To accomplish all we hope for during our 2022-2023 season, member-paid dues are not enough. We need you.


Your generous donations help us focus on making music instead of raising funds.





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.

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.

Cantilena welcomes and celebrates individual identities in all of our activities and operations, including race, color, religion, gender, gender expression, age, national origin, ancestry, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, and military status.

Comfort & Joy - A Celebration!

Elinor Armsby, Artistic Director
Kelvyn Koning, Collaborative Pianist 

Sunday, December 11, 2022 at 4:00 PM

Cantilena’s December program, Comfort and Joy, was conceived to both offer comfort as we grow increasingly weary from the limits the pandemic has placed upon us and to express the joy we experience by singing together and bringing music to friends, family, and our community.


The selections are stylistically diverse  - from a 15th century carol titled "Make We Joy Now in the Feast" to an African-American spiritual, "There is a Balm in Gilead" to Margaret Bonds' "Sleep Song" to Marjan Helms' "Sukkat Shelomekha" to Moira Smiley’s newly released work arranged especially for women’s voices. Other featured composers include Jocelyn Hagen, Randall Thompson, Craig Hella Johnson,  Frank Bridge & Michael Praetorius.

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Fired Up!
Sunday, May 7, 2023 at 4:00 PM

Our spring program explores political movements and activism, especially that of women's rights and women's activism. Stay tuned!

Announcing our 2022-2023 Concert Season!