Cantata Singers, Inc.

729 Boylston Street, Suite 405
Boston, MA 02116
www.cantatasingers.org
jhughes@cantatasingers.org

Date Posted:
January 10, 2019

Region:
Eastern Massachusetts

Category:
Development/Fundraising

Type:
Volunteer

Volunteers for Cantata Singers Gala and Auction

Description:
We are looking for 15-20 volunteers to help with our Gala and Auction & After-Party, held on Saturday, March 2, 2019 at the Charles Hotel, Cambridge, MA.
Volunteers will need to arrive at 4pm for orientation and help setting up. Dinner will be provided before the event begins at 6pm, where volunteers will help with registration, aiding during and with the closing of the Silent Auction, as well as during Dinner and the Live Auction.
The After-Party begins at 9:30, and volunteers will aid with selling raffle tickets during this period, but will also have the opportunity to enjoy some dancing and dessert during this time.

The event ends at 11:30pm, and volunteers can expect to be finished with clean-up around 12am.

Qualifications:
Energetic, happy to engage with attendees, able to lift ten pounds, and willing to take direction.

Applicants interested in arts administration are encouraged to apply!
How To Apply:
Email Emily Kirk Weddle, Development and Public Relations Manager: eweddle@cantatasingers.org
Or call our offices: (617) 868-5885
Apply by:
February 15, 2019
Salary:
Unpaid
About this Organization:

A singular desire to bring to Boston’s listeners music that isn’t being heard anywhere else has inspired Cantata Singers’ programming for 55 years.

In 1964, that music included the cantatas of J.S. Bach. When Cantata Singers was founded, live performances of Bach cantatas were quite a rarity. In fact, Cantata Singers’ early concerts featured first Boston performances of many of the cantatas.

Bach’s music, from the cantatas to the Passions, remains an essential part of Cantata Singers’ repertoire. However, the ensemble’s repertoire has expanded to include music from the 17th century to today. Cantata Singers has commissioned 14 works for choir and orchestra—including one that was awarded the Pulitzer Prize in Music—and has presented more than fifty Boston premieres of music both old and new.

Many of Boston’s most talented musicians perform regularly with Cantata Singers. The chorus is made up of singers who have careers as musicians, educators, doctors, and architects. Many appear as soloists with Cantata Singers, as well as with other highly respected organizations; some conduct other choruses and orchestras. Although many of our musicians perform actively as solo singers, they choose to sing with Cantata Singers because of the reward they find in performing music of the choral canon at the highest possible level.

Cantata Singers audiences return year after year to hear fresh visions of iconic music, or an intriguing unfamiliar work that is—in fact—quite approachable. Each Cantata Singers concert is often surprising, sometimes challenging, always beautiful, and ultimately inspiring.