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Cantare's office is presently open two days a week while office staff works remotely the remaining weekdays. You can contact us at, or leave a message at (510) 836-0789 and we will get back to you as quickly as possible.

Thank You to everyone who helped us reach our 2021 fall fundraising goal! With your support, Cantare enters the new year with a solid foundation from which we look forward to setting new goals, making new music, and continuing to serve and enhance our community with the power and beauty of choral music.

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Read Cantare's 2020-21 Annual Report

Our 2020-21 Annual Report describes a year of overcoming challenges and living out Cantare's mission, fostering a diverse, compassionate community through the beauty and power of choral music. Click here to read the report now!

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2021-22 Season
Look to the Rainbow

Brahms’ Requiem

Cantare Chorale, Soloists and Orchestra 

Friday, March 25, 2022, 7:30pm, Allen Temple Baptist Church

Saturday, March 26, 2022, 7:30pm, Walnut Creek Presbyterian Church

Sunday, March 27, 2022, 4:00pm, First Presbyterian Church of Oakland

In March 2022, Cantare will present one of the pinnacles of Western Art, Johannes Brahms’ RequiemIt is a work whose focus is on the living, those who have experienced loss and who now seek comfort in their solitude. Singers are drawn into the mastery of Brahms’ writing, his use of classical forms, his elegant melodies coupled with the harmonic richness of the Romantic period. Click here for more information about the concert, and contact David Morales at for an audition. New singers are always welcome!

Stand Up!

Cantare Chorale, Chamber Ensemble, and Nova Youth Choir

Saturday, May 21, 2022, Lafayette-Orinda Presbyterian Church

Sunday, May 22, 2022, First Presbyterian Church of Oakland

Lift Every Voice and Sing

Cantare Chorale and Nova


Click here to watch Cantare's 2021 December holiday concert! Chorale and Chamber Ensemble singers joined together to perform eleven varied selections including Gabrieli’s “Jubilate Deo”, Pinkham’s “Christmas Cantata”, and Roland Carter’s classic stirring arrangement of “Lift Every Voice and Sing.” Included were works that reflect on unity, hope, joy, peace, comfort, love, and surprising possibilities, themes common to this holiday season. Our Nova youth choir also performed, alone and together with the adults. All were accompanied by brass quintet, organ, flute, piano, bass and drums.

Welcome Mary Finch, Cantare's New Executive Director!

After a national search, Cantare Con Vivo has named Mary Finch as its new Executive Director, starting November 1. Mary combines a wealth of choral organization leadership experience with a passion for social change through the arts. 

“There was an immediate connection with Cantare after learning about its mission and meeting the staff,” says Mary. “The opportunity to give back to the community through music was a major factor in my decision to work
with this organization. I’m excited to begin and looking forward to continuing the mission of compassion and understanding through the beauty of choral music.”

Read the full press release here.

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Welcome to our newest Teaching Artist, Amanda Hahn 

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Amanda is a certified Orff-Schulwerk teacher of Music and Movement, has been teaching music in a variety of Bay Area school settings for 22 years. She looks for ways to reach every student through her playful style, enjoying their eagerness to explore music creatively and really do their best. Click here to learn more about Amanda. 

Meet the 2021-22 Nova Leadership!

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7th grader Prathana Pandey, 10th grader Coco Harrison, 11th grader Joaquin Pellegrin-Alvarez and 11th grader Nai Trawick (not shown) are this year's Nova Leadership Team. Already, they are working together to strengthen the group and to raise the bar for what it means to be a Nova singer. Read more about Nova student leadership here, or click here to learn more about Nova.

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