The Cantabile curriculum reinforces rhythmic and melodic reading skills and explores a wide variety of music written for treble choirs. Cantabile performs multiple times per year as opportunities arise. Singers perform on both the fall and spring Girl Choir concerts and take a multi-day tour to another part of the country every other year. Fundraising opportunities are available to cover touring costs. Past trips have included performances at the 400th Anniversary of the Jamestown Colony in Virginia, participation in international children's choir festivals held in Washington and Michigan, performances with children's choir programs in Denver, and several trips to sing on the stage of Carnegie Hall in New York City. Auditions for Cantabile are held in April for the following academic year.


  • Cantabile's first rehearsal will be on Sunday, September 10 from 5:45-7:45 in the choir room at First English Lutheran Church. The uniform fitting will take place at this time.
  • Girls new to Cantabile who have not been in Arioso will be fitted for a skirt at the first rehearsal. Skirts will be sized and ordered; you will pay for the skirt when it has arrived from the uniform company. Its approximate price is $35.00.
  • Girl Choir t-shirts and sweatshirts are available for purchase online now through October 2.

Girl Choir Ad Sale

It is time for us to kick off our advertising campaign! This fundraiser allows each girl to solicit advertising for the Girl Choir concert programs while raising money for her current or future touring expenses. If you are interested in participating, please fill out the interest form. The sale folder will be distributed at choir rehearsal.

Ad Sale Interest Form

2017-18 Dress Rehearsal and Concert Dates

  • Tickets for concerts will be available for purchase through the Lawrence University Box Office. Tickets go on sale two weeks prior to the concerts.
  • Please note: The Box Office will close on Wednesday, November 22 for the university's winter break. After this date, tickets for the December concert will only be available for purchase online.
December Dress Rehearsal
Date Friday, December 8
Time 3:45-6:30 p.m.
Location Lawrence Memorial Chapel
December Concerts
Date Saturday, December 9
Time 2:00 and 7:00 p.m.
Location Lawrence Memorial Chapel
Webcast 7:00 p.m. concert will be available to
watch online through Livestream


March Dress Rehearsal
Date Friday, March 23
Time 3:45-6:30 p.m.
Location Lawrence Memorial Chapel
March Concerts
Date Saturday, March 24
Time 2:00 and 7:00 p.m.
Location Lawrence Memorial Chapel
Webcast 7:00 p.m. concert will be available to
watch online through Livestream


Choir Materials

  • Girls must bring a three-ring binder and two sharpened pencils to every rehearsal.
  • Music is the property of the Academy.
  • Girls are expected to complete weekly assignments, compiled in the Announcements section of this page.
  • Girls new to the program will receive a tote bag that becomes theirs.
  • Additional or replacement bags can be purchased through the Academy office at the cost of $10 plus tax.

Concert Uniform

  • A white performance top is provided by the Academy. The tops are the property of the Academy and must be returned in good condition at the end of the season. Please do not alter the tops. there will be a fee assessed to repair or replace a damaged uniform.
  • Girls new to Cantabile who were not in Arioso, must purchase a uniform black skirt.
  • Girls should wear black pantyhose and black closed-toed, flat-heeled dress shoes. 
  • Post-style earring for concerts are acceptable, no hoops.
  • Hair accessories must be small and the color of the hair. Hair must be its natural color. 

Electronics Policy

Cell phones, iPods, electronic readers, and other electronic devices are strictly prohibited during ensemble rehearsals and back stage during concerts.   If a family emergency takes place during a rehearsal or concert, please contact the ensemble manager.

The institution will comply with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act and DPI's Nondiscrimination Provision for all students.

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