Who we are

Lesbian and gay musical enthusiasts united in a big Berlin choir – this idea was put into practice in 2002 when canta:re was founded. Characterised by diversity, canta:re is a happy crowd of queer people who simply enjoy singing together. The choir has around 40 members.


canta:re‘s focus is on classical choral music, where “classical” means the multi-faceted choral literature from the Middle Ages to the present time.

You can listen to some audio clips here.

Musical director

Uta von Willert has been our musical director since October 2020. She is a professional singer (soprano) and vocal coach and has years of experience in working with children’s and adult choirs in various setups.

Uta von Willert - Chorleitung canta:re
Uta von Willert – musical director since 2020

Join us / Contact

We are usually open for new singers in all registers. There may be a waiting list at times. Just reach out to us via email, introduce yourself briefly and we will get back to you shortly. The rehearsal language is German.

Email: info[at]chorcantare.de

Facebook: www.facebook.com/chorcantare

Rehearsals are held once a week in Berlin-Mitte on Monday evenings from 7 – 9.30pm.


canta:re has been a registered society since 2004. Its constitution stipulates that the society shall foster choral singing, communication between queer people, the emancipation of homosexuals in Germany and the elimination of discrimination. The most important means to achieve this, of course, is singing and maintaining a public profile.
We network with the LGBTQ+ choral community in Germany and abroad. We are a member of LEGATO, the European Association of LGBTQ+ Choirs.

canta:re 2020

Legal notice & disclaimer

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