Cantate is thrilled to announce auditions for our 2022-2023 season! We are seeking experienced, volunteer tenors and basses who welcome the challenge of performing extraordinary repertoire in a high-level ensemble. At this time, we are no longer auditioning sopranos or altos, though they are welcome to submit a request that we will keep on file in case there is an opening mid-season.

Cantate Chamber Singers, with 32 auditioned, experienced singers are regularly hailed for artistically exciting, innovative performances of newly commissioned and rarely heard choral works, as well as celebrated classics from the traditional repertoire spanning five centuries. The ensemble rehearses Tuesday evenings in Bethesda. In the 2022-2023 season, CCS will perform works by David Baker, Bob Chilcott, Domenico Scarlatti, Johann Sebastian Bach, Victoria Bond, Adolphus Hailstork, and more. Programs lost to the pandemic will finally be shared, including a foot-tapping evening of jazz and an awe-filled program of music sharing the wonder of nature.

Cantate Concert Choir, a 50-voice vocal ensemble committed to musical excellence and to enriching the musical life of our community through concerts, outreach, and education, sings a broad range of musical styles and may perform alone or jointly with the Cantate Chamber Singers. The ensemble rehearses Sunday evenings in Bethesda. In the 2022-2023 season, CCC will present a holiday concert including Seven Joys of Christmas by Kirke Mechem, as well as additional works by Marques Garrett, Libby Larsen, Ola Gjeilo, and more. In the spring, the choir will perform Karl Jenkins’ powerful and timely work, The Armed Man: A Mass for Peace.

Please click HERE to submit an audition request. Cantate staff will get back to you to schedule an audition as soon as possible. If you have any questions, please contact Cara Schaefer, Executive Director, at

Cantate, a nonprofit corporation under §501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, is supported in part by funding from the Montgomery County government and the Arts and Humanities Council of Montgomery County, the Maryland State Arts Council, and The Dallas Morse Coors Foundation for the Performing Arts.
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