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Acclaimed as “the premier men’s vocal ensemble in the United States” (Fanfare), Cantus engages audiences in a meaningful music experience and ensures the future of ensemble singing by mentoring young singers and educators. Cantus was founded on the ideals of collaborative music-making: The ensemble works together to reach new levels of artistic excellence, innovation and audience engagement. Our vision is to give voice to shared human experiences.

Jacob Christopher, tenor

April 11, 2016 — I was steaming my tux in preparation for my Carnegie Hall debut and got a call asking if I would like to be a member of Cantus. To me, that’s a pretty great day!

Zachary Colby, tenor

I would love to go back to Estonia with Cantus. I did my doctoral thesis on Estonian music and have since fallen in love with the singing culture and art over there.

Alberto de la Paz, tenor

Born and raised in Guadalajara, Mexico, Alberto de la Paz began exploring his love for singing at a young age.

Chris Foss, bass

I want people to know that as a company, Cantus could probably go head-to-head with any other company in a per-capita donut-eating contest.

David Geist, baritone

The singers play a much larger role in the overall success of Cantus besides the singing portion. Cantus doesn’t have one music director, so the singers share those responsibilities.

Samuel Green, bass

Cantus is unlike any other vocal group you will see or hear. Every program we stage and each piece of music we perform has eight artists’ fingerprints on it.

Sam Kreidenweis, baritone

Sam’s career has included touring and recording extensively throughout Ireland, the UK, Germany, the Netherlands, Norway, Sweden, China, and Japan.

Paul Scholtz, tenor

I think it’s so important in our world to actively practice building healthy communication and relationships, and Cantus is an example of what that communication and collaboration can create.