The Cantata Singers were founded in Elmira, NY in 1964 as a community-based choral organization dedicated to providing local residents the opportunity to perform, or listen to (or both), great classical choral works. Since the beginning, they have performed over 150 free concerts throughout the Southern-Tier region. Their season typically consists of three performances, an Advent-Christmas concert in early December, a performance in late February or early March, and another in May, concerts that are likely to include anything from Bach or the Renaissance masters to the works of contemporary composers. Sacred or secular, music intended for the concert stage, church, synagogue, or cultural festival is all fair game.
The Cantata Singers mission is to provide high quality, free performances of great music for the entertainment and education of our audiences and singers. Diversity, equity and inclusion are part of music and therefore are at the core of who we are.