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The “engaging” (New Yorker) men’s vocal ensemble Cantus is widely known for its trademark warmth and blend, innovative programming and engaging performances of music ranging from the Renaissance to the 21st century. The Washington Post has hailed the Cantus sound as having both “exalting finesse” and “expressive power” and refers to the “spontaneous grace” of its music making.

Posted: Aug-16-2017
Latest News

The Minneapolis-based vocal ensemble looks forward to an eventful season that includes a new commission from acclaimed composer Libby Larsen, a program about what it means to grow up and a performance of Joni Mitchell’s "Blue."

Posted: Jun-5-2018
Latest Recording

For years, public radio listeners around the country have celebrated “Thanksgiving with Cantus” with American Public Media. A Harvest Home includes original arrangements of favorite hymns, American folk tunes as well as new compositions by Ysaye Barnwell, Byron Adams and pieces by Edvard Grieg, Felix Mendelssohn and Randall Thompson.

Posted: Sep-7-2014
Latest Acclaim

“Cantus brought the poems’ haunting words about the human condition to life with poise and sincerity. Their eight voices work very well indeed, both Alone and Together.”

— Boston Musical Intelligencer
Posted: Apr-5-2019
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Posted: Feb-6-2019