Past Concerts - Cantorum in Venice

Cantorum Choir

Date - 7th - 11th April 2006
Event - Cantorum in Venice
Venue - Various
     

This most memorable Cantorum Choir visit involved three concerts conducted by Sally Stafford. The first was at the English Church in Venice on 8th April, where the choir sang three motets and the John Rutter “Requiem” to an appreciative audience of expats and tourists. An Italian organ tuner had engaged in a race against time to get the organ properly tuned before the concert. Following the main concert, the choir immediately gave another one, impromptu, on the pavement outside.

On 9th April the choir sang in St. Mark’s itself for the evening mass. This was Palm Sunday, so there was a large congregation of locals as well as tourists. We sang four motets: Weelkes’s “Hosannah to the Son of David”, Victoria’s “Pueri Hebraeorum, Lotti’s “Crucifixus” and Bruckner’s “Christus Factus Est”. It was a rare privilege to sing in this most sumptuous and beautiful of churches, and the choir rose to the occasion. Indeed it stayed risen throughout the entire service as nobody had thought to provide us with any chairs!

Finally, on 10th April, we again sang the Rutter “Requiem” together with some motets in a morning concert at San Giorgio Maggiore. It was bitterly cold, and the audience consisted of our loyal camp followers and a few itinerant tourists. These enjoyed a real treat (for free). The acoustic in San Giorgio is quite beautiful, and the feedback this provides coaxes the very best out of any choir. After singing at the back of the church, we also tried singing under the dome in the middle. The echo time in that position is such that we were almost singing there half an hour after we’d left! Following the concert, the entire choir took it in turns to travel up San Giorgio’s tower in a small and rather creaky lift. Attempts to sing from the top were thwarted by the wintry conditions.

When not singing, the choir and supporters enjoyed all the usual delights of the city with enthusiasm. Finally, on the Tuesday, we Ryan-aired back to Stansted, tired but very happy after a visit that none will forget.

 
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Previous Concerts

2017

'Gloriana' Vivaldi & Handel

2017

Valentines Black Tie Dinner

2016

Carols by Candelight

2016

Polyphony: A Concert of Renaissance Masterpieces

2016

If Music be the Food of Love

2016

J S Bach Mass in B Minor

2015

The Ultimate Christmas Concert

2015

“Gloria!” with Brass Ensemble

2015

A Night at the Opera

2015

Valentines Dinner Concert

2014

‘For Unto Us a Child is Born’-Messiah Highlights and other Christmas Favourites

2014

Haydn 'Nelson' Mass, Trumpet Concerto, Mozart Te Deum

2014

Cantorum A Cappella: Old & New

2014

Bach's St John Passion

2013

"Sing this Night" - Christmas with Cantorum

2013

Bach ‘Magnificat’, Piano Concerto #1, ‘Singet dem Herrn’

2013

“Great Britten” - Glorious English Music

2013

Valentine's Supper Concert

2012

Christmas with Cantorum

2012

Mozart Requiem

2012

All Creatures Great and Small - Music inspired by Animals

2012

Handel’s Messiah

2011

Christmas Carol Concerts

2011

Fauré Requiem

2011

Dixit Dominus by G F Handel

2011

Valentine’s Supper Concert

2010

“O Holy Night” – Christmas Carol Concert

2010

"Mass of the Children" by John Rutter

2010

“Notes from America” – Concert of American Music

2010

"The Reluctant Dragon"

2010

"Faire is the Heaven"

2009

"Christmas is coming"

2009

"Mozart in Marlow"

2009

"Jazz for June"

2009

Valentine’s Sumptuous Supper

2008

Christmas Carol Concert

2008

“Vivaldi in Venice”

2008

“Myths and Melodies: Music for a Summer’s Evening”

2008

J.S. Bach’s St John Passion

2007

Christmas Concert

2007

25th Anniversary Concert

2007

Joint Concert with the Fonte Choir from Japan

2007

Valentine’s Sumptuous Supper

2006

Carol Concert

2006

Poulenc's Gloria

2006

Concert of English folk songs

2006

Cantorum in Venice

2006

A Concert of Easter Music

2005

Christmas Music

2005

Fauré's Requiem and Rutter's Requiem

2005

Haydn's Creation

2005

Valentine's Sumptuous and Songs

2004

Christmas Music

2004

Cantorum trip to Paris

2004

Summer Evening Concert

2004

Bach's Magnificat

2003

Christmas Concert

 

 

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