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GLPA Presents CANTUS
January 21, 2014 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm$35.00
Acclaimed as “the premier men’s vocal ensemble in the United States” (Fanfare), Cantus is known worldwide for its trademark warmth and blend and its engaging performances of music ranging from the Renaissance to the 21st century. The Washington Post has hailed the ensemble’s sound as having both “exalting finesse” and “expressive power” and refers to its music making as “spontaneous grace.” Cantus performs more than 70 concerts each year both in national and international touring, as well as in its home of Minneapolis-St. Paul, Minnesota. Past performances have brought Cantus to the stages of the Kennedy Center, UCLA, San Francisco Performances, Atlanta’s Spivey Hall, Bravo! Vail Valley Music Festival and New York’s Merkin Concert Hall, to name just a few. During the 2012-2013 season, Cantus makes its first trip to the Middle East with appearances in Muscat, Oman and Dubai, UAE, along with performances in Chicago, Washington DC, Dallas/Fort Worth among numerous other North American engagements.
As one of the nation’s few full-time men’s ensembles, Cantus has grown in prominence with its distinctive approach to creating music. Working without a conductor, the members of Cantus rehearse and perform as chamber musicians, each contributing to the entirety of the artistic process.
Cantus has released 15 albums on its own self-titled label, each to considerable acclaim. Of That Eternal Day (2010) the New York Times said, “the Cantus recording offers many satisfactions, none greater than a touching, ineffably simple performance of The 23rd Psalm (dedicated to my mother) by Bobby McFerrin.” The latest Cantus recording, On the Shoulders of Giants was released in October 2012.
To purchase by phone, call (864) 388-8326 any time between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m., Monday through Thursday.
Tickets purchased online can be picked up at the Box Office the night of the performance. Please bring a printed copy of your receipt. (Online tickets include a surcharge of $3 per ticket to cover credit card processing fees.)