Past Seasons

Cantilena Women's Chorale singing, directed by Jennifer Kane and accompanied by Joshua T. Lawton

Spring 2020

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.

Fall 2019

Fire Flowers:
Hope and the Resilience of the Human Spirit
December 8, 2019

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 was supported in part by an Alfred Nash Patterson Grant from Choral Arts New England.

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Spring 2019

Carrying the Torch:
Songs That Celebrate Remarkable Women
May 4 and 5, 2019


Fall 2018

Seasonal Works For Women's Voices by Women Composers
December 2, 2018


Spring 2018

Circles Unending:
Music by Composers from England, Ireland,
Scotland, and Wales
May 6, 2018


Fall 2017

Double Delight:
Enchanting music for women's chorus and piano,
four hands and duos
December 2, 2017