Cantus Vocal Ensemble Thu, 22 Feb 2018 16:29:40 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Cantus opens new Westminster Hall Mon, 12 Feb 2018 19:39:32 +0000

This March, Cantus is thrilled to present the inaugural concert at the newly completed Westminster Hall at Westminster Presbyterian Church in Minneapolis! Join us and experience the fine acoustics and striking beauty of this exciting new musical venue. A light reception will follow the concert.

Parking is available in Westminster’s underground ramp, accessed via Alice Rainville Pl.

Friday, March 2, 7:30pm | Westminster Presbyterian Church, Minneapolis MN

Tickets: $30 (General Admission)


Cantus is a proud, long-time community partner of Westminster Presbyterian Church.




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GiveMN Slider Tue, 07 Nov 2017 17:56:49 +0000 0 Discovery of Sight Slider Wed, 01 Nov 2017 19:05:24 +0000 0 Artist Reflection: Christmas with Cantus Thu, 12 Oct 2017 14:33:06 +0000

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

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Discovery of Sight Slider Fri, 29 Sep 2017 16:01:54 +0000 0 Christmas with Cantus Slider Thu, 28 Sep 2017 22:13:43 +0000 0 For the Beauty Slider Thu, 28 Sep 2017 22:12:03 +0000 0 Covers 2018 Slider Thu, 28 Sep 2017 22:11:09 +0000 0 Kelsey Sieverding, Engagement Associate Mon, 18 Sep 2017 04:22:09 +0000 Joined Cantus in 2017
Hometown: Dell Rapids, S.D.
Education: B.S. Psychology, Music Minor, South Dakota State University

Kelsey is excited to join Cantus as its Engagement Associate.

She previously worked in the Patron Services department at Minnesota Opera, assisting customers with event ticket purchases, promoting subscription packages, staffing the box office, and carrying out development campaigns. While with the company she also provided hospitality support to guest artists and members of the creative team during the world premiere of Dinner at Eight.

Kelsey’s past experience in arts administration includes four years as the Graduate Program Coordinator at the University of Michigan School of Music, Theatre & Dance, where she also served as the Assistant to the Associate Dean for Graduate Studies, Equity, and Inclusion. She administered graduate degrees across twelve departments, provided faculty committee support, and co-managed the School’s commencement ceremony.

A graduate of South Dakota State University, Kelsey holds a B.S. in Psychology and a Music Minor with an emphasis in voice performance. She enjoys ensemble singing, and was a member of the UMS Choral Union under Jerry Blackstone. Kelsey lives in south Minneapolis with her husband Ben, a professional opera singer.


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Songs My Mother Taught Me Tue, 05 Sep 2017 18:09:39 +0000 Folk songs remain a central piece of our American cultural heritage. Across generations, they are passed down from parents to children, between friends, and among communities. Folk songs give definition to our shared history and inform who we aspire to become.

Last July, the Star Tribune called Cantus’ inaugural chamber series “totally successful.” Join us again for an intimate chamber music experience in Songs My Mother Taught Me. Inspired by Dvořák’s composition of the same name and anchored with the timeless cycle of folk songs set by Aaron Copland, Old American Songs, the program couples each singer’s unique individual sound and virtuosity with Cantus’ usual ensemble fare.

To purchase tickets, please click on your desired date below or call 612.435.0055

Tuesday, July 17, 2018, 11:00am
Westminster Presbyterian Church – 1200 S Marquette Ave in Minneapolis
General Admission
Tickets: $20 adults / $10 students

Wednesday, July 18, 2018, 7:00pm
American Swedish Institute – 2600 Park Ave in Minneapolis
General Admission
Tickets: $20 adults / $10 students

Thursday, July 19, 2018, 7:00pm 
The Museum of Russian Art – 5500 Stevens Ave in Minneapolis
General Admission
Tickets: $20 adults / $10 students

If you require accessible seating or wish to order by phone, please call 612.435.0055.

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