Listen to an Encore Recording of our October 22nd Concert at Boutell Memorial Concert Hall.
Monday, December 12
Cor Cantiamo, a professional touring choral ensemble, was 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.
“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