Artist Reflection: Christmas with Cantus

Here comes the snow!

In total transparency, having to start thinking about Christmas months in advance can be a bit of a drain on the holiday spirit. Fall is the most fleeting and precious of our Minnesota seasons and to be pounding out notes and rhythms about winter can be a drag.

It’s a relief when the first accumulation of snow arrives in late November and the show starts to come into focus. Hearing each other’s prepared speaking points for the first time always helps to more perfectly frame our musical work and intention.

This year, we are especially excited to offer something different with our usual remarks. Along Chris Foss’s brand new setting of ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas, we will be reading aloud two beloved holiday stories: A Christmas Carol and The Gift of the Magi.

Music interwoven between and underneath these beautiful words is going to make for a transportive evening of music. We’re looking forward to sharing this program with you!

See you soon,

Paul Scholtz

Artistic Council