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 seven 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. We honour all of Canada’s First Nations people and especially Anishinaabe and Haudenosaunee Peoples, upon whose traditional territory Cantabile performs.

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 (The Spire.) “The concerts are  stimulating, joyous  and so soul enriching. My winter would not be complete without them.” S.N. Kingston

“The stars never fade only burst forward catapulted into a future that exists for the dreamer in you.” Vera Wabegijig

Join us November 3 for North Star. Cantabile pays tribute to ‘Truth & Reconciliation’
and Canada’s indigenous peoples. Featuring Words, Stories, Truth, awarded Choral Canada’s
‘Outstanding Composition 2018′, by Anishinaabe poet Vera Wabegijig & Mark Sirett.
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Cantabile pays tribute to Canada’s indigenous peoples with North Star

Cantabile presents Tribute to Truth and Reconciliation North Star Saturday November 3, 7:30 PM, The Spire Click Here to Buy Now! Cantabile pays tribute to Truth & Reconciliation and Canada’s indigenous peoples in North Star. The opening concert of the season will feature Words, Stories, Truth, awarded Choral Canada’s ‘Outstanding Composition 2018′, by Anishinaabe poet Vera […]

Cantabile in the Community

Join Cantabile’s Men’s & Women’s Choruses for Evensong at St. George’s Cathedral Beautiful music on a Sunday afternoon, including Charles Stanford’s Psalm 150, the Magnificat and Nunc Dimittis by T. Tertius Nobel, and Hail, Gladdening Night in the glorious setting of St. George’s Cathedral and accompanied by Michael Capon, organ. Sunday, October 21, from 4:00 […]

Cantabile Annual General Meeting

          Annual General Meeting Notice is hereby given for the Cantabile AGM on Monday, Oct 22, 6:30 pm. Interested choristers (age 18 & over) and parents are welcome to attend as voting members of the association.  Members of the community who are neither choristers or parents may become a member of […]

Wonderful Recognition for our choirs and Artistic Staff!

Over the past several months Cantabile’s Youth Singers, Assistant Musical Director and Founding Artistic Director have all been recognized for their outstanding work. In June our Assistant Musical Director and Cantabile alumnus Geoffrey Sirett won a Dora Award for his highly acclaimed starring role in The Overcoat, a co-production of Canadian Stage and Tapestry Opera. […]

The Cantabile Summer Chorus presents In the Evening

                      Relax & enjoy an hour long concert on a beautiful June night with Cantabile’s special ‘summer chorus’. Friday June 15, 7:00 pm The Spire, Sydenham St United Church The Cantabile Summer Chorus presents an hour-long concert entitled “in the evening”, with music that is […]

Bicycle Opera Project rides into Kingston!

Cantabile Choirs of Kingston present The Heart Sings with special guests The Bicycle Opera Project Saturday May 26, 7:30 PM The Spire, Sydenham St United Church Buy Tickets Now!  This May the Bicycle Opera Project rides into Kingston to join Cantabile’s teen and adult choirs in a wonderful program of music from the world of […]

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Sing Along for The Spire!

A Sing Along for The Spire! Sunday February 4, 2:00 pm The Spire, Sydenham St United Church Join Mark Sirett, AD of the Cantabile Choirs of Kingston, David Melhorn-Boe, choir director at Chalmers and Sydenham St United Churches, soprano Kathryn McConnell and other special guests in a lighthearted afternoon of singing. At what has now become […]

January Open Rehearsals

ATTENTION: Due to inclement weather, the Open Rehearsal for the Junior Choir has been  postponed until Friday January 19, from 4:15 to 5:15. There are openings in the Junior, Children’s and Teen Choirs for the second semester this season. Interested parents , children and teens are invited to a rehearsal to join in the singing […]