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The “intellectually, emotionally and musically rich” (Star Tribune) men’s vocal ensemble Cantus is widely known for its trademark warmth and blend, innovatibe programming and its 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: Apr-25-2016
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In a February 2017 broadcast on Classical MPR, Cantus joins host Alison Young for an hour of music and conversation in celebration of Valentine's Day. The broadcast includes music from the vocal ensemble's program, "The Four Loves".

Posted: Feb-14-2017
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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

"To the rescue comes Cantus ... this is the group’s most warm and nostalgic Christmas program of recent years, one with a soft touch and a kind of Norman Rockwell aesthetic."

— St. Paul Pioneer Press
Posted: Dec-12-2016
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Posted: Oct-21-2016