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We have started 2019 with the very sad news of the passing of our Chairman Mary Sheldon. Mary has been with the choir for over 30 years and is one of our leading soloists. For many years she led the singing of the traditional songs at the Last Night of the Proms concert at The Church of the Holy Sepulchre. She will be sorely missed as Chairman, singer and above all, friend. 

We return to rehearsals at the end of February and are looking forward to familiarising ourselves with Stainer's famous Easter Oratorio, The Crucifixion. We will be putting on two performances in Northampton in April. 

We are excited about our forthcoming concert in Delapre Abbey in July, A beautiful venue for what should be a lovely concert. We will be performing new songs, from the Mary Poppins Returns and others.

Towards the end of the year we will be performing the Christmas Section from The Messiah, with our friends Voci Vivo. This will take place in Dodford Church.


The choir numbers now stand at around 50 choristers so our scope to take on new singers is limited. We are always on the look out for tenors and basses, particularly those with the ability to read music or who have previous choral experience. If this is you and  you are interested in coming along and seeing what we are about please contact our Musical Director or come along to St Andrews Church on Wednesday evenings at 7.30pm. See our contacts page for more information.

Hope to see you at one of our concerts soon

Cantare Singers will entertain you!


Welcome! Thanks for visiting our website – we are always happy to get a visit from long-time supporters and new friends. Check out our concert schedule, who we are, and latest news.


We work hard in rehearsals to ensure we give the best possible performance, whether it be a full evening concert, a short afternoon performance or at a wedding or special event. Come, and be entertained. We love to meet our audience, so be sure to introduce yourselves afterward!


If you like variety in your music, then Cantare Singers are the group for you. Our repertoire ranges from Opera and Gilbert and Sullivan, through traditional songs to numbers by Elton John, The Carpenters and Sting. We love to perform "songs from the shows", from Rogers and Hammerstein favourites, through West Side Story, Oliver, Paint Your Wagon, Camelot and many more, to Chitty Chitty Bang Bang and Mary Poppins. No music catalogue would be complete without music from Andrew Lloyd Webber and we feature music from The Phantom, Cats and Joseph amongst others.  

We are proud of our ability to sing sacred music, with a variety of arranged hymn tunes (some arranged specifically for the Cantare Singers), gospel songs, calypsos and more. We also perform Easter Oratorios such as John Stainer's "Crucifixion" and Maunders "Olivet to Calvary".

Christmas is not ignored. We sing a great mix of carols and songs (some serious, some not so), including Walking in the Air, Mistletoe and Wine, Frosty the Snowman and The Twelve Days of Christmas.

We are always adding to our repertoire and with over 250 individual items at our fingertips, we can be sure there is something for everyone.

Let us entertain you!


"I should like to express our thanks for the magnificent concert put on by the Cantare Singers" FTG Bird, Chairman of Appeal Fund, Bethany Homestead, Northampton. 

"Thank you and your choir for the magnificent performance they gave of Stainer's Crucifixion during Holy Week." Diane Latchford, The Parish of Duston and Upton

"thank you and your wonderful choir for giving us such a pleasant evening. Comments from everyone have been most complementary and all agree that they had an excellent evening". Rosemary Wallace, Church Secretary, Carey Baptist Church, Moulton,


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