Cantabile Choirs of Kingston

Since 1996 the Cantabile Choirs of Kingston, under the leadership of Dr. Mark Sirett, have thrilled local and regional audiences in performances of a diverse range of choral music from Canada and around the world.

The choirs are famous in Kingston and beyond for joyful concerts full of non-traditional staging, diverse repertoire and singing which demonstrates great skill and enthusiasm. Over the years, Cantabile has grown to include six choirs and over 250 voices, singing music which engages and entertains at every event.

From the beginning, Cantabile has provided musical education for choristers and audiences through this high standard of performance and quality choral literature.

Cantabile’s choral season of five themed concerts, which often include invited guests of national and international acclaim, attracts a sell-out audience in our performance home, Sydenham Street United Church.

Please join us in 2016/17 for “Tradition & Innovation” and enjoy another season of exquisite and innovative choral music.
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Bathe in the beauty of candlelight concerts imbued with the magic & nostalgia of the holiday season. For many in Kingston and area, the Cantabile Christmas concerts are a hallmark of the holiday season. As one of our patrons so beautifully expressed, Cantabile Christmas concerts “transform our souls, heal our hearts, make our imaginations soar & offer peace to our weary spirits…”

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Cantabile launches the new season with Hope & Glory!

  The Cantabile Choirs of Kingston, under the direction of Dr. Mark Sirett, launches its 21st season with Hope & Glory, a regal tribute to the magnificent choral traditions of the United Kingdom. Buy Tickets Now!  Some of the greatest composers from the ‘land of hope and glory’ will be heard:  Ralph Vaughan Williams, Gustav […]

September Open House!

  The Cantabile Choirs of Kingston invite interested children & teens to an Open House. Learn about the upcoming season, do some singing, & have some fun! Teen singers: Thursday Sept 8, 4:00 to 5:30 pm. There will be a quick sing of the combined Young Men and Young Women’s Choirs, followed by an information session […]

Celebrating the Tides of Time on May 28

Tides of Time Our 20th anniversary season came to a rousing and heartfelt conclusion on Saturday May 28th. A capacity crowd thrilled to the sounds of the Youth Singers, Men’s and Women’s Choruses and a special 80 voice Reunion Choir, featuring former members of the Youth Singers. These alumni travelled home to Kingston from far and […]

Our choirs had a wonderful time with Bob Chilcott

Over its 20 seasons, Cantabile’s singers and audiences have benefitted from visiting conductors with varied backgrounds and areas of expertise – from Rollo Dilworth to Stephen Leek and Doreen Rao. In the first week of March our teen and adult choirs had the extraordinary pleasure of working with the wonderful Bob Chilcott, as he lead […]