Cantabile’s recordings are frequently broadcast on CBC and international radio.
All of our recordings have been made possible through the generous support of
Chander and Anju Datta of Cancoil Thermal Corporation.
Since the founding of the Cantabile Choirs in 1996 the December candlelight concerts have become a highlight of the holiday season for many in the Kingston area. The numerous voice of the Children’s Choir, Young Men’s Chorus, Young Women’s Choir, Men’s Choir and Women’s Chorus combine in a wonderful musical and visual presentation that captures the varied emotions of the season.
WONDER is compromised of favourite selections taken from performances recorded over the last several seasons. For those of you who haven’t experienced a Cantabile candlelight concert, the choristers surround the audience embracing it with sound. The semi-circular concert venue – The Spire in downtown Kingston – features a large stage, a wrap-around gallery plus eight aisles on the main floor with multiple exits and entrances. Candlelight, projections and a fine ensemble of piano, organ and several other instruments enhance the concert.
Included in the CD are highlights from the last several candlelight concerts including Do You Want to Build a Snowman, Les Anges Chantent, Come and See the King, Beautiful Star of Bethlehem, Gaudete, Twelve Days of Christmas and more. These make wonderful souvenirs and holiday gifts. Be sure to purchase them before they are sold-out…this is a limited edition CD.
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Other Recordings (Out of Print)
Dreaming of Home
All six choirs—Junior, Children, Young Men, Young Women, Men and Women—are heard in selections by composers with close ties to the Cantabile organization as honorary patrons, guest conductors, or commissioned composers. Works written especially for Cantabile include Two Teasdale Songs by Vancouver composer Stephen Chatman, Dreamland by noted British composer and conductor Bob Chilcott, and Song to the Moon by American composer Z. Randall Stroope.
Six choirs that total 250 voices combine with organ, piano and several guest instrumentalists in a wealth of Christmas and seasonal music. Less familiar contemporary works are woven together with more traditional works as well as popular carols.
Reflections was launched in celebration of Cantabile’s 10th anniversary season.
The disc is a compilation of live recordings from concerts throughout the years, reflecting on the many highlights of Cantabile’s first decade.
All Around the Bloomin’ Heather
The CD includes beloved folk songs from Ireland, Scotland, and Canada’s East Coast, including two songs by Stan Rogers.
Celtic music has always figured prominently in Cantabile’s repertoire; the Youth Singers went on a highly successful tour of Ireland in 2002 where they competed at the Cork International Choral Festival and won the “International Jury Award” for creative programming and artistry.
Youth Singers Live!
The Youth Singers, one of 7 choirs in the Cantabile organization, have received national and international recognition for their high standard of performance. The choir has toured internationally to England, Ireland, Prague, Italy, France, and Cuba.
‘Youth Singers Live’ is a compilation of highlights, recorded live in concerts at Sydenham Street United Church in Kingston, On.
Blessing of the Snow
Cantabile’s second CD was released in the fall of 2000. The CD features traditional carols and songs of the season.
In the Distant Sky
Cantabile’s first recording features the Children, Women, and Youth Choirs of Cantabile.
The CD contains a variety of favourite choral repertoire, from English, Scottish and Irish folksongs, to contemporary works by Morten Lauridsen, Imant Raminsh, and R. Murray Schafer.