Classical Music

Cantare Houston Opens 13th Season With New Artistic Director

Amy Solberg takes over the choir’s reigns from founder Kevin Riehle.

When Kevin Riehle stepped down as artistic director of Cantare Houston, which he founded in 2003, the choir’s board of directors set about finding a replacement. They didn’t have to look very far to find Amy Solberg.

Director of choirs at Bellaire High School, Amy holds a Master of Music degree in choral conducting from the University of Houston and a Bachelor of Music degree in piano and choral education from Concordia College in Moorhead, Minnesota, where she was a member of the world-renowned Concordia Choir under the famous Rene Clausen.

Picture of Ryan Frenk (l) and Amy Solberg (r) of Cantare Houston
Ryan Frenk (l) and Amy Solberg (r) of Cantare Houston

The new Cantare season opens this Saturday, October 24th, at ChristChurch Presbyterian in Bellaire with a program titled One World, One Voice.

Amy Solberg and Ryan Frenk, a former Cantare member who now serves on the board of directors, talk with Houston Public Media’s St.John Flynn about the upcoming Cantare Houston season.

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