Isle of Wight Cantata Choir

Performing great works of classical music, since 1956.

One of the largest and most established choral groups on the Isle of Wight

We perform two concerts each year, with an additional full Christmas concert in alternate years.

Our programme comprises a broad range of classical music, which has included the major choral works of Verdi, Bach, Haydn, Brahms, Fauré, Handel, Mozart, Orff, Vivaldi and Vaughan Williams. As well as more modern compositions from Paul Carr, Will Todd, Karl Jenkins, Alexander L’Estrange, Eric Whitacre, John Rutter & Bob Chilcott.

We are supported by professional soloists and Isle of Wight Symphony Orchestra musicians.

Our concert venues include: Medina Theatre, Newport; All Saints’ Church, Ryde and Ryde Methodist Church.

Audience Testimonials

” The Cantata’s concerts have always given us great pleasure. Whatever the music, their enthusiasm and joy in singing fill the hall.”

” As a “faithful” Cantata supporter may I thank and congratulate everyone on Saturday’s concert at the MedinaTheatre, it was both moving and hugely professional. Rachel’s leadership of a complicated programme was excellent, the choir marvellous and well supported by the orchestra. Again thank you and well done the Cantata.”

” I try to time my visits to the Island to coincide with a Cantata concert. The repertoire is varied and the singers are committed and enthusiastic. The full orchestra and visiting soloists add to the occasion and the result is as good as anything to be seen on the mainland.”