Sunday 1st May, 1:00pm
Cantate is a small and vibrant, multi-award winning group of mixed voices. The choir was formed in Monkstown, Cork, in 2006 and is directed by Daniel Beuster. Cantate sings a varied repertoire of music including choral, madrigal and sacred works as well as contemporary classics. The year 2019 was particularly significant – the choir participated in a choral gathering in Amsterdam, where they befriended a Dutch female choir Koor rooK, who then visited Cork and joined Cantate on stage for a sold out concert. Cantate has also achieved great success in competition, namely a spectacular trio of wins in 2018 comprising of first place trophies from Feis Maitiu, Feile an tSamhraidh and AIMS Choral Festival in New Ross. Daniel Beuster holds a Masters in Choral Conducting from the Estonian Academy of Music, in Tallinn. Daniel has conducted a host of choirs in concert and competition alike, in Ireland and abroad, and with great success. Most recently, Daniel conducted the Estonian Premiere of Joby Talbot’s Path of Miracles, for which he formed an Estonian-Irish collaboration of 36 singers, half from either country. This concert, which was attended by the composer Joby Talbot, the Irish Ambassador to Estonia, and many of Estonia’s highly regarded musicians, earned Daniel a 1st Class Honour (Cum Laude) in his final exam recital. Since returning to Cork, Daniel has immersed himself in Ireland’s choral music scene. He performs regularly as a conductor and singer at home and occasionally abroad. The choir regularly performs in local and charity concerts, as well as in various choral festival competitions around Ireland. They also perform at corporate events and weddings.