Cantanti Camerati

Cantanti Camerati is an
auditioned chamber choir based in Richmond-upon-Thames and was formed in
1968.  We specialise in performing unaccompanied English music, but are
also famous for the wide range of music that we tackle, in many different
styles and from all periods, from madrigals to band-accompanied Broadway shows
to opera excerpts.  We perform at least five concerts each calendar year,
starting with the ever-popular series ‘Just a Song at Twilight’ in March at
Normansfield Theatre in Teddington, and finishing the year with a traditional
Christmas concert, now at St Mary’s Church Twickenham.  The choir maintains
links with choirs in Fontainebleau in France and Konstanz in southern Germany,
and once visited Richmond, Virginia, USA, in support of the twinning agreements
with those towns.  In 2009 the choir travelled to Sierra Leone in order to
help encourage the re-establishment of musical education in the Freetown area
following the ending of the civil war, and still supports the Ballanta Academy
of Music by fundraising.  For most of its long history, in fact for 40
years, the choir was directed by Geoffrey Bowyer, who retired in July
2014.  Now directed by only its third conductor, Stephen Gregson, the
choir continues to perform a variety of genres from the choral repertoire. We
are a friendly group!

Rehearsals are on Thursday evenings at 7.30pm at the RACC, Room RBS22,
Parkshot, Richmond-upon-Thames. New members are always welcome, and
should contact the Musical Director Stephen Gregson on 020 3581 1308.

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