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.
A Celebration of the Season
Following our November 22 commemoration of the Britten centenary, Peninsula Cantare and the The New Millennium Chamber Orchestra will ring in the holiday season in festive style with choral works by J. S. Bach, Gerald Finzi, and Ralph Vaughn Williams and George Bizet's haunting "L'Arlesienne" Suite. Join us on Friday, December 13 at 7:30 p.m. at St. Peter's Episcopal Church, 178 Clinton Street, Redwood City.
Left: Britten at work in his studio, 1958.
Photo by Kurt Hutton.
Image courtesy of www.britten100.org.
Peninsula Cantare Welcomes New Artistic Director, James Richard Frieman
Peninsula Cantare is excited to announce the appointment of James Richard Frieman as our new Artistic Director. He received his Doctor of Musical Arts degree in conducting from Stanford University, and is a graduate of Temple University's Boyer College of Music and San Francisco State University. From 1999 through 2002, he was music director of the San Diego Master Chorale, which garnered both popular and critical acclaim under his leadership. In 1999 and 2000, Dr. Frieman was assistant conductor of the Huntsville Festival Orchestra in Ontario, the resident ensemble of one of Canada’s finest summer arts festivals. From 1981 to 1991, he served as Music Director of the San Francisco Concert Chorale.
In recent years, Dr. Frieman has served as assistant conductor and chorus master for productions with West Bay Opera, Berkeley Opera, and Fremont Opera. He is the conductor of the Palo Alto Chamber Chorale, a 16-voice professional vocal ensemble, and is also Music Director and co-founder of The New Millennium Chamber Orchestra in San Carlos.
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