As restrictions continue to shift regarding COVID-19, they will impact our proposed scenarios regarding Cantare’s 2020-21 concert season. We will continue to keep you abreast of these  plans as they develop.

The office is now open two days a week. You can contact us at, or leave a message at (510) 836-0789 and we will get back to you as soon as possible. 

Announcing a brand-new Cantare program:

Decoding the Masterworks


Join Artistic Director David Morales via Zoom on Mondays from 7-9pm for a series of weekly lectures/sing-alongs exploring five major choral/orchestral masterpieces. Learn more here. Classes are:


June 22: Messiah – G. F. Handel
June 29: The Creation – F. J. Haydn
July 6: A German Requiem – Johannes Brahms

July 13: Elijah – Felix Mendelssohn
July 20: Missa da Requiem – Giuseppe Verdi


Tuition is $12 per class. Register today!

Message from David


As protests sweep across the nation, Cantare’s efforts remained focused, as they always have, on our mission: to foster a community of compassion and understanding across generational, cultural, racial and economic boundaries. We use choral singing as a medium for unification that enables us to treat one another with dignity and respect.... Black Lives Matter. We stand together with those in our Cantare family, particularly the thousands of children we engage through our music offerings, as they endure societal and economic oppression exacerbated by the fallout from COVID-19 and this growing national awareness of the injustice African Americans continue to experience.


[Click here to read the full letter]

Making a Difference: Cantare Children's Choirs

We asked our elementary school singers to share their dreams for our world, and captured their responses on video. Listen to what they have to say.


2020-21 Concert Season
Together in Unity

Visit Upcoming Concerts to stay up to date on the 2020-21 season.

As of June 2020, we have two concert schedules planned for Cantare's 34th season. We are aware that we might not be able to perform at all should sheltered-

in-place restrictions return. One reflects the ability to perform with our 100+ voice Chorale and full orchestra; the other constitutes a 40-voice selected choir, a size which is able to safely social-distance as singers. Concerts will include music postponed from 2019-20 and all-new spectacular songs from Cantare's adult and children's choirs. We are also aware that we might not be able to perform at all, should shelter-in-place restrictions return. 

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