Giving Tuesday Starts Early This Year!

We are excited to participate in GivingTuesday to help kick-start the Canticle Singer’s giving season on Tuesday, November 15th! Our main goal for GivingTuesday is for Canticle Singers to reach new audiences in order to gain a larger and more sustainable support base. Please consider a sustaining monthly gift, and/or a matching challenge so we… Read more »

Canticle Singers 2022 – 2023 Season

Greetings friends! Welcome back to our new year, and what a full and exciting year it is! We are fortunate to be part of two concert series, perform a world premiere, and collaborate with two other excellent women’s choirs in the Baltimore/Washington area! Your generous partnership makes it all possible, so we are grateful to… Read more »

Composer Competition 2022 – Results!

The Emerging Composer Competition was a success!  We received 52 entries from all of the United States, coast to coast and north to south. Moreover, we received compositions from Armenia, Argentina, Austria, and Brazil! To ensure a non-biased approach to the compositions, our President, Anne Lopez, received all entries, biographies, and pieces of music. She then made… Read more »

Mother’s Day: History and Acknowledgment

The beauty of life is that it is multi-faceted. Mother’s Day has many facets as well. For some, it is a time of great joy, and for others, it is a difficult time. We acknowledge and honor this. The following is a bit of history about the holiday as we prepare to sing for you…. Read more »

From the Director’s Corner: Spring, 2022

Every year, in early April, there are two or three days that fill me with absolute wonder. Up until this point, the trees are bare and the world is brown and seemingly dead. Then one day, without warning, everywhere I look is color. The trees are in bloom, flowers cover the ground and everything has… Read more »

Sarah Quartel – Featured Composer

Sarah Quartel was born and raised in Great Britain in a family of musicians.  A typical day would feature mom singing arias in the kitchen while cooking dinner, and dad, a church choir director,  practicing his harpsichord in the basement.  Sarah recalls “I think I was eight years old before I realized that having a… Read more »

Susan LaBarr – Featured Composer

Susan LaBarr is a highly successful composer who, in her composing career of less than a decade, has completed commissions from all over the world. Having grown up with piano lessons and children’s choirs, she attended college as a piano major, and while she was successful, she soon realized that even though she loved music,… Read more »

Elaine Hagenberg – Featured Composer

Song of Miriam Elaine Hagenberg is an accomplished pianist and singer. After earning her degree in music, she began raising her family of four children and composing while at home. Within the last decade, she has become a household word among choral artists, and she composes for a wide range of skill levels. Canticle Singers will be performing… Read more »

What Does Canticle Mean to You?

In this time of COVID, we are re-examining our lives, regarding what is really important. Just as a child grows, so does an institution, and often adolescents and young adults tweak their names in part or fully change them to embrace aspects of their identities (marriage, shedding of nick-names, adopting new names for professional reasons,… Read more »