Coral Cantigas


Coral Cantigas is the only chorus of its kind in the Washington, D.C. area and most of the nation. Cantigas’s mission is to increase awareness and appreciation of the many rich styles of Latino (Latin American, Spanish and Caribbean) choral music, and promote diversity by uniting communities through the joyful and transformative power of music. Coral Cantigas provides artistic excellence in creative programming; educational workshops; and bilingual, cross-cultural and collaborative performances to national and international audiences.  Cantigas was one of the featured artistic groups in the 2013 presidential inaugural celebrations and was nominated for a 2009 Washington Area Music Award (WAMMIE). The chorus performs in Spanish, Portuguese, and a variety of languages and dialects of the Americas such as Nahuatl, Quechua and Creole, with bilingual concert program notes and texts.

Watch Past Performances

Video 12/17/2015: Coral Cantigas

Coral Cantigas will sing a spirited array of songs that celebrate the diverse Christmas traditions from Latin America, featuring the contagious rhythms of the Caribbean Christmas parranda, the Mexican posada, and the traditional Epiphany celebration (or Three Kings Day).

Video 3/3/2015: Coral Cantigas (U.S.)

Directed by Puerto Rico-born Diana Sáez, this local chorus performs many styles of Latin American, Spanish, and Caribbean choral music in Spanish, Portuguese, and indigenous languages and dialects of the Americas—such as Nahuatl, Quechua, and Creole—with bilingual concert program notes and texts to allow audiences to follow along.

Video 12/13/2013: Coral Cantigas

D.C.’s premier Latino chorus performs seasonal songs from Latin America, Spain, and the U.S.

Video 12/16/2012: Coral Cantigas

This holiday concert features a festive array of holiday songs from Latin America, Spain, and the U.S.

Coral Cantigas