Cantus is a highly-regarded amateur 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.

Our next concert will be on Saturday 7th December at 8pm, with songs from 13th to 20th Century! Click on the Next concert page for further details.


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 https://www.makingmusic.org.uk