COR CANTIAMO

Cor Cantiamo is a professional 24-voice touring choral ensemble, conceived and initiated in 2009 by Dr. Eric A. Johnson, Director of Choral Activities at Northern Illinois University. The ensemble is comprised of professional musicians from the Chicagoland and Northern Illinois area brought together by a love of fine choral music.
Cor Cantiamo’s vision is to provide world class artistry to give voice to the soul and inspire the human spirit.
For more information about Cor Cantiamo, please visit our ABOUT PAGE.
“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
“Cor Cantiamo is… an ambitious ensemble representing the kind of professional excellence in choral music examples of which are few and far between.”
   ~ Jaakko Mäntyjärvi

“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… welcomes contemporary repertoire into their programming seamlessly and with open arms. I can only hope that as many composers as possible get the chance to write for this ensemble – their music will be treated so well.”
~ Timothy Takach

For videos of our performances and details about our recorded CD albums, please visit our MUSIC PAGE.

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  • “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