As the COVID-19 situation has evolved, Cantabile has elected to cancel in-person rehearsals until April 13; a further evaluation and subsequent communication will be delivered the week of April 6. We are saddened to make this decision, but believe it is in the best interest of our broader community to join the efforts of local schools to prevent further spread of the coronavirus. Cantabile conductors and staff will be working diligently to deliver weekly lessons and supplemental audio/visual materials via the Blog and direct email contact.
Questions? Please call us at 650-424-1410 or email email@example.com.
Please enjoy Cantabile's latest promotional video as our singers, faculty and staff share Cantabile's message, the impact our programs have on our young singers and the community created through music-making.
What People Are Saying About Us
Dr. Craig Jessop, Director Emeritus of the Mormon Tabernacle Choir and current Dean of the Caine College of the Arts at Utah State University
"To work and perform the Monteverdi Vespers of 1610 with Elena Sharkova and the Cantabile Youth 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!”
Jim Papoulis, Composer and Conductor
"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.”
Mark Lemaire, Recording Engineer, RubatoRecording.com
"Incredible! In my years of recording choral groups of all ages, I have never heard young people singing with such precision, grace, and power. The repertoire, drawn from many cultures, is mind-opening and musically challenging. Bravo, Elena Sharkova and Cantabile!"
David Bratman, San Francisco Classical Voice
"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."
Ragnar Bohlin, San Francisco Symphony Chorus Director, Artistic Director, Cappella SF & Corty Fengler, Cappella SF Board Chair
"It was a great concert last night. The girls shone bright; their singing was stunning, and of course they impressed everyone with the fact that they had all that Russian memorized. Not to mention the French! Cantabile is surely a bright star in the Bay Area."
Meet Our Artistic Director
Artistic & Managing Director, Conductor of Vocalise, Artistic Advisor to Aria
Under her leadership, the organization has grown from 80 to over 250 singers, has toured Denmark, Sweden, Spain, England, Ireland, France, Russia, Estonia, Finland and Italy, performed at the American Choral Directors National (2019), Western Division (2016) and State (2018) Conferences, made two solo appearances on stage of Carnegie Hall...
Meet Our Artistic Staff
Avanti Conductor and Prelude I and II Instructor
Associate Artistic Director, Young Men’s Division Director, Bravi and Aria Conductor
Prelude I and II Instructor
Prelude II and Allegro Instructor
Sponsors and Merchant Partners
Cantabile Youth Singers is proud to be sponsored by the following foundations, individuals and corporations:
Ann and Gordon Getty Foundation
Center for Cultural Innovation
Silicon Valley Creates
Los Altos Community Foundation
Frank Bizzarro Auctioneers
Los Altos Chamber of Commerce
Sal's Airport & Limousine Service
WE Los Altos
Vendor and Community Partners
Get In Touch With Us
- Office Location:
P.O. Box 308
Los Altos, CA 94023
Classes & Rehearsals:
461 Orange Avenue
Los Altos, CA 94022
- Monday to Friday
9:00 am - 5:00 pm