About us


Welcome to our choir

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

Cantilena in festive dress at the Xmas concert

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

Our next concert

Will be on Saturday March 19th. More details coming soon.

Christmas Sparkle Concert

Cantilena held their “Christmas Sparkle Concert” on 18 December at the Victory Hall in Broadclyst.

The choir sang a range of carols and seasonal music in four part arrangements.

Highlights of the occasion included the performance of Jingle Bells in which the choir donned a variety of Christmas hats and reindeer antlers and a number of popular carols performed with the audience, who were in fine voice.

The concert was conducted by Cantilena’s musical director, Hannah Stephenson, with John Draisey accompanying on the keyboard ably assisted by members of the Palmer family on percussion.

We were also treated to several tenor solos performed by Richard Douglas.

During the interval, the audience and choir enjoyed mulled wine and mince pies.

We would like to thank everybody who helped to prepare the hall for the concert, assisted with the refreshments, and the clearing up afterwards.

Funds were raised for the Devon Air Ambulance and thanks were given to Barclays Bank for helping to fund the concert.

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!

Cantilena choir photographed on their recent trip to Berlin

Cantilena in concert at Berlin


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