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Auditions to Cantaré Vocal Ensemble are held year-round as openings occur. Interested singers must have previous choral singing experience. An audition is required, consisting of an interview with the conductor as well as assessments in sight-reading, interval recognition, vocal range and quality. In addition, the prospective member should be prepared to sing a short excerpt or folk song without accompaniment. Being a trained singer or a superb sight-reader will not guarantee membership; how quickly one can learn and how well one’s voice fits the group’s overall sound are more important factors.


We usually present three “formal” concerts each year. We begin preparing in September for the holiday concerts that occur in the first part of December. In January, we begin rehearsals for a second concert presented in late February or early March. The third concert is generally in early to mid-May. There may also be special events that members may be asked to sing for, such as Christmas ships, baseball games, private concerts, etc.

Regular rehearsals are held weekly on Tuesday evenings from 7:00 to 9:30 at St. Catherine of Siena Church in north Seattle (See “Directions” page for location information). Additional rehearsals may be scheduled, usually just prior to a concert.



Cantaré Vocal Ensemble depends on its members for the majority of ticket sales. It’s hoped that the members are so excited about upcoming concerts that they want all their friends, family and work associates to attend. Several weeks before concert dates, members are given tickets to sell along with instructions for selling the tickets and turning in the money and unsold tickets.

Membership fee is $25 per month. This fee includes the cost of music, which is the singer’s to keep. Scholarships are available for some or all of this fee, depending upon need. Members also purchase performance attire and music folders.


Click on the “Contact Us” button to find e-mail addresses and phone numbers for the organization, its board of directors, and its conductor.

Latest News

Our 2020-2021 Concert Season has been cancelled due to Covid-19. If you would like to support us during these unusual times you can donate here. We are looking forward to returning to you in December of 2021.

Meanwhile, The studio recording of our Winter 2018 Concert Series IN THE STILLNESS OF WINTER is still available. Click here to order.


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.

Upcoming Events

Check back in September 2021 for information on our post-Covid19 return to performing in December 2021