Cantus Celebrates 25 Seasons

Concert and Gala

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 on Sunday, May 3 at the Ordway as we welcome back the singers of Cantus past and raise a glass to Cantus’ future! This evening will include a special anniversary concert and gala to follow—and is sure to be the pinnacle of the season.

Cantus Choral Series

In partnership with composer and former Cantus bass Timothy C. Takach, Graphite Publishing will begin distributing a Cantus Choral Series, featuring favorites from the ensemble’s library of signature arrangements and compositions! This new series makes many of Cantus’ most engaging and distinctive scores available for ensembles everywhere.

Young & Emerging Composer Competition

During Cantus’ 2019-20 season, we’re thrilled to support young and emerging composers with an exciting opportunity: a composition competition! Winners will receive a cash prize, a performance and recording of their composition by Cantus, and consideration for publication in the Cantus series.

High School Residency Program, 25th Anniversary Edition

Over the course of the program’s 11 years, Cantus has had the privilege of working intensively with 31 Minnesota high schools. This upcoming season, Cantus plans to revisit these past participants, performing and working with more Minnesota high school choirs than any season before!



East Ridge High School | Monticello High School | Southwest High School (Minneapolis)


Fridley High School | South High School (Minneapolis) | New Prague High School


Johnson Senior High | St. Michael-Albertville High School | Washburn High School


Champlin Park High School | Osseo High School | Robbinsdale-Cooper High School


Dassel-Cokato High School | Irondale High School | Minnehaha Academy


Andover High School | St. Michael-Albertville High School | South High School (Minneapolis)


Braham Area High School | Chanhassen High School | Southwest High School (Minneapolis)


Central High School (St. Paul) | Hopkins High School | Jordan High School


Farmington High School | Mounds Park Academy (St. Paul) | Park High School (Cottage Grove)


Armstrong High School (Plymouth) | Cambridge-Isanti High School | South High School


Como Park High School (St. Paul) | Minnetonka High School | St. Peter High School