A Cappellakoor ''Cantabile''

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On September 2, 1973, A Capellakoor Cantabile was founded as a youth choir in Wormerveer. Since then, Cantabile has evolved into a mature ensemble, carving out its own place in the rich choral culture of the Zaan region. Cantabile organizes its own concerts whenever possible or participates in productions by other choirs or music associations upon invitation. Additionally, the choir takes part in festivals and competitions, such as the choir day in Zandvoort and Monnickendam. On occasion, it also contributes to special church services.

True to its name, Cantabile sings a cappella. Its strength lies in its diverse repertoire, ranging from solemn classical works of the Renaissance to contemporary pieces and lively folk songs in polyphonic arrangements. This repertoire includes works by Renaissance composers from the Southern Netherlands such as Pierre de la Rue, Clément Jannequin, and Orlando di Lasso, English madrigals from around 1600 by composers like Thomas Morley, John Dowland, John Farmer, and John Wilbye, Baroque works by Claudio Monteverdi and Henry Purcell, Romantic pieces by Mendelssohn, Schumann, Grieg, and Brahms, as well as compositions by Dutch composers Diepenbrock and Röntgen, and modern, 20th-century, and contemporary composers like Paul Hindemith, Henk Badings, and Daan Manneke.