Children’s and Community Youth Chair
Jennifer Kane is a conductor with the Handel and Haydn Society Youth Choruses, where she directs children ranging in age from 8 -15 in rehearsals, performances, and in regional tours. Since joining H+H in 2014, Kane has conducted choristers in prestigious venues such as Jordan Hall and Boston Symphony Hall, has been actively involved in the annual H+H community concert Every Voice, and been involved in the preparation and premiere of new works, such as Jonathan Woody’s Nigra Sum. Kane’s ensembles also participate in collaborations with other organizations, local choral festivals, and actively engage in community outreach. This season Kane and the Concert Choir are honored to present a program for the Eastern Division of the American Choral Directors Association in Rochester, NY and are equally excited to participate in J.S. Bach’s St. Matthew Passion with H+H under the direction of Harry Christophers.
An active conductor of ensembles that specialize in treble repertoire, Kane is also the music director of Cantilena Women’s Chorale, an auditioned 40-voice ensemble in Arlington, MA that is dedicated to performing music written for treble voices. Cantilena’s challenging and diverse repertoire spans the 15th to the 21st centuries, and includes works that singers and audience members are unlikely to encounter in other forums. A frequent clinician and guest conductor, Kane has prepared choirs for collaborations with groups such as the Cantata Singers, the Back Bay Chorale, Boston Musica Viva, the Boston Symphony Orchestra, and the Worcester Chorus. She received a B.A. in Music from Furman University, an M.M. in Choral Conducting from Georgia State University, and a D.M.A. in Conducting from Boston University.