Sing and listen with Cantare Audire

Auditions for tenors, basses
After a period of silence, the Cantare Audire Choir has recently been re-established and will perform again regularly.
The choir was founded in 1972 by the late Ernst van Biljon and performed for the first time in the NG Moederkerk as part of a Christmas concert that was held by the College of the Arts (then named the Conservatoire).
Cantare Audire (meaning “to sing and listen”), brought international acclaim to Namibia in 1984 when the choir won the first prize for mixed choirs at the Llangollen Musical Eisteddfod in Wales.
The choir was the first multi-cultural group to represent Namibia abroad and after their success, undertook many tours to, amongst others, Austria, Egypt, France, Germany, Hungary, America, Scandinavia and South Africa.
In 2010, the choir participated as “Voices of Namibia” in the World Choir Games in China and brought back a gold and two silver medals.
Cantare Audire has given many a cappella concerts throughout Namibia over the years, and especially their Easter and Christmas concerts became very popular in Windhoek. They have often performed together with orchestra and soloists to bring works like Händel’s Messiah, Mozart’s Requiem, Haydn’s “Die Schöpfung” and most recently in November last year, Beethoven’s Mass in C to the stage.
Future plans include concerts towards the end of this year and a performance with orchestra early in 2023.
There are still vacancies for tenors and basses, and interested singers are welcome to contact the current Musical Director, Martina Visser, at 081 127 5851 or the Secretary, Christina Werner, at 081 124 4373.
Membership costs N$100 per month, and rehearsals take place every Tuesday from 18:30 to 20:00.