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 Composers Competition

During Cantus’ 2019-20 season, we’re thrilled to support young and emerging composers with an exciting opportunity: a composers’ 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!

PARTICIPATING SCHOOLS

2018-2019

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

2017-2018

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

2016-2017

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

2015-2016

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

2014-2015

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

2013-2014

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

2012-2013

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

2011-2012

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

2010-2011

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

2009-2010

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

2008-2009

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