News
October 12, 2010
Cantus was invited to discuss their upcoming season and perform on KARE 11 in Minneapolis. See the appearance online.
September 3, 2010
Cantus' September 3 performance at the Minnesota State Fair can be seen on Minnesota Public Radio's live web cam.
June 16, 2010
Classical Minnesota Public Radio has named Cantus its Artists-In-Residence for the 2010-2011 concert season. The second-ever Artists-In-Residence for Classical MPR, Cantus will perform in Greater Minnesota concerts and on Performance Today broadcasts. They will also give a series of master classes at high schools around the state and augment the residency online at classicalmpr.org.
May 21, 2010
On May 21 and 23, Cantus joins the SPCO in a program celebrating Schubert.
 
May 6, 2010
Trio Mediaeval and Cantus were both 2010 A Cappella Community Awards Nominees in the "Favorite Classical Ensemble" category.
April 23, 2010
Cantus was awarded $35,000 for in-school residencies, rural touring and education from the NEA.
July 1, 2009
Chorus America awarded Cantus the 2009 Margaret Hillis Award for Choral Excellence. The award is given annually to an ensemble that demonstrates artistic excellence, a strong organizational structure, and a commitment to educational outreach.
 
April 30, 2009
Cantus and the National Lutheran Choir were invited to the Maud Moon Weyerhaeuser Music Studio to perform excerpts from their upcoming show and chat with Classical Minnesota Public Radio's Steve Staruch.
April 30, 2009
Cantus and National Lutheran Choir performed the world premiere of Jay Gordon's Keeping of the Soul, with two performances in Minneapolis this past weekend.
 
April 6, 2009
Cantus' While You Are Alive won the Best Classical Album award at the 2009 Contemporary A Cappella Recording Awards.
March 5, 2009
Cantus is singing at the historic Trinity Wall Street Church in New York City on March 5. The performance will be streamed live from the church's Web site (trinitywallstreet.org). If you miss the live performance, the concert will be archived on the site.
February 3, 2009
On January 30, in a sold-out Orchestra Hall in Minneapolis, Cantus performed Bobby McFerrin's arrangement of the Twenty-third Psalm, and then with the man himself.
January 9, 2009
Cantus will showcase on Sunday, January 11 from 6:30-6:50PM and on Monday, January 12 at 12:00PM, 12:30PM and 1:30PM. The Monday showcases are 30 minutes. All are at Warwick Hotel's Davies Room (ground floor) located at corner of 6th Ave &
54th Street (across the street from Hilton Hotel and APAP Conference).
 
December 23, 2008
Julie Amacher hosts an uplifting musical drama about the surprising 1914 World War I Christmas Truce. Theater Latté Da and Cantus, one of America's most accomplished male choirs, have created a profoundly moving new work of musical radio theater. [Listen online]
December 23, 2008
If you didn't get a chance to hear the Minnesota-based male choir Cantus performing "All Is Calm: The Christmas Truce of 1914" at the Pantages Theater earlier this month, you can listen to the show in its entirety at 7 p.m. today on Minnesota Public Radio (99.5 FM). Excerpts from the show and interviews with its creators Peter Rothstein and Erick Lichte will be featured on Performance Today, which airs on more than 250 stations around the country at various times. It will air on MPR at 11 a.m. on Christmas Eve.
 
December 12, 2008
While in town for a performance at University of Arizona's Centennial Hall, Cantus performed "All Is Calm" for a group of veterans at a local VA hospital. The performance was a highlight for the group during their recent US tour.
October 2, 2008
The Twin Cities vocal ensemble Cantus begins its new season this weekend, featuring works from its 10th recording, "While You Are Alive." The group gave MPR classical music host Steve Staruch a preview.
August 11, 2008
Cantus blogs about their eventful 2007-08 season which included an African tour, three weeks with the Boston Pops, a hit Christmas show, recording two albums' worth of new music, and a collaboration with Trio Mediaeval at the group's Kennedy Center debut. Read it all here.
June 19, 2008
Cantus joins host Brian Newhouse for this one-hour studio performance of Christmas classics. Listen to the program here.
May 14, 2008
The May 12 and May 13 edition of Performance Today will broadcast portions of the recent performance/interview with Cantus and the St. Olaf Choir.
April 11, 2008
Cantus Artistic Director Erick Lichte has created a podcast featuring excerpts from Cantus' Christmas production of "All is Calm."
 
March 18, 2008
Cantus' wonderful performance of Thomas Tallis's "Lamentations" airs nationwide March 18 on Performance Today and on the web seven days thereafter.
February 15, 2008
St. Paul, Minn. -- Three locally-based singers are off to New York City this weekend for the next step in what has been described as the "American Idol" of the opera world.
December 19, 2007
This month, Cantus debuts a new production entitled All is Calm. The piece tells the powerful story of the WWI Christmas Truce of 1914 using songs of the times, as well as soldiers' diaries and letters home for text. You can go online to Minnesota Public Radio on December 21 at 10:30 CST to hear or stream a live version of the performance.
December 14, 2007
Cantus was listed at No.9 in the list of Top Next-Generation Classical CDs of 2007 compiled by Cincinnati-based NPR radio station WGUC. You can audition the hymn "Salvation is Created" on the station's website.
 
October 31, 2007
On October 31st, Cantus will embark on its first ever tour of Africa. Traveling as musical ambassadors from Minnesota, the ensemble has been invited by the Presbyterian Church of Cameroon (PCC) to join in celebrations around the PCC's Golden Jubilee 50th Anniversary.
June 13, 2007
Cantus Artistic Director Erick Lichte has created a short podcast in which he discusses the group's 2008-09 programming, and plays short excerpts.
 
June 4, 2007
After a national search, Cantus is pleased to announce the hiring of Joann Usher as Cantus' new Executive Director.
 
April 9, 2007
Cantus has just signed with the Boston Pops to perform during that venerable orchestra's annual holiday series in Boston in December.
 
January 23, 2007
In an evening that weds words and music, Cantus proudly shares the stage with celebrated Minnesota poet Robert Bly, whose readings and poetry will weave together major works for male chorus.
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