Cantabile Singers to perform Handel’s Messiah at Carnegie Hall in New York City

from the Truro News, Nov. 9, 2018:


A group of Truro singers will soon be on stage at Carnegie Hall.

Members of the Cantabile Singers are going to New York to take part in a performance of Handel’s Messiah on Nov. 25.

“This is a dream realized for myself, and for many of us,” said Chris Bowman, the Cantabile Society’s artistic director. “I get to be one of the singers and, as a singer, I’m very much looking forward to crossing that off my bucket list.”

The Truro group was invited to take part in the Distinguished Concerts International New York (DCINY) Concert Series, and will join more than 400 other singers for the show.

“The Cantabile Singers received this invitation because of the quality and high level of musicianship demonstrated by the singers and the high quality of their audition recording,” said Dr. Jonathan Griffith, artistic director and principal conductor for DCINY.

“These wonderful musicians not only represent a high quality of music and education, but they also become ambassadors for the entire community.”

Twenty-one singers from Truro are going to New York for five days, and will spend about 10 hours in rehearsals. One of the things that Bowman is most worried about is getting everyone across Manhattan for an early morning rehearsal on Black Friday.

This will be Bowman’s first trip to Carnegie Hall.

“It’s a very exciting opportunity to have a great music making experience with friends from Truro, and is speaks to the quality of music Cantabile is making,” he said. “I’m so honoured to be working with them.”

People in Truro will have an opportunity to hear the Cantabile singers perform Handel’s Messiah on Sunday, Dec. 8, at 7 p.m. at First United Church. They will be accompanied by Cynthia Davies on piano.

Tickets are $25, and are available at MacQuarries – Esplanade location, First United Church, from choir members, and at the door.