Dear Friends of Pinchgut Opera,
If the Orchestra of the Antipodes is the beating heart of Pinchgut Opera, Cantillation is its soul. Formed in 2001 by Antony Walker (our co-founder and Emeritus Conductor) and Alison Johnston (our Artistic Manager), Cantillation is a chorus of professional singers who have been lauded for over twenty years for their speed, agility, flexibility, and expressivity. Cantillation has been featured in every Pinchgut opera with a chorus since our inception. They are an exceptional bunch of musicians—some members of Cantillation have gone on to major international careers as soloists, David Greco, Helen Sherman, and Miriam Allan among them.
The sound of many voices singing together is especially moving at a time of self-isolation and social distancing. Here is a playlist of some of my favourite Pinchgut choruses from over the years.
Stay safe and healthy!