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 an ever-popular series now called Spring Serenade 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
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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