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.

Rehearsals Start September 23

Peninsula Cantare is looking forward to its fall season under Artistic Director Dr. Jeffrey Benson. Rehearsals for a holiday concert December 13 begin September 23. We are looking to grow. We encourage experienced singers with Tuesday evenings free to participate in our fall season! See our auditions page.

Peninsula Cantare Welcomes
Dr. Jeffrey Benson

View a welcome message from Dr. Benson
and a sample of this set's repertoire.

Dr. Jeffrey Benson, Director of Choral Activities at San José State University, takes over as the Artistic Director this fall. Dr. Benson received his Masters degree and his Doctorate in Choral Conducting/Music Education from The Florida State University and his Bachelors degree in Music Education from New York University. Previously, he served as Director of Choral Activities and Fine Arts Department Chair at H-B Woodlawn Secondary Program in Arlington, Virginia.

Choirs under his direction have performed on multiple state and regional conferences of ACDA and NAfME and have toured throughout the United States and Europe, including invited performances at The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, The White House and Washington National Cathedral. Dr. Benson is an active member of the National Association for Music Education, the American Choral Directors Association, and the National Collegiate Choral Organization, where he currently serves as California National Board Representative.

Next Concert

Deck the Halls!

PROGRAM: Conrad Susa - Carols and Lullabies, John Rutter - Shepherd's Pipe Carol and What Sweeter Music and much more
DATE: Saturday, 13 December 2014
TIME: 7:00 p.m.
PLACE: Covenant Presbyterian Church, 670 E. Meadow, Palo Alto

Page maintained by Ron Hodges . Last update 16 September 2014.