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Still Singing

Decoding the Masterworks: American Composers

Register now to join David Morales in the newest series of lectures and sing-alongs! For four Mondays, 7-9pm via Zoom, we will explore 54 compositions by American composers, from colonial times through the modern era, examining the texts and compositional techniques employed in each.


February 8

Choose Something Like a Star

Works by Billings, Foster, Copland, Thompson, Bernstein


February 15

A Jubilant Song

Works by Dello Joio, Hanson, Lauridsen, Whitacre


February 22

O What a Beautiful City

African American Spirituals


March 1

I’ll Be On My Way

Works by Barber, Kirchner, Hawley, Clauson,
Dickau, Erb

New Chamber Ensemble
Virtual Performance

This Black History Month, the Chamber Ensemble recorded Norman Luboff’s setting of “Steal Away”,
a spiritual written before the Civil War by a slave unable to be legitimized in American history. Like many spirituals, "Steal Away" uses Christian metaphors to evoke a heartfelt hope of freedom and justice, and a determination to achieve this hope.

From the Virtual Classroom

Teaching Artist and Director of Music Education Conway Tan performs and teaches "When I First Came to This Land", an accumulative song about the immigrant experience. first sung in America by German immigrants. Many of our students are first- or second-generation immigrants. Click here to learn more about Cantare's classroom music education programs.

"Beautifully performed and edited. Wonderful concert!"

– Graham Seel, Chamber Ensemble singer

"A light in the midst of the pandemic."

– Melanie Newton, audience

Together in Unity, Cantare's first virtual holiday concert, is now available on demand! 

This one-hour concert features holiday favorites from years past such as “Carol of the Bells”, “Oseh Shalom”, and others accompanied by full orchestra, and four all-new virtual recordings from the Cantare Chorale, Chamber Ensemble, Nova, and youth choirs, including a stunning rendition of "We Shall Overcome."

I loved "We Shall Overcome"! It was a pleasure to sing, and Phil’s solo was awesome. I loved everything the kids did. It was great to be able to share this concert with faraway family and friends. I am also very proud of our Cantare community for venturing into the challenging virtual choir world, and can’t wait to try it again. 

– Deborah Jo Sandler, Chorale singer

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Join us on Friday, February 19 at 3:30pm for Cantare's next free virtual sing-along!

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


2020-21 Concert Season
Together in Unity

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


Our 2020-21 season reflects the challenges we are facing with scheduling live musical performances during these times of the COVID-19 pandemic. Our primary task is to

encourage our singers and followers to use informed judgement in maintaining safety and good health for each person and those they encounter. We do not expect to host any live performances until Summer 2021, if we are declared post-pandemic and it is deemed safe for all participants and concert-goers. We will keep you abreast of all our activities as this season progresses.

We are pleased to have successfully offered our Virtual December Holiday Concert, and we will continue to present virtual recordings through the winter/spring season via Cantare’s YouTube page.

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, Cantare's office is presently 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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