21st of april, 19:30 Johanneskirche Düsseldorf | 22nd of april, 17:00 Pauluskirche und Kultur Dortmund



We invite you warmly to our concerts:

21st of April, 19:30 Johanneskirche Düsseldorf

Martin-Luther-Platz 39

40212 Düsseldorf

free entry

22nd of April, 17:00 Pauluskirche und Kultur Dortmund

Schützenstraße 35

44147 Dortmund

free entry

2017: Cantare #6

Cantare means, community and joy! Together with you!

Cantare means, an intense, enriching artistic work with professional tutors and phonation.

Cantare means, from young people for young people.

You can expect two weeks of rehearsals and a diverse framework program. During the project there will be daily 6 to 7 hours choir and voice group rehearsals as well as professional phonation in order to prepare John Rutter's Magnificat. The artistic direction lies with students from the Robert-Schumann-Hochschule Düsseldorf. The diverse framework program will be under the topic of self-efficacy. Invited are young people from all over the world between 16 and 25 years of age. The official languages during the event will be German and English.



Rudolf Steiner Schule Düsseldorf

Diepenstraße 15

40625 Düsseldorf

Beginning: 09th of april 2017, 10 am. - 3 pm.

Ending: 22nd of april 2017, 9 pm. after the concert

Concerts: 21st of april, 19:30 Johanneskirche Düsseldorf, 22nd of april, 17:00 Pauluskirche und Kultur Dortmund

Participation fees: 100€ including board and lodging, professional choir conductors, travels to the concerts and leisure time activities.

The popular contemporary musican's compositions are rhythmical, exotic, surprising, versatile, loud and quiet. The Magnificat was created in 1990 and consists of seven movements of different nature. Next to this oeuvre the concert program is completed with thematically fitting a-cappella pieces.

Our directors are as young as you are and full of enthusiasm for music. Through their education at the Robert-Schumann-Hochschule they are not only able to lead a choir but also to work together with you at eye level. They study conducting, church music and choir education and will be accompanied by their professors.


  • The participants have to be aged between 16 and 25 years.
  • People younger than 18 years can only partcipate with the permission of their parents. After Cantare officially confirmed your application, your legal guardians have to fill in a form to attest that they are liable for you. This form has to be send back to Cantare within two weeks after the confirmation date.
  • You confirm to buy the sheet music of „Magnificat“ (Version: John Rutter: Magnificat, Oxford University Press, Nr. 9780193380370) and to rehearse the pieces before the beginning of the project, if necessary together with your choir director.
  • Cantare obtains the right to publish any photographs, video and audio recordings taken from you during the project through any media. (If you do not want this, please mention it under „miscellanious“).
  • You agree that other participants get your phone number and mail address to be able to carpool.


  • The school regulations of the Rudolf Steiner Schule Düsseldorf apply.
  • The participation in the rehearsals ist compulsory.
  • The consumption of drugs and alcohol is forbidden.
  • We expect the participants not to leave the school without having consulted the organizers.
  • No liability can be accepted for your private belongings.
  • You will be accomodated in the rooms of the RSS Düsseldorf. Everyone cares for him-/herself about a sleeping bag, a matress etc.
  • If we receive many applications there might be a selection process in order to ensure a well-balanced choir.

Participation fees/rescission

  • As we too have expenses, we cannot refund the participation fees after a cancelation dating from March 1st in 2017 or later.

Cantare was founded as a student's project in 2010 and has been taking place annually since then. Since 2013 the choir is complimented by an orchestra. Up to 120 young people performed pieces like “Carmina Burana” and Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's “Requiem” every year.

After a break of two years, finally a new team came together and you can look forward to rehearse Rutter's “Magnificat” under the direction of students from the Musikhochschule Düsseldorf.

Picture showing the the team organizing Cantare

We want to have a little justice for people coming from far away. So you can just give us your ticket during the project and you will get back 30% but max. 25€ of your ticket price from us. It is very important for us that you come with environmentally friendly transportation. That is the reason why we will only pay you the travelling allowance if you travel by public transportation like bus or train. For environmental reasons we explicitly won‘t pay for flights. So just give us the original ticket during the project.

  • Music

    Cantare 2011 at Lehenhof

  • Friendship

  • Commitment

    Cantare 2014: Mozart Requiem

  • Passion

    2013: Carl Orff, Carmina Burana