Date(s) - Wednesday, December 2, 2015
Flamingo Conference Resort and Spa
We kick off the holiday season with a musical performance by Cantiamo, whose ensemble includes our very own Keven Brown. Due to scheduling conflicts, they will perform from 12:25 to 12:45 pm, so please come early. Our regular meeting will follow.
Known widely as Sonoma County’s premiere a cappella vocal ensemble, Cantiamo Sonoma has enchanted audiences in the North Bay and beyond since 2002. Comprised of 21 talented singers under the direction of acclaimed soprano Carol Menke, the group is lauded for its varied programs which present the finest choral repertoire from the Renaissance through the 20th century. Cantiamo gives several major concerts each year, performing throughout Northern California at such prestigious venues as Calvary Presbyterian Church in San Francisco, St. Stephen’s in Belvedere, and the Gualala Arts Center. The ensemble is also well known for its services of Choral Evensong at Church of the Incarnation, Santa Rosa and other local churches.
The ensemble began in the early 1990s as the Schola Gregoriana, under the leadership of tenor Jeff Morse. The Schola focused on singing Gregorian chant and polyphonic masses and motets in their proper liturgical settings. After Menke became director in 2002, the group renamed itself Cantiamo and expanded its repertoire to include both sacred and secular works.