Congratulations to Cantamus for finishing the year so well! The program was well attended and well received by everyone from whom I heard. Here’s a sample of comments I heard:
Cantamus Jazz: “Westside Story Suite” was interrupted twice by applause. “Wow! They really worked hard on that one!”
Camerata: “El Grillo was very cool.”
Women of Cantamus: “Chattanooga was great!”
Men in Black: “That was awesome” (including from Junior High Students). “That was great, having all of the men sing it!”
Student conductors Phillip and Christian: “They’re going after your [Dr. Wolfe’s] job!
Haydn’s “Awake the Harp:” “What a great piece!” “Great way to end the program!” “Impressive!”
Some people expressed surprise at how beautiful the program was; others seemed to have the attitude, “of course they were great: they are Cantamus!”
It’s been a pleasure serving as director of this fine group!