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Cantare Chorale was formed in 1992 by Bill Pearson and Dave Smythe to bring quality choral music

to the citizens of El Dorado County. Talented singers who had previously performed with groups in

Sacramento wanted a venue closer to home where they could develop and share their talents.

Dedicated leaders have volunteered many hours to make this possible and to expand Cantare's

reach to surrounding communities. The organization has grown into a viable California non-profit

501(c) (3) corporation with excellent leadership by an exceptionally gifted and musically educated

artistic director and equally gifted and qualified piano accompanist. Individual members volunteer

their specific talents and leadership to this thriving organization. Cantare is a mixed SATB chorale of

25-30 members who love to sing all styles and genres of music. Their concerts include classics,

madrigals, folk, popular, jazz, seasonal, modern arrangements, both accompanied and a cappella,

and incorporate educational components to inform, engage, and educate their audience. The group

is committed to further expansion and growth and provides an excellent learning opportunity for the

development of musical excellence



  •  To bring the joy of choral music to the people of El Dorado county and beyond. 

  • To provide a performance venue for qualified singers who want to share their talent. 

  • To support the development of vocal/choral performance among members of our community.

  • To educate our audience regarding the history and composition of the repertoire we sing

To see a list of our past performances
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