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Cantata Academy Chorale's 50th Season Opener: "Connecting Through Music"

Location: Michigan, USA
Voicing: Mixed
Sunday, October 17, 2010 · 4:00pm
St. Isidore’s Catholic Church
18201 23 Mile Road, Macomb, MI

Cantata Academy Chorale joins special guests, the Dakota and Chippewa Valley High School Varsity Choirs, to present CONNECTING THROUGH MUSIC. This exciting concert will unite three accomplished choirs and the varied perspectives of our collective members. We are young and old, novice and experienced, secular and religious, and many cultures besides. For our new director, Susan Catanese, this concert also joins past and future as we welcome her to Cantata Academy Chorale, following a full and distinguished career at Chippewa Valley Schools.

All these differences dissolve as we join in music that explores the complexity of human relationships. Choral music has a unique ability to express the most profound emotions, because we as singers weave not just notes, but words: poetry! Expressing our loves, hopes, and fears as one voice makes each of us more fully human, more alive, more attuned to each other. “The Awakening,” a stunning and deeply moving piece written from the heart, bears a powerful and uplifting message of music as the soul of humanity. Music also sustains us through difficult times, and can reawaken hope in the face of despair. We will perform a dramatic setting of the “Lamentations of Jeremiah,” which delves into all the dimensions of grief: unbearable sorrow, loneliness, internal conflict, and anger. The text reverberates from uncontrollable sorrow to tense, restrained fury – and back, to find catharsis and refuge.

Join us for these two choral gems and MUCH more, in celebration of the power of song as a spiritual force to express the range and universality of human experience, to lead and sustain us through uncertain times.

Call (313) 242-7282 or e-mail for advance tickets ($15 adults, $12 students/seniors, $30 family).
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