Cantare Chorale of the Sierra Foothills
To bring the joy of choral music to the people of El Dorado county and beyond.
To provide a performance venue for qualified singers who want to share their talent.
To support the development of vocal/choral performance among members of our community.
To educate our audience regarding the history and composition of the repertoire we sing.
PO Box 1833
Diamond Springs, CA 95619
|County or Parish:||El Dorado County|
|Primary NTEE:||Arts,Culture & Humanities|
|Sub NTEE:||Singing & Choral Groups|
Our top needs:
- Funding: Program - $1,000 to fund double bass, guitar, and percussion for spring concerts entitled "Rock This Town"
- Funding: Other - $8,140 to fund a Carnegie Hall concert in 2018 - 11 singers ($740 each). Cantare is currently making plans for a return to Carnegie Hall to perform with the King's Singers 50th Reunion Concert on the DCINY Concert Series. This performance is scheduled for Carnegie Hall on Sunday April, 22nd, 2018 under the baton of Bob Chilcott and Simon Carrington.
- Funding: Other - $1,400 to purchase new music for the coming year
- Funding: Other - $500 to sponsor individual singers needing financial assistance for choral fees
- Furniture - $4,250 for purchase of performance risers
Cantare was part of the El Dorado County Community Concert Series in November, 2015, and Music on the Divide in 2017. Cantare's singers understand how the power of music can bring people of all ages and cultures together, as evidenced by the diversity of its audiences and its members. Since 1992, volunteer members of all ages, from all walks of life and with disparate levels of musical experience have joined together to sing for their own enjoyment and for their love of the art. By performing quality choral music in a wide variety of musical styles, they lift hearts and bring smiles to the faces of those who listen. Cantare has been described as "a small group with a big sound" by one reviewer, while another commented that "the articulation of the chorus was so good that none of the lyrics were missed." (SacChoral Calendar Reviews)
Director Mariia Pechenova says: "From madrigals to contemporary music, folk tunes and jazz, my musical ambition lies in the great masterworks. My primary ambition is always to encourage and inspire the group I am working with to achieve their musical goals beyond their expectations." Each season Cantare extends a warm invitation to talented musicians with sight-reading and vocal ensemble skills to audition and join its dedicated group.
Ruth E. O'Shea, President