Woods Hole Cantata Consort

Thursday evenings, July 10–August 21, 2016
Church of the Messiah, Woods Hole, MA

A summer community chorale and chamber orchestra founded in 1973 that performs a program of classical music. Adult singers of all ages and voices rehearse for six weeks and present a performance. No formal auditions, but singers should be proficient. Singers interested in joining the choir can contact us by email for more information on rehearsal schedules and music fees.

Theme for 2016: The Majesty of Music. In light of the fact that Queen Elizabeth II has turned 90 years old in April of this year and as of September 2015 is the longest reigning monarch in Britain's history, we will be featuring music written exclusively for or used at the time of royal events.

We will feature the music of Ralph Vaughan Williams, Sir William Walton, Purcell, and Handel in addition to a few others. 

Of special note will be William Mathias' anthem Let the people praise thee, O God, written for the July 1981 royal wedding of the Prince and Princess of Wales, which had a television audience of an estimated 1 billion people worldwide.

Concerts: August 21, 2016 (7:30 pm) and August 22, 2016 (4 pm). at the Church of the Messiah, 22 Church Street, Woods Hole, MA.