In The Community

Martin Luther King Essay Contest 2018 in the Berkshire Eagle

  Part of our Martin Luther King Celebration involved an essay contest in the Berkshire Eagle with a $500 first prize. The winner read her essay during the concert: Olivia Caraccioli, 6th grade, from Stockbridge MA.

Cantilena Celebrates Lenox’s 250th Anniversary

‘Lenox Suite’ to premiere at Cantilena’s annual concert | The Berkshire Eagle | Pittsfield Breaking News, Sports, Weather, Traffic By Sharon Smullen, Eagle correspondent As the town of Lenox winds up a year of looking back on its past, pianist composer Moshe Knoll will premiere “Lenox Suite,” a multi-movement work he is writing in honor of the town’s 250th anniversary. The suite will be performed on Sunday, as part of Cantilena Chamber Choir’s annual concert of “The World’s … Continue reading

Geraldine Brooks and Cantilena

Chamber choir, Pulitzer Prize novelist Geraldine Brooks bringing King David to life Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist Geraldine Brooks RANDI BAIRD Posted Wednesday, May 31, 2017 2:24 pm   By Andrew L. Pincus, Special to The Eagle LENOX — David slew Goliath, played the harp and lyre, defeated warrior tribes and wrote poems — perhaps psalms. He … Continue reading

Our beloved bass Charlie!

By Dick Lindsay, This story has been modified to correct the maiden name of Charlie Fitzhugh’s wife. LEE — Charlie Fitzhugh would have loved to sing for his supper. Instead, he spent three decades tuning out Mother Nature to make his appointed rounds. After a 33-year career with the U.S. Postal Service — nearly all in … Continue reading

Choral Arts New England: Cantilena gets grant

Cantilena Chamber Choir in Lenox has been twice awarded a $1,500 Choral Arts New England Alfred Nash Patterson Grant. Its most recent grant is in support of its upcoming performance of music by Tanglewood Composers on May 14th, 2016. The first grant was for a  2010 performance of music in the galleries of Pittsfield’s Berkshire … Continue reading

A harmonious celebration of Martin Luther King Jr. January 2016

Still miles to go: Local activist says in spite of progress, covert racism remains Berkshire Eagle Review, January 18, 2016 by Derek Gentile and Dick Lindsay The harmonies were exquisite, the melodies inspiring, but Shirley Edgerton’s words were the heart and soul of the Martin Luther King Jr. celebration at Trinity Episcopal Church in Lenox Sunday … Continue reading

Concert Preview, October 2013

ARTS AND THEATER Cantilena Chamber Choir: ‘Britten 100’ is centennial of a master By Andrew L. Pincus, Special to The Eagle POSTED: 10/18/2013   LENOX — “What better excuse to do what you always wanted to do anyway?” asks conductor Andrea Goodman. She’s talking about the centennial of Benjamin Britten’s birth and the choral concert she’ll conduct Sunday … Continue reading

Cantilena and Kids 4 Harmony program April 2012

PITTSFIELD — The scene at Morningside Community School on Wednesday evening was one that’s been recreated countless times at elementary schools across the nation: a small group of young students nervously showing off their new musical chops in concert while parents proudly watch from the audience and raise their cameras to capture the moment. But … Continue reading

Troubador Article

Read about the Cantilena Chamber Choir in the Spring 2011 American Choral Directors Association newsletter, Troubador, about its collaborations with local non profit arts groups. Troubador Cantilena Article

Berkshire Living Review

Our most recent Berkshire Living review of our concert at the Mount by Lesley Ann Beck, March 15, 2010: The Cantilena Chamber Choir is a twenty-voice a cappella group made up of accomplished singers and musicians under the direction of Andrea Goodman, and the acoustics in the salon showcased the choir’s superb sound very well; … Continue reading