Founded in 1991, Concert Singers of Cary is a community of artists who work to enrich the community through the performance of outstanding vocal music from all traditions;.to reward our audiences with choral programs that elevate, provoke, and entertain; to inspire excellence in performance by welcoming challenge, discovery and diversity; and finally, to enthusiastically support and promote the performing arts in the Research Triangle Region. We are about outstanding vocal music, creative programming, regional excellence and community outreach.
* To enrich our community through the performance of outstanding vocal music from all traditions.
* To reward our audiences with choral programs that elevate, provoke, and entertain.
* To inspire excellence in performance by welcoming challenge, discovery and diversity.
* To enthusiastically support and promote the performing arts in the Research Triangle Region.
* Concert Singers of Cary is a community of vocal artists. We gather to share the joy of music and to pursue performance excellence. We offer members a platform for growth and a haven of support, friendship, diversity and opportunity. We offer our audiences the fruits of hard work and outstanding presentations.
* We remain faithful to the dream of our Founders. They prized innovation and new perspectives and believed that a premier chorus would become the hallmark of a new, technology-oriented, urban community. We are an important part of that community. And we intend, as one of the Triangle region’s foremost arts organizations, to set the standard in programming, education, membership development, and wise management of resources.
* We aspire to the highest expression of musicality. This development is rooted in the symphonic ensemble. While we evolve chamber and auxiliary choruses in fulfilling our mission, we believe that participation in and commitment to the symphonic ensemble is the best way to develop the confidence and capability of the choral artist and a distinctive and expressive voice of the whole.
Concert Singers of Cary is about outstanding vocal music:
Our audiences enjoy performances spanning the centuries from classical oratorio and the Baroque to traditional Broadway favorites, and contemporary master works. Our critically acclaimed repertoire includes such diverse works as Orff’s Carmina Burana, Mozart’s Requiem, Beethoven’s Mass in C, Bach’s Gloria from B minor Mass, Bernstein’s Chichester Psalms, Britten’s Ceremony of Carols and Saint Nicolas, Stravinsky’s Symphony of Psalms, Handel’s Messiah, Saint-Saens’ Christmas Oratorio, and Thompson’s Frostiana and A Peaceable Kingdom, among many others.
Concert Singers of Cary is about creative programming:
Since our 1991 debut, Artistic Director Lawrence Speakman has planned concerts providing a wide-open perspective for music lovers. In recent years we have explored music from swing, folk, Latino, madrigal, opera, spiritual, and many other traditions, and have performed music from five continents. We’ve also been a leader in recognition of the value of cultural diversity, most recently with the Wake County premiere of William Grant Still’s And They Lynched Him on a Tree and a performance of Ariel Ramirez’s Navidad Nuestra.
Concert Singers of Cary is about regional excellence:
Our reputation for performance excellence earned early and ongoing invitations to join arts organizations around the Triangle. Our partners have included the North Carolina Symphony, Raleigh Symphony Orchestra, the Chamber Orchestra of the Triangle, Triangle Wind Ensemble, and the Opera Company of North Carolina. We have presented concert programs in communities throughout the region, including Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill, Apex, and other towns and cities.
Concert Singers of Cary is about community outreach:
From our “Christmas card” recording Joy! To The World: Christmas With the Concert Singers of Cary, to the local performances of our pops ensemble Cary Voices Unlimited, to ensemble performances for public events in Cary like the Martin Luther King Dreamfest, and through outreach and musical education programs in area schools and retirement communities, we bring music to friends and neighbors across the Triangle.