Canto Armonico

Effective date for entry: 2/24/2016

Contact information

Mailing address:25 Wilson Avenue, fl. 1
Belmont, MA 02478


Located in Boston, MA 02116

Directed by Simon Carrington since 2003, Canto Armonico began several years earlier as a small graduate student choral group at Harvard University devoted to the performance of early music. Original conductors and founders Akiko Fujimoto and Amy Dethman Vestbo have gone on to pursue careers elsewhere, but the original aim of the ensemble is still in effect: to strive for engaging, polished, and professional music-making. While Canto Armonico's membership has varied from 14 to 26 singers according to its repertoire choices, the group now includes select young professional choral singers from the Boston area along with graduate and undergraduate students from schools such as Harvard University, New England Conservatory of Music, Boston University, Wellesley College, and the Longy School of Music. Canto Armonico is unique among Boston choruses in remaining an educational group: students learn from their more established peers.

The Artistic Director and Chorus Preparer is Cheryl Ryder. A graduate of Wellesley and Harvard and Boston universities, she is co-founder of Boston's Blue Heron Renaissance Choir, and won the business plan competition at Boston University in 2001.

Music Director:Simon Carrington
Year founded:2003
Number of Singers:20
Voice parts:Adults, mixed

  • Auditions required
  • No dues required

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Last updated: 2016-02-24 20:10:22U

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