United in song
Cantus sold out their last Anchorage concert in 2009, and their chill-inducing nine-part harmonies are even more in-demand now. If you haven’t heard the Minneapolis-based vocal ensemble on NPR, you may have seen the powerful video of Cantus and Chanticleer singing “Ave Maria” in a pub, which went viral last year. The internationally-acclaimed group transcends genres, commissions new music, and seeks out rarely performed songs, which is why the music you’ll hear at their innovative shows spans from the Renaissance to today. Working without a conductor, the singers rehearse and perform as chamber musicians, each contributing to the artistic process. With their soul-stirring sound and unifying message, Cantus is sure to leave you uplifted and inspired.
Cantus is presented by Anchorage Concert Association.