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A Song Presentation Software

Cantara Song is a song presentation software which can be used for presenting songs in churches, small groups or karaoke parties. It supports various input formats and can create beautiful presentation slides or copies the lyrics into the clipboard so that they can easily shared via chat messengers like Telegram or WhatsApp.

Cantara has the following advantages:

  • Super-fast and lightweight: Cantara is less then 10 MB of size and uses the components available on the local operation system as far as possible. It contains no bloatware. It can be run on an old computer, a raspberry-pi and many more.
  • Very easy to use: Creating the presentation slides for an event only takes a few seconds. The usage is very intuitive and user-friendly.
  • Customizable Design: The colors and fonts can be configured in the settings. In addition, you can set up a background picture and adjust it's brightness/transparency.
  • Good integration with other presentation software: Cantara integrates easily with other presentation software like LibreOffice Impress, MS Powerpoint or PdfPC. It can be included in a complex workflow like a church service or even an online streaming event via OBS.
  • Multi-Screen-Support: Multi Screen is supported out of the box.
  • Free and OpenSource: No license fees, no dependence on certain companies–Cantara is licensed under the GPL3 license and can be used everywhere and as you want.

Check out the webpage for further information and a documentation about how to use this software.

Where do I get the song lyrics from? Please take a look at for detailed options. Cantara does support the CCLI Songselect file format.

Localization/translation: The latest stable version of Cantara proviedes built-in i18n support (language translations) for (alphabetical order): Chinese (traditional), English, German, Italian and Spanish. If you would like to contribute an other language translation, please follow the guide at

Details for Cantara

  • GPL-3.0

Last updated
  • 9 January 2023


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