Choir for everyone to enjoy.
Cántico Singers is a vocal ensemble dedicated to high-caliber performances of choral music in a wide range of styles. Since 2008 we have brought together musicians from diverse backgrounds including jazz, folk rock, marching band and musical theater. We showcase these disparate musical styles in small group numbers and solo pieces in our concerts. Our eclectic mix of repertoire includes Bach, Billy Joel, Rachmaninoff, Pentatonix, Eric Whitacre, Duke Ellington, and The Beach Boys.
In addition to our concerts, Cántico performs at festivals, churches, and community events throughout the Portland area. In 2018 Cantico was selected to perform at the Northwest Division Conference of the American Choral Directors Association. We enjoy collaborating with other local musicians, including high school and youth choirs, and have even recorded backup vocals for a rap album. Rather than limiting ourselves by genre, we seek to share our passion for singing and make choral music fresh, compelling, and accessible to everyone.
Meet our leadership.
Karen Porter, Artistic Director
Karen holds a Masters degree in Choral Conducting from Portland State University, where she studied with Ethan Sperry and Carlos Kalmar. She also holds Bachelors and Masters degrees in Piano Performance from Brigham Young University, where she studied choral conducting at the graduate level with Dr. Ronald Staheli. She has performed as a choral singer at National and Regional ACDA Conferences and toured Greece and Portugal as a singer with the Portland State University Chamber Choir.
Meet our singers for Spring 2023