Give Local, a ONE DAY Fundraiser

Thursday May 3, 2018, 8am – 8pm

Help support Cor Cantiamo, through this ONE DAY ONLY, “Give Local DeKalb County” event.
Your donation will support our music, outreach and performances!

Click on this link below, on May 3rd, to donate!

In the meantime, watch this video below for an overview of our work:

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Cor Cantiamo in Concert, in Chicago!

Sunday May 20th, 2018 – 3pm

St. James Cathedral
65 E. Huron St., Chicago, IL 60611

We are excited to return to the beautiful St. James Cathedral in Chicago, for our May concert this year.

We’re offering an afternoon of dramatic contemporary choral works, including the world premiere of When Did We See You?, specially written for us by Dominick DiOrio, an innovative young composer and conductor who has won widespread acclaim for his contributions to American music.

When Did We See You? is a work about the difference we can make by caring for those in need, and about the divinity inherent in every human.

DiOrio’s music borrows from the tradition of the blues, with all of the scales, the call-and-response textures, and the 12-bar form that make the genre so resonant.

For tickets and other events, select the EVENTS tab above.


Cor Cantiamo is a professional 24-voice touring choral ensemble, conceived and initiated in 2009 by Dr. Eric A. Johnson, esteemed Director of Choral Activities at Northern Illinois University. The ensemble is comprised of professional musicians in the Chicagoland and Northern Illinois area brought together by a love of fine choral music. The group’s vision is to perform contemporary choral compositions of the highest quality and promote the continued creation and success of such compositions and the composers who write them.

For more details about us, select the ABOUT tab above.

  • “Cor Cantiamo is an outstanding chamber choir and a committed champion of contemporary choral music. Under the baton of Eric Johnson the ensemble brilliantly performed several of my most challenging works. Maestro Johnson and Cor Cantiamo represent choral artistry at its finest and it was a distinct privilege to participate with this gifted conductor and splendid choir in concert.”

    Morten Lauridsen
  • “My experiences working with Eric have been incredible. I love the cohesiveness he creates with his singers. Eric’s passion and commitment to produce quality music was inspirational to me when composing for this outstanding ensemble.”

    Stacey Gibbs
  • “Cor Cantiamo is a relatively new but ambitious ensemble representing the kind of professional excellence in choral music examples of which are few and far between.”

    Jaakko Mäntyjärvi