December 2, 3 and 4, 2016 – REJOICE AND BE MERRY

REJOICE AND BE MERRY brings together traditional arrangements and new contemporary settings of joyous choral music to help you ring in the holidays.

Featured works include three selections by British composer John Rutter: “REJOICE AND BE MERRY,” “ALL BELLS IN PARADISE,” and “GLORIA.” A favorite of choristers and audiences alike, Rutter’s three-movement “GLORIA” is touching and thrilling, alternating soaring vocal lines with contemporary harmonies, catchy rhythms, and the power of organ, brass octet and percussion.

Rounding out the program is a selection of shorter pieces from Renaissance polyphony to modern-day close harmony, as well as familiar carols and traditional arrangements. Also included are “VERBUM CARO FACTUM EST” by Dan Forrest, and Julian Wachner’s “THE SNOW LAY ON THE GROUND.”


  • Friday, December 2 at 7:30 p.m.
  • Saturday, December 3 at 7:30 p.m.
  • Sunday, December 4 at 3:00 p.m.
  • All 3 performances at:


    • $25 general admission (19-59)
    • $23 seniors (60+) and students (12-18)
    • ages 5-11 admitted FREE when accompanied by paying adult
    • (not suitable for children under 5)
    • $3.00 OFF if purchased BEFORE December 1

    March 4 and 5, 2017 – 20th CENTURY CHORAL GEMS

    April 29, 2017 – LULLABY OF BROADWAY

    Cantaré Vocal Ensemble rolls out the red carpet as we serve up an incredible feast and present the music of Broadway. You’ll hear music from some of the greatest shows of all time.

    Full chorus pieces as well as special solo and small group numbers will be featured as you enjoy an evening of scrumptious food, fine wine, an exciting silent auction, and mingling with the chorus members.

    General Information

    Cantaré is often invited to perform at various functions in the Seattle area, and may be booked for private events. To inquire about including Cantaré in your next special occasion, please contact conductor Mark Adrian at 206-367-5667 or by e-mail at mark.adrian@cantarevocalensemble.org.

    Please check back regularly for additional information about our other performances during this season.

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Membership to the ensemble is open to experienced singers of high school age and older by way of an audition with the conductor. Click here for audition information.