Bringing Communities Together Through Music

Cantata Music Education runs four choirs and an orchestra, based in East Cheshire.
The cost for each group is £7.50 per session, paid half-termly or termly, which includes music and tuition. For all new-comers, the first session is free by way of a taster. Get in touch or learn more below.

Welcome to Cantata Music

Our emphasis is very much on fun & enjoyment

In Cantata Music Education we are passionate about bringing people together through the joys of shared musical experiences, whether that’s in one of our choirs, or our small orchestra.

A large majority of our choir members had never sung in a choir before. They are now experiencing the health, well-being and general joie de vivre that comes with singing in a large group.

There is no audition process and choir members do not need to have any previous experience. Those who have little, or no musical knowledge are taught the basics as they go along.

Our orchestra is for adults only and is aimed particularly, but not exclusively, at adult beginners of people who have not played for a long time.

If you have taken up an instrument in retirement for example, this could be the group for you.

The choirs and orchestra each perform two concerts every year and information about these can be found on the page for each group.

Meet Our Groups

Learn about each of our choirs and orchestra using the links below.

Monday Afternoon Poynton Singers (MAPSingers)

MAPSingers is a large mixed-voice choir, meeting on Monday afternoons from 2.00pm – 3.30pm in St George’s Church Hall, Fountain Place, Poynton, SK12 1NH.


Macclesfield Afternoon Community Choir (M.A.C.C.)

MACC is a slightly smaller mixed-voice choir, meeting on Thursday afternoons from 2.15pm – 3.45pm in St Paul’s Church, Macclesfield, SK11 7AJ.

WAKS Lyrical

Wednesday Afternoon Knutsford Singers (WAKS)

WAKS Lyrical is smaller mixed-voice choir, meeting on Wednesday afternoons from 2pm – 3.30pm at St Vincent’s Church, Knutsford, WA16 6AF.



CounterPoynt is a ladies’ choir of around 35 voices who meet on Monday evenings from 7.30pm – 9pm at St Martin’s Church, Shrigley Road North, Higher Poynton, SK12 1TE.

Poynton Community Orchestra

Poynton Community Orchestra

Poynton Community Orchestra meets at St Martin’s Church, Shrigley Road North, Higher Poynton, SK12 1TE on the first and third Saturday of each month from 10am – 12.00pm.


“Cantata Music are very friendly and welcoming, even have the kettle on when you arrive. An exceptionally good service!”
Rebecca Horsman
Rebecca Horsman
“I made many life-long friends who share my passion for music thanks to joining Cantata Music. I highly recommend them!”
Annie Wood
Annie Wood
“Cantata has been a pleasure to work with for many years. Catherine works extremally hard to bring everything together.”
Chris Sallaway

Events & Sessions

Learn all about our upcoming events, sessions, and concerts, including details on start/end times, map locations, and ticket prices.



Latest News

Website Update 2022

22nd November 2022 – Hello all, our website is having some issues and is in need of a major renovation. Please bare with us while we work on things behind the scenes and check back in the new year of

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Classical Nonsense (MAPSingers)

September 2021 Update

Cantata has finally opened up again after 18 months, but we weren’t completely silent during that time. Like many groups, we took to the internet and lived our lives on Zoom, holding singing sessions with our choir members, play along

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Classics Through The Ages (WAKS Lyrical)

2020 Rehearsals Cancelled

March 14th 2020 – I have taken the decision, for the safety and well-being of all the members in the Cantata choirs and Orchestra to cancel all rehearsals for the time being due to Coronavirus.

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Why not come and join the fun?

If you join one of our groups, you will find yourself part of a friendly, welcoming musical family.

Contact us now to discuss joining any of our groups or orchestra.