Music: Geneva Concerts Present Cantus: On the Shoulders of Giants iCal

Saturday, April 28 2012 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM

The Smith Opera House, 82 Seneca Street, Geneva, New York

Program includes:

  • Schubert: Die Nacht
  • Lightfoot: Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald
  • Sibelius: Finlandia
  • Lennon/McCartney: I Want To Hold Your Hand
  • Biebl: Ave Maria

Hailed as "the premier men's vocal ensemble in the United States" (Fanfare) and winner of the prestigious Margaret Hillis Award for Choral Excellence from Chorus America, Cantus enjoys an active schedule of national tour dates, subscription concerts in its home of Minneapolis/St. Paul, educational outreach programs and recordings. Throughout the 2010-2011 season, the ensemble will be featured on public radio's Performance Today as Artists in Residence.

Rehearsing and performing without a conductor, Cantus is now celebrating its 11th year as a professional ensemble. Cantus has toured to France and Africa and across the United States including performances in New York, San Francisco and Washington DC's Library of Congress. The Washington Post hails the ensemble's sound as having both "exalting finesse" and "expressive power," and refers to their music-making as "spontaneous grace."

A founder of the Male Choir Commissioning Consortium, the ensemble has commissioned numerous new works from composers including Nico Muhly, Lee Hoiby, Steven Sametz, Kenneth Jen- nings, Peter Hamlin, Edie Hill, and Robert Kyr. Cantus has received commissioning grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, American Composers Forum, and Chamber Music America. In addition to these pieces, much of Cantus' music is composed and arranged by its members.

$25 Adults, $10 College Students, Free Students Grades 12 and Under

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