Alone Together
Sep
10
to Jul 31

Alone Together

Both Local Twin Cities and National Tour of Cantus's Alone Together

By almost any measure, our ability to communicate has never been more advanced. Nevertheless, people and communities - though linked by technology - still struggle to connect in meaningful ways. During its 2018-2019 touring season, Cantus explores the challenges of connecting in our modern age through works by Beethoven and Bernstein paired with such contemporary composers as Jennifer Higdon, David Lang, and Gabriel Kahane.

For tour dates, please visit: https://www.cantussings.org/concerts/national/

Twin Cities Concerts:

Friday, October 19, 2018, 7:30pm | Antonello Hall, MacPhail Center for Music in Minneapolis

Sunday, October 21, 2018, 3:00pm | Wayzata Community Church in Wayzata

Thursday, October 25, 2018, 11:00am | Colonial Church of Edina

Friday, October 26, 2018, 7:30pm | Ordway Concert Hall in St. Paul

Saturday, October 27, 2018, 7:30pm | Trinity Lutheran Church in Stillwater

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Nov
26
to Dec 25

Christmas with Cantus: Lessons and Carols for Our Time

In the 1880’s Edward White Benson, who later became Archbishop of Canterbury, organized the Lessons and Carols service to keep men out of pubs on Christmas Eve. Yet what began as a “sobering” suggestion has grown to a tradition that encompasses the world, with variations of the service found in Christmas and holiday celebrations throughout the past century. As an innovative vehicle for meditation and thought, Cantus' Lessons and Carols is a perfect way to reflect on today’s most important relevant lessons, both intimate and universal.

Each holiday season, we celebrate age-old traditions and create new ones for future generations. In a program hailed by The Pioneer Press as “…one of the most rewarding ... Cantus has ever created,” Cantus presents a modern take on the Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols, reimagined for the new world we live in today.

For national tour dates, please visit: https://www.cantussings.org/concerts/national/

Twin Cities Concert Series:

Thursday, December 13, 2018, 11:00am | Westminster Presbyterian Church in Minneapolis

Friday, December 14, 2018, 7:30pm | Fridley District Auditorium in Fridley

Saturday, December 15, 2018, 7:30pm | Shepherd of the Valley Lutheran Church in Apple Valley

Monday, December 17, 2018, 11:00am | Colonial Church of Edina

Tuesday, December 18, 2018, 7:30pm | Saint Bartholomew Catholic Church in Wayzata

Thursday, December 20, 2018, 7:30pm | Chapel of St. Thomas Aquinas in St. Paul

Friday, December 21, 2018, 7:30pm | Ordway Concert Hall in St. Paul

Saturday, December 22, 2018, 7:30pm | Trinity Lutheran Church in Stillwater

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Cantus & Lorelei in Concert
Sep
20
7:30 PM19:30

Cantus & Lorelei in Concert

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For the past two seasons, Cantus has showcased the very best in vocal chamber music in a one-night-only concert in the Twin Cities. Past collaborators have included Chanticleer and Sweet Honey in the Rock, and this year Cantus joins forces with the nine women of Lorelei for an unforgettable evening that choral lovers won’t want to miss. Join us as the voices of Cantus and Lorelei come together for the first time!

Join Cantus and Lorelei for an unforgettable, one-night-only collaboration that brings together two of the country’s leading vocal ensembles. Building on the success of Cantus’ recent collaborative concerts with Chanticleer and Sweet Honey in the Rock, this partnership with Lorelei showcases the very best in vocal chamber music.

Acclaimed worldwide for its trademark warmth and blend, men’s vocal ensemble Cantus is widely known for its innovative programming and engaging performances. The Washington Post has hailed Cantus’ sound as having both “exalting finesse” and “expressive power,” and refers to the “spontaneous grace” of the Twin Cities-based ensemble.

Lorelei is an all-professional vocal ensemble, comprising nine women whose expertise ranges from early to contemporary repertoire, and whose independent careers as soloists and ensemble singers across the globe lend to the rich and diverse vocal palette that defines the ensemble’s thrilling delivery of “exact, smooth, and stylish” programming (Boston Globe).

Join Cantus and Lorelei for a celebration of the very best in vocal chamber music!

Thursday, September 20, 7:30pm
Ordway Concert Hall in Saint Paul
Tickets: $30-55

To purchase, click HERE or call the Ordway at 651.224.4222

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Songs My Mother Taught Me- Twin Cities Series
Jul
17
to Jul 20

Songs My Mother Taught Me- Twin Cities Series

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Folk songs remain a central piece of our American cultural heritage. Across generations, they are passed down from parents to children, between friends, and among communities. Folk songs give definition to our shared history and inform who we aspire to become.

Last July, the Star Tribune called Cantus’ inaugural chamber series “totally successful.” Join us again for an intimate chamber music experience in Songs My Mother Taught Me. Inspired by Dvořák’s composition of the same name and anchored with the timeless cycle of folk songs set by Aaron Copland, Old American Songs, the program couples each singer’s unique individual sound and virtuosity with Cantus’ usual ensemble fare.

To purchase tickets, please click on your desired date below or call 612.435.0055

Tuesday, July 17, 2018, 11:00am
Westminster Presbyterian Church – 1200 S Marquette Ave in Minneapolis
General Admission
Tickets: $20 adults / $10 students

Wednesday, July 18, 2018, 7:00pm
American Swedish Institute – 2600 Park Ave in Minneapolis
General Admission
Tickets: $20 adults / $10 students

Thursday, July 19, 2018, 7:00pm
The Museum of Russian Art – 5500 Stevens Ave in Minneapolis
General Admission
Tickets: $20 adults / $10 students


If you require accessible seating or wish to order by phone, please call 612.435.0055.

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Covers: A Pop Concert- Twin Cities Series
Jun
1
to Jun 9

Covers: A Pop Concert- Twin Cities Series

  • Cowels Center for Dance and the Performing Arts (map)
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Is it summer yet? Cantus shows off a completely different side with Covers. In collaboration with some of the Twin Cities’ most talented musicians, Cantus arranges and performs the everyday classics of our time. Whether it’s music from the ’60s, the ’80s or something brand new, Covers will have you singing and dancing in the aisles.

To purchase tickets, please click Buy Tickets below and select your desired date on the next screen, or call 612.435.0055

 

 

Friday, June 1, 2018, 7:30pm
Saturday, June 2, 2018, 7:30pm
Sunday, June 3, 2018, 3:00pm
Thursday, June 7, 2018, 7:30pm
Saturday, June 8, 2018, 7:30pm    
Reserved seating – Doors open at 7pm

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The Cowles Center for Dance and the Performing Arts
528 Hennepin Ave in Minneapolis

Tickets: $27-37 adults/ $10 students
Discounts available for groups of 10 or more. Call for details.
If you require accessible seating or wish to order by phone, please call 612.435.0055.

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For the Beauty of the Earth- Twin Cities Series
Apr
12
to Apr 23

For the Beauty of the Earth- Twin Cities Series

We can all too easily find ourselves detached from the natural world. Even so, the Earth always remains integral to our lives, providing not only life-sustaining resources but also artistic inspiration. Though we may be imperfect stewards of our planet, we can share an appreciation of its profound beauty and fragility. Join Cantus at For the Beauty of the Earth for a celebration of the majesty of this planet that we share.

To purchase tickets, please click on your desired date below or call 612.435.0055

Thursday, April 12, 2018, 7:30pm
Antonello Hall, MacPhail Center for Music – 501 S 2nd St in Minneapolis
Reserved seating – Doors open at 7:00pm
$32-$37 adults / $10 students

Saturday, April 14, 2018, 7:30pm
Ordway Concert Hall – 345 Washington St in Saint Paul
Reserved Seating – Doors open at 7:00pm
$20-$40 adults/ $10 students

Friday, April 20, 2018, 11:00am
Colonial Church of Edina – 6200 Colonial Way in Edina
Reserved Seating – Doors open at 10:30am
$32 adults / $10 students

Saturday, April 21, 2018, 7:30pm
Trinity Lutheran Church – 115 4th St N in Stillwater
Reserved seating – Doors open at 7:00pm
$32 adults / $10 students

Sunday, April 22, 2018, 3:00pm    
Wayzata Community Church – 125 Wayzata Blvd E in Wayzata
Reserved Seating – Doors open at 2:30pm
$32 adults / $10 students



Discounts available for groups of 10 or more.  Call for details.
If you require accessible seating or wish to order by phone, please call 612.435.0055.

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Christmas with Cantus- Twin Cities Series
Dec
12
to Dec 22

Christmas with Cantus- Twin Cities Series

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No Twin Cities choir outclasses Cantus in the Christmas department.”
– Star Tribune

“…this is the group’s most warm and nostalgic Christmas program of recent years, one with a soft touch and a kind of Norman Rockwell aesthetic.”
– Pioneer Press

Storytelling is a wondrous and meaningful part of the holiday season. In Christmas with Cantus, Cantus reimagines beloved stories through familiar carols and new holiday hits. Featuring narrated passages from such classic holiday tales as A Christmas CarolGift of the Magi, and ‘Twas the Nigh Before ChristmasChristmas with Cantus reminds us of the meaning and joy of the season with fresh perspective and just the right amount of nostalgia.

To purchase tickets, please click on your desired date below or call 612.435.0055

 

Tuesday, December 12, 2017, 7:30pm
Saint Bartholomew Catholic Church – 630 Wayzata Blvd E in Wayzata
Reserved seating – Doors open at 7:00pm
Tickets: $32 adults / $10 students

Thursday, December 14, 2017, 11:00am   (Live MPR Broadcast)
Antonello Hall, MacPhail Center for Music – 501 S 2nd St in Minneapolis
Reserved seating – Doors open at 10:30am
Tickets: $32-$37 adults/ $10 students

Friday, December 15, 2017, 7:30pm
Trinity Lutheran Church – 115 4th St N in Stillwater
Reserved Seating – Doors open at 7:00pm
Tickets: $32 adults / $10 students

Saturday, December 16, 2017, 7:30pm
Fridley District Auditorium – 6000 W Moore Lake Drive NE in Fridley
Reserved Seating – Doors open at 3:30pm
Tickets: $30 adults / $10 student

Tuesday, December 19, 2017, 7:30pm
Shepherd of the Valley Lutheran Church – 12650 Johnny Cake Ridge Rd in Apple Valley
Reserved Seating – Doors open at 7:00pm
Tickets: $32 adults / $10 students

Wednesday, December 20, 2017, 11:00am
Colonial Church of Edina – 6200 Colonial Way in Edina
Reserved Seating – Doors open at 10:30am
Tickets: $32 adults / $10 students

Thursday, December 21, 2017, 7:30pm
Chapel of St. Thomas Aquinas – University of St. Thomas in St. Paul
Reserved Seating – Doors open at 7:00pm – Lobby space is extremely limited
Tickets: $22-$37 adults / $10 students

Friday, December 22, 2017, 7:30pm
Ordway Concert Hall – 345 Washington St in Saint Paul
Reserved Seating – Doors open at 7:00pm
Tickets: $20-$40 adults/ $10 students

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Songs of Travel
Jul
19
to Jul 20

Songs of Travel

  • Swedish Institute and The Museum of Russian Art (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Travel involves a journey away from the familiar in search of the new and unknown. Once we leave home, we seldom return the same. This summer, Cantus explores the discovery that comes from travel with a series of chamber music concerts. Featuring the towering song cycle Songs of Travel by Vaughan Williams, the singers will interweave solos, full ensemble pieces, and everything in between to offer an intimate Cantus experience with music from around the world.

To purchase tickets, please click on your desired date below or call 612.435.0055

 

Wednesday, July 19, 2017, 7:00pm
American Swedish Institute – 2600 Park Ave in Minneapolis
General Admission
Tickets: $20 adults / $10 students

Thursday, July 20, 2017, 7:00pm
The Museum of Russian Art – 5500 Stevens Ave in Minneapolis
General Admission
Tickets: $20 adults / $10 students

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Covers: A Pop Concert
Jun
2
to Jun 10

Covers: A Pop Concert

  • Cowels Center for Dance and Performing Arts (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

June 2, 3, 8, 9 and 10, 2017, 7:30pm at The Cowles Center in Minneapolis

Cantus shows off a completely different side with Covers. In collaboration with some of the Twin Cities’ most talented musicians, Cantus arranges and performs the everyday classics of our time. Whether it’s music from the ‘60s, the ‘80s or something brand new, Covers will have you singing and dancing in the aisles.

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Cantus Education Outreach- High School Residency Concert
Apr
28
7:30 PM19:30

Cantus Education Outreach- High School Residency Concert

Friday, April 28th, 2017, 7:30pm
Normandale Lutheran Church in Edina
Each year Cantus invites Twin Cities area high school choirs to apply for its award-winning residency program and selects three schools to participate. Over the course of the 2016-17 school year, choirs from Johnson Senior High (St. Paul), Washburn High School (Minneapolis), and St. Michael-Albertville High School (St. Michael) will work with Cantus, free-of-charge, on improving vocal skills, expanding choral repertoire and developing a life-long love for ensemble singing. This inspiring concert, featuring Cantus and the three high schools, is the culminating performance of their year together.

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America Will Be!
Mar
31
to Apr 9

America Will Be!

Friday, March 31, 2017, 7:30pm at Antonello Hall, MacPhail Center for Music in Minneapolis
Saturday, April 1, 2017, 7:30pm at Trinity Lutheran Church in Stillwater
Friday, April 7, 2017, 11:00am at Colonial Church of Edina
Saturday, April 8, 2017, 7:30pm at Ordway Concert Hall in St. Paul
Sunday, April 9, 2017, 3:00pm at Wayzata Community Church in Wayzata

Life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness haven’t always meant the same thing for all. How does an entire country change? How are rights and freedoms earned? In America Will Be!, Cantus explores the sacrifices of some of our nation’s greatest heroes at home: men and women fighting for the evident truth that all are equal. Featuring timeless spirituals like Harry T. Burleigh’s “Deep River” and “This Ol’ Hammer” by John W. Work, as well as new voices in American music, America Will Be! looks toward the potential of the American promise.

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