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 an exciting and successful Autumn /Winter 2017 Season performing in a charity concert at Cawood Village Church in October, and contributing to a 'Light Up a Life' service for St Leonard's Hospice in Easingwold. We enjoyed singing Christmas carols at Castle Howard and in the centre of York.
However the highlight of our season was our Christmas Concert at St Michael Le Belfrey's with poet Ian McMillan and musician Luke Carver Goss. We were thrilled to premiere our very own Christmas Carol written for us by Ian and Luke. In March 2018 Cantar enjoyed participating in the successful Community Choir Festival at The Joseph Rowntree's Theatre.
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We have a diverse membership of over 50 singers of all ages . We meet on Monday evenings from 7.30 pm to 9.30 pm at The Priory Street Centre in York. We are currently actively recruiting tenors and basses.
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.