The Cantus Ensemble
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About The Cantus Ensemble
Public liability insurance of £5 million
London's finest non-professional chamber choir with 10 years of experience of providing singers for weddings, private events and carols
We can perform outdoors
We have vehicles we can use to travel to gigs
We can perform while walking around a venue
Christmas, Contemporary Christian, Traditional church music, Classical, Baroque, Classical crossover, Contemporary classical, Early music, Film / TV music, Renaissance, Jazz, Jazz fusion, Pop, Covers
Fairytale of New York - the Pogues
Driving home for Christmas - Chris Rea
Last Christmas - Wham
Have yourself a merry little Christmas
White Christmas - Irving Berlin
Kings of Orient
O Come, all ye Faithful
In the Bleak Midwinter
Once in Royal David's City
O Little Town of Bethlehem
Hark! The Herald angels sing
Ding dong merrily on high
And many, many more!
The Holly and the Ivy
While Shepherd Watched their flocks by night
Rudolph the red-nosed reindeer
All I want for Christmas is you
Merry Christmas Everyone
Merry Xmas (war is over)
O Magnum Mysterium
The 12 days of Christmas
Do you have different line-up options?
Yes, we're entirely flexible and can go from 4 singers up to 40. Our usual line up for carol singing is 10 singers (SSSAATTBBB).
What if my timings change after I've booked you?
We aim to be as flexible as possible and will always work to make your event fantastic, however the timings change.
Can you provide an iPod/DJ service before and between your sets?
We come without the need for any accompaniment or any amplification, so this isn't something we do, we're afraid!
How much time do you need to set up?
We can turn up and go - whatever the space and time limitations, we can deliver wonderful carol singing.
Can you roam around while you perform?
Absolutely - we've done this at the British Gallery before, and various carolling events
Can I pick the songs you play from the set list?
You're very welcome to ask for specific carols, but we've now fine-tuned (over 10 years!) a list that perfectly captures traditional and modern, fast and slow etc - we think you'll love it: all of our many other bookers and their guests have!
Is all of the equipment (e.g. PA & lighting) included in your quote?
Can you learn song requests before the event?
We have an arranging service for pieces you'd like which is £150 per new piece.
What do your clients love most about your performances?
We're an exciting, young choir and we pride ourselves on our professionalism and musicality. We exceed every expectation of carol singers one could have: the arrangements are all in full, multi-part harmony and we have lots of modern arrangements that are sensitively sung. Ultimately, we deliver Christmas through music & thats why so many brands ask us back!
Which venues have you performed at in the past?
-Global Radio (including over 20 of their satellite agencies) -ITV, live at the Palladium -Classic FM -XFM Radio -Grosvenor Group properties -The InterContinental at the O2 Arena -The Royal Albert Hall -The Royal Festival Hall -Fulham Football Club -Soho House -The Ned
What is the most high profile gig you've performed?
Two sold out houses in one day at the Royal Albert Hall (twice!) with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra - singing music from Hollywood films. We're trusted by the very best in the business.
Note: prices may vary based on travel distance. For an exact quote, click “Check availability”.
|Up to 1 hour||£1000|
|Up to 2 hours||£1500|
|Up to 3 hours||£2000|
Carol singing8 musicians
Our rates and what we offer are flexible and we're always happy to discuss with your needs. For eight singers and a director we can provide carols for up to an hour with a mix of traditional carols and descants plus outstanding arrangements of more modern hits like "Last Christmas", "Fairytale of New York" and "Have yourself a merry little Christmas"
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