It was a pleasure to compose Lux Aeterna for the Cantabile Chamber Singers and to hear it come to life at LUX. Thank you to Cheryll, the choir and soloists. It was a wonderful evening!
On December 19th of 2010, St Simon’s Parish Choir had the great pleasure of welcoming the Cantabile Chamber Singers to join with them in presenting a service of Nine Lessons and Carols.
The added number of singers in the choir stalls, along with a very palpable spirit of congeniality in our music-making, greatly enhanced the overall affect of this celebratory service. I found the director Cheryll Chung, to be very flexible in the choosing of repertoire and an absolute joy with which to work! The outreach component of the Cantabile Chamber Singers, in particulatr, is to be lauded, as well as their high level of musicianship.
Cantabile’s energy and curiosity about new choral music is truly inspiring. I’ve found my collaboration with them most enjoyable – their professionalism and their beautiful sound made for a wonderful performance of my new work “Remember Me” at their March 13 concert. They bring real dedication not only to choral music but to the charitable causes they support and I look forward to working with them and their director, Cheryll Chung, as often as they like!
Dear Cheryll & the Cantabile Chamber Singers,
On behalf of our group at Toronto Life-Spring Christian Fellowship, we would like to thank your choir for joining us for our street mission on December 18th, 2009. It was awesome to partner with you to bring a little Christmas cherry to the men of Seaton House. You might not have known, but right before we arrived there that night, there was a fight between some of the men outside of the building, so tensions were running high. We received some feedback from the staff saying they were very thankful that we were able to lighten and change the mood with the Christmas carols led by your choir.
I believe that the men really enjoyed hearing your wonderful voices and singing along with you that night. One of them commented that he liked your choice of Christmas carols because they were contemporary and upbeat! Overall, your presence and contribuition to our street mission was very much appreciated by us as well as the staff and men of Seaton House. Thank you all so much and we hope that we can do it again next year! Blessings to you all and have a very joyful new year!
I just wanted to say thank you for your help at Out of the Cold this Christmas Eve December 24th, 2009. I was very touched by the amount of people who came out, especially given that it was Christmas Eve.
I know that they really appreciated the caroling and thanked me for it, so I would just like to thank you so, so much for helping me.
It’s great to know you guys are there for the things that count!
Larissa K.: Singer, Out of the Cold event organizer