Now in its tenth year, Cántico combines an array of select local talent with an eclectic mix of programming. While rooted in the classical choral tradition, this 20-voice vocal ensemble performs a wide-ranging mix of repertoire including classical, jazz, Broadway and folk music. Drawing on the diverse musical backgrounds of its singers, in addition to choral repertoire, concerts highlight small groupings from the ensemble in a variety of styles–from jazz to acoustic folk rock.
Cántico brings a fresh twist to the Portland choral scene, and designs its programming to be accessible both to choir fans and
newcomers. Our programs mix the familiar with the unusual, the popular with the ancient, the profound with light-hearted fun to
create a fast-paced concert that is enjoyable for all. Our concerts give us the chance to share with our audiences a little bit of our
excitement and passion for the music we sing.