Cantus Vocal Ensemble
Friday, February 10, 2023 | 8:00 pm
Vocal Ensemble Series
Easily recognized thanks to its trademark warmth and blend, the low-voice ensemble has been referred to as “exquisite” by the Philadelphia Inquirer and “exalting finesse” and “expressive power” by the Washington Post. The Cantus Vocal Ensemble brings a dazzling program built around the concept of being ‘Alone Together.’ With a wide-reaching range of repertoire, Cantus explores the challenges of connecting in our modern age, pairing works by Sibelius and Saint-Saëns with contemporary composers and musicians such as David Lang, Andrea Ramsey, Laura Mvula and even Simon & Garfunkel. What does it mean to be ‘Alone Together’ and how do we find that connection through music?
Committed to the expansion of vocal music repertoire, Cantus actively commissions new music – in this concert, a piece by Libby Larsen – and seeks to unearth rarely performed repertoire for lower voices.
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Arcade Fire: Deep Blue
Ingrid Michaelson: Twitter Song:
David Lang: Manifesto
Laura Mvula: She
Libby Larsen: III. You, Know…Are, Who?
Simon & Garfunkel: A Most Peculiar Man
Benj Pasek & Justin Paul: You Will Be Found
Melissa Dunphy: It’s Strange About Stars
Camille Saint-Saëns: Calme Des Nuits (Stillness of the Night)
Carlos Lalonde: For Morning Comes
Andrea Ramsey: That Which Remains
Sharon Durant: Chinese Proverb
Jean Sibelius: Finlandia
Abbie Betinis: Be Like the Bird
Ysaÿe M. Barnwell: Wanting Memories
Z. Randall Stroope: In Paradisum
Bobby McFerrin: The 23rd Psalm (Dedicated to My Mother)
Christopher H. Harris: I Would Live In Your Love
Traditional, arr. Paul John Rudoi: Yonder Come Day
CANTUS: Canto a Eleggua arr. Arlety Valdés & Yudelkis Lafuente
CANTUS: Sing to the Moon – Goodbye Yellow Brick Road
CANTUS: Noël Nouvelet by Sofia Söderberg
Performed with great polish, perfect intonation, tonal homogeneity, and rich texture.