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.

tradition & innovation 2016/17Please join us in 2016/17 for “Tradition & Innovation” and enjoy another season of exquisite and innovative choral music. Watch your mailbox for a copy of the season brochure with all the details about our upcoming concerts and special guests, and an opportunity to purchase a 3 or 5 concert pass, available on line or by phone and mail by July 15.
Click here for a sample of what you have to look forward to!
Click here to buy your season subscription now!

sing!Are you interested in singing with Cantabile?

Do you have friends or family members who might be?
Please note the following OPEN HOUSE / BRING A FRIEND dates:
Teen Choirs – Tuesday, September 8 from 4:00 to 5:30. This includes an information session and more on the planned trip to Cuba with the teen choirs!
Children’s Choir – Monday, September 12 from 4:15 to 5:15, and there will be refreshments!

For more information, or to find out about auditioning on a different day during September, please email

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 […]