Welcome to Cantabile!
Registration for our 2015-2016 season is now open!
Please scroll down for information about our choirs and classes.
Contact the office today to set up an audition for our Prep 3, Intermediate, Ensemble, Vocalise/Bravi and Young Men's Vocal Training Group choirs for our Fall 2015 Semester.
Fall 2015 semester:
*Intermediate *Ensemble *Vocalise begin rehearsals the week of August 24th
Preparatory Division Classes begin the week of September 14
*Registration opens on July 1, 2015*
Will Todd and Cantabile Youth Singers "Shine" at the All-Choir Concert held at the First United Methodist Church, Palo Alto on Saturday, May 16.
Cantabile Singers to join Symphony Silicon Valley Chorale's live orchestra for 'Lord of the Rings' Trilogy!
If so, you're visiting the right website! We host Open Houses with Prep 1 & 2 Demo Classes in January and August.
Our next Open House date is in August 2015 at Foothills Congregational Church, 461 Orange Ave. for our Fall 2015 semester.
Preschool-kindergarten: No audition required
Convenient Los Altos location:
Prep 3 (grades 3-4): Mondays, 4:00-5:15 pm
Bravi (Boys grades 6-12) Tuesdays, 6-7:30 pm
Aria (Girls A Cappella by audtion only)
"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."
"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
Meet our Artistic Staff
To learn more, please continue to our Artistic Staff page.
Cantabile's upper choirs will depart on the Carnegie Hall concert tour to New York City from June 12-16, 2015.
Cantabile Youth Singers collaborates with Symphony Silicon Valley Chorale in performances of Holst's "The Planets":
In collaboration with Symphony Silicon Valley Chorale, Cantabile Youth Singers of Silicon Valley and CCRMA, Stanford Symphony Orchestra gave two performances of Holst's "The Planets" and the premiere of Sarah Weaver's "Universal Synchrony Music, Volume 3" over the weekend of January 30. Conducted by Jindong Cai, the performances are part of a year-long Imagining the Universe Project at Stanford.
With praise from Elena Sharkova, Artistic Director:
"They sang with beauty, precision and great understanding of the style and represented Vocalise and the entire community of Cantabile with exceptional professionalism and grace. I couldn't have wished for kinder, more cooperative and responsible collaborators. Everyone involved in the production - from the back stage crew to the orchestra musicians and Maestro Jindong Cai - were thrilled to have Cantabile participation. I am very proud and deeply thankful."
Cantabile Singers Participate in Carmina Burana with Great Success!
Another successful event for Cantabile Youth Singers at Monteverdi Vespers
"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, Director Emeritus of the Mormon Tabernacle Choir and current Dean of the Caine College of the Arts at Utah State University
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.