America Will Be!
Mar
31
Apr 9

America Will Be!

  • Ordway Concert Hall

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.

Cantus Education Outreach- High School Residency Concert
Apr
28
7:30 pm19:30

Cantus Education Outreach- High School Residency Concert

  • Normandale Lutheran Church

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.

Covers: A Pop Concert
Jun
2
Jun 10

Covers: A Pop Concert

  • Cowels Center for Dance and Performing Arts

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.


ACDA National Convention
Mar
8
Mar 11

ACDA National Convention

  • Minneapolis Convention Center

Cantus will be performing a headlining concert as well as a surprise performance with Eric Whitacre.

Christmas with Cantus
Dec
11
Dec 22

Christmas with Cantus

  • Ordway Concert Hall

Sunday, December 11, 2016, 3:00pm at Saint Bartholomew Catholic Church in Wayzata
Thursday, December 15, 2016, 11:00am at MacPhail Center for Music in Minneapolis (live broadcast by Classical- MPR)
Friday, December 16, 2016, 7:30pm at Ordway Concert Hall in St. Paul
Saturday, December 17, 2016, 7:30pm at Trinity Lutheran Church in Stillwater
Sunday, December 18, 2016, 4:00 PM at Fridley District Auditorium in Fridley

Tuesday, December 20, 2016, 7:30pm at Shepherd of the Valley in Apple Valley
Wednesday, December 21, 2016, 11:00am at Colonial Church of Edina
Thursday, December 22, 2016, 7:30pm at Chapel of St. Thomas Aquinas in St. Paul

Traditions are handed down from parent to child or friend to friend. While they may seem timeless, we are reminded that our loved ones are not. With holiday favorites, Biebl’s beloved “Ave Maria,” and music from across five centuries, Cantus explores the meaning behind traditions and discovering the wonder anew in those experiencing it for the first time.

No Greater Love Than This- Twin Cities Concert Run
Oct
13
Oct 23

No Greater Love Than This- Twin Cities Concert Run

  • Ordway Concert Hall

Thursday, October 13, 2016, 7:30pm at MacPhail Center for Music in Minneapolis
Saturday, October 15, 2016, 7:30pm at Ordway Concert Hall in St. Paul
Friday, October 21, 2016, 11:00am at Colonial Church of Edina
Saturday, October 22, 2016, 7:30pm at Trinity Lutheran Church in Stillwater
Sunday, October 23, 2016, 3:00pm at Saint Bartholomew Catholic Church in Wayzata

Camaraderie, bravery, honor, elation, loss, longing – words in common to all soldiers in times of both peace and war; and emotions shared between loved ones at home and across entire nations. Cantus delves into the bonds that have defined those willing to lay down their lives for others with repertoire by Lee Hoiby, Bob Chilcott, William Billings, John Lennon, rarely performed songs for men’s voices by Dvořák and Janáček, and a new commission by Jeff Beal (House of Cards).