MP3 Cantus - That Eternal Day
World-acclaimed male vocal ensemble performs American sacred music.
18 MP3 Songs in this album (63:43) !
Related styles: Classical: Choral Music, Spiritual: Inspirational, A Cappella
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Acclaimed as the “premier men’s vocal ensemble in the United States” (Fanfare), Cantus is
committed to inspiring audiences with music performed at the highest level. Rehearsing and
performing without a conductor or music director, the nine members of Cantus are renowned
for adventurous programming spanning many periods and genres, including work commissioned
specifically for the group. The Washington Post hails the ensemble’s sound as having both “exalting
finesse” and “expressive power,” and refers to their music-making as “spontaneous grace.” Cantus
shares its impeccable singing, engaging stage personality and heartfelt interpretations with audiences
across the country as they tour and at home in Minneapolis and St. Paul. At home and on the road,
the artists of Cantus share their own love of singing with thousands of student singers annually to
ensure the future of choral arts. Cantus is pleased to be able share its music through performances,
recordings and digital media.
Cantus is an artist-led ensemble, so the process we use for preparing and rehearsing music
is a unique one. A complete democracy in the rehearsal room can be an inefficient use of time, so
each piece we perform is assigned to one of the singers to produce. This producer is responsible
for leading the allotted rehearsal time, keeping our goals (and our timeline) in mind, initial
interpretation, and quality control on the fundamentals (notes, rhythms, tuning, vowel choice,
etc.). Once these basics are established, the producer also facilitates discussion of interpretation and
execution from the entire group. By the time we put a piece on stage, each singer has had his chance
to help build the performance. This collaborative work style allows Cantus to be more flexible,
adaptive and ready to embrace new ideas. The performance that you enjoy—whether on this
recording or in a live concert—is one that would be entirely impossible without the artistic
involvement of the entire ensemble.