Festival For Young Voices
The Cantabile Festival for Young Voices is a non-competitive event aimed at nurturing the art of choral singing among young people through collaboration; the Festival is a celebration of community music making. Participation offers young singers several excellent musical and educational opportunities:
Join singers from Cantabile and local school and community choirs for a day of learning, rehearsing and performing.
Work with an internationally renowned guest conductor.
Perform at a wonderful community concert as a part of the Festival Combined Chorus.
Festival participation is free for all invited choirs. The event is supported by Cantabile Youth Singers of Silicon Valley as part of our annual operating budget that is supplemented with the help of local foundations like Silicon Valley Creates, the Los Altos Community Foundation, and the Ann and Gordon Getty Foundation so that we can share the rich gift of choral music by giving back to our local community.
Every year we bring a prominent and inspiring choral clinician to share their unique talents and expertise in a full morning of rehearsals and workshops and to conduct the afternoon concert. Our next festival will be in Spring 2022.
2019: An African Celebration
Scott Leithead (Canada), 2019 Festival Conductor-In-Residence
2018: A Celebration of Music and Youth from Latin America
Dr. Daniel R. Alfonso, Jr. (Brazil), 2018 Festival Conductor-In-Residence
2016: A Celebration of Music from Argentina
Oscar Escalada (Argentina), 2016 Festival Conductor-in-Residence
2015: A Celebration of Negro Spiritual and Gospel Music
Anthony Trecek King (US), 2015 Festival Conductor-in-Residence
2014: Music of South Africa
Scott Leithead (Canada), 2014 Festival Conductor-in-Residence
2013: Music of Jim Papoulis
Jim Papoulis (US), 2013 Festival Conductor-in-Residence
2012: Music of Stephen Hatfield
Stephen Hatfield (Canada), 2012 Festival Conductor-in-Residence