Recognized as the “premier men’s vocal ensemble in the United States” by Fanfare Magazine, Cantus enjoys a vigorous schedule of national tours, subscription concerts in its home of Minneapolis and Saint Paul, educational outreach programs, and recording. The Washington Post hails the ensemble’s sound as having both “exalting finesse” and “expressive power,” and refers to their musicmaking as “spontaneous grace.” The ensemble is known for adventurous programming spanning many periods and genres, including chant, Renaissance music, contemporary works, art song, folk, spirituals, world music, and pop. The ensemble has toured throughout Canada, West Africa, the United States, and Europe. Their numerous recordings have garnered critical acclaim from Stereophile, Gramophone, Classics Today, and National Public Radio. Cantus has received commissioning grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, American Composers Forum, and Chamber Music America. An active proponent of music education, Cantus strives to encourage people of all ages especially men – to sing. The ensemble annually works with over 10,000 young people throughout the country in educational activities ranging from master classes to festivals and collaborations.
January 20, 2012
All performances will be at 7:30 p.m. in McCray Recital Hall on the PSU campus.
Tickets are available at no charge to full-time PSU students with valid student ID.