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Your donations support:

  • Closing the gap between tuition income and yearly operating expense
  • Funding extraordinary opportunities for children
  • Community Outreach
  • The Signe Boyer Scholarship Fund

You can find out more information here.


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Tickets are SOLD OUT for our 
Holidays with Cantabile concert. A limited amount of Standing Room admission tickets are now available for purchase.
The concert will take place on Saturday, December 6th at 1pm, at the Cathedral Basilica of Saint Joseph in San Jose. Tickets may be purchased online on our 
Tickets page.


Auditions are now open for Prep 3 & Intermediate. Please contact the office for any questions about our Ensemble and Vocalise choirs.

Our Young Men's Choir, Bravi, also has on-going enrollment.


Please call us at (650) 424-1410 or email us at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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 "I have had the opportunity to work with hundreds of choirs on all continents, and Cantabile is among the best. My experience with Elena Sharkova and her choirs was magical.  The musical integrity, the desire to improve, and the vision by an amazing conductor, creates a superb experience for the creation of real music. The combination of musicianship, depth of programming, and pure enjoyment from the choristers was truly unique."

Jim Papoulis, Composer and Conductor
 

"Shreya is really enjoying her masterclass lessons in addition to her regular classes in Ensemble. Thanks for providing such a wonderful opportunity for the kids to benefit from. We can see Shreya's passion and interest deepen in music. Thank you for all you do in making music such a passion and joy for Shreya. Deeply deeply appreciated"

 

- parent of current Ensemble singer


Do you know a child who loves to sing?

If so, you're visiting the right website! We host Open Houses with Demo Classes in January and August.  

Our next Open House date is on Saturday, January 3, 2015 at Foothills Congregational Church, 461 Orange Ave. for our 2015 semester.

For more information email:  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Preschool-kindergarten: No audition required
Grades 1-2: No audition required
Grades 3-12: Audition required (by appointment only)

Convenient Los Altos location:
461 Orange Avenue - map

To sign up for our next round of demo class and auditions please send an email to  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

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Prep 1 (pre K-K):  
Tuesdays, 3:30-4:15 pm OR Wednesdays 3.30-4.15 pm OR Thursdays, 4:00-4:45 pm

Prep 2 (grades 1-2):  
Mondays, 4:00-5:00 pm
   
OR Tuesdays, 4:00-5:00 pm
   OR Thursdays, 5:00-6:00 pm

Prep 3 (grades 3-4):  Mondays, 4:00-5:15 pm
   OR Tuesdays, 5:15-6:30 pm

Intermediate (grades 4-6)
 Thursdays 
    Intermediate A: 5:00-7:00 pm
    Intermediate Honors: 5:30-7:40 pm
Placement in group A or Honors determined by audition 

Ensemble (grades 6-9): 
Wednesdays
     
Ensemble A: 4:30-7:00 pm
     Ensemble B: 5:00-7:30 pm
Placement in group A or B determined by audition

Vocalise (grades 8-12): 
Mondays, 5:30-8:15 pm

Bravi (Boys grades 6-12) Tuesdays, 6-7:30 pm

Aria (Girls A Cappella by audtion only)

 

 Meet our Artistic Staff
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To learn more, please continue to our Artistic Staff page.
 


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Cantabile's upper choirs will depart on the Carnegie Hall concert tour to New York City from June 12-16, 2015. 

Our Carnegie Hall Tour registration is now open! 
Ensemble and Vocalise singers, sign up now!

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Cantabile's Monteverdi performers shine with musical excellence at Monteverdi's 1610 Vespers  

at Stanford Memorial Church Saturday, May 31, 2014

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Thirty singers from Ensemble and Vocalise performed Monteverdi's 1610 Vespers with Stanford's Chamber Chorale and guest director Dr. Craig Jessop, Dean of the Caine College of the Arts at Utah State University and Director Emeritus of the Mormon Tabernacle Choir, Maestra Elena Sharkova and period-instrument ensemble The Whole Noyse.

 "To work and perform the Monteverdi Vespers of 1610 with Elena Sharkova and the Cantabile Singers was one of the great experiences of my professional career.   The beauty of their angelic voices coupled with the mature artistry of their musical performance is simply one of the great treasures of children's choirs in America!" Dr. Craig Jessup, Dean of the Cain College of the Arts at Utah State University and Director Emeritus of the Mormon Tabernacle Choir




Cantabile Singers Participate in Carmina Burana with Great Success!

Click here for the San Jose Mercury News' Review

"The choruses outstripped even the soloists in awesomeness. … The Chorale enunciated its lyrics with a clarity that overwhelmed its position far off at the back of the stage." - David Bratman, San Francisco Classical Voice
 

 

Cantabile's Youth Choral Music Festival for Young Voices: An African Celebration a resounding success!

On Saturday, March 8, 2014, Cantabile Youth Singers proudly hosted the fourth annual "Cantabile Festival for Young Voices: An African Celebration" at the First United Methodist Church of Palo Alto. We welcomed several guest clinicians and were happy to have percussionist, Jim Greiner from Santa Cruz, CA as a special guest to help us celebrate the amazing day.

Cantabile hosts this festival each year to share our teaching and musicianship more widely in the community. We hosted choirs from Bullis Charter School, Cantabella Children's Chorus, The Synapse School and Woodside School and taught a special master class with Bullis Charter School's middle school choir on Friday. With the help of our special guests, the morning was filled with singing, dancing, African drumming and learning a few words in several different African languages. We concluded the afternoon with a free concert for an audience of 750 people - 350 singers and 400 audience members. The crowd and the children truly embraced the spirit of the African theme and its traditions, which made it a very successful and fun celebration. Cantabile is proud to share our tradition of choral music excellence with the community and grateful to all the conductors and teachers who joined us.

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