2019-2020 Season Subscriptions On Sale Now!

Join us for our 25th Anniversary Concert Season!

Purchase a three, four, or five concert package now and you’ll get the best seats for the best price! As a subscriber, you’ll save up to $54 on your ticket purchases, enjoy free exchanges within the same concert title, receive an invitation to an exclusive season preview performance, and other special benefits.

CALL 612.435.0055 TO PURCHASE BY PHONE

Tickets to individual concerts go on sale September 3, 2019!

Cantus offers the ability to exchange your tickets to a different performance of the same concert. Cantus does not offer refunds on prior transactions. Thank you for understanding. We look forward to seeing you this season.

ONE GIANT LEAP

History is filled with stories of daring innovators who had the audacity to dream of one day conquering the sky. The moon, stars, and the tapestry of the night sky are all responsible for some of humanity’s oldest legends and mysteries. In One Giant Leap, Cantus explores and celebrates the allure of upward exploration, the triumph of the human spirit, and striving for excellence through innovation and technology.

Thursday, October 10, 2019, 7:30pm | Westminster Hall in Minneapolis

Sunday, October 13, 2019, 3:00pm | Trinity Lutheran Church in Stillwater

Thursday, October 17, 2019, 11:00am | Colonial Church of Edina

Saturday, October 19, 2019, 7:30pm | Ordway Concert Hall in St. Paul

Sunday, October 20, 2019, 3:00pm | Wayzata Community Church in Wayzata

CHRISTMAS WITH CANTUS

Storytelling is a wondrous and meaningful part of the holiday season. Christmas with Cantus reimagines three beloved stories: The Little Matchstick Girl, Christmas or The Good Fairy, and The Nutcracker. Featuring narrated passages from these timeless holiday tales alongside familiar carols and new holiday classics, Christmas with Cantus reminds us of the meaning and joy of the season.

Thursday, December 12, 2019, 11:00am | Westminster Hall in Minneapolis

Friday, December 13, 2019, 7:30pm | Fridley High School Auditorium

Saturday, December 14, 2019, 7:30pm | Shepherd of the Valley Lutheran Church in Apple Valley

Sunday, December 15, 2019, 2:00pm | Hamline United Methodist Church in St. Paul

Tuesday, December 17, 2019, 7:30pm | Saint Bartholomew Catholic Church in Wayzata

Wednesday, December 18, 2019, 11:00am | Colonial Church in Edina

Friday, December 20, 2019, 7:30pm | Ordway Concert Hall in St. Paul

Saturday, December 21, 2019, 7:30pm | Trinity Lutheran Church in Stillwater

Sunday, December 22, 2019, 3:00pm | Summit Center for Arts and Innovation in St. Paul

THERE LIES THE HOME

Few journeys on our planet are more dangerous than journeys across the oceans. There Lies the Home celebrates the courage and fortitude of early explorers who risked their lives on the tumultuous great blue unknown to make the world a little more connected. With riveting sea shanties such as Lowlands and Shenandoah, as well as the bombastic typhoon of Veljo Tormis’s Muistse Mere Laulud, There Lies the Home finally arrives back ashore with Edie Hill’s beautiful, haunting A True Heart is Waiting.

Friday, March 20, 2020, 7:30pm | Westminster Hall in Minneapolis

Saturday, March 21, 2020, 7:30pm | Trinity Lutheran Church in Stillwater

Thursday, March 26, 2020, 11:00am | Colonial Church of Edina

Sunday, March 29, 2020, 3:00pm | Wayzata Community Church in Wayzata

Saturday, April 4, 2020, 7:30pm | Ordway Concert Hall in St. Paul

COVERS: GREATEST HITS

For more than a decade, Cantus’ Covers series has put its own distinctive spin on popular music from the ’50s to today. Now, Cantus is excited to feature many of your favorite tunes from Covers’ 13-year history in one powerhouse program of high-energy fun, and most importantly, the smoothest vocal harmonies you’ve come to know and love. Stay tuned for more information about how you—Cantus subscriber—can help us select the music you’d like to see in this show!

All performances at The Cowles Center in Minneapolis

Friday, June 5, 2020, 7:30pm

Saturday, June 6, 2020, 7:30pm

Friday, June 12, 2020, 7:30pm

Saturday, June 13, 2020, 7:30pm

Sunday, June 14, 2020, 3:00pm

THE ROAD GOES EVER ON

Take a journey with Cantus into the land of fantasy and magic. Continuing Cantus’ tradition of highlighting solo voices and duets, Cantus draws on the work of composers who explore the miraculous and imaginary. This program centers on Donald Swann’s song cycle The Road Goes Ever On, settings of texts by J.R.R. Tolkien from his monumental work The Lord of the Rings and other writings about Tolkien’s Middle-earth universe.

Tuesday, July 14, 2020, 7:30pm | The Museum of Russian Art in Minneapolis

Presented in partnership with The Museum of Russian Art

Wednesday, July 15, 2020, 7:30pm | Landmark Center in St. Paul

Presented in partnership with the Schubert Club

Thursday, July 16, 2020, 7:30pm | American Swedish Institute in Minneapolis

Presented in partnership with the American Swedish Institute

Friday, July 17, 2019, 11:00am | Westminster Presbyterian Church in Minneapolis

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CANTUS CELEBRATES 25 SEASONS

Since Cantus was founded by a group of ambitious undergraduates, the ensemble has been comprised of and shaped by the talents of more than 40 professional singers. Join us for this special 25th anniversary celebration as we welcome back the singers of Cantus past and raise a glass to Cantus’ future! This evening will include an anniversary concert and gala to follow—and is sure to be the pinnacle of the season.
Tickets for the both the concert and gala go on sale August 1, 2019 to subscribers and September 3, 2019 to single ticket buyers!

Sunday, May 3, 2020, 3:00pm | Ordway Concert Hall in St. Paul

This add-on concert is not included as part of a three, four, or five concert package. To add this concert to your subscription, please order by phone or complete and return the Cantus 19-20 Season Order Form.

Beginning on September 3, single tickets to Cantus Celebrates 25 Seasons can also be purchased by clicking below or calling the Ordway box office at 612.224.4222.