A sheer delight for the ears and eyes… 100 strong choir, an orchestra and top professional soloists, performing great works of classical music.  All this without leaving the Island and performed by the Isle of Wight Cantata Choir.  

We welcome new members and currently have vacancies in Tenor, Bass, Alto and Soprano voices. There is no requirement for an audition.

If you are interested in joining Cantata, please get in touch: 

Telephone Heather Bentley on: 01983 406146 


Email us at: info@iowcantatachoir.co.uk

Rehearsals take place on Monday evenings: 7.30pm – 9.15pm

At: Island Innovation, VI Form Campus, St James’ Street Newport, Isle of Wight PO30 1LJ

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An opportunity for you to support superb live classical music at its best. In recent years we have been very grateful for the support given to us by regular concert goers who have appreciated our high standards of performance. Their attendance has played an invaluable part in creating the right atmosphere and encouraging our endeavours.

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When I joined the choir I had not sung seriously for many years, so I was very nervous and unsure if I could reach the standard needed. The welcome was great and colleagues gave support and encouragement. Singing in a large choir enabled me to gain confidence in my abilities and there is something very special in performing in a big choir with professional soloists.
PD, Yarmouth
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.
Chris Francis, Carshalton

Who we work with

Isle of Wight Cantata Choir- the Island’s Choral Society

Over the past 35 years Cantata Choir has performed more than 70 classical works including:

  • Handel’s Messiah
  • Mendelssohn’s Elijah
  • Faure’s Requiem
  • Elgar’s Dream of Gerontius
  • Works by Rutter, Verdi, Mozart

And much much more…

2019 Rehearsals

June: 3rd, 10th, 17th, 24th

July: 22nd

Sept: 2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd, 30th