About us


Welcome to our choir

We are a mixed voice choir, formed in 1987, of roughly 30 members, based at Broadclyst near Exeter.


Our ages and backgrounds are diverse, as is the range of music we sing – mostly in four parts (SATB).

We are a friendly and enthusiastic group who thoroughly enjoy singing together while always striving to improve our knowledge and ability.

If you would like to join us

If you think you may be interested in joining the choir, click here to find out to enquire about current spaces, if available.

Listen to us

Listen to us by clicking the audio clips below, recorded at recent concerts:

  Jerusalem      |        Soon Ah Will Be Done

  Hello   |      I Serraillets Have   |      I Saw The Beautiful Light

 Deep River   |      Zigeunerleben

Cantilena welcomes Hannah Stephenson

We were delighted to welcome Hannah Stephenson as Cantilena’s new musical director who started with us on 8 October.


Hannah brings a wealth of musical talent and experience, together with an energy and enthusiasm that we are sure will take Cantilena onto new heights!

Our next concert

Cantilena’s Christmas Concert will be at the Victory Hall in Broadclyst, starting at 7:30 pm.

Thumbnail image of Christmas poster 2015

Click the image of the poster to view and download a full size PDF version.

Our Autumn concert at Poltimore

Cantilena’s Autumn concert on 4 October was held in the chapel at Poltimore. The choir and audience all enjoyed the light and varied programme, especially when we performed the final number - Rhythm of Life - complete with actions!

Thanks to Emma and Dave for providing the musical direction and to John Draisey for accompanying the choir on the keyboard.

We were also entertained in style by The Diminished 7, a talented four piece wind band, who really got our feet tapping to their swing rhythms.


After the concert, the audience and choir enjoyed tea and cakes - thanks to all who brought goodies for us to enjoy and all who helped prepare the chapel, serve us with tea and coffee, and clear away afterwards.

Profits from the event are to be divided between Devon Air Ambulance and the Poltimore House Trust.

Cantilena choir photographed on their recent trip to Berlin

Cantilena in concert at Berlin


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