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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

Cantus has announced its 2017-18 Season, with highlights including a new commission by New York composer Gabriel Kahane, a performance of Fleetwood Mac’s “Rumours” and a pre-season collaboration with Sweet Honey in the Rock.

Posted: Jun-20-2017
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

"The season opener on Saturday was the all-male, eight-voice, genre-crossing Cantus – a clean-cut ensemble from the Midwest that is said to eat cathedral acoustics for breakfast. And that, amazingly, turned out to be true....  smaller, low-vibrato, tightly blended voices, meticulously balanced with subtle treble highlights from high-range tenors came through with a clarity that I’ve never experienced there."

— Philadelphia Inquirer
Posted: Oct-29-2017
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Posted: Aug-31-2017