Hudson County’s Cantigas Women’s Choir presents its 20th annual winter concert titled Rite of Wintertide, on Saturday, December 11, at 7:30 p.m. at St. Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran Church (440 Hoboken Avenue, Jersey City).
Led by Director Hannah Carr and Assistant Director Erasmia Voukelatos, Rite of Wintertide is a chronology of selected religious and devotional festivals that take place around the world during the month of December. The concert celebrates the many ways in which people across the globe walk their spiritual path, and their common messages of light, peace and, above all, love.
Rite of Wintertide is dedicated to the memory of Cantigas’ beloved long-time member Lynnie Connell, whose life of spiritual devotion and service to others was a perfect example of unconditional love.
If you enjoy the diversity of the people who make up our community here in Hudson County, come out and experience a truly unique winter concert experience.
If individual assistance is needed to attend, please contact email@example.com 3 days in advance. The suggested donation for the concert is $20 ($10 for seniors and students). Tickets are available at the door and online at www.cantigas.net.
For the health and safety of our community, masks are required by performers and audience members. All performers and audience members (including children) must also present proof of full vaccination or a negative Covid-19 test within 72 hours of the performance. The annual post-concert reception will take place at a nearby establishment following the concert. Details to be given at the performance.
To learn more about Cantigas and how to get involved or donate to the choir, visit www.cantigas.net.
Cantigas Women’s Choir, named after a medieval Spanish song form called a “cantiga,” is composed of about 50 women of varying ages and backgrounds, and brings women of the community together to explore the rich tradition of women’s singing. The group performs a broad spectrum of global music.
Hannah Carr, Artistic Director of Cantigas Women’s Choir, has a Doctor of Musical Arts in Choral Conducting from the Mason Gross School of Music at Rutgers University. Carr holds an MM in conducting from Yale University’s Institute of Sacred Music, an Advanced Diploma from the Liszt Academy in Hungary, and a BA in composition from Trinity College Dublin. She has considerable experience conducting both youth and adult choirs and presently teaches undergraduate conducting and directs The University Choir, a mixed ensemble, at Rutgers Mason Gross.