Cantare: Music Is Where the Heart Is
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PCM presents online student recitals throughout the school year. These recitals offer students the opportunity to perform in a formal setting and gain confidence as musicians.
These recitals are typically attended by the friends and families of the student performers, however, they are free and open to the public. The ensemble, friends, and family will gather in a Zoom meeting before the performance. If you would like to participate, please e-mail Eugene Kim for the Zoom link.
A message from choir director, Ernest Harrison:
Thank you so much for joining us for our fall virtual concert “Cantare: Music Is Where the Heart Is.” During this time of COVID, the Pasadena Conservatory of Music has gone to great lengths to keep their staff and student body learning, growing, and making music safely. Cantare Chamber Choir, founded in the fall of 2019, continues to strive for musical excellence and safe communion during this time of social distance. We have adjusted our format to include repertoire from the high art westernized tradition of choral music fused with folk songs and popular literature that we hope will speak to the hearts and minds of both our audience and our ensemble members.
This concert features music from Mendelssohn, Bach, and Telemann as well as compositions from modern composers that we hope will reflect our desire to continue making music no matter our circumstances. Our ensemble members and audio visual team have spent countless hours practicing, recording, filming, lighting, learning, and editing in preparation for this performance. The strength of our choral community and the power and passion for music making has kept us going this season. Even though we are desperate for the days where we can be together in person again, my colleagues and I are so very grateful for the opportunity to make music safely from home.