Cantus Gives Free Performance through Presidential Performing and Visual Arts Series

Jones Auditorium - 01/24/18 - 01/24/18

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The Presidential Performing and Visual Arts Series at Texas A&M University-Kingsville presents Cantus, Wednesday, January 24, 2018 at 7 p.m. in Jones Auditorium, on the A&M-Kingsville campus. 

The group will provide a free performance, open to the public.

This acclaimed men’s vocal ensemble perform a wide range of musical pieces, from familiar classical works, to lesser heard compositions, to newly commissioned music from modern composers.       

Doors are scheduled to open at 6:30 p.m. Seating is on a first-come, first-seated basis.

Jones Auditorium is located at 855 N. Armstrong St.

Parking is available at the Bellamah Music Building lot, at 905 W. Engineering Avenue, and at the corner of Armstrong Street and Avenue C.      

About Cantus

The “intellectually, emotionally and musically rich” (Star Tribune) men’s vocal ensemble Cantus is known for its trademark warmth and blend, innovative programming and engaging performances of music ranging from the Renaissance to the 21st Century. 

Working without a conductor, the members of Cantus rehearse and perform as chamber musicians, each contributing to the entirety of the artistic process. Cantus performs more than 60 concerts each year in national and international touring, and in its home of Minneapolis-St. Paul, Minnesota and has released 17 albums on its self-titled label. 

In the 2016-17 season, Cantus will present No Greater Love Than This in 30 cities nationwide including New York, Dallas, Phoenix and Southern California. The program addresses the camaraderie, bravery, loss and longing common to all soldiers with repertoire by Dvóřak, Bob Chilcott, John Lennon, and a new commission by Jeff Beal (House of Cards).

Committed to the expansion of the vocal music repertoire, Cantus is an active commissioner of new music by composers including David Lang, Sarah Kirkland Snider, Nico Muhly and Byron Adams. Cantus has received commissioning grants from New Music USA, the National Endowment for the Arts, Chorus America, American Composers Forum and Chamber Music America. 

Integral to the Cantus mission is its commitment to preserve and deepen music education in the schools. Cantus works with more than 5,000 students each year in master class and workshop settings across the country.    

About the Presidential Performing and Visual Arts Series

The Presidential Performing and Visual Arts Series at Texas A&M University-Kingsville is a year-long program of art, music and theatre performances that bring culture and variety to Kingsville for faculty, staff, students and community audiences. The series strives to provide a new element of learning outside the classroom for students as they are entertained and educated through diverse mediums. Community members are welcome to continue life-long learning by attending these events. 

For more information about the Texas A&M-Kingsville Presidential Performing and Visual Arts Series, contact the Office of Student Activities at 361-593-2760.