Cantar Community Choir is an exciting non-auditioning choir founded in February 2015 by people with a passion for singing in choirs and a strong interest in both contemporary and classical choral works from around the globe. Cantar enjoyed a busy Autumn/Winter 2015 season, performing at the Jack Lyons Hall, the Joseph Rowntree Theatre, the National Centre for Early Music and Castle Howard. Please see our Videos tab above.
We have a diverse membership of nearly 50 singers of all ages. We are currently actively recruiting more men to join the Tenor and Bass sections.
The ability to read music is helpful but not essential, although you will need a good ear and the ability to sing in tune! For further information regarding membership please email us via the contact button below. Please also visit and 'like' our Facebook page to keep up to date with our activities.
Cantar's aim, in addition to providing a wonderful singing experience for members in a friendly and welcoming environment, is to perform at a range of community, charity, arts and music events, to bring interesting and diverse choral singing to communities both locally and further afield.
We are delighted to welcome Katie Privett to Cantar as our new Musical Director. Katie is both a pianist and a singer and has a broad experience of singing in choirs including auditioning youth choirs, non-auditioning pop, rock and gospel choirs, church choirs and large scale ensembles such as York's University Choir. A science graduate of the University of York, Katie has previously led York's Revelation Rock Gospel Choir and the York Glee Singers.
Katie is a passionate and enthusiastic musician and we all look forward to the next phase of Cantar’s development with her as our conductor.