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Cappella Cantorum performs Verdi's "Requiem"

Published April 04. 2013 4:00AM

Singing Verdi: Cappella Cantorum takes on Verdi's dramatic "Requiem" in a concert Sunday in Deep River. Conducting the non-audition community chorus will be Barry Asch, who is the group's co-founder.

Learn, perform, enjoy: Cappella Cantorum consists of more than 100 singers from 20 different southeastern Connecticut communities. The main goal is to "learn, perform and enjoy great choral music, while striving for excellence and enrichment of its singers and audience."

Guest stars: The soloists at Sunday's concert are David Pittsinger, a bass-baritone who debuted on Broadway with his 2009 performance as Emile de Becque in the Tony-winning revival of "South Pacific"; Sarah Callinan, a soprano who was a Metropolitan Opera National Council Audition Regional Finalist; Cynthia Mellon, a mezzo-soprano who has served as soloist for a number of major symphonies; and Brian Cheney, a tenor who made his debut at Carnegie Hall. Which brings us to ...

Next stop: Cappella Cantorum will join Mid-America Productions in performing Verdi's "Requiem" at the hallowed Carnegie Hall on April 15.

- KRISTINA DORSEY

Cappella Cantorum, 3 p.m. Sunday, John Winthrop Middle School, Route 80, Exit 5 off Route 9, Deep River; Verdi's "Requiem"; $25; (860) 767-8452.

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