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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. The Philadelphia Inquirer called the group nothing short of “exquisite.”

Posted: Jun-13-2019
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Cantus recently visited the Twin Cities Public Television studios to perform its rendition of Joni Mitchell's song River. The ensemble has been giving concerts of the full Joni Mitchell album, Blue, as part of its 2018-19 season. 

Posted: Jun-21-2019
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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

“'Unrequited' is a program full of songs about devoted love that’s unreturned, with its centerpiece taking Cantus to a destination it rarely visits: The world of 19th-century German lieder, art song that’s often of a romantic nature in both style and subject matter. Robert Schumann’s 1840 song cycle, 'Dichterliebe,' is his most famous contribution to the form, and Cantus’ members transform it into a series of 16 solo turns, each singer able to show off his skill with crafting an emotion-packed musical miniature."

— St. Paul Pioneer Press
Posted: Jul-17-2019
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Posted: Feb-6-2019