'High-quality, passionate, committed and fun' - these were the principles that fuelled Cantare when it was created back in 2010, and since then, the choir has become one of the most prominent choirs for women in the Southend area. Now under the Directorship of Elizabeth Elliott, the choir is continuing to develop a wide range of repertoire that both challenges and excites its members, and entertains its audiences across Essex.

AwardsCantare performs in a variety of venues, from churches to bandstands, and takes part in local and national competitions. Highlights from these include winning first prize at both Chelmsford and Southend Music Festivals, and every year since at Southend. The choir has won the Freda Parry Presentation bowl at the Southend Music Festival for “the most outstanding all-round choral performance” for 5 consecutive years. It was also very proud to receive the Musical Council Shield and the HWL Hobbs Challenge Shield again at the Southend Music Festival. On a national level, Cantare was named ‘Choir of the Day’ at the regional round of the National Choir of the Year Competition, having delighted judges with a programme that ranged from Hungarian folk music to 1920s swing.


Rehearsals
Cantare rehearses every Wednesday evening (during school term time) at Southend High School for Boys, from 7:30pm. If you are interested in joining, please contact us using the form on the Contact page

Booking the Choir
If you would like to book the choir for an upcoming performance or event, please contact us via the form on the Contact page.

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Forthcoming Events

14th December 2019
Christmas Concert   organised by OSOS ( Old Southendian Organ Society)
Tickets are now available £8 each, from www.osos.org.uk/events or by asking a Cantare member, or contact us!
Southend High School for Boys, SS0 0RG
7.30pm

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23rd November 2019
Southend Music Festival