The Cantate Choir is a local amenity choir based in the Sevenoaks, Tonbridge and Tunbridge Wells areas. We perform a wide repertoire of well known and new pieces from across the centuries.

SERENADE TO MUSIC –  Autumn 2021

Poster for Serenade to music

We are delighted to be back rehearsing for this Autumn. It has been a challenging 18 months being unable to gather, sing and plan for concerts since we had to postpone our Spring 2020 concert so many months ago. We are now very excited to be able to rehearse again and have an exciting series of concerts lined up.

We are planning our first welcome back concert for 2021 on 13th November at St Martin’s Church, Brasted at 19.30.

We have missed singing so very much that our first programme is a collection of our favourite pieces which we have not been able to perform for a while. Our concert Serenade to Music is a celebration of music and includes works by Handel, Mozart, Mendelssohn, Parry, Vaughan Williams, Britten and Stanford. We do hope you will join us for our reunion.

Director of Music Robin Walker will conduct and Ian Shaw will join us on the organ.


Further dates for your diary include:

Saturday 18th December 2021 – St Mary’s Platt – for our Christmas programme. We can’t wait to celebrate Christmas all together again with our regular festive concert.

Saturday 26th March –  St Mary’s Kippington. Our first concert in 2022 will be our postponed concert of Kodaly and Verdi and we look forward to being able to welcome you finally to hear it.

more information on this and our future concerts follow the link: http://www.cantate-choir.info/category/future-concerts/
Photo from our recent performance
of Christmas Oratorio
at St Peter and St Paul’s Church, Tonbridge,
with Vivace! period instrument ensemble and guest soloists.

Under Robin Walker’s leadership, the choir has grown in stature, achieving standards of which its members are justly proud. In 2014 we were particularly delighted to win Top Choir Kent. The choir’s desire to reach new levels of excellence is driven by the warm support of its loyal and growing audience. We thank you for this and very much hope that you will continue to enjoy our concerts.

Cantate Choir in between services at Rochester Cathedral, Kent

Please enjoy reading about our forthcoming concerts, or reminisce over some of our past performances. For those who enjoy Sara Kemsley’s excellent programme notes, they can be found by clicking on the event listed in Previous Concerts. To find out about the interesting things we have been up and see some photos of us in action have a look at our news section.

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Winners of Top Choir Kent 2014

Cantate Choir in December 2014

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a Sevenoaks-based choral group seeking to achieve the highest possible standards of performance from the sung repertoire