Founded in 1982, Cantemus Chamber Chorus is committed to maintaining the high standards of musicianship and programming that are our signature. The essential Cantemus experience melds artistry, full engagement and a passion for beauty to create moments of magic for singers and audience alike.

The auditioned members of Cantemus are serious amateur and professional musicians who share a love for singing and embrace varied repertoires and styles. We will continue to develop our musicianship, readily accepting the many challenges that are a part of learning great music and giving fine performances. Our standard is to be recognized as the premier chamber chorus on Boston’s North Shore. Our logo says: “Small Chorus, Grand Sound.”

As a cooperative group we foster mutual respect in our shared enjoyment of singing. There is a keen appreciation for the freedom and high spirits that are part of our musical experience. In preparing for performance, it is important to us that we function within a structure that allows for growth, mastery and refinement. Adventurous and varied programming, drawing from the best of chamber chorus repertoire, features either a cappella performances or piano/organ accompaniment; as needed, we will engage instrumental ensembles or small orchestras.

Maintaining our commitment to provide exceptional choral music to the North Shore community, Cantemus will perform two or three programs of music during the year at two or more locations. Additionally, as the schedule allows, we will sponsor one or two community outreach concerts for high school choruses and families, and occasionally perform concerts as part of an organization’s or church’s programming.