Cantilena knows that music has a history of accompanying protests, whether in the rhythmic cadence of chanting, or in voices rising together in song.

Inspired by our membership, we stand with organizations who seek to change the world for the better. We send our heartfelt support to all those who have lost family members to racist violence, and we reject all forms of discrimination and injustice.

We raise our voices in solidarity:
Black Lives Matter.


For the safety of our singers and audience members during the ongoing public health emergency, Cantilena is postponing our April 25, 2020 Spring concert until sometime in the Fall of 2020. Further details will be available once we are able to return to our weekly rehearsals. Please stay tuned.

Earth Song:

Women's Voices for

a Livable Planet

Foggy Forest

This program honors the natural world and communicates the urgent need to act to protect our planet from a threatened future. Cantilena presents a new work for women’s voices commissioned from Seattle-based composer Giselle Wyers.

This multi-movement work draws from the words of Greta Thunberg, Hildegarde von Bingen, Barbara Deming, Denise Levertov, and others, to spotlight the state of climate crisis and call us all to action.

This program is supported in part by a grant from the Massachusetts Cultural Council.


We are looking for a permanent music director!

Are you interested in working with a

well-established women's chorus which is passionate about making music?

We'd love to hear from you!

Cantilena has big plans for our 40th anniversary season, and with your support the programs will be amazing!


Your support can help us with any or all of these expenses:


Commissioned pieces.

Concert instrumentalists.

Concert production costs.

Music license fees.

Please consider matching our Choral Arts New England and Mass Cultural Council Grant awards with your own tax deductible gift.

Thank you so much!

Cantilena, Inc. is a Section 501(c)3 nonprofit; your gift may qualify as a charitable deduction for federal income tax purposes.