Cantata Dramatica is a not-for-profit organisation (charity registration number 1158027) whose objective is to commission and promote new music.

Our first commission, Perpetua, with music by Nick Bicât, was premiered at Christ Church Cathedral, Oxford in November 2012.  Since then we have commissioned at least one work per year from seven different composers and we have organised an initial private workshop/preview with an invited audience followed by one or more public performances for most of these works, with more in the pipeline.  Almost all of our commissions tell a story and are designed to be understood by the listener at first hearing. 

We work with a mix of professional and amateur performers at many different levels and we aim to provide a rewarding creative experience for all.




Congratulations to Danyal Dhondy and Opera Vera for a great collaboration with two sell-out performances of  'Shahrazad' at Leighton House on 10/11 Feb.

Opera at Chilmark presented Louis Mander's Beowulf, our first fully staged opera, on Sun 28th and Mon 29th August 2016.  

Many thanks to everyone involved in our successful performance of Cantata Eliensis in the Lady Chapel at Ely Cathedral on Sunday 26 June 2016.  Read Dr Charlie Rozier's blog for more information.


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