One of the magical things about Cantigas and its diverse age demographic is that it allows mothers and daughters to sing together. Here, we feature two of our mother-daughter member pairs: Jen and Lilly Marsh and Claire and Nancy Pedulla.
Jen and Lilly Marsh
“It's a joy having my daughter [Lilly] in the choir and being able to share in such a profound musical experience. She loves it and it makes me happy to know that we have this common bond through the music we sing. And I know having had this experience that she will have a life-long interest in music which to me is an important way to feed the soul.” - Jen Marsh
Claire and Nancy Pedulla
“I've been singing in Cantigas with my mama since I was a 13. I am now 26, live under my own roof, and still, Cantigas is a weekly ritual that we both cherish and share. I am a Cantiga. My Mama is a Cantiga. Together we share and delight in the adventure of Cantigas and we are better for it. Cantigas gives us an excuse to share a meal. To sing. To laugh. To complain. To get out of our heads and our homes, even on the darkest and sleepiest of nights, and to join in the work and play and joy that make Cantigas such a precious gift to us all!” - Claire Pedulla