Cantate began as a community chorale in 2001 with a mission to provide high quality music education, experience and opportunity to the island of Guam.
Highlights of recent seasons include a goodwill tour of Russia with members of the Ramapo College of New Jersey Chorale, highlights from the 80’s rock musical ‘Chess,’ G.F. Handel’s ‘Messiah,’ Vivaldi’s ‘Gloria,’ Maurice Durufle’s ‘Durufle Requiem,’ Palestrina’s ‘Pope Marcellus Mass,’ J.S. Bach’s ‘Magnificat,’ and Morten Lauridesen’s ‘Lux Aeterna.’
During the summer, Cantate presents the Pacific Summer Music Festival hosting guest musicians
nominated string ensemble, Quartet San Francisco. The chorale also performs during special occasions with the award winning Guam Territorial Band lead by alumnus, Maximo Ronquillo Jr. Founding and current members of the chorale have become the island’s leading musicians, educators, in both public and private schools and musical directors.
Membership in Cantate is open to EVERYONE, without audition. The chorale varies in size from 25-60 members. Skill levels vary from the dedicated amateur to professional musician. The ability to sight-read is helpful but not required. Dedication to hard work and having fun is a MUST!
The chorale rehearses Thursday evenings from 7:00 p.m. to 9:15 p.m. at the St. John’s Parish Hall (next the the St. John Episcopal Church) in Upper Tumon. For more information about the group, please contact Executive Director, Deanna Palmer at 688-2855 or Resident Conductor, Karl Cepeda at 489-2257 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Cantate is a project of Hu Na’e Hao Kanta, Inc., a 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization.