About Us

Mission Statement

The Ann Arbor Cantata Singers are dedicated to the presentation of great choral literature at the highest standards of artistry. Our goal is to maintain growth in musical excellence and in service to the community.


History

Now in their 53rd year as a fine musical tradition, the Ann Arbor Cantata Singers continues to present high-quality choral concerts, drawing volunteer singing membership from the Ann Arbor area’s large community of trained semi-professional and non-professional musicians. Our programming includes a core of repertoire exploring works from the 16th through the 21th centuries. Founded by Dr. Rosella Duerksen, who saw a need in the community for a small, independent, high quality chorus, the Cantata Singers was nurtured through the 1960’s by directors Robert Pratt, Paul Foelber, Morris Risenhoover and Richard Crawford. Conductor Bradley Bloom, who retired in 1994, led the ensemble for twenty years and solidified its reputation as one of the finest choruses in the region. In more recent years, the ensemble continued to grow and flourish under the enthusiastic leadership of William Boggs, Thomas Hilbish, and Warren Puffer Jones. The Cantata Singers has collaborated with such organizations as the Ann Arbor, Detroit, and Flint Symphony Orchestras, the Life Sciences Orchestra, Mark Morris Dance Group, the Comic Opera Guild, Galliard Brass and Arbor Opera Theater.

Canata Singers Music Director

Ann Marie Koukios, D. M. A.

A graduate of the University of Cincinnati Conservatory, Dr. Koukios is Minister of Music at First United Methodist Church in Ann Arbor, and is on the faculty of Wayne State University. For additional information about her extensive choral experiences and leadership, please click here.

Board of Directors

Nancy Karp, Co-President
Betsy Hill, Co-President
Quincy Northrup, Treasurer
Barbara Mackey, Secretary
Music Director & Ex-Officio Board Member
Ann Marie Koukios, D. M. A.

 

Contact Information

Feel free to contact us with any questions, comments or suggestions:
Ann Arbor Cantata Singers
P.O. Box 2574
Ann Arbor, MI 48106-2574