Cheryll J. Chung, conductor
Chansons is the debut recording of the Cantabile Chamber Singers; a Toronto-based choir of 16-20 voices founded in 2006 by artistic director Cheryll J. Chung. The album features works from Josquin des Prez, Laura Silberberg, a set of pieces by Franz Schubert for guitar and men’s chorus, and Jordan Nobles’ æther.
1. Absalon Fili Mi – Josquin Des Prez
2. Dieu! Qu’il La Fait Bon Regarder! – Claude Debussy
3. If Ye Love Me – Thomas Tallis
4. æther – Jordan Nobles
5. Jauchzet Dem Herrn (Psalm 100) – Felix Mendelssohn
6. Das Dörfchen, Op.11, No. 1, D.598b – Franz Schubert
7. Terzetto: Ertöne, Leier, Zur Festesfeier – Franz Schubert
8. Drop, Drop, Slow Tears – Orlando Gibbons
9. Anima Christi – Laura Silberberg
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The Cantabile Chamber Singers was founded in 2006 by conductor and artistic director Cheryll Chung as a means of social outreach through music. Following a benefit concert that April for the Regent Park School of Music, students and colleagues from the University of Toronto encouraged Ms. Chung to form an ensemble to continue to make music together while supporting the community. And thus, the Cantabile Chamber Singers was born.
It is a diverse ensemble of singers representing Toronto’s broad cultural mosaic. Focused on fostering new talent, CCS is committed to enlightening audiences and attracting a new generation to the resonance of choral music through informed interpretation and innovative programming. CCS believes in setting high artistic standards, and promoting music written by young contemporary composers within our distinctive concert programs.
CCS has a young composer-in-residence program, featuring gifted emerging composers from across the country. This program has provided promising composers with a platform to have their works performed by a diverse ensemble, resulting in numerous successful world-premiere compositions over the past 9 seasons, and giving the choir an opportunity to sing new music.
This past season, CCS presented made several guest appearances throughout Toronto. In the fall, CCS participated in Culture Days with a pop-up performance at Koerner Hall. In December, CCS partnered with the Motion Picture Symphony Orchestra and the Tallis Choir for ‘Gladiator LIVE!’, a film screening with live performance of the musical score. In June, CCS were part of the Luminato Festival’s grandiose presentation of R. Murray Schafer’s ‘Apocalypsis’. CCS were featured as the ‘Psalm Choir” in Part I of the epic presentation, which included over 1,000 performers.