Cantorei is an auditioned choral ensemble of approximately eighty-five women. The choir performs throughout the year at campus worship services and concerts, Christmas at Luther, Homecoming and Family Weekend.
Cantorei also performs off-campus at area church services and with the Northern Lights Women’s Chorus (a community ensemble of women from the northeast Iowa area), and Music Friends at St. Benedict's Catholic Church in Decorah.
The Cantorei Choir premiered “Ring Out, Wild Bells!” by Bradley Ellingboe in 2002, which was written specifically for Cantorei. The ensemble also premiered “Give Me Jesus” by John Helgen with Eric Kutz on cello in 2012.
Founded in 1996 by Weston Noble, the choir is conducted by Linda Martin.
Auditions for Cantorei are held each semester.
Cantorei rehearses on Monday from 4:00 to 5:00 p.m. and Tuesday and Thursday from 4:15 to 5:15 p.m. Rehearsal location for Cantorei is in the Choir Room.