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2016-2017 Coverage

Boston Musical Intelligencer
April 1, 2017
Cantata Singers' Confections Delight
—Susan Miron
"Friday night Cantata Singers' 'Les Six' unfoled in ultra-comfortable digs at the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in Cambridge..."
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The Arts Fuse
February 2, 2017
A Tale of Two Masses in B minor
—Susan Miron
"'It's there, like Everest, isn't it? If you're a climber you want to climb Everest. If you're a conductor you want to have another go at the B minor Mass,' said Sir John Eliot Gardiner in..."
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Boston Musical Intelligencer
February 25, 2017
Bach's opus ultimum Triumphant
—Sudeep Agarwala
"Cantata Singers is among several Boston-based ensembles to have undertaken J.S. Bach's Mass in B Minor..."
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WCRB
February 23, 2017
Go Big or Go Home: the Bach B minor Mass Finish Line
—Brian McCreath
"I just listened to a podcast interview with a former CIA analyst who said, 'It's not uncommon for an analyst to get a bit obsessed with his quarry.' Boy do I know it..."
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The Arts Fuse
February 13, 2017
Coming Attractions: What Will Light Your Fire
—Susan Miron
"Cantata Singers returns to a piece that continues to be a touchstone for the organization..."
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WCRB
January 30, 2017
Bach's B minor Mass: Next Up: the BSO!
—Brian McCreath
"When we learned that the 2016-2017 concert season in Boston would include no fewer than four major presentations..."
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Boston Classical Review
December 17, 2016
Cantata Singers serve up a varied and substantial Christmas program
—Aaron Keebaugh
"Christmas concerts come in all shapes and sizes. But many of them, though light and enjoyable, are filled with..."
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Lexington Minuteman
December 13, 2016
Cantata Singers music director David Hoose recognized for work with Zelenka
—Al Gentile
"When conductor David Hoose of Lexington won an award for building awareness of the Czech baroque composer Jan Dismas Zelenka, he said..."
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Colonial Times Magazine
November/December Issue
Cantata Singers to Present A Seasonal Celebration Holiday Concert
"Lexington has become a hub of culture for the Greater Boston area..."
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Art New England
November 22, 2016
An Evening of Entartete Musik with Cantata Singers
—Olivia Kiers
"On this Friday evening in mid-November, in Cambridge, MA, certain things are expected: night falling early after the end of Daylight Saving Time, the sound of dried leaves scattering…"
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The Boston Globe
November 18, 2016
Holiday Arts Previews: Classical Picks
—Zoë Madonna
"Led by David Hoose, the ensemble presents a program of sacred music for the holidays…"
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WCRB
November 16, 2016
Bach B Minor Massapalooza, Round 2
—Brian McCreath
"Last month, I threw down a challenge, one that, for those who embrace it, will result in extraordinary concert experiences..."
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The Boston Globe
November 11, 2016
The Ticket: Music, theater, art, dance, comedy, and more
—David Weininger
"In a concert in its Chamber Series, the ensemble explores vocal works that were labeled ‘Entartete Musik’…"
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WCRB
October 20, 2016
—Brian McCreath
OK, Bach, Let's Do This
"This concert season brings a rare Bach convergence. I dare you to take advantage of it...."
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The Boston Musical Intelligencer
October 19, 2016
Cantata Singers Paired Bach and Zelenka
—Sudeep Agarwala
"The Cantata Singers’ exploration of Jan Dismas Zelenka continued at Jordan Hall alongside…"
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The Arts Fuse
September 14, 2016
Fuse Commentary/Preview: 2016 Fall Orchestral Season Overview
—Jonathan Blumhofer
"Some years the summer months seem to go by faster than others.."
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The Boston Globe
September 9, 2016
Fall Arts Preview: Notable classical music and opera performances this fall
—Jeremy Eichler
"Cantata Singers opens with Bach and the first American performance of Zelenka's 'Laetatus sum'..."
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Boston Classical Review
September 1, 2016
Critic's Choice
—Aaron Keebaugh
"From music by traditional masters to Britten, Adès, Benjamin, and beyond, the 2016-2017 season will bring a wide variety of old and new music to the Boston area..."
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Boston Musical Intelligencer
April 1, 2017
Cantata Singers' Confections Delight
—Susan Miron
"Friday night Cantata Singers' 'Les Six' unfoled in ultra-comfortable digs at the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in Cambridge..."
Read Article

The Arts Fuse
February 2, 2017
A Tale of Two Masses in B minor
—Susan Miron
"'It's there, like Everest, isn't it? If you're a climber you want to climb Everest. If you're a conductor you want to have another go at the B minor Mass,' said Sir John Eliot Gardiner in..."
Read Article

Boston Musical Intelligencer
February 25, 2017
Bach's opus ultimum Triumphant
—Sudeep Agarwala
"Cantata Singers is among several Boston-based ensembles to have undertaken J.S. Bach's Mass in B Minor..."
Read Article

WCRB
February 23, 2017
Go Big or Go Home: the Bach B minor Mass Finish Line
—Brian McCreath
"I just listened to a podcast interview with a former CIA analyst who said, 'It's not uncommon for an analyst to get a bit obsessed with his quarry.' Boy do I know it..."
Read Article

The Arts Fuse
February 13, 2017
Coming Attractions: What Will Light Your Fire
—Susan Miron
"Cantata Singers returns to a piece that continues to be a touchstone for the organization..."
Read Article

WCRB
January 30, 2017
Bach's B minor Mass: Next Up: the BSO!
—Brian McCreath
"When we learned that the 2016-2017 concert season in Boston would include no fewer than four major presentations..."
Read Article

Boston Classical Review
December 17, 2016
Cantata Singers serve up a varied and substantial Christmas program
—Aaron Keebaugh
"Christmas concerts come in all shapes and sizes. But many of them, though light and enjoyable, are filled with..."
Read Article

Lexington Minuteman
December 13, 2016
Cantata Singers music director David Hoose recognized for work with Zelenka
—Al Gentile
"When conductor David Hoose of Lexington won an award for building awareness of the Czech baroque composer Jan Dismas Zelenka, he said..."
Read Article

Colonial Times Magazine
November/December Issue
Cantata Singers to Present A Seasonal Celebration Holiday Concert
"Lexington has become a hub of culture for the Greater Boston area..."
Read Article

Art New England
November 22, 2016
An Evening of Entartete Musik with Cantata Singers
—Olivia Kiers
"On this Friday evening in mid-November, in Cambridge, MA, certain things are expected: night falling early after the end of Daylight Saving Time, the sound of dried leaves scattering…"
Read Article

The Boston Globe
November 18, 2016
Holiday Arts Previews: Classical Picks
—Zoë Madonna
"Led by David Hoose, the ensemble presents a program of sacred music for the holidays…"
Read Article

WCRB
November 16, 2016
Bach B Minor Massapalooza, Round 2
—Brian McCreath
"Last month, I threw down a challenge, one that, for those who embrace it, will result in extraordinary concert experiences..."
Read Article

The Boston Globe
November 11, 2016
The Ticket: Music, theater, art, dance, comedy, and more
—David Weininger
"In a concert in its Chamber Series, the ensemble explores vocal works that were labeled ‘Entartete Musik’…"
Read Article

WCRB
October 20, 2016
—Brian McCreath
OK, Bach, Let's Do This
"This concert season brings a rare Bach convergence. I dare you to take advantage of it...."
Read Article

The Boston Musical Intelligencer
October 19, 2016
Cantata Singers Paired Bach and Zelenka
—Sudeep Agarwala
"The Cantata Singers’ exploration of Jan Dismas Zelenka continued at Jordan Hall alongside…"
Read Article

The Arts Fuse
September 14, 2016
Fuse Commentary/Preview: 2016 Fall Orchestral Season Overview
—Jonathan Blumhofer
"Some years the summer months seem to go by faster than others.."
Read Article

The Boston Globe
September 9, 2016
Fall Arts Preview: Notable classical music and opera performances this fall
—Jeremy Eichler
"Cantata Singers opens with Bach and the first American performance of Zelenka's 'Laetatus sum'..."
Read Article

Boston Classical Review
September 1, 2016
Critic's Choice
—Aaron Keebaugh
"From music by traditional masters to Britten, Adès, Benjamin, and beyond, the 2016-2017 season will bring a wide variety of old and new music to the Boston area..."
Read Article

2015-2016 Coverage

The Boston Musical Intelligencer
May 25, 2016
Another Fine Cantata Singers Outing
—Cashman Kerr Prince
"David Hoose brought a splendid end to Cantata Singers' splendid season with Bach and Pärt showcasing the talents of Cantata Singers while thrilling audiences..."
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The Arts Fuse
April 5, 2016
Cantata Singers—A Soul-Stirring Performance
—Susan Miron
"In six years of reviewing concerts, I have been consistently impressed by the Cantata Singers under Music Director David Hoose. Friday night..."
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The Boston Globe
April 2, 2016
From the Cantata Singers and Ensemble, a lavish night
—Matthew Guerrieri
"Hope or feat, tradition or change, life or death—the polarities of Friday's concert by the Cantata Singers and Ensemble felt..."
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Boston Musical Intelligencer
April 2, 2016
Singers Bring Sharp Contrasts and Rarefied Beauty
—Michael Johnson
"In an adventurous programming gambit Friday night, the Cantata Singers and Ensemble under David Hoose matched up two opposites..."
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The Boston Musical Intelligencer
February 29, 2016
Intimate Musical Arts in Elegant Space
—Cashman Kerr Prince
"The Cantata Singers chamber series at the American Academy of Arts & Sciences in Cambridge continued Friday night..."
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Boston Musical Intelligencer
February 2, 2016
Handel Shows Relish for the Plagues
—Susan Miron
"Cantata Singers gave a riveting, heartfelt performance of Handel's Israel in Egypt on Sunday in Jordan Hall..."
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The Boston Globe
February 1, 2016
Cantata Singers revel in vivid Handel oratorio
—Matthew Guerrieri
"Film and television have produced examples more graphic, more sensational, but disaster flicks still don't come classier than the book of Exodus..."
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The Lexington Minuteman
January 21, 2016
Cantata Singers to perform Handel piece "Israel in Egypt" in Lexington
—Al Gentile
"The 104-members of the Cantata Singers are bringing a several centuries old piece to stage again on Friday in Lexington..."
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Colonial Times Magazine
January | February 2016

Cantata Singers Bring Israel in Egypt to Cary Hall
—Jane Whitehead
"Plagues of frogs, flies, lice, fire and hailstones will descend on Cary Hall..."
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The Boston Musical Intelligencer
November 22, 2015
Cantata Singers to Norton's Woods Did Come
—Steven Ledbetter
"A new relationship between the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in Cambridge and the Cantata Singers began Tuesday with a strong program of American vocal music..."
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The Boston Musical Intelligencer
November 6, 2015

Cantata Singers Discovers New Auditorium
—BMINT Staff
"This fall, arts venues across the city of Boston have been threatened with closure. Yet amongst all these disappointing announcements, an interesting theater is about to emerge..."
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The Boston Musical Intelligencer
October 12, 2015
Singing, Chanting and Waltzing Into New Season
—Cashman Kerr Prince
"With innovative, centuries-spanning music under guest conductor Joseph Flummerfelt, Cantata Singers opened its 52nd season..."
Read Article

The Boston Musical Intelligencer
May 25, 2016
Another Fine Cantata Singers Outing
—Cashman Kerr Prince
"David Hoose brought a splendid end to Cantata Singers' splendid season with Bach and Pärt showcasing the talents of Cantata Singers while thrilling audiences..."
Read Article

The Arts Fuse
April 5, 2016
Cantata Singers—A Soul-Stirring Performance
—Susan Miron
"In six years of reviewing concerts, I have been consistently impressed by the Cantata Singers under Music Director David Hoose. Friday night..."
Read Article

The Boston Globe
April 2, 2016
From the Cantata Singers and Ensemble, a lavish night
—Matthew Guerrieri
"Hope or feat, tradition or change, life or death—the polarities of Friday's concert by the Cantata Singers and Ensemble felt..."
Read Article

Boston Musical Intelligencer
April 2, 2016
Singers Bring Sharp Contrasts and Rarefied Beauty
—Michael Johnson
"In an adventurous programming gambit Friday night, the Cantata Singers and Ensemble under David Hoose matched up two opposites..."
Read Article

The Boston Musical Intelligencer
February 29, 2016
Intimate Musical Arts in Elegant Space
—Cashman Kerr Prince
"The Cantata Singers chamber series at the American Academy of Arts & Sciences in Cambridge continued Friday night..."
Read Article

Boston Musical Intelligencer
February 2, 2016
Handel Shows Relish for the Plagues
—Susan Miron
"Cantata Singers gave a riveting, heartfelt performance of Handel's Israel in Egypt on Sunday in Jordan Hall..."
Read Article

The Boston Globe
February 1, 2016
Cantata Singers revel in vivid Handel oratorio
—Matthew Guerrieri
"Film and television have produced examples more graphic, more sensational, but disaster flicks still don't come classier than the book of Exodus..."
Read Article

The Lexington Minuteman
January 21, 2016
Cantata Singers to perform Handel piece "Israel in Egypt" in Lexington
—Al Gentile
"The 104-members of the Cantata Singers are bringing a several centuries old piece to stage again on Friday in Lexington..."
Read Article

Colonial Times Magazine
January | February 2016

Cantata Singers Bring Israel in Egypt to Cary Hall
—Jane Whitehead
"Plagues of frogs, flies, lice, fire and hailstones will descend on Cary Hall..."
Read Article

The Boston Musical Intelligencer
November 22, 2015
Cantata Singers to Norton's Woods Did Come
—Steven Ledbetter
"A new relationship between the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in Cambridge and the Cantata Singers began Tuesday with a strong program of American vocal music..."
Read Article

The Boston Musical Intelligencer
November 6, 2015

Cantata Singers Discovers New Auditorium
—BMINT Staff
"This fall, arts venues across the city of Boston have been threatened with closure. Yet amongst all these disappointing announcements, an interesting theater is about to emerge..."
Read Article

The Boston Musical Intelligencer
October 12, 2015
Singing, Chanting and Waltzing Into New Season
—Cashman Kerr Prince
"With innovative, centuries-spanning music under guest conductor Joseph Flummerfelt, Cantata Singers opened its 52nd season..."
Read Article

2014-2015 Coverage

Boston Classical Review
May 11, 2015
Cantata Singers provide stellar advocacy for Jan Zelenka's music
—Aaron Keebaugh
"Thanks to David Hoose and the Cantata Singers, the music of Jan Dismas Zelenka is having its day in the sun..."
Read Article

New York Arts
May 5, 2015
The Winter of Our Discontent: Classical Music in Boston
—Lloyd Schwartz
"As everyone in New England knows, this winter was one long slog..."
Read Article

Boston Classical Review
March 18, 2015
The Boston Musical Intelligencer
February 2, 2015

Doing Fine Without Asparagus in Winter
—Susan Miron
Under music director and conductor David Hoose, the Cantata Singers performed an impeccably nuanced, deeply stirring account of Sergei Rachmaninoff's All-Night Vigil..."
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The Boston Globe
February 2, 2015
Music Review: Cantata Singers perform Rachmaninoff's 'All-Night Vigil'
—Matthew Guerrieri
"Sergei Rachmaninoff was not much of a churchgoer, but he once got into an argument about religion with Charlie Chaplin..."
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Boston Classical Review
February 1, 2015
Cantata Singers reveal another side of Rachmaninoff in "All-Night Vigil"
—David Wright
On Saturday night, the Cantata Singers gave fans of Sergei Rachmaninoff another reason to love music..."
Read Article

The Boston Globe
November 11, 2014
Cantata Singers elevate with Bach, Ruehr
—Matthew Guerrieri
"After a big anniversary, the Cantata Singers and music director David Hoose opened their 51st season on Saturday doing what they do best. Two of J.S. Bach's church cantatas, the heart of the group's mission (and name), surrounded another specialty, a premiere, of Elena Ruehr's "Eve." But the program also ingeniously..."
Read Article

The Boston Musical Intelligencer
November 11, 2014
Cantata Singers' Exile and Return
—Sudeep Agarwala
"MIT-based composer Elena Ruehr has three premieres this mont. Saturday saw the first, in the hands of David Hoose and the Cantata Singers at Jordan Hall: the inaugural concert of the ensemble's 51st season..."
Read Article

Boston Classical Review
November 10, 2014
Cantata Singers give life to premiere of thought-provoking "Eve"
—Aaron Keebaugh
"In their season-opening program Saturday night at Jordan Hall, the Cantata Singers paired two cantatas by Bach alongside the world premiere of a new work by Boston-based composer Elena Ruehr. Programs of this type have graced many a Cantata Singers concert in their fifty years..."
Read Article

The Boston Globe
November 6, 2014
Cantata Singers, Roomful of Teeth premiere new Ruehr works
—David Weininger
"The details of a composer's biography aren't always, or eve usually, helpful for understanding their music, but they are for Elena Ruehr, a Boston composer who's been on the MIT faculty since 1992. Ruehr grew up in a small town..."
Read Article

The ARTery
November 5, 2014
Composer Elena Ruehr Will Have a November to Remember with Three Premieres
—Keith Powers
"Most composers are happy to have one premiere of a major work every year. Elena Ruehr has three in November alone. Ruehr, a longtime MIT professor whose previous compositions include the opera “Toussaint of the Spirits,” six string quartets, and numerous collaborations with poets and novelists, sees a trifecta of her works premiered this month..."
Read Article

Boston Classical Review
May 11, 2015
Cantata Singers provide stellar advocacy for Jan Zelenka's music
—Aaron Keebaugh
"Thanks to David Hoose and the Cantata Singers, the music of Jan Dismas Zelenka is having its day in the sun..."
Read Article

New York Arts
May 5, 2015
The Winter of Our Discontent: Classical Music in Boston
—Lloyd Schwartz
"As everyone in New England knows, this winter was one long slog..."
Read Article

Boston Classical Review
March 18, 2015
The Boston Musical Intelligencer
February 2, 2015

Doing Fine Without Asparagus in Winter
—Susan Miron
Under music director and conductor David Hoose, the Cantata Singers performed an impeccably nuanced, deeply stirring account of Sergei Rachmaninoff's All-Night Vigil..."
Read Article

The Boston Globe
February 2, 2015
Music Review: Cantata Singers perform Rachmaninoff's 'All-Night Vigil'
—Matthew Guerrieri
"Sergei Rachmaninoff was not much of a churchgoer, but he once got into an argument about religion with Charlie Chaplin..."
Read Article

Boston Classical Review
February 1, 2015
Cantata Singers reveal another side of Rachmaninoff in "All-Night Vigil"
—David Wright
On Saturday night, the Cantata Singers gave fans of Sergei Rachmaninoff another reason to love music..."
Read Article

The Boston Globe
November 11, 2014
Cantata Singers elevate with Bach, Ruehr
—Matthew Guerrieri
"After a big anniversary, the Cantata Singers and music director David Hoose opened their 51st season on Saturday doing what they do best. Two of J.S. Bach's church cantatas, the heart of the group's mission (and name), surrounded another specialty, a premiere, of Elena Ruehr's "Eve." But the program also ingeniously..."
Read Article

The Boston Musical Intelligencer
November 11, 2014
Cantata Singers' Exile and Return
—Sudeep Agarwala
"MIT-based composer Elena Ruehr has three premieres this mont. Saturday saw the first, in the hands of David Hoose and the Cantata Singers at Jordan Hall: the inaugural concert of the ensemble's 51st season..."
Read Article

Boston Classical Review
November 10, 2014
Cantata Singers give life to premiere of thought-provoking "Eve"
—Aaron Keebaugh
"In their season-opening program Saturday night at Jordan Hall, the Cantata Singers paired two cantatas by Bach alongside the world premiere of a new work by Boston-based composer Elena Ruehr. Programs of this type have graced many a Cantata Singers concert in their fifty years..."
Read Article

The Boston Globe
November 6, 2014
Cantata Singers, Roomful of Teeth premiere new Ruehr works
—David Weininger
"The details of a composer's biography aren't always, or eve usually, helpful for understanding their music, but they are for Elena Ruehr, a Boston composer who's been on the MIT faculty since 1992. Ruehr grew up in a small town..."
Read Article

The ARTery
November 5, 2014
Composer Elena Ruehr Will Have a November to Remember with Three Premieres
—Keith Powers
"Most composers are happy to have one premiere of a major work every year. Elena Ruehr has three in November alone. Ruehr, a longtime MIT professor whose previous compositions include the opera “Toussaint of the Spirits,” six string quartets, and numerous collaborations with poets and novelists, sees a trifecta of her works premiered this month..."
Read Article

2013-2014 Coverage

The Boston Globe
February 24, 2014
Celebrating 50 years with a rousing Elijah
—Jeremy Eichler
"Seeing Jordan Hall packed with an audience that went well beyond core subscribers added to the sense of a broader grassroots community celebration for this distinguished chorus's first 50 years..."
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The Boston Musical Intelligencer
February 24, 2014
A Surpassing Prophet from Cantata Singers
—Cashman Kerr Prince
"In its 50th season,Cantata Singers took to Jordan Hall Saturday with an oratorio much indebted to the Bach cantatas which constitute its musical cornerstone. Mendelssohn’s Elijah, a complex and challenging work, was given a fiery, passionate, intimate, and moving performance..."
Read Article

New York Arts
September 25, 2013
The Cantata Singers Opens its 50th Season
—Charles Warren
"The Cantata Singers, one of Boston’s most cherished musical organizations, opened its 50th season September 20th at Jordan Hall with a presentation of its very first program from all those years ago: three Bach cantatas..."
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The Boston Globe
September 23, 2013
Cantata Singers look back to open 50th
—David Weininger
“A new performing choir — a good one — is the Cantata Singers.” That was the verdict of Margo Miller, writing in the Globe the day after the group’s Nov. 15, 1964, debut..."
Read Article

The Boston Globe
February 24, 2014
Celebrating 50 years with a rousing Elijah
—Jeremy Eichler
"Seeing Jordan Hall packed with an audience that went well beyond core subscribers added to the sense of a broader grassroots community celebration for this distinguished chorus's first 50 years..."
Read Article

The Boston Musical Intelligencer
February 24, 2014
A Surpassing Prophet from Cantata Singers
—Cashman Kerr Prince
"In its 50th season,Cantata Singers took to Jordan Hall Saturday with an oratorio much indebted to the Bach cantatas which constitute its musical cornerstone. Mendelssohn’s Elijah, a complex and challenging work, was given a fiery, passionate, intimate, and moving performance..."
Read Article

New York Arts
September 25, 2013
The Cantata Singers Opens its 50th Season
—Charles Warren
"The Cantata Singers, one of Boston’s most cherished musical organizations, opened its 50th season September 20th at Jordan Hall with a presentation of its very first program from all those years ago: three Bach cantatas..."
Read Article

The Boston Globe
September 23, 2013
Cantata Singers look back to open 50th
—David Weininger
“A new performing choir — a good one — is the Cantata Singers.” That was the verdict of Margo Miller, writing in the Globe the day after the group’s Nov. 15, 1964, debut..."
Read Article