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Will Todd and Cantabile Youth Singers "Shine" at the All-Choir Concert held at the First United Methodist Church, Palo Alto on Saturday, May 16.



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Cantabile Singers to join Symphony Silicon Valley Chorale's live orchestra for 'Lord of the Rings' Trilogy! 

Click Here for the San Jose Mercury News Announcement


 
Please contact the office to set up an audition for our Prep 3, Intermediate, Ensemble & Vocalise choirs for our Fall 2015 Semester.

Our Young Men's Choir, Bravi, has on-going enrollment.

Please call us at (650) 424-1410 or email us at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Fall 2015 semester: *Intermediate *Ensemble *Vocalise begin rehearsals on August 24th Preparatory Division Classes begin on September 14, 2015

*Registration opens on July 1, 2015*

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Do you know a child who loves to sing?

If so, you're visiting the right website! We host Open Houses with Prep 1 & 2 Demo Classes in January and August.  

Our next Open House date is in August 2015 at Foothills Congregational Church, 461 Orange Ave. for our Fall 2015 semester.

For more information email:  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Preschool-kindergarten: No audition required
Grades 1-2: No audition required
Grades 3-12: Audition required (by appointment only)

Convenient Los Altos location:
461 Orange Avenue - map

To sign up for our next round of demo class and auditions please send an email to  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

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Prep 1 (pre K-K):  
Tuesdays, 3:30-4:15 pm OR Wednesdays 3.30-4.15 pm OR Thursdays, 4:00-4:45 pm

Prep 2 (grades 1-2):  
Mondays, 4:00-5:00 pm
   
OR Tuesdays, 4:00-5:00 pm
   OR Thursdays, 5:00-6:00 pm

Prep 3 (grades 3-4):  Mondays, 4:00-5:15 pm
   OR Tuesdays, 5:15-6:30 pm

Intermediate (grades 4-6)
 Thursdays 
    Intermediate A: 5:00-7:00 pm
    Intermediate Honors: 5:30-7:40 pm
Placement in group A or Honors determined by audition 

Ensemble (grades 6-9): 
Wednesdays
     
Ensemble A: 4:30-7:00 pm
     Ensemble B: 5:00-7:30 pm
Placement in group A or B determined by audition

Vocalise (grades 8-12): 
Mondays, 5:30-8:15 pm

Bravi (Boys grades 6-12) Tuesdays, 6-7:30 pm

Aria (Girls A Cappella by audtion only)

 

 "I have had the opportunity to work with hundreds of choirs on all continents, and Cantabile is among the best. My experience with Elena Sharkova and her choirs was magical.  The musical integrity, the desire to improve, and the vision by an amazing conductor, creates a superb experience for the creation of real music. The combination of musicianship, depth of programming, and pure enjoyment from the choristers was truly unique."

Jim Papoulis, Composer and Conductor
 

"Shreya is really enjoying her masterclass lessons in addition to her regular classes in Ensemble. Thanks for providing such a wonderful opportunity for the kids to benefit from. We can see Shreya's passion and interest deepen in music. Thank you for all you do in making music such a passion and joy for Shreya. Deeply deeply appreciated"

- parent of current Ensemble singer

 Meet our Artistic Staff
Artistic Staff 2015
To learn more, please continue to our Artistic Staff page.
 


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Cantabile's upper choirs will depart on the Carnegie Hall concert tour to New York City from June 12-16, 2015. 


Cantabile Youth Singers collaborates with Symphony Silicon Valley Chorale in performances of Holst's "The Planets":

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In collaboration with Symphony Silicon Valley Chorale, Cantabile Youth Singers of Silicon Valley and CCRMA, Stanford Symphony Orchestra gave two performances of Holst's "The Planets" and the premiere of Sarah Weaver's "Universal Synchrony Music, Volume 3" over the weekend of January 30. Conducted by Jindong Cai, the performances are part of a year-long Imagining the Universe Project at Stanford.


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With praise from Elena Sharkova, Artistic Director:
"They sang with beauty, precision and great understanding of the style and represented Vocalise and the entire community of Cantabile with exceptional professionalism and grace. I couldn't have wished for kinder, more cooperative and responsible collaborators. Everyone involved in the production - from the back stage crew to the orchestra musicians and Maestro Jindong Cai - were thrilled to have Cantabile participation. I am very proud and deeply thankful."

 


 

 

Cantabile Singers Participate in Carmina Burana with Great Success!

Click here for the San Jose Mercury News' Review

"The choruses outstripped even the soloists in awesomeness. … The Chorale enunciated its lyrics with a clarity that overwhelmed its position far off at the back of the stage." - David Bratman, San Francisco Classical Voice



Another successful event for Cantabile Youth Singers at Monteverdi Vespers

For two nights on May 30 and May 31, 2014, Cantabile Youth Singers had the incredible opportunity to work with Dr. Craig Jessup at Stanford Memorial Church for Monteverdi Vespers. It was a very successful event that all participants will remember for years to come. 
 
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"To work and perform the
Monteverdi Vespers of 1610 with Elena Sharkova and the Cantabile Singers was one of the great experiences of my professional career. The beauty of their angelic voices coupled with the mature artistry of their musical performance is simply one of the great treasures of children's choirs in America!”

- Dr. Craig Jessup, Director Emeritus of the Mormon Tabernacle Choir and current Dean of the Caine College of the Arts at Utah State University


 

 

Cantabile's Youth Choral Music Festival for Young Voices: An African Celebration a resounding success!

On Saturday, March 8, 2014, Cantabile Youth Singers proudly hosted the fourth annual "Cantabile Festival for Young Voices: An African Celebration" at the First United Methodist Church of Palo Alto. We welcomed several guest clinicians and were happy to have percussionist, Jim Greiner from Santa Cruz, CA as a special guest to help us celebrate the amazing day.

Cantabile hosts this festival each year to share our teaching and musicianship more widely in the community. We hosted choirs from Bullis Charter School, Cantabella Children's Chorus, The Synapse School and Woodside School and taught a special master class with Bullis Charter School's middle school choir on Friday. With the help of our special guests, the morning was filled with singing, dancing, African drumming and learning a few words in several different African languages. We concluded the afternoon with a free concert for an audience of 750 people - 350 singers and 400 audience members. The crowd and the children truly embraced the spirit of the African theme and its traditions, which made it a very successful and fun celebration. Cantabile is proud to share our tradition of choral music excellence with the community and grateful to all the conductors and teachers who joined us.

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