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Vocal ensemble Cantus plans return to the live stage with six-show season in 10 venues around the state

20August 2021

Minneapolis vocal ensemble Cantus has announced a return to concert stages with a season of six shows presented in 10 venues around the state.

“We couldn’t be more excited to get back in front of live audiences,” said Cantus tenor Paul Scholtz in a news release. “This season’s slate of programs represents the best of what we do – ambitious subject matter, new commissions, major collaborations, and standards of the repertoire from Bach to Bonds.”

Season tickets, which range in price from $165 to $96, are on sale now by phone at 612-435-0055 or online via cantussings.org. Single tickets will go on sale Sept. 20. The concerts will also be offered online with pay-what-you-can tickets available about a month prior to each program.

Cantus is asking all audience members wear face coverings regardless of vaccination status. Proof of vaccination is required for concerts at St. Paul’s Ordway Center for the Performing Arts.

The season includes:

  • My Journey Yours: 7:30 p.m. Oct. 15, St. Mark’s Episcopal Cathedral, Mpls.; 3 p.m. Oct. 17, Unitarian Universalist Church of Minnetonka, Wayzata; 11 a.m. Oct. 21, Colonial Church of Edina; 7:30 p.m. Oct. 22, Ordway; 3 p.m. Oct. 24, Trinity Lutheran, Stillwater.
  • Christmas with Cantus: Three Tales of Christmas: 11 a.m. Dec. 10, Westminster Presbyterian, Mpls.; 7:30 p.m. Dec. 11, Shepherd of the Valley, Apple Valley; 3 p.m. Dec. 12, Trinity Lutheran; 7:30 p.m. Dec. 13, Fridley District Auditorium; 11 a.m. Dec. 16, Colonial Church of Edina; 7:30 p.m. Dec. 17, Ordway; 7:30 p.m. Dec. 18, Zumbro Lutheran, Rochester; 3 p.m. Dec. 19, Hamline United Methodist, St. Paul; 7:30 p.m. Dec. 20; St. Bartholomew, Wayzata; 7:30 p.m. Dec. 21, Chapel of St. Thomas Aquinas, St. Paul.
  • Cantus and Chanticleer: 3 p.m. Jan. 30, Orchestra Hall, Mpls.
  • A New World: 7:30 p.m. March 25, Westminster, Mpls.; 3 p.m. March 27, Capri Theater, Mpls.; 11 a.m. March 31, Colonial Church of Edina.
  • Legends and Lies: The Story of Till Eulenspiegel: 7:30 p.m. April 29, Ordway; 7:30 p.m. April 30, Westminster; 3 p.m. May 1, Trinity Lutheran; 7:30 p.m. May 2, Unitarian Universalist Church of Minnetonka; 11 a.m. May 3, Colonial Church of Edina.
  • Covers: A Change is Gonna Come: 7:30 p.m. June 3, 4, 9, 11 and 3 p.m. June 10, Music Box Theatre, Mpls.

The Cantus Anniversary Gala is planned for 3 p.m. June 26 at the Ordway, followed by a post-concert gala at RiverCentre.

Cantus will perform Ramas y Raíces: Songs from Latin America at: 7:30 p.m. July 20, Landmark Center, St. Paul; 7:30 p.m. July 21, American Swedish Institute, Mpls.; 11 a.m. July 22, Westminster Presbyterian, Mpls.; and 7:30 p.m. July 23, The Museum of Russian Art, Mpls.

Next fall, Cantus will hit the road for a national tour that visits nine states.

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