40 voices, pursuing the highest standard of musical expression.
Directed since 1988 by Axel Theimer, Kantorei is one of the premier choral ensembles in Minnesota. With an integral focus on vocal health, Kantorei’s 40 singers have set a standard in Minnesota for rich and effortless choral sound. Kantorei’s special reputation for interpreting European choral music – including seldom-heard Romantic pieces, sacred masterworks, and Austrian and German folk melodies – is drawn from the heritage of founder Axel Theimer.
Kantorei performs in Minnesota and shares recordings worldwide. Through its outreach programming, Kantorei invites audiences of all ages to share its pursuit of singing for a lifetime.