Petites Voix: 5 reasons its a Choral Gem
This past January I took out my score of Francis Poulenc’s Petite Voix,: 5 Choeurs faciles pour 3 voix d’enfants to prep for rehearsal. I quickly started feeling regret for picking such a dissonant, difficult piece. Would we survive? Surprise! This is the story of how the piece entered our hearts and dug a bore for life.
That's What I'm Talking about
One can always add another reason to join Cantala. If you already sing in Cantala, then someday, by passion, perseverance, hard work and a little bit of luck, you may get the chance to sing again at Lincoln Centre in New York City, under the direction of one, Eric Whitacre, famous conductor and composer. Guest post by a passionate Cantala choral member.
Fall 2017 Cantala Repertoire
The winter concert will take place on Saturday, December 9, 2017 in the beautiful space of St. Anne’s Anglican Church located at 270 Gladstone Ave, Toronto. We will be preparing 47 minutes of music starting on Monday August 28th, 2017 at Forest Hill United Church from 645-845pm.
Warming up the choir
Everyone seems to come to choir exhausted. It’s the end of their work day and while I know they are looking forward to creating music, their sense of listening and often also their vocal apparatus are fatigued. They are ready for the couch and some tv, but you are asking them to get up, smile and sparkle. Warming up the choir is an important transition from tired work day to musical brilliance.