World Touring Vocal Ensemble Next for Ovations! Series

Posted on 10/27/2015 12:51:38 PM

Members of CantusCantus 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 Arts Center.

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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.

Cantus 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, and demonstrations.

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 children.

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 annually.