Cantemus Women’s Choir to present spring concert ‘Poetry in Motion’

Published 12:48 pm Monday, May 6, 2024

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Cantemus, the Tri-Cities’ premiere women’s choir, is in rehearsal for its second concert of the season titled Poetry in Motion


Artistic Director Patty Denmark and co-conductor Sarah Malone have chosen a program that features a diverse selection of timeless poems set to music, showcasing the versatility and expressiveness of the female voice. The repertoire spans various genres and time periods and includes some favorites that Cantemus has sung over the past ten years. 

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The choir will be singing poems written by Mark Twain (Good Night, Dear Heart), Robert Frost (A Girl’s Garden), Emily Dickinson (I Shall Keep Singing!), and many others. The evening will be kicked off with the song that inspired their name, Cantemus! by Lajos Bardos. “Cantemus” is Latin for “let us sing.” The concert is an immersive experience that will resonate with both seasoned concert-goers and those new to the world of choral music.


Collectively, their repertoire speaks of womanhood and underscores the profound joy that accompanies the decision to shape one’s life around the people, places, and pursuits that makes one feel alive. For members of Cantemus, this idea is echoed every time they choose to sing together.


Poetry in Motion will showcase Stephanie Yoder on piano, Nicole Misterly and Bryant Denmark on violin, Wendy Royston on viola, Georgia Sinko on cello, and Eileen Butler on flute. The Spring concert will be presented at the following dates and locations:

Friday, May 10, at 7 p.m. at Waverly Road Presbyterian Church in Kingsport
Saturday, May 11, at 7 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church in Johnson City

While there is no admission charge for the concert, a suggested donation of $10 per guest is greatly appreciated. Visit for more information. 

Follow Cantemus on Facebook (@Cantemus Women’s Choir) for updates and behind-the-scenes glimpses leading up to the concert.

About the choir: Cantemus is a secular, non-profit chorus composed of female singers in the Northeast Tennessee region who share a love of choral music and a commitment to vocal excellence. Cantemus exists to connect, highlight, and empower women in song and share meaningful music with the community.