CantaRode is a young international choral festival. Chamber choirs of high quality from around the world participate in the festival. Previous editions of the festival have taken place in 2014, 2015, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2022 and 2023. The next edition of CantaRode will take place from May 29 – June 1, 2025.

CantaRode is ambitious and aims to grow into a prestigious and high-quality event. The festival will take place in the Dutch town of Kerkrade, near the German and Belgian borders. The festival aims to attract a large audience from various countries. The choral festival is organized in a professional environment. The jury consists of internationally renowned conductors.


CantaRode aims to become a meeting place for the best choirs from around the world. The festival also aims to promote the cultural exchange between countries and encourage choral singing in general.

The Foundation CantaRode aims to achieve this by organizing an international choir festival and offering concerts of high musical standards to a wide audience, with the frequency and the universal value of choral singing in all its aspects.

In addition, young people from the region are actively involved in working with educational institutions to set up a school project, CantaYoung.