Vocal Ensemble


“To perform choral chamber works

at the highest level.”

Scott Peterson

Artistic Director and Conductor

Canticus Vocal Ensemble

Canticus Vocal Ensemble is supported, in part, by grants from

the Washington State Arts Commission and

the National Endowment for the Arts,

as well as generous donors who contribute

so that quality chamber choral music will

continue in Central Washington. 

Thank you! 


Canticus Vocal Ensemble is taking a hiatus during this pandemic time like so many other arts and music organizations, but is not completely idle.  Our board has been reorganizing our financial structure and doing some planning for our eventual return to doing what we love: making music.  

Last year, CVE received a generous CARES grant from the Washington State Arts Commission and the National Endowment for the Arts in the amount of $4,000.00.  The intent is to help arts groups maintain operations during the Covid 19 time. 

We are also very pleased to announce that Jane and Roger Finch have donated to a matching grant from State Farm Insurance.  Jane is the president of the CVE Board and she and her husband, Roger, work for State Farm.  We want to take this opportunity to extend or gratitude for their generosity!  Thank you, Jane and Roger!


“Canticus,” (Kahn-tee-koos) Latin for “to sing,” is the name as well as the purpose of CANTICUS VOCAL ENSEMBLE.  CANTICUS is a chamber choir which presents a variety of music from various genres and historical periods. CANTICUS serves the Central Washington area, performing choral music at a high artistic level suited for a small choir.   

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Canticus Vocal Ensemble

P. O. Box 9282

Yakima, WA  98909

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2019 - 2020 Season


wants to extend our thanks to those who have donated to support chamber choral music in Central Washington!

CANTICUS VOCAL ENSEMBLE is registered as a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. All donations are tax-deductible to the full extent of the law.

Podium Sponsor

Helen Riehl


Messiah Silver Orchestra Sponsor 

Caribou Ranches

Messiah Bronze Sponsors

Jack and Connie Bloxom

TJ Tjarnberg and Brooke Creswell

Jane and Roger Finch

Leslie and Spencer Hatton

David and Mary Huycke

Julie and David Lambertson

Lois and Tap Menard

​Jane and Scott Peterson

Patricia Sundquist

Messiah Concert Sponsor 

Karen and John Baken

Andrea Prentice and Charles Chesney

Rebecca Schoel 

Becky and Larry Scholl


Messiah Friends

Linda Dunham

Mary and Harold Frederickson

Rosemary Gill

Lisa and Mark Griffith

Marie and Frederick Halvorson

Leah and Felip Holbrook

Kathryn and Royal Keith

Bonita and Rebecca Kennedy

Danene and Robert Knudsen

Mary Ann and Clay Mobley

Kirsten and Duane Monick

Julie and Julie Schreiner

Millie and Kenneth Stenehjem

Mary and Curtis Sundquist

Katy and John Svendsen

Joyce Swart

Rita and Ric Pilgrim

Erika Vestad

Kris and Ola Vestad 

Lynn and Jerry Ward

Ulla and Andrew Whitmont

Messiah, Part 1

Messiah, Part 2
Messiah, Part 3

Canticus Vocal Ensemble wishes to extend sincere thanks and appreciation to Jane and Roger Finch who made a major donation to CVE and to State Farm Insurance who matched the donation in Spring of 2021!  Thanks, Jane and Roger!