Cantamus group photo in front of Beardshear Hall

Choir Tour, 2018.  Carnegie Hall, New York City
Choir Tour, 2018.  Carnegie Hall, New York City

Fall 2020 Information: 

While COVID-19 restrictions are in place, Cantamus will focus on projects and repertoire that work deeply on voice building, nuanced musical styles, and skills that will challenge our vocal/aural acumen and musicianship. Our creative output will be exciting and rich, but not presented in live, public performances. 

Cantamus Women's Choir was created in 2000, and is one of four major choral ensembles at Iowa State University. The women of Cantamus are selected by audition and range in year from freshmen to graduate students, and come from many fields of study across campus. They all share an enthusiasm for new and challenging repertoire, along with a love for adventurous programming. Recent commissions include works by Pietro Ferrario, Ko Matsushita, Levente Gyöngyösi, Abbie Betinis, Eric Barnum, and Nathaniel Adams. Cantamus annually presents a four-concert season, which includes a tour and a choral orchestral Masterworks Concert. The ensemble rehearses three times a week, and music majors comprise ten percent of its membership. Cantamus has received invitations to give solo performances for the 2004 and 2010 North Central ACDA Conferences, the 2004 National MENC/NAfME Convention, and the 2013 & 2017 National ACDA Conferences.

Find out about our female a cappella group, Count Me In!

Selected works from 2019

O Lux Beata Trinits

The Peace of Wild Things

Now Let Me Fly

Live works from ACDA 2017

John Muehleisen: Da Pacem

Eric Barnum: Heaven Full of Stars

Nature Boy 

Ko Matsushita: Alleluia, Cantate Domino

Eric Barnum: Spark