November 21, 2022
Cantemus Concert was Featured on “Morning Show”
Jason Iannuzzi, new Artistic Director of Cantemus Chamber Chorus, visited “The Morning Show” on November 17th to discuss the group’s upcoming holiday concert, “Old World, New Worlds,” to be offered in Newburyport at Belleville Congregational Church on Saturday, December 3rd at 7:30 p.m.
Iannuzzi earned a Bachelor of Music from Westminster Choir College and a Master of Music in Conducting from Carnegie-Mellon University, where his mentor was the esteemed conductor Robert Page.
Host Mary Jacobsen interviewed Iannuzzi about the enduring appeal of the concert’s centerpiece, Benjamin Britten’s “A Ceremony of Carols.” Singaporean harpist Li Shan Tan will accompany the chorus.
Iannuzzi talked about the concert as a “bridge” between the chorus’s past under long-time director Jane Ring Frank and its future under his baton, and between established and beloved canonical choral works and diverse new “sonic worlds” the chorus will explore, such as a gospel version of an African American spiritual and a musical setting of E. E. Cumming’s Christmas poem, “Little Tree.”
There will be a second performance at First Church in Swampscott on Sunday, December 4th at 4 p.m.
Tickets can be purchased at the door or online for no additional charge at www.cantemus.org.
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