Chorister & Family Expectations

Cantabile engages the whole singer: body, mind and heart, to teach children to learn to sing and perform a varied and challenging choral repertoire and to develop a life-long love of the performing arts.

Training Division
Our Preparatory classes offer children the chance to experience a rich curriculum of Kodaly/Orff based teaching methods that include movement, singing and playing to learn music. In our Training Division singers learn at each level and progress through a well designed set of classes and games geared to teaching them to match pitch, sing with others, move with rhythm and to love to sing! Our program is carefully crafted to maximize enjoyment and joy in learning to sing and to take students through our Intermediate level choir and prepare them to join the Performance Division. There are plenty of recitals and performance opportunities in the Training Division and singers are expected to prepare and attend rehearsals regularly.

Performance Division
Cantabile offers the possibility of thirteen plus years of high quality musical instruction, rich and varied performance opportunities in our own concerts and with professional orchestras and ensembles. We rely on our singers to develop a commitment to the group that they sing with and to keep their pledge to participate fully each season in their choir. Choral singing is a collaborative, team-oriented activity that depends on each person making and keeping a commitment to the group to be prepared at rehearsal, to act politely and professionally at concerts and while representing Cantabile on tour.

We understand that your singers participation is a family commitment - particularly in our upper choirs. We hope that you will take the time to read our Cantabile 2018-2019 FAQ and to call us with any questions that you have on 650-424-1410.