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About us

 

Welcome to our choir

We are a mixed voice choir, formed in 1987, of roughly 30 members, based at Broadclyst near Exeter.

Our ages and backgrounds are diverse, as is the range of music we sing – mostly in four parts (SATB).

We are a friendly and enthusiastic group who thoroughly enjoy singing together while always striving to improve our knowledge and ability.

Our musical director

Our musical director is Hannah Stephenson who brings a wealth of musical talent and experience, together with an energy and enthusiasm that is already raising the standard of Cantilena to new heights!

Hannah Stephenson

Listen to us

Here is a sample recording of the choir singing at a recent concert (extract from Vivaldi Gloria).

Our next concert

Date: Saturday 10 December, 1:00 pm till 1:30 pm

Venue: The Chapel, Killerton

Programme: we will be performing Christmas Carols

Our recent concert at Cullompton

On 26 November 2016, Cantilena gave a concert at Cullompton integrated health centre.

The programme, entitled “music for a starry night” featured a wide range of choral arrangements - including classical, modern, and popular music - sung by the choir, and accompanied by Wensleigh Palmer.

Particular highlights were “Sure On This Shining Night” by “Morten Lauridsen” and Ubi Caritas by Paul Mealor. On a lighter note, the choir performed “In the mood” and “When you wish upon a Star”.

The choir, ably led by Musical Director Hannah Stephenson, delivered a sensitive and spirited performance of these works, which was met with very favourable comments from the audience.

The concert also featured instrumental and vocal solos performed by members of the choir. This included a selection of baroque pieces by Malcolm on Cello (with Ethel on Violin), and vocal solos by Hannah, Lorna, and Patrick.

We were treated to a very interesting talk from the Devon Freewheelers which opened our eyes to the amazing work that they do.

Profits from the concert will be divided between Devon Freewheelers and the Cullompton patients’ group.

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