Cantare’s choral ensemble fills the Museum’s largest gallery of European art with “The Stars Stand up in the Air,” featuring vocal warmth and dynamic interpretations of timeless classics and brilliant new scores.

The annual Cantare holiday concerts at the MFAH, now in their 16th season, are a cherished tradition. This year’s program offers a kaleidoscopic mix of motets, carols, choral classics, and popular songs spanning many centuries and styles.

Pre-Concert Performances
Arrive early to hear the preview choirs in the Beck Building lobby at 6:40 p.m.
• Sunday, December 15: Choral Scholars from St. Paul’s United Methodist Church
• Monday, December 16: St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church Choir
• Tuesday, December 17: Bellaire Madrigal Choir

► Tickets
$40 General Admission
$35 MFAH members & KUHF members
$10 Students with ID

More Information
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About Cantare
Founded in 2003 by former artistic director Kevin Riehle, and now led by artistic director Amy Solberg, Cantare seeks to create a community of people changed by the power of great choral music, and to enrich the cultural landscape of Houston with artistically sensitive and profound interpretations of choral music from every era and a variety of cultures and countries. 

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MFAH Learning and Interpretation and Education programs receive generous funding from:
Jerold B. Katz Foundation
Institute of Museum and Library Services
MD Anderson Cancer Center
Sharon G. Dies
Sterling-Turner Foundation
Houston Junior Woman’s Club
Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo
Samuel H. Kress Foundation
The Brown Foundation, Inc.
Susan Vaughan Foundation
CFP Foundation
Joe Barnhart Foundation
Cockrell Family Fund
Ann and John Bookout
Tilman Fertitta Family
Mrs. Denise D. Monteleone
William A. and Madeline Smith Charitable Trust
Claire and Theodore Morse Foundation
The Junior League of Houston, Inc.
Learning Ninjas
Texas Commission on the Arts
Mr. and Mrs. Dan English III
Humanities Texas
Mrs. Nancy Glanville Jewell
Marilyn G. Lummis
Mary Lynn and Steve Marks
John L. Nau III
Strake Foundation
The Summerlee Foundation
Isla Carroll Turner Foundation
Mr. and Mrs. Robert Wheeler
Christine and Jaime Yordan Foundation
International Fine Print Dealers Association
Polly and Murry Bowden
Nancy and James Gordon
Lubrizol Foundation
and additional generous donors.

All Learning and Interpretation programs at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, receive endowment funds provided by Louise Jarrett Moran Bequest; Caroline Wiess Law; the William Randolph Hearst Foundation; Cyvia and Melvyn Wolff; the National Endowment for the Humanities; the Fondren Foundation; BMC Software, Inc.; the Wallace Foundation; the Neal Myers and Ken Black Children’s Art Fund; Mr. and Mrs. A. L. Ballard; Mr. and Mrs. Charles W. Tate; the Eleanor and Frank Freed Foundation; Virginia and Ira Jackson; the Favrot Fund; Neiman Marcus Youth Arts Education; gifts in memory of John Wynne; and gifts in honor of Beth Schneider.