Now in its thirteenth season, the Cantilena Chamber Choir is the Berkshire region’s leading a cappella group. The Choir has been heard on a special WMHT Christmas Eve radio broadcast of Lessons and Carols recorded at Trinity Church in Lenox. They have collaborated with the New England Baroque Soloists, Aston Magna and The Empire Brass. The Choir is in residence at Trinity Church, Lenox and it is a recipient of two Choral Arts New England’s Alfred Nash Patterson award for its concert “Music in the Berkshire Museum” and this past season’s May 2016 concert of Tanglewood Composition fellows. It is also the recipient of an ongoing prestigious Peers grant from the Massachusetts Cultural Arts Council for it’s outstanding Martin Luther King Spirituals open sings and concerts. Andrea Goodman is the founder and director of the Cantilena Chamber Choir. She has been a visiting professor of conducting at the New England Conservatory of Music where she also directed the women's choir. During the summer she serves as the Director of the annual summer Saratoga Choral Festival.
These programs are supported in part by a grant from the Sandisfield Cultural Council, a local agency which is supported by a Festival Grant from the Massachusetts Cultural Council a state agency.