Additional Opportunities to Hear Cantus

Posted on 10/27/2015 5:28:49 PM

CantusThe IUP Libraries and the Lively Arts will feature the men's vocal ensemble Cantus in their first noontime outreach as part of the Mary Jane Schafer Memorial series. It takes place from 12:00–1:00 p.m. on Friday, November 6, 2015, in the Stapleton Library Commons next to Java City.

The public is invited to meet a group who has been hailed as “the premier men’s vocal ensemble in the United States” in an informal setting in the Library. Those attending will get a chance to hear a small sampling of their music and ask questions in advance of their concert in Fisher Auditorium at 7:00 p.m. on November 7.

Cantus was founded on the ideals of collaborative music making, which shows when the group works together to reach new levels of artistic excellence, innovation, and audience engagement. They perform more than 60 concerts each year in national and international touring and in their home of Minneapolis-St. Paul, Minnesota.

For their musical achievements, Cantus has been the recipient of numerous awards, including Chorus America’s highest honor, the Margaret Hillis Award for Choral Excellence (2009), as well as Chorus America’s Education Outreach Award (2011). The ensemble was also the 2010–11 Artist in Residence on Minnesota Public Radio and American Public Media’s Performance Today.

For more information on this outreach, contact the Lively Arts at 724-357-4565, or the coordinator for Arts-in-Education Services for the Lively Arts, Jeff Wacker, at

Tickets to their November 7 performance are available at the IUP HUB Box Office on Pratt Drive, by calling 724-357-1313, or by ordering online

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