May 13, 2011
Recipients of Chorus America's Margaret Hillis Award, Cantus has now been awarded the 2011 Chorus America Education Outreach Award, presented by Chorus America to ensembles that exemplify the true spirit of good education outreach efforts.
April 26, 2011
Minneapolis City Pages' annual "Best Of" issue names Cantus "Best Classical Musican" for 2011.
March 2, 2011
St. Paul Chamber Orchestra opens their 2011-12 season on September 9th with a new work by Nico Muhly entitled Luminous Body, written for the SPCO and Cantus.
January 21, 2011
Cantus will tour Greater Minnesota as part of Classical MPR's Artists-In-Residence program during the first months of 2011. The group will perform concerts in Ely, St. Peter, Grand Rapids and Crookston, MN.
January 7, 2011
Minnesota Public Radio broadcast the annual Christmas With Cantus concert live from Westminster Presbyterian Church in downtown Minneapolis Friday, Dec. 17th. Listen to the audio and check out the program notes here.
December 8, 2010
Cantus joined KARE11's Showcase Minnesota on December 8th to preview their upcoming Christmas concerts. See the appearance streamed online.
December 8, 2010
Members of Cantus will co-host on Classical MPR live Thursday, December 9th for a full hour - 10:30-11:30. They will take requests, answer questions, and share some of their holiday favorites.
December 3, 2010
Hear Cantus' new release, "That Eternal Day," streamed on MPR, here.
November 25, 2010
The 2010 Thanksgiving day edition of Performance Today features Cantus in a special Thanksgiving Day perfchat.
November 12, 2010
Cantus, the Minnesota-based world-class vocal ensemble, are the 2010-2011 Classical MPR Artists-in-Residence. Classical MPR is partnering with Cantus to bring classical music to new audiences, to work to bring classical music out of the concert hall, and to bring the beautiful music of these nine men to every part of Minnesota.
November 10, 2010
This Performing Arts Fund supported engagement featured a full-length public performance by vocal ensemble Cantus, along with several educational activities, reaching nearly 900 people in the Lakeside community over the ensemble's three days in residence.
November 4, 2010
Classical MPR Artists-in-Residence 2010-2011 Cantus will be co-hosting live with Alison Young on November 11th from 12-1 p.m. (CST) Join members of the local male vocal ensemble as they take your requests, answer your burning questions and share some of their favorite choral rarities.
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
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 ( 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.
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