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“Buoyant, joyful, pleasingly precise and brimming with dynamic detail, it had all the qualities that make Cantus one of the most reliably insightful and entertaining groups on the Minnesota classical circuit.”

— Terry Blain, Star Tribune

“The season opener on Saturday was the all-male, eight-voice, genre-crossing Cantus – a clean-cut ensemble from the Midwest that is said to eat cathedral acoustics for breakfast. And that, amazingly, turned out to be true. The solution: unforced but intensely focused singing. Greater quantities of sound would’ve just ricocheted around the space, while smaller, low-vibrato, tightly blended voices, meticulously balanced with subtle treble highlights from high-range tenors came through with a clarity that I’ve never experienced there.”

— David Patrick Stearns, The Philadelphia Inquirer 

“Antonín Dvorák and Leos Janácek are each popularly known for particular kinds of works. Dvorák for his hefty, rustic symphonies and folk-infused chamber works, and Janácek for blazing orchestral works and biting operas that point to a modernist world. A rarely heard and touching intimacy from these Czech composers of two different generations is delivered by the Minnesota-based men’s choir in this recording.”

“The Minnesota-based artists have beautiful voices, well-trained and well-used, and a fine, enviable blend. They’re perfectly in sync with one another, with perfect delivery of their memorized music. They sang a carefully constructed program built from unusual and worthwhile pieces of music that sounded good in the resonant space of the Cathedral Basilica of St. Louis.”
— Sarah Bryan Miller, St.Louis Post-Dispatch

“If it is a night of wild eclecticism and first-rate musicianship you desire, … just take in an evening with Cantus. You won’t be disappointed.” – St. Paul Pioneer Press

“wide-ranging stylistic fluency and a boatload of talent” – The Washington Post

“In its Los Angeles debut Saturday in UCLA’s Schoenberg Hall, Cantus sounded 50 voices strong. Wonderful.” – Los Angeles Times

“Watch for this unique and charismatic group – it is just the sort of un-stuffy and engaging ensemble this nation needs more of, if we are to continue generating interest in serious music in an overwhelmingly pop-oriented culture.”
– International Record Review

“Cantus applied abundant warmth and seamless interaction to all of its fare, and hinted of a cheeky sense of humor. The results were mesmerizing.”
– Cleveland Plain Dealer

“The all-male chamber choir Cantus sings with astonishing perfection of tone and diction. Means and ends join in genuinely glorious music-making. The complexity of the music is fully expressed, the diction is perfect, the emotions alive.”
– Gramophone Magazine