Welcome to Peninsula Cantare

PENINSULA CANTARE continues to make an important contribution to the choral music scene in the Bay Area since it was founded in 1971 at Cañada College. The enthusiastic, experienced choral singers come from the mid-peninsula and beyond. CANTARE is dedicated to keeping alive the great choral masterpieces and exploring new music for the education and enjoyment of our audiences. Program repertoire ranges from the Renaissance to the twenty-first century; from a cappella literature to major works with orchestra. In addition to Bay Area concerts, the choir has traveled on six international tours. The most recent was to Brazil in 2007 with members of Masterworks Chorale.

Looking Forward to Fall

After a successful joint concert with De Anza College choruses, Peninsula Cantare is taking its usual summer break and is planning for the fall. We are looking to grow. Announcement of the fall rehearsal and concert schedule, repertoire, and auditions will appear here. We encourage experienced singers with Tuesday evenings free to participate in our fall season!

Peninsula Cantare Welcomes
New Artistic Director, Dr. Ilan Glasman

Peninsula Cantare is excited to announce the appointment of Dr. Ilan Glasman as our new Artistic Director. Dr. Glasman received a D.M.A. in Choral Music from the University of Southern California Thornton School of Music, Master of Arts in Music Performance from San Jose State University, and Bachelor of Arts degree in Music from the University of California Santa Barbara. He is director of the choral program at De Anza College and conducts the Monday evening De Anza Chorale and the select Vintage Singers. In addition, Ilan works with vocal students and teaches academic music classes. He has taught at the School of the Arts in San Francisco, the Hamilton Academy of Music in Los Angeles, Coe College, in Iowa, and Olivet College in Michigan. Dr. Glasman conducts internationally, and groups under his direction consistently receive superior ratings at festivals and competitions.


Page maintained by Ron Hodges . Last update 20 June 2014.