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In compliance with the restrictions in place due to COVID-19, our Adult choir concerts have been cancelled through March 2021. We will keep you abreast of our proposed 2020-21 concert season as plans solidify.

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. 

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Cantare is excited to resume our monthly virtual family sing-alongs! Join us on Friday, September 18 at 3:30pm for music, movement, and merriment! 


One registration is good for every sing-along from now through May 2021, on the third Friday of every month!

I’ve Been In the Storm So Long​


Register now to join Artistic Director David Morales via Zoom on Monday evenings from August 24 to September 28, 7-9pm, to explore African American history through music, from minstrelsy to hip hop.

Aug. 24

With My Banjo on My Knee: Minstrelsy

God’s Gonna Trouble de Waters: Spirituals


Aug. 31

Nobody Knows You When You’re Down and Out: Blues

I’m Saving My Love for You: Jazz


Sept. 7 (Labor Day)

O Happy Day!: Black Gospel Music

In the Still of the Night: Boy and Girl Groups


Sept. 14

Off to the Movies: African Americans in musical films


Sept. 21

Shake Rattle & Roll: Early R&B, Rock n Roll, Motown

River Deep–Mountain High: Soul Music


Sept. 28

What’s Going On: Social and Political Songs of the 60’s & 70’s

Fight the Power: Social and Political Hip-Hop

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Welcome to New Board Members!


Welcome to two new members of Cantare's Board of Directors:


Linda Mackey has been a singer and passionate supporter of Cantare for many years. She brings to Cantare extensive experience of business, strategy, and non-profit governance.


Priscilla Lam is Cantare's first student Board member! She has sung with Cantare since kindergarten, and is now part of Nova.

Considering Matthew Shepard Virtual Choir


The Chorale's last live concert before the COVID-19 restrictions was Considering Matthew Shepard, an oratorio by Craig Hella Johnson about the life, death and legacy of Matthew Shepard, the gay Wyoming teenager who became a national figure after he was beaten and killed in 1998.  Now, several of our singers have joined singers from around the world to sing the final piece, "All Of Us", in a 477-voice virtual choir.

You can also find recordings of Chorale's performance on Cantare's YouTube channel!


2020-21 Concert Season
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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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