News
June 5, 2018

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."

June 20, 2017

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.

February 14, 2017

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".

September 29, 2016

On October 3rd, 2016, celebrated vocal ensembles Cantus and Chanticleer will perform together, for the first time ever, at Orchestra Hall in Minneapolis. The performance will be broadcast live on Classical MPR. 

May 23, 2016

Vocal ensembles Cantus and Chanticleer will perform together for the first time ever on Monday, Oct. 3, 2016. The concert will take place at Orchestra Hall in Minneapolis.

April 8, 2016

Cantus is the recipient of the 2016 Dale Warland Singers Commission Award, awarded by Chorus America.

February 11, 2016

WQXR is streaming an intimate February 2016 performance with Cantus live at The Greene Space. The ensemble's 'Four Loves' program explores the complexities of love with works by Poulenc, Grieg, Beethoven and Kurt Elling, paired with newly commissioned pieces by David Lang, Joseph Gregorio, Ysaye Barnwell and Roger Treece.

February 9, 2016

On a recent stop in Virginia, Cantus met with the vocal ensemble Canticleer for an impromptu performance of 'Ave Maria' at a local bar. The performance was captured on video and uploaded to the Chanticleer Facebook page, where it has been viewed more than one million times. 

October 30, 2015

Cantus recently visited the Colorado Public Radio studios and performed music by composer Ysaye Barnwell. 

March 25, 2015

Julia Figueras welcomes Cantus to WXXI's studios for Backstage Pass, Wednesday, March 25, 2015 at 2 p.m. on Classical 91.5. The ensemble is in town to perform a special concert at Houghton College on March 25 at 7:30 p.m.

March 23, 2015

Cantus makes its Chamber Music at the Barns at Wolf Trap debut Friday, March 27, 2015. Three members of the group speak with Classical WETA's Deb Lamberton about their program, which explores when and why people sing together. 

February 3, 2015

The Ann Stookey Fund for New Music (“ASFNM”) today announced that it has awarded grants to underwrite the commissioning of new music. Cantus is one of three recipients.

 
October 7, 2014

Cantus' new album, A Harvest Home, is currently featured as a WQXR Album of the Week.

March 7, 2014
Cantus stopped by for another visit to Twin Cities Public Television's Almanac in preparation for a new concert series inspired by the works of Anton Dvorak. The performance is streaming here.
January 6, 2014
Cantus was presented by Chamber Music Columbus on September 21, and the Columbus Dispatch remarked on the group's stellar communication.
 
January 6, 2014
Cantus' 2013 recording Song of a Czech: Dvorák and Janácek for Men's Voices made WGBH's "13 Favorites from 2013."
 
November 5, 2013
Cantus visited the State Theatre in downtown Minneapolis for the November 2 edition of A Prairie Home Companion.
October 16, 2013
Cantus will work with Andover choir students on technique and skills.
March 22, 2013
Cantus stopped by the TPT studios to visit and perform. You can check it out here.
February 4, 2013
Cantus visited the NPR Music offices for a Tiny Desk Concert. Catch it all here.
January 3, 2013
Cantus' latest recording, On the Shoulders of Giants, is a MPR Featured Track this week. Excerpts and interviews can be heard online, here.
December 28, 2012
Cantus' program "The Singing Revolution" was named a 2012 highlight in the Star Tribune's annual best-of list.
 
December 18, 2012
Cantus sings a holiday program for Sirius-XM's Holiday Pops channel 75, airing Dec. 22 at 5PM ET and the 23rd at 9PM ET.
November 27, 2012
Alison Young is joined by Cantus, one of America's best all-male ensembles, for singing and storytelling about gratitude and what it is to be thankful.
March 7, 2012
For Cantus' spring concert, the nine-member ensemble presents the beautiful music of the Baltic states, along with the inspiring story of how the people of Estonia, Lithuania and Latvia joined hands in a peaceful revolution of song to gain their independence from the Soviet Union. The guys dropped by the KARE studio to give a preview.
December 16, 2011
WFMT's Lisa Flynn names Cantus' holiday album a best Christmas recording of 2011.
 
November 15, 2011
Cantus' performance of Lee Hoiby's Last Letter Home can be heard on the November 11, 2011 edition of Performance Today.
November 4, 2011
On Thanksgiving day APM's Alison Young is joined by Cantus for singing and story telling about gratitude and what it is to be thankful.
September 28, 2011
Cantus will be featured on the Saturday, October 1 live broadcast of A Prairie Home Companion. The show airs live nationally at 6pm EST, and will be rebroadcast.
 
September 10, 2011
Cantus' performance of Timothy C. Takach's Luceat Eis aired as part of Performance Today's 9/11 tenth anniversary show.
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