CANTARE CON VIVO – Tickets – Yoshi’s Oakland – Oakland, CA – June 27th, 2017


Celebrating the beauty and power of choral music


Tue 6.27

Doors: 7:30 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

Yoshi's Oakland

Oakland, CA


“I’ve Got You Under My Skin”
Cantare’s 24-voice Chamber Ensemble brings back its February sell-out concert to Yoshi’s this summer! The Ensemble will present popular songs from the 20th century and 21st century including A House Is Not a Home, On A Clear Day, That Old Black Magic, Ain’t No Mountain High Enough, It Had To Be You, For All We Know, Isn’t It Romantic, I’ve Got the World on a String, This Will Be an Everlasting Love, and several others.

Chamber Ensemble (Performer bio)

The Chamber Ensemble, founded in 1987, is Cantare Con Vivo’s original choral ensemble. Beginning with 24 singers, it expanded to 40 singers in 1989 for a performance of Rachmaninoff's All-Night Vigil. When Cantare Con Vivo reorganized ten years later, forming a symphonic Chorale and its nationally acclaimed, award-winning children’s music education program, this original choir returned to 24 singers.

Today, the Chamber Ensemble exemplifies Cantare's rigorous high standards of musical excellence. These singers perform a stunning variety of sacred and secular choral works, a cappella and accompanied, from a wide historical and cultural range of repertoire. With over 1,000 choral compositions performed, the Ensemble continues to seek out the latest offerings from a new breed of American and international composers while also engaging with those established musical geniuses of the past.

The Chamber Ensemble has performed at the Western Division Regional Convention of the American Choral Directors Association and has released three CD recordings.

David Morales, Artistic Director of Cantare Con Vivo (Conductor bio)

David Morales founded Cantare Con Vivo in 1987. He is Conductor of the 100-voice Cantare Chorale and 24-voice Chamber Ensemble. David is widely recognized for his outstanding choral ensembles. With 48 years of professional conducting experience, he has conducted numerous performances featuring choirs of over 100 voices with full orchestra, and also has directed ensembles of select voices performing music in traditional, contemporary and various ethnic styles. His choirs have been featured at both national and regional American Choral Directors Association conventions and on national television. He leads conferences and seminars across the nation in choral and church music and is widely recognized as an outstanding director who displays exceptional skill and insightful musical interpretation, challenging and inspiring singers, instrumentalists and conductors. After 25 years, David retired in May 2014 as music professor and Chair of the Art Department at Merritt College in Oakland. David earned his Master's Degree in Choral Music in 1973 at the University of Southern California, while studying with the acclaimed director Dr. Charles C. Hirt. In 2003 David received a Doctor of Ministry Degree from the University of Creation Spirituality in Oakland. Born and raised in Los Angeles, David secured his first church music position at age 19 and also founded his first community chorus, Firebranders. He moved to the Bay Area in 1974 to establish the Oakland Youth Chorus and later served as Minister of Music at First Presbyterian Church of Berkeley and Lafayette-Orinda Presbyterian Church, establishing well-renowned, highly successful music programs at each. The common thread that David instills in each of his choirs is the expression of music with personal sensitivity, passion and conviction - music that reflects the depth of feelings of those singing. Above all else, people (singers and listeners) are the central focus of his musical leadership.

About Cantare Con Vivo:
Cantare Con Vivo (“To Sing With Life”) is an intergenerational non-profit choral music organization that engages participants from ages 5 to 80 from Alameda and Contra Costa counties. Cantare provides tuition-free choral music residencies to Title 1(under-served) K-12 children in the Oakland Unified School District (OUSD), serving approximately 2,400 students through 83 classes weekly and 8 youth choirs. Cantare’s highly acclaimed 100-voice symphonic Chorale and its 24-voice Chamber Ensemble offer seven different concert programs annually that are affordable and accessible. The choirs have performed over 130 different concert programs, presenting more than 1,500 compositions, including numerous major choral/orchestral works. Cantare’s adult choirs perform for 4,000-5,000 adults and children.
Venue Information:
Yoshi's Oakland
510 Embarcadero West
Oakland, CA, 94607