Re-Start Your Art! A Spring Fundraiser!

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Do you have any pieces of art hanging around your home or office just taking up space?
We can help you “Restart Your Art!”

Cantabile’s Spring Fund Raiser – Saturday May 13, 2017
Putting the ‘fun’ in fundraiser!

RESTART YOUR ART will raise funds to support Cantabile, as well as the very welcome addition of several new washroom stalls and the brand new elevator at Sydenham Street United Church, coming this spring! This fund raiser will involve the collection of wall art that no longer has a place inyour home or business to be offered for resale to new owners at the big event on Saturday, May 13.

This is a great opportunity to do some spring cleaning or redecorating! Please check your basements, attics, cupboards and closets for hangable art in reasonable condition (paintings, prints, other types of wall art), framed or unframed, that you would like to donate to RESTART YOUR ART.  If you think you might have things to contribute, let us know what type and quantity of work you plan to donate by April 8 – all you need to go is click this link and complete the Donoation Form

Then we ask that you bring the items to the sanctuary of Sydenham United Church on:

  • Wednesday, May 10, 5:00 – 8:00 pm
  • Thursday, May 11, 5:00 – 8:00 pm

If those times are not possible, donations can also be left at the following businesses:

  • Quarry Medical Pharmacy, 100 Princess St.
  • Swyrich Corporation 830 Development Dr.

Any inquiries may be directed to:

RESTART YOUR ART PlanningCommittee: Chris and Tim Everdell, Mark Sirett, Erin Clow, Freeman Woolnough, Róisín Beck,Helen and Ken Rutledge, Susie Everding, Melissa Andrew, Isabel Hanley, Caroline Petznick, KathleenHurst


Do you love to sing? Have you considered singing with Cantabile?

audition!For more information click here.
We are currently working out a schedule of dates and times for auditions during the months of April and May. Please email Administrator Hollie Stewart at to have your name placed on the distribution list. Once we’ve established a schedule, our office will be in touch to suggest a possible time for you or your child to audition.

Datta Family 10th Anniversary Scholarships 2017

Datta Family Scholarships

The Datta Family 10th Anniversary Scholarship was established in May 2006 by Chander and Anju Datta, principal founding sponsors of the Cantabile Choirs of Kingston. The scholarships will be awarded to graduating or former members of the Cantabile Youth Singers (Young Women’s Choir or Young Men’s Chorus) who will be enrolled in music education or music performance at a post-secondary institution at either the undergraduate or graduate level.

Scholarship Recipients are announced at the final concert of every season.

Scholarship Recipients are announced at the final concert of every season.

Who is Eligible? 

Applicants must have been a member of the Cantabile Youth Singers for a minimum of two years including their last year of high school.

These scholarships will be presented consistent with the following guidelines:

  1. a) Graduating Scholarships: One or two graduating scholarship(s) with a maximum value of $1,000 in recognition of outstanding commitment and leadership in the Cantabile Youth Singers. Recipients must be in their final year of high school and planning to pursue music education or music performance at college or university.
  1. b) Post-Secondary Scholarship: One or two post-secondary scholarship(s) of $1,000-$3,000 (amount to be determined at the discretion of the selection committee and subject to funding) to a former chorister who is pursuing music performance or music education at the post-secondary level (graduate or undergraduate). Candidates must currently be enrolled in a college or university programme in music performance or music education.  The amount will vary depending upon to the number of years served by the chorister in the programme (maximum of $3,000 for six years, maximum of $2,000 for four years, maximum of $1,000 for minimum of two years.)


Candidates must submit a completed application post-marked on or before May 1, 2017. The application must include:

Completed applications should be sent to the Cantabile Choirs of Kingston, P.O. Box 2273, Kingston ON K7L 5J9.


Selection of the recipients will be made according to the following criteria:

  • Demonstrated significant commitment, contribution, and leadership to Cantabile   during his/her tenure in the choir.
  • Consideration will also be given to the current role of music in the applicant’s life and the expected role music will have in his/her future.
  • Preference will be given to applicants who have not received the scholarship previously.
  • If in any year there are insufficient candidates who satisfy the selection criteria scholarships may not be granted.
  • The selection committee will consist of the following members:  a Board member appointed by the Board of Directors, the Artistic Director, and one member-at-large from outside the Cantabile organization.
  • Selection will be made prior to the final concert of the season (usually held the week after the Victoria Day weekend. The announcement of the recipient will occur at the final concert on May 28th, 2016Datta-Scholarship-application-2016 at Sydenham Street United Church, Kingston ON.

Questions? Call us at 613 549 0099 or email