Known widely as Sonoma County's premiere a cappella vocal ensemble, Cantiamo Sonoma has enchanted audiences in the North Bay and beyond since 2002.
Comprised of 22 talented singers under the direction of acclaimed soprano Carol Menke, the group is lauded for its varied programs which present the finest choral repertoire from the Renaissance through the 21st century. Cantiamo gives several major concerts each year, performing throughout Northern California at such prestigious venues as Calvary Presbyterian Church in San Francisco, St. Stephen's in Belvedere, and the Gualala Arts Center. The ensemble is also well known for its services of Choral Evensong at Church of the Incarnation, Santa Rosa, and for its candlelight Christmas concerts at St. Seraphim Orthodox Cathedral, Santa Rosa.
The ensemble began in the early 1990s as the Schola Gregoriana, under the leadership of tenor Jeff Morse. The Schola focused on singing Gregorian chant and polyphonic masses and motets in their proper liturgical settings. After Ms. Menke became director in 2002, the group renamed itself Cantiamo and expanded its repertoire to include both sacred and secular works.