Cantilena, the all-female upper school classical vocal group, recently performed at the Women’s Exchange Festival, organized by the Peninsula Women’s Chorus. The event also featured groups from other high schools, including Leigh, Cupertino, Los Altos, Mountain View, Prospect and Saratoga.
The girls received several warm compliments from the attendees of the festival. “Cantilena was the smallest ensemble at the festival but they received a rousing ovation (rather than polite applause) and several compliments for ‘being the best,’ ‘looking like they loved singing,’ ‘communicating effectively with the audience,’” said the group’s director, Susan Nace. “Several even knocked on the bus door to talk our bus driver, Ray Frank, to tell him that they appreciated the performance, even before we got to the bus ourselves!”