Cantate Carlisle:
A Premier Adult Choral Ensemble

Our accomplished singers represent a diverse group ranging in age from 23 to 80 and are drawn from communities throughout the area. Their unifying factor is a passion for choral singing and a love of fine choral repertoire with its power to renew the soul, expand the mind, and to bring people together. Our hallmark is our thoughtful and eclectic programming which includes choral masterworks with orchestra, a cappella contemporary classics, folk songs, vocal jazz, Broadway arrangements, spirituals, multi-cultural works, and several works commissioned especially for us. Founded in 1990 by Cheryl Parsons, Cantate Carlisle continues under the direction of Michelle DiBona Trefren.  We are proud to be the Resident Choir of the Carlisle Theatre.

News & Events

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Cantate Carlisle's 30th Anniversary Gala - Cabaret Night
Tickets now on sale until Friday, May 6th!
Spring Concert 2022 - Blossom! Bloom Where You're Planted
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Let’s celebrate 30 years together – buy your Gala tickets before they sell out!

Cantate Carlisle has many reasons to celebrate—more than 30 years contributing to the Carlise arts community, the retirement of its founder and artistic director for 30 years, Cheryl Parsons, the arrival of its new artistic director, Michelle Trefren, and most especially, its supportive community. It will all come together at an event two years in Read More

Winter Concert Information

Dec 2021 Concert tickets now sold out!

Tickets are now sold out for our Dec 4/5 concert. If you have purchased tickets already, please consider attending the Saturday evening performance. If that performance is full, your ticket will be honored at the Sunday performance as long as we have not reached the venue’s capacity. We appreciate your patience as we do our Read More

Get Involved

No matter what your age Cantate offers something for EVERYONE!
Consider some of the ways to get involved with great music in Carlisle!

Thank You For Your Support!

Cantate Carlisle thanks the following organizations and individuals for their assistance

Carlisle Theatre   |   Chorus America   |   Dickinson College  |   Erickson Financial  |   First Presbyterian Church   |   G.B. Stuart Foundation  |   IBM  |   Jacqueline L. Powell & Associates  |   Jump Street  |   Merck & Co  |   Pennsylvania Council on the Arts  |   St. John’s Episcopal Church  |   Thrivent Financial  |   Valley Grange  |   Whistlestop Bookshop | Carlisle United Methodist Church