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  • Sonja Wohlgemuth
    FOR PRESS INFORMATION Sonja Wohlgemuth Tel: 650-424-1410 Fax: 650-424-1430 Sonja@cantabile.org For Immediate Release – May 12 CANTABILE GOES TO CARNEGIE Palo
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      Sonja Wohlgemuth
      Tel: 650-424-1410
      Fax: 650-424-1430

      For Immediate Release – May 12


      Palo Alto – May 12. Artistic Director Elena Sharkova of Cantabile Youth
      Singers will take the baton as guest conductor for Manhattan Concert
      Production’s National Children’s Choral Festival at Carnegie Hall in New
      York, June 24-26, 2005.
      44 singers of Cantabile’s Concert Choir and Chamber ensembles, from Foster
      City through San Jose, along with over 200 youth singers from across the
      nation, will spend 2 ½ days participating in individual clinic sessions,
      rehearsals and workshops under Professor Sharkova’s direction. Participants
      will present a final concert on the famed Carnegie Hall stage. Cantabile
      Youth Singers have the great honor of also presenting their own 20-minute
      selection of repertoire for the evening’s programming on June 26. An
      additional 40 parents, staff and supporters will join for the trip that also
      includes New York sightseeing and cultural activities.
      Maestra Sharkova was the guest conductor for the 2004 festival held in San
      Francisco’s Davies Symphony Hall and will again hold the baton at the
      January 2006 festival back at Carnegie Hall.

      The Carnegie Hall festival caps a distinguished 11th season for Cantabile
      Youth Singers. Highlights included appearances in Tosca and Carmen as the
      newly appointed resident children’s chorus for Opera San Jose. Cantabile
      singers also made guest appearances with San Jose State University Choirs at
      their annual scholarship and spring concerts.

      This is Prof. Sharkova’s first season as Artistic Director, having taken
      over from founding director Signe Boyer, who retired in 2004. “I am
      delighted to be working with the accomplished, dedicated, and talented
      Cantabile singers. It is a great opportunity to enhance young singers’ lives
      and share their talents with appreciative audiences.”

      Prof. Sharkova began her career working with children in St. Petersburg,
      Russia, and Cantabile has taken her back to her musical roots. “Children are
      a special cosmos of joy, creativity, talent, and emotion, and I find great
      rewards in helping them find their voices within. We are all looking forward
      to experiencing Carnegie Hall, one of the great performing venues in the

      Cantabile Youth Singers is part of the Cantabile Choral Guild and the
      Foothill College Performing Arts Alliance and welcomes dedicated singers
      ages 6-18. Auditions are held June 20 and 21 by appointment for fall season
      and kids are also invited to join Cantabile’s Summer Music Day Camp August


      Sonja Wohlgemuth, Executive Director
      Cantabile Choral Guild (formerly Baroque Choral Guild)
      Cantabile Chorale (adult chorus)
      Cantabile Youth Singers
      953 Industrial Ave, Suite 118
      Palo Alto, CA 94303
      650-424-1410 Phone
      650-424-1430 Fax
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