vocal ensemble


“To perform choral chamber works at the highest level.”

Scott R. Peterson

Artistic Director

CVE wishes to thank all those who came out to hear our performances of Handel's Messiah in Ellensburg and Yakima!

Both performances were great successes!

Thanks to our soloists: Julie Finch, Melissa Schiel, Tor Blaisdell and Micha Parker!

Best wishes to you and yours for the Holiday Season!

Click below to hear Canticus Vocal Ensemble!

And The Glory of the Lord.mp3Canticus Vocal Ensemble
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Messiah by George Frideric Handel
December 15, 2019 performance

Our Next Concert:

Saturday, March 7th, 7:30 p.m. : Music of the Baltic States



Sunday, March 8th, 4:00 p.m. Music of the Baltic States

Englewood Christian Church, 511 N. 44th Ave., Yakima


About C A N T I C U S

“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.   

Our 2019-2020 Season!!


Sun. Nov. 9: 7:00pm - Choral Collage at

                        First Methodist Church, 201 North Ruby Street, 

                        Ellensburg. Tickets at the door. 

Sun., Nov. 10: 2:00pm - Choral Collage at

                       Englewood Christian Church, Yakima

                     Sat., Dec. 14: 4:00pm Handel's Messiah,

                                 Morgan Middle School, Ellensburg

                     Sun., Dec. 15: 4:00pm: Handel's Messiah,

                                 Englewood Christian Church, Yakima

Sun. Dec. 22: 5:00pm Holiday Pops at Apple Tree Resort

                    Sat. Mar. 7: 7:00pm Music of the Baltics, 


                    Sun. Mar. 8: 4:00pm Music of the Baltics

                                       Englewood Christian Church

Sun. May 17: 4:00pm Concert with CWU Vox Divina and The Wildcat Chorus,

                       Englewood Christian Church 


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Canticus Vocal Ensemble

P. O. Box 9282

Yakima, WA  98909

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Canticus Vocal Ensemble would not exist without the generous support of our sponsors!

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We are pleased and grateful to acknowledge the generous gift of Rosemary A. C. Gottlieb as our first

Accompanist Sponsor

for the 2018-19 Season! 

Thank you, Rosemary!  


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

Our supporters from past seasons: 

Mitzi Casey

Erin Cone & Aaron Hirsch

Linda & Tim Drumhiller

Linda Dunham

Rosemary A. C. Gottlieb

Darlene & Rob Fairbrook

Jean Gunderson

Mary & Harold Fredrickson

Corrine & Sam Hines

Dr. Linda Kaminski

Jean & Larry Keeler

Noel Kelley

Robin & John Kisala

Ann Miller

Penny & Russ Myers

Virginia Prochnow

Purna & Dave Rankin

Nona L. Schulz

Shirley & Robert Strader

Mary & Curtis Sundquist 

Tamara & Gary Tollefson

Katy & John Svendson

Joyce Swart

Kris & Ola Vestad

Ulla Whitmont

Kathleen Wilcox

Yakima Classic Printing

Frank Cone Photography, Wenatchee

Gård Vintners, Ellensburg

C A N T I C U S Vocal Ensemble

P. O. Box 9282

Yakima, WA  98909



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