Cantus is a highly-regarded amateur mixed-voice chamber choir of around 25 singers based in Cambridge. We usually (!) perform one concert each term, at our regular venue of St Mark’s Church, Barton Road, Newnham. Concerts are generally based on sacred pieces by British and European composers depending on the occasion. We are occasionally on the lookout for new singers. If you are interested in joining us, please see our Contact page.

We were delighted to hold our most recent concert on 9 April 2022 – our first since December 2019. Stay tuned to this page or our twitter account (@CantusSingers) for details of our next concert.


Dr Alan Howard has been Musical Director of Cantus since 2015. Alan is College Lecturer and Director of Studies in Music at Selwyn College, Cambridge, and Director of Studies at Queens’ College. Alan’s research focuses on the music of Henry Purcell and his contemporaries in Restoration England.

Cantus Singers of Cambridge are members of Making Music, the organisation which looks after the interests of amateur music groups in the UK. Further details can be found on the Making Music website on