Today, the group is a cohesive, solid mix, she said, with an ability to perform much more music than was possible when the chorus had only 14 members.
“As we all age, we are looking very much to bringing in younger people,” Nash said. “It can’t just be a chorus of gray-haired people; we have to expand it and bring in younger people.”
By doing so, the chorus ensures that it will continue to exist in another 30 years, she added.
In the spring, Cantemus will continue to mark its 30th anniversary on April 27 and April 28 with a concert celebrating of North Shore artists. It will feature works by New England composers and texts by New England poets.
“We’re celebrating our anniversary by celebrating our area,” Nash said.
IF YOU GO
What: “Twilight in New England: A Celebration of New England Composers.”
When: Sunday, 4 p.m.
Where: St. Paul’s Church, 166 High St., Newburyport
How: Tickets at the door are $20 for adults, $17 for seniors. Admission is free for students 21 and younger. For details, visit www.cantemus.org, or phone 1-888-CHORUS 1. Tickets can be purchased in advance at The Book Rack on State Street in Newburyport.