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Cantemus

Girls: Grades 9 to 12

Valdine Anderson, Conductor
Leanne Regehr Lee, Pianist
Location: Canadian Mennonite University – Chapel, 600 Shaftesbury Blvd.
Time: Mondays, 6:30 – 9 p.m.

The internationally known Cantemus provides an exceptional choral experience for girls grades nine through twelve. The girls who are invited to sing with Cantemus demonstrate a superior level of commitment to rehearsals, camps and tours as they are challenged to develop their personal vocal technique (pure vowel sounds, breath control), music reading skills and listening skills. The girls work together to produce exceptional tone colour and vibrant sound, continuing their experience in Chorale. Strong choral independence is mastered by each girl through singing the best in equal voice treble choral literature. They explore material in unison, two, three, four and more parts, and love singing music from the four corners of the world. As well as their commitment to treble literature, Cantemus sings weekly as an SATB ensemble with PTV Men.  Cantemus participates in four PTV concerts each year, tours annually and appears regularly as guest artists.


Valdine Anderson, Conductor

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Valdine Anderson joins Pembina Trails Voices as the new Artistic Director and conductor of Cantemus and PTV Singers in the fall of 2017.

Valdine spent over two decades performing and touring internationally as an opera and concert soloist with orchestras such as the New York Philharmonic, the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, the London Symphony Orchestra, the Berlin Philharmonic, English National Opera, and many more, appearing on several CD's, and earning a Grammy nomination as well as numerous awards. Returning to Winnipeg, Valdine continues to explore music from the perspective of choral conducting and vocal mentoring. Valdine is very excited to work with the talented PTV Singers in this artistic capacity and continue the work and vision of organization's previous artistic directors and founders. Valdine is on faculty at the University of Manitoba's Desautels Faculty of Music as a sessional vocal instructor. Valdine also conducts the award-winning community choir, Esprit de Choeur Women's Choir, as well as maintaining a private voice studio in her home, and is demand as a panelist for music competitions and juries for Canada Council for the Arts. 

Valdine is married to engineer and music enthusiast Ian Baragar and mother to four grown daughters. 

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