Season 30

Kantorei is 30!  This year we are excited to celebrate a milestone in our history as a choral ensemble.  When a few alumni of St. John’s University and the College of St. Benedict’s gathered under the leadership of Axel Theimer there would be no way of knowing that Kantorei would become one of the premiere choral ensembles in the Upper Midwest.  Over the last thirty years Kantorei has explored a wide variety of music rooted in the European choral tradition.

This season we are returning to many favorites from the first season through today.  Some of these pieces have become signature pieces that our audiences love and to which we return year after year.  Others reveal the unique programming for which Kantorei has become known.  And, as always, there are a few new discoveries we know you will enjoy.  We hope that you will join us this year as we celebrate the past and savor the present.

Our annual audience appreciation free concert is Sunday, November 12, 2017 at Christ the King Catholic Church at 5029 Zenith Ave S, Minneapolis, MN.  This concert is a more informal setting and is a great opportunity to hear Axel’s comments on the music he has chosen for us this year.  Join us at 4 p.m. for the concert and light refreshments to follow.


Spring Concert, "Memories"*

Kantorei will premiere “Hear my Prayer, O Lord,” a setting of Psalm 102 and the third, and final, of “Three Psalms,” dedicated to Kantorei by renowned Minnesota composer David Evan Thomas. Other composers featured in the final concerts of the 30th season include Anton Bruckner, Gerald Finzi, Claude Debussy, Frank Ferko, Josef Rheinberger, Carol Barnett, Michael Joncas, and Joshua G. Nice.

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Group Rates

Kantorei welcomes groups at our events! Whether you are celebrating with family, friends, colleagues, or simply enjoying the Twin Cities choral music scene, we want you to have a pleasant experience with Kantorei. For group sales of 10 or more, please call 612-21-SINGS (612-217-4647).

To encourage youth participation in choral activities, Kantorei provides free rush tickets to high school students with valid student ID.


Kantorei encourages the full participation of all persons. All Kantorei materials are available in large print. All materials are also available in alternative formats (e.g., Braille) upon advanced request. Further, Kantorei provides preferential seating to persons with special needs. Please contact Kantorei at 612-21-SINGS (612-217-4647) or with any such requests.