Beginning a Luminous Journey in 2016. We want you to join us

As we celebrate our achievements over the past year we cannot help but look forward to a promising and exciting 2016.
We are proud to announce that we have been selected to perform at Carnegie Hall in New York on November 27, 2016. We will be a part of a joyous event featuring a full orchestra and Handel’s Messiah. During the Holiday Season many people enjoy this epic tradition exploring the musical drama and life that is our pleasure to sing. It will be our honor to join singers from all over the United States and the World for the performance.
Prior to the Messiah performance, Cantare will be fulfilling its mission to entertain our friends here in the Sierra Foothills. We are preparing Ola Gjeilo’s Dark Night of the Soul and Luminous Night of the Soul for performance in the Spring at several venues in El Dorado Hills and Placerville and also The Harris Center in Folsom, California. This work includes Mixed Choir, Piano and String Quartet. Ola Gjeilo was born in Norway in 1978 and moved to New York in 2001 to study composition at the Julliard School. He is an exciting young composer of many published works being performed around the world. The drama and beauty of his work is a joy to behold and we are honored to present the work in our Spring Season.
In addition, we recently made an agreement with Millington Strings to accompany our group during the spring season. The Millington Strings have a strong reputation for excellence in the Sacramento Area. We are excited to add this dimension to our music performance. We are also delighted to spotlight our excellent accompanist Wendy Payton in our presentation of Gjeilo’s beautiful music.
Here are a few important dates to note:
April 24 at 7:30 pm
Sac Sings
Sac City College Theater
3835 Freeport Blvd., Sacramento

May 7 at 7:00 pm
“Luminous Journey” Concert
St Stephens Lutheran Church
1001 Olson Lane, El Dorado Hills

Saturday, May 14 at 7:00 pm
“Luminous Journey” Spring Concert
Harris Center
Folsom Lake College, Folsom

Sunday, May 22 at 3:00 pm
“Luminous Journey” Spring Concert
Placerville Church of the Nazarene, Placerville

Bon Voyage!