2021-2022 Season

The Cantilena Board of Directors is excited to announce that, after 16 long months, for the Fall 2021 semester we will be returning to a hybrid model of rehearsing that will include in-person and remote attendance options under the deft leadership of our former Artistic Director and now Interim Music Director for Fall 2021, Allegra Martin!

In addition, we intend to culminate our season with a live performance for your safe viewing pleasure. As the circumstances of the COVID-19 pandemic shift, flexibility is the name of the game. Please be patient as we work out all the details before we share more with you.

Spring 2020 (cancelled)

Earth Song:
Women's Voices for a Livable Planet

Due to the pandemic, Cantilena cancelled our April 25, 2020 Spring concert for the safety of our singers and our audience members.

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Fall 2019

Fire Flowers:

Hope and the Resilience of the Human Spirit

 

December 8, 2019 (Sunday) at 4:00pm

Our Fall 2019 concert presents a collection of choral works for women’s voices with texts that inspire hope and celebrate the resilience of the human spirit.

 

The central work is the seven-movement work Anne Frank: A Living Voice for treble voices and string quartet by contemporary American composer Linda Tutas Haugen. Based on selected entries from The Diary of Anne Frank, the texts and music portray Anne’s psychological progression from fear and despair to strength and hope.

 

Other works in this concert include Fire Flowers (Movement #3 from the suite Heart Songs of the White Wampum) by Timothy Corlis, A Hope Carol by David Conte, I Shall Keep Singing by Brian Holmes, Starting Now by Jocelyn Hagen, and Light of a Clear Blue Morning by Dolly Parton, arranged by Craig Hella Johnson. 

 

This concert is supported in part by an Alfred Nash Patterson Grant from Choral Arts New England.

Past seasons

First Parish Unitarian Universalist

630 Massachusetts Ave., Arlington, MA 02476

Concert Location

Ticket Information

Advance Sales

Tickets can be purchased in advance for $18 from:

The Book Rack
13 Medford Street

Arlington, MA 02474
781-646-2665

HOURS:

Sun, Mon, Tues: 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Wed, Thurs, Fri: 10 a.m. - 8 p.m.

Saturday: 9 a.m. - 8 p.m.

Ticket Prices

$20 at the door
$18 in advance
$15 students and seniors

OR by one of the following methods:*

By Mail

Please send correspondence, including:

Your name and the number of each type of ticket you would like (adult, senior/student):

A check for the correct amount, payable to Cantilena, Inc.,

Send to: Cantilena, Inc., PO Box 465, Arlington, MA 02476

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*Advance orders for tickets will be accepted by mail, telephone or e-mail when the order/payment is postmarked no later than 1 week prior to the performance date. Tickets ordered in advance will be held at the door, and available for pick up 30 minutes before the concert.