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Cantemus "Choral Intern" Audition in September

Are you a high-school age singer? Do you know one?

Cantemus began its Choral Interns program in 2013. Prospective high-school age singers in all voice parts will be auditioned in September to select up to four to join us for the fall and spring programs. Students must be available Tuesday evenings, 7:30-9:45 for rehearsals, and for our January and May concerts (rehearsal location and concert dates will be available on our website). Please help us spread the word about this exciting program! Interested singers should e-mail Young singers will have the opportunity to join us for an un-auditioned, informal “Season Preview” on August 22. Location TBA.

Cantemus’ April 29 and 30 Concerts Reveal “The Poet’s Prism”

The Poet's Prism
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Nature often says it best and, over the centuries, poets have borrowed images of nature to express ideas about life and love. In its upcoming concerts, Cantemus Chamber Chorus will reveal “The Poet’s Prism” – a program of choral works that use poetic nature metaphors as texts.

Performances will take place on Saturday, April 29 at 7:30 p.m. at First Parish Unitarian Universalist Church, 225 Cabot St. in Beverly and Sunday, April 30 at 4:00 p.m. at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 166 High St. in Newburyport. Tickets can be purchased at the door or online at

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Cantemus Invites Singers to Audition in January

Now in our 41st year of providing the North Shore with imaginative and skillful choral performances, Cantemus invites singers to audition for the spring semester and beyond. All voice parts are invited; tenors and basses are particularly welcome.


Cantemus Begins 41st Season with “Old World, New Worlds” Concerts

Old World, New Worlds
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Cantemus Chamber Chorus will kick off its 41st season presenting “Old World, New Worlds” in Newburyport and Swampscott the first weekend of December. The centerpiece is audience favorite “A Ceremony of Carols” by Benjamin Britten, accompanied by harpist Li Shan Tan.

Performances will take place at Belleville Congregational Church, 300 High St., Newburyport, on Saturday, December 3 at 7:30 p.m. and at First Church in Swampscott, 40 Monument Ave., Swampscott, on Sunday, December 4 at 4:00 p.m. Tickets may be purchased online at

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Cantemus Begins Its Fifth Decade with a New Director, Auditions, and Our Season Preview

Join the people of Cantemus on Tuesday, Aug. 23, 2022, at 7:30 p.m., at Our Savior Lutheran Church, 478 Boston Street, Topsfield MA (Route 1) for our Season Preview. Come and discover the wonderful music we’ll be performing during our 41st season, our first under the leadership of Jason Iannuzzi, our new Artistic Director.

All are welcome to this free event. Whether you want to pick up a musical score and sing some of the season’s music with us, or just relax and listen to the chorus take our first steps toward building great performances, it’s always a lively and fun evening.


Cantemus Featured in The Driveway Choir Project's Documentary Film

Musicians Bryce and Kathryn Denney of the Driveway Choir Project have released the trailer for their documentary "The Drive to Sing", which features members of Cantemus singing Eric Whitacre's Seal Lullaby from their cars at the Topsfield Fairgrounds. Narration is by Russell J. Gannon.

Learn more at or on The Drive to Sing Facebook page.

“Beautiful concert this afternoon. Both chorus and brass amazing. More than once I was moved to tears by the sounds....”
–Jean J.

Recent Press Releases

Cantemus’ April 29 and 30 Concerts Reveal “The Poet’s Prism”

Cantemus Invites Singers to Audition in January

Cantemus Begins 41st Season with “Old World, New Worlds” Concerts

Cantemus Announces Solo Vocal Competition for High School Singers

Cantemus Begins Its Fifth Decade with a New Director, Auditions, and Our Season Preview

Cantemus Welcomes Grammy Award-Winner Paul Winter in Performance of Missa Gaia

Meet Our Choral Intern, Julia Norcross

Cantemus Presents “Bach Again: New Body, Old Soul” Over Local TV Stations

Cantemus Drive-in Driveway Choir Rehearsal to Be Held at Topsfield Fairgrounds

Cantemus Chorus Reschedules Holiday Concerts to January

Cantemus Concerts Illuminate “Star-Made Shadows”

Free Tickets Available for Wit & Wisdom

Cantemus Presents A Season of Gloria, with Brass Ensemble

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