A B O U T   U S 


is one of the newest and most exciting musical performance groups to appear in the Central Washington region.  The members come from an area that extends from Ellensburg, Yakima  to Sunnyside.  The artistic goal of CANTICUS is to perform the choral art at a high level of chamber music.


CANTICUS has performed at various venues throughout Yakima, including the Yakima Valley Museum, Central Lutheran Church and the Seasons Performing Art Center.  In March of 2015, CANTICUS performed at the Seasons with Denise Dillenbeck, Kevin Krentz, J.J. Penna and Louis DeMartino in a concert whose them was how music helps us to deal with difficult times.  CANTICUS  performed a special celebration of the Civil Right movement in America at the Yakima Valley Museum with leaders from the community at large.

CANTICUS has joined with the Yakima Symphony Chorus,  CWU Vox Divina and the Mid-Columbia Mastersingers in joint presentations to the community is unique works.


Members of CANTICUS are all accomplished singers and performers, some being music educators in the Central Washington community, as well as construction contractors, artists, professionals, and many various walks of life. 


Board of Directors

Jane Finch, President

Spencer Hatton, Secretary

David Huycke, Director

Brooke Creswell, Director

G. David Lambertson, Director

Vijay Singh, Director

Katy Svendsen, Director

Dr. Gary Tollefson, Director

Artistic Staff

Scott R. Peterson, Artistic Director and Conductor

Anne Schilperoort, Accompanist

Erin Cone, Administrative Director

Members of




Janet Buege

Anne Chapman

Samantha Larsen

Victoria Langston

Jodi Salisbury

Brittany Stahley

Renee Stueckle



Mary Duren

Megan Fassel

Jane Peterson

Kitty Pratz

Treva Reichert

Lynda Wall


Jeff Chapman

Eric Diehl

Aaron Hirsch

Dean Millett

Tony Rosetti

Steven Wenger



Tom Elliott

Ronnie Gray

Steven Slusher

John Svendsen

Bart Roderick

Chris Wallitner

C A N T I C U S Vocal Ensemble

P. O. Box 9282

Yakima, WA  98909



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