Founded in 1982, Cantemus (Latin for “Let us sing”) is a chorus of singers from across the North Shore of Massachusetts and beyond. Our repertoire dates from 1500 to today and covers a wide spectrum of styles, including ethnic music, serious settings of profound poetry, arrangements of popular songs, rarely performed works, and widely acknowledged masterworks for chorus. We aspire to an ever-growing artistic and technical mastery, and singers are auditioned to be admitted to, and remain in, the chorus. As a cooperative group we foster mutual respect in our shared enjoyment of singing. There is a keen appreciation for the freedom and high spirits that are part of our musical experience. In preparing for performance, it is important to us that we function within a structure that allows for growth, mastery and refinement. Adventurous and varied programming, drawing from the best of chamber chorus repertoire, features either a cappella performances or piano/organ accompaniment. On occasion, we will engage instrumentalists, ensembles or small orchestras. Maintaining our commitment to provide exceptional choral music to the North Shore community, Cantemus performs two (or three) programs of music during the year at two or more locations. As the schedule allows, we may also sponsor community outreach programs, and we occasionally perform concerts as part of an organization’s or church’s programming.