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The award-winning chamber chorus Cantori New York looks forward TO its upcoming season, presenting a selection of works by some of today's most sought-after composers and yesterday's lesser-known visionaries.

Celebrating 25 years of inspired leadership by
Artistic Director Mark Shapiro.

The Valley of Delight — November 14, 2015
The Valley of Delight: Three Utopian Fragments (2012) by Paul Crabtree
Prophezeiungen (1987) by Siegfried Thiele
The New Amorous World (2014) by Lembit Beecher

Cantori Holiday — December 19th & December 20th, 2015
Our annual program of holiday favorites, old and new

La remontee des cendres — March 12th, 2016
Tre nuovi madrigali (1974) by Bruno Bettinelli
 Du’a by Mohammed Fairouz (2015 – New York premiere)
La remontée des cendres by Frank Ferko (2004 – US premiere)

The Prison – May 14th, 2016
The Prison (1930) by Dame Ethel Smyth


Season at a glance


The Valley of Delight

In The Valley of Delight: Three Utopian Fragments Paul Crabtree offers three Shaker depictions of the promised land. Siegfried Thiele’s Prophezeiungen and The New Amorous World by Lembit Beecher complete the concert.

November 14th, 2015

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A Cantori Holiday

Our annual celebration of the holiday season, with traditional carols, new arrangements and plenty of winter cheer.

December 19th & December 20th, 2015


La remontée des cendres

La remontee des cendres by Frank Ferko, sung in French, is based on Tahar Ben Jelloun’s haunting poem of the same name. Cantori collaborates anew with Mohammed Fairouz on Du’a and presents Tre nuovi madrigali by the 20th-century composer, Bruno Bettinelli.

March 12th, 2016

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The Prison

Dame Ethel Smyth’s The Prison, her last musical composition of significance, imagines a prisoner has an internal dialogue with his soul as the end of his life approaches.

May 14th, 2016