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Cantate 2012

 Welcome to Cantate Community Chorale!

Cantate begun 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 Chorale, highlights from the 80′s rock musical ‘Chess,’  ’Messiah’, by G.F. Handel, Gloria, by Vivaldi, the Durufle Requiem, the Pope Marcellus Mass by Palestrina, Magnificat by J.S. Bach and Morten Lauridsen’s Lux Aeterna. During the summer, Cantate presents the Pacific Summer Music Festival which hosts guest musicians such as the nation’s most beloved choral conductor, Dr. Weston Noble, concert pianists, Itay Goren and Frank Pavese and the Grammy-nominated string ensemble, Quartet San Francisco. The chorale also performs during special occasions with the Guam Territorial Band led by alumnus, Maximo Ronquillo Jr.

Founding and current members of the chorale have become the island’s leading musicians, educators and musical directors.

Membership in Cantate is open to all, without audition. The chorale varies in size from 25 to 60 members. Skill levels vary from dedicated amateurs to professional musicians. The ability to sight-read is helpful but not required. Dedication to hard work and having fun is a must.

The chorale rehearses on Thursday evenings from 7:00 p.m. to 9:15 p.m. at the St. John’s Parish Hall in Tamuning. For information about the group, contact the Executive Director, Shawn Wegner, at shawn@meguam.com  or 482-7464.

Cantate is a project of Hu Nae Hao Kanta which is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.