Cantate Singers

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Wooster United Methodist Church

Music on Market presents the Cantate Singers!


They are a fifty voice choir comprised of vocalists from Holmes, Medina, Stark, and Wayne counties in northeast Ohio.

Cantate Singers was founded in 1992 under the leadership of Freeman Lehman and has performed throughout northeast Ohio. Lehman directed the group until 2005, when he was succeeded by William Mateer, who directed through the 2012 Spring season. Laurel M. Labbe became the director at that time and continues her tenure with the ensemble. Ms. Labbe taught high school choir in Orrville, Ohio, for fifteen years, and is currently teaching middle school and high school choir in Woodridge Local Schools in Peninsula, Ohio. She has also served as the director of the Orrville Community Chorus, Inc. for the past eighteen years.

The Cantate Singers perform a wide variety of music in many different styles. The group often performs challenging repertoire, both a cappella and with instruments, including full orchestra. The choir is active in the spring and fall, typically giving performances in April and November annually.

The Cantate Singers is an ecumenical organization that strives to afford local musicians opportunities to perform music of the highest quality and to enrich the cultural life of our community in ways that acknowledge the Creator and Sustainer of life. For more information, please go to

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Music on Market is a program of The United Methodist Church of Wooster and supported by Main Street Wooster, Inc. and Wayne Center for the Arts. The series provides a diverse selection of high-quality music throughout the year to the entire community. These performances are presented in the Wooster UMC sanctuary - one of the largest, historical venues in our downtown and has handicap accessibility, available parking and proximity to downtown restaurants.

All events are free with a free-will offering to help cover the costs that accompany this amazing series. Seating is open style and no tickets are required. Doors open at 3:15 PM.

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