A Grand Night for Singing; Music of the Four Seasons; A Celebration of Love, madrigals to vocal jazz; A Celebration of Psalms, psalm settings from Germany, Italy, Great Britain and the Americas; and From Dusk to Dawn, with selections describing things that transpire during the night.
For additional information, please contact the director, Carol Grey, at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 267-847-4314.