Cantus to perform at Center for the Arts on Oct. 4

September 23, 2013

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PLATTEVILLE, Wis. — The Center for the Arts at the University of Wisconsin-Platteville will present Cantus on Oct. 4 at 7 p.m. in the Brodbeck Concert Hall.

Cantus is an a cappella group from Minneapolis-St. Paul, Minn., acclaimed as “the premier men’s vocal ensemble in the United States” (Fanfare). Cantus is known worldwide for its trademark warmth and blend, as well as its engaging performances of music ranging from the Renaissance to the 21st century. With 70 performances each year across the nation as well as a few performances overseas, Cantus has grown in prominence with its distinctive approach to creating music.

Cantus is 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). Cantus was also the 2010-11 Artist in Residence on Minnesota Public Radio and American Public Media’s Performance Today. 

The Washington Post has hailed the ensemble’s sound as having both “exalting finesse” and “expressive power” and refers to its music making as “spontaneous grace.” The New York Times said, “the Cantus recording offers many satisfactions, none greater than a touching, ineffably simple performance of the 23rd Psalm (dedicated to my mother) by Bobby McFerrin” of their album “That Eternal Day” (2010).

Tickets for this event are $38 for general admission, $29 for children under 18 and senior citizens 62 and older, and $19 for UW-Platteville students with current ID. 

Tickets are available through the University Box Office, located in the lower level of Ullsvik Hall. Phone orders can be made by calling (608) 342-1298 or toll free at 1-877-727-1CFA. Tickets are also available online at tickets.uwplatt.edu. 

The next event in the Performing Art Series is Terra Madre on Oct. 21 at 7 p.m. For more information, visit uwplatt.edu/arts/cfa.

Contact: Michael J. Breitner, Center for the Arts, (608) 342-2787, breitnerm@uwplatt.edu

Formatted by: Laurie A. Hamer, College of Liberal Arts and Education, (608) 342-6191, hamerl@uwplatt.edu

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