ABOUT CANTARE CHORALE
The Cantare Chorale is a Milwaukee, Wisconsin-based community choir of both genders and all adult ages. It was formed in 1980 under the direction of Donald Stiemke by a group of South Milwaukee High School choir alumni who wanted to continue singing in a public setting. From a primarily southside membership, Cantare Chorale today has members from all parts of greater Milwaukee. The groups repertoire includes a variety of music, both sacred and secular. Winter and Spring concerts are featured with occasional other appearances, such as performing the National Anthem at games of the Milwaukee Wave (Professional Soccer) and Milwaukee Bucks (NBA). Local performance venues have included the Milwaukee Performing Arts Center and Scottish Rite Cathedral, the South Milwaukee High School Performing Arts Center, and the Cousins Center in St. Francis, WI.
Lani Knutson began her vocal music career at age twelve as a soloist in her home church in Amery, Wisconsin. Since then, her musical pursuits have included conducting, teaching, and vocal performance. Currently, Lani teaches vocal music for Pius XI High School Performing Arts Academy and is an adjunct faculty member at Lakeland College. Besides Cantare Chorale, Lani also directs a training choir with Milwaukee Children’s Choir. As a student at Dordt College, Lani completed her music degree in choral and instrumental education. Lani continued her education with a Master of Music Degree in Choral Conducting from the University of Minnesota where she studied under Kathy Saltzman Romey, Matthew Mehaffey, and the legendary choral musician Dale Warland. Vocally, Lani has performed with Utah Opera Chorus, The Esoterics, Seattle Bach Choir, Milwaukee Symphony Chorus, and the Milwaukee Chorale Artists. Lani currently resides in Wauwatosa with her husband Tim and sons Peter and Michael.
Lois Fuhrmann began accompanying choral groups at the age of twelve. She has formally studied piano as well as taught the instrument for many years, and has been organist and pianist for the choirs of Martin Luther Lutheran Church, Milwaukee, since 1987. In addition, Lois has accompanied numerous local secular and/or sacred choral groups, recitals, and ensembles. Ms. Fuhrmanns musical interests and enthusiasm encompass a wide gamut of musical forms, from jazz to musicals to sacred music.