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Feature story: Serious about song

Original post made on Nov 8, 2007

Cantabile Youth Singers brave challenging music, and reap the performance rewards

In a time when many Americans can't be bothered to learn five words in a foreign language, it's nice to meet kids who know the difference between classical and vernacular Latin. Photos by Marjan Sadoughi/Palo Alto Online.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Thursday, November 8, 2007, 11:19 AM

Comments (6)

Posted by k, a resident of Duveneck/St. Francis
on Nov 8, 2007 at 12:39 pm

Cantabile and Elena Sharkova: highly recommended -- to join their program or be a member of their audience!


Posted by Trilingual American, a resident of Midtown
on Nov 8, 2007 at 8:32 pm

What kind of introduction is that?

"In a time when many Americans can't be bothered to learn five words in a foreign language..."

Being derisive and insulting to people in the first line is not a very effective way to get people to read your piece.

By the way, I am a trilingual American...And, MOST kids "learn 5 words in a foreign language" across this nation in order to graduate from high school. Didn't you?


Posted by d, a resident of another community
on Nov 12, 2007 at 7:22 pm

Great article! Cantabile is a hidden gem on the Peninsula. This group is truly dedicated to excellence in musicality and repertoire. Check them out!


Posted by Midtown Guy, a resident of Midtown
on Feb 19, 2008 at 11:47 am

Notice the fine distinctions made: German Latin pronunciation--hard "g"--. These kids are learning at a high level. I went to public school 50 years ago when vocal music was taught in the public elementary schools. Today, parents have to find this outside the public schools. Reading choral music is a fantastic skill that will stay with you all your life long and give you immense blessings!


Posted by stefani merenez, a resident of Mountain View
on May 11, 2008 at 7:55 pm

I adored hearing them sing,they are cupids like you said because they shoot there music with no arrows but with they're mouths and words some are young some are teenagers but with sounds like they're voices they will become and sound older and mature.So I apluad you and marjen and you young ladies and gentlemen,you should commend yourselves as well.Goodluck to you guys and I recommend you all should bring young music to the world.

your friend,stefani merenez


Posted by Paly Parent, a resident of Palo Alto High School
on May 23, 2008 at 9:35 pm

The Paly choir is pretty good too,


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