Kantorei Youth Choir

Kantorei offers high-quality training to help your child grow, no matter their skill level.


This ensemble is for students ages 7 and up. Older, more experienced singers are the leaders and role models for all Kantorei singers. Their love of singing is expressed by their commitment to the choir and to each other.

This choir sings a wide range of music. In addition to sacred music of the masters (works selected on musical artistry and not religious persuasion), Kantorei performs an exciting array of secular selections including folk songs, spirituals, show tunes, and patriotic, pop, and jazz music. Since much of the music is sung in at least four vocal parts with varying levels of complexity and occasionally in a foreign language, certain skills are necessary for acceptance.


Mondays, 6:30-8:00 pm

All rehearsals are held at Our Savior's Lutheran Church 3300 Rural St, Rockford, IL.

Spring 2020 Rehearsal Schedule

January 6

January 13

January 20 -- No Rehearsal (Martin Luther King Jr. Day)

January 27

February 3

February 10

February 17 -- No Rehearsal (Presidents’ Day)

February 24

March 2 -- No Rehearsal

March 9

March 16 -- No Rehearsal (Spring Break)

March 23

March 30

April 6

April 13

April 20

April 27

May 4

May 11 -- Final Rehearsal

Spring Performance Week of May 11 -- TBD

If you are interested in joining Kantorei for the first time, come to a rehearsal for free – listen, observe, and join as comfortable. For more information, contact Artistic Director Dylan Ladd at dladd@kantorei.com or call 815.246.2202.

Mentor Choir

The Mentor Choir was formed in 2018 to support students in their development as citizens and musicians. Mentors regularly attend rehearsals, sing alongside the students, lead sectionals, and form meaningful relationships. Current members include Margo Stedman, Brian Doering, and David Pearson.

3300 Rural Street | Rockford, IL 61107

info@kantorei.com | 815.246.2202