This EP recording, Anthem, features six new tracks from Cantus recorded live in concert, exhibiting the energy and excitement that a live performance creates! With everything from A. R. Rahman’s Bollywood-infused “Wedding Qawwali” to a Balinese monkey chant, Anthem explores how various cultures join together in song. Available exclusively in a download card format.
Cantus recordings are available as CDs and most are also available as downloads (iTunes or mp3). The latest recording, Anthem, is only available as a download card.
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Now available! Featuring music from the annual public radio special “Thanksgiving with Cantus”
“If you know someone who just loves beautiful music performed beautifully, I can think of no better holiday gift.” – Capital Public Radio
“A sumptuous blended sound, perfectly and colorfully balanced, rich and beautifully tender…excellent Czech pronunciation.”
– Czech music magazine, Harmonie
In this new recording of repertoire by two giants of Czech musical history, Cantus explores fascinating treasures of the choral canon, rarely heard outside of eastern Europe.
” I was totally bowled over, as usual, by their luscious sonorities, technical perfection, and imaginative choice of repertoire.” – American Record Guide
Including repertoire that spans nearly a thousand years from “Sederunt”—one of the first known works of polyphony—to U2’s “MLK,” along with works by Sibelius, Mendelssohn, Schubert and Randall Thompson.
One of the Best Christmas Recordings of 2011 – WFMT, Chicago
“destined to become a perennial holiday favorite” – Star Tribune
“Every cut here touches and moves, surprises and delights us…one of the best of the year!” – Singers.com
This collection of American sacred music includes audience favorites “Wanting Memories” and Bobby McFerrin’s “The 23rd Psalm (dedicated to my mother).”
“The singing is absolutely top-notch, and the spoken parts are equally eloquent and moving, and are perfectly justaposed with the music.” –Classics Today
The original cast recording of the story of the camaraderie, peace and music in the middle of a horrible war.
“Cantus sounds terrific in this program of contemporary fare.”—Stereophile Magazine
An outstanding contribution to the library of classical male choral repertoire, the album celebrates life through a gorgeous marriage of poetry and music. New and contemporary works from Steven Sametz, Edie Hill, Maura Bosch, Eric Whitacre and Veljo Tormis.
Top Ten Recordings of 2007 (NPR)
The eponymous recording from Cantus is the definitive disc to own, programmed to reflect a typical Cantus concert. Includes “Last Letter Home” by Lee Hoiby, sacred music from Russia and America and popular music from Billy Joel and Smokey Robinson.
“one of the most irresistible releases in recent memory.”—American Record Guide
A compilation of songs based on a man’s travel across the sea, “Home” reflects all of the emotions of the journey.
Cantus presents live tracks from recent concerts including collaborations with the St. Olaf Choir, guest conductors Dale Warland and Anton Armstrong and the 20 member Cantus 10th Anniversary alumni choir.
“These performances and arrangements are as exuberant and dynamic as you will hear from any group.” –Classics Today
A lively compilation, Volume Two highlights the diversity of Christmas and focuses on holiday music from around the world.
“The complexity of the music is fully expressed, the diction is perfect, the emotions alive.” –Gramophone Magazine
Representing the feeling of Christmas comfort, this collection features Gregorian chant, fresh folksong arrangements and traditional carols as well as audience favorite, Franz Biebl’s “Ave Maria.”
“The amazing men of Cantus weave their usual spell, with singing of unimaginable precision, sensitivity and deep emotional power.” –American Record Guide
Cantus has assembled a treasury of the most beloved African-American spirituals, including well-known and long-forgotten arrangements of these cherished songs.
“The performances certainly bring out all of the darkness but also all of the serenity of the texts,and the wonderful music that sets them free.” –Minnesota Public Radio
Virtuoso works for male choir by Carl Orff, Jean Sibelius, Samuel Barber, Josquin des Pres and Claude Debussy.
“(a) blend of unusual and familiar repertory…combined with the passion and purity of these voices, puts the disc among the truly special few.” –Stereophile Magazine
Cantus creates an eclectic mix of music from all over the world.