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Noted vocal ensemble Cantus to perform at the Clarion on March 2

Noted vocal ensemble Cantus to perform at the Clarion on March 2

Thu Feb 14, 2019


The Clarion at Brazosport College is pleased to host a concert by one of the nation’s few full-time vocal ensembles, Cantus, at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, March 2.

Cantus performs more than 60 concerts each year, both in national and international touring, and in its home of Minneapolis-St. Paul, Minnesota.

The men’s vocal ensemble has grown in prominence with its distinctive approach to creating music. Working without a conductor, the members of Cantus rehearse and perform as chamber musicians, each contributing to the entirety of the artistic process.

Cantus is known for its trademark warmth and blend, innovative programming and engaging performances of music ranging from the Renaissance to the 21st century. The “Washington Post” has hailed the Cantus sound as having both “exalting finesse” and “expressive power,” and refers to the “spontaneous grace” of its music making.

In their program "Alone Together," Cantus explores what it means to connect in a modern world where our ability to communicate has never been easier or more advanced, but where the rifts between nations, among communities, and in individual relationships only seem to widen.

The program is anchored by three works written for Cantus by Steven Sametz, David Lang and a new, multi-movement work by Libby Larsen, commissioned by Music Accord, and written specifically around themes of technology and connection in our modern world. The program weaves in music by Jennifer Higdon, Laura Mvula, McCartney and Lennon, Saint-Saëns, Beethoven, Dave Matthews, Arcade Fire, and Sydney Guillaume.

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. While in Brazoria County, the ensemble will be providing educational outreach programs for selected local schools.

Tickets for the show are $35 for adults, $30 for seniors, Brazosport College employees and Former Student Association members, and $10 for students and children.

For more information or to purchase tickets, contact the Clarion Box Office at (979) 230-3156 or online at