Cantus is hailed to be “the premier
men’s vocal ensemble in the United States” and is coming to Indiana University
of Pennsylvania as part of the Lively Arts’ Ovations! series. The nine-member a cappella ensemble will perform on
November 7, 2015, at 7:00 p.m. in Fisher Auditorium located in the IUP Performing
As part of their visit, they will be working
with dozens of area high school and community singers to create a grand choral finale.
Based in the Twin Cities of Minnesota,
Cantus is known worldwide for its collaborative music making that takes the
group to new levels of artistic excellence, innovation, and audience
engagement. All nine members contribute to the artistic process, so each of
them helps to build the performance every time.
Their music ranges from the Renaissance
to the 21st century, which allows them to be “intellectually,
emotionally, and musically rich.” Cantus performs in over 60 national and international
concerts every year and works with many other artists and performing arts
organizations, all of which pushes them to embrace rarely performed repertoire
for men’s voices.
has received a significant number of awards and honors for their musical
achievements, but their greatest treasure is to ensure the future of ensemble
singing by mentoring young singers and educators through workshops, lectures,
Tickets for this event are available
now, either online or the Lively Arts’ online ticketing website. They can also
be purchased at the Hadley Union Building ticket office on the IUP campus or by
calling the HUB ticket office at (724) 357-1313.
Any seats remaining will be sold at the
door starting one hour prior to the performance. Tickets are priced at $28 for
regular admission, $24 for seniors and groups, and $16 for students and
For more information on this and other
events within the Lively Arts, call (724) 357-2787 (ARTS) or e-mail
The Ovations! series is funded, in
part, by donations through the Premiere Club, business sponsorships, grants,
and the IUP Student Cooperative Association. The Lively Arts, a program of the
College of Fine Arts, presents nearly 200 performances, programs, and exhibits