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Cantus Tuesday, February 5, 2019 at 7:30PM

"The amazing men of Cantus weave their usual spell, with singing of unimaginable precision, sensitivity and deep emotional power" — American Record Guide
"The complexity of (their) music is fully expressed, the diction is perfect, the emotions alive." — Gramophone Magazine
"I was totally bowled over, as usual, by their luscious sonorities, technical perfection, and imaginative choice of repertoire." — American Record Guide
"The premier men’s vocal ensemble in the United States" — Fanfare
"wide-ranging stylistic fluency and a boatload of talent" — The Washington Post
"Cantus applied abundant warmth and seamless interaction to all of its fare, and hinted of a cheeky sense of humor. The results were mesmerizing." — Cleveland Plain Dealer
"The all-male chamber choir Cantus sings with astonishing perfection of tone and diction. Means and ends join in genuinely glorious music-making. The complexity of the music is fully expressed, the diction is perfect, the emotions alive." — Gramophone Magazine
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About Cantus

There is something about being in the presence of live song, so enthusiastically performed — it invigorates the soul. Cantus knows how to hit that sweet spot, keeping you fully in the moment during the show, and unable to get the songs out of your head afterwards. Acclaimed as "the premier men's vocal ensemble in the United States" (Fanfare), Cantus engages audiences in an "intellectually, emotionally and musically rich" (Star Tribune) experience. Winner of the prestigious Margaret Hillis Award for Choral Excellence, Cantus has released 16 albums and performed in concerts throughout Europe and the US.

About the Program "Alone Together"

Cantus will perform Alone Together, a program that explores the struggle to build meaningful connections in a world that has never been more connected. It is a celebration of community and a showcase of the ways technology has changed the way people communicate and connect with one another.

Anchored by three works written for Cantus: a multi-movement setting of a Walt Whitman poem, We Two, by Steven Sametz; David Lang's modern exploration of yearning in his Manifesto; and, a brand new, multi- movement work by Libby Larsen entitled You. In You, Larsen sets poetry of both Emily Dickinson and Edna St. Vincent Millay in a work that reaffirms our humanity through communication and a recognition of our universal need for understanding and acceptance.

The program weaves in music by Jennifer Higdon, Laura Mvula, McCartney and Lennon, Saint-Saëns, Beethoven, Dave Matthews, Arcade Fire, and Sydney Guillaume. The pairing of Laura Mvula’s She and McCartney and Lennon's She's Leaving Home offer an examination of the self and the journey of self-actualization. Beethoven's Gesang der Mönche and Dave Matthew's Gravedigger illustrate a consideration of the legacies we leave behind. You Will Be Found by Pasek and Paul offers hope while Sydney Guillaume's Gagot centers on the mess and struggle of life and the importance of taking it one moment at a time.

Join Cantus for an introspective look at what it means to connect in our modern world.

Ticket Info / Buy Tickets

Individual Ticket Prices

Adult (18 - 61): $35 Senior (62+): $29 University Faculty & Staff*: $29 Youth / Student (3 - 17): $15

UNR Student*: $5 Must be purchased in person at Lawlor Events Center box office, 1500 N. Virginia St., Reno, lower level entrance, from 10am to 5pm, Monday to Friday; or, at the Church Fine Arts Building box office, one hour before performance.

Children younger than 2 are admitted free. Child will need to sit on adult’s lap unless there is space available.

* University Faculty & Staff and UNR Students must show University ID Card

Purchase Individual Tickets

Individual tickets may be purchased by:

Online Purchases Includes a convenience fee. Click here to purchase tickets online >

In-person (without a convenience fee) at Lawlor Events Center Ticket Office, 1500 N. Virginia St., Reno, lower level entrance, from 10A to 5P, Monday to Friday; and, at the Nightingale Concert Hall Box Office, one hour before performances. [ Download Map of Venue ]

Cancellation

Occasionally an unforeseen occurrence calls for an artist to cancel a performance. If a cancellation requires us to schedule another performer, the series always will seek to substitute a comparable artist with similar credentials and performance standards within a related genre.

Venue / Parking / Accessibility

Venue

All performances are in the Nightingale Concert Hall, located in the University’s Church Fine Arts Building just south of 14th Street at 1335 North Virginia Street, Reno. Get directions to the Nightingale Concert Hall >

Parking

Patron drop-off area: There is a bus stop driveway at the Virginia Street entrance to the Church Fine Arts Building making it easy to drop-off passengers before parking.

Parking is free on arts-events evenings (after 7P) in the Brian J. Whalen Parking Complex, which is north of the Church Fine Arts Building and south of Lawlor Events Center. Get directions to the Brian J. Whalen Parking Complex >

Handicap Access

Due to construction around the Church Fine Arts Building, handicapped access is limited to the north and south ends of the building.

Download Map of Venue

See location of Nightingale Concert Hall, box office, parking & patron drop-off area and handicap access.

Cancellation

Occasionally an unforeseen occurrence calls for an artist to cancel a performance. If a cancellation requires us to schedule another performer, the series always will seek to substitute a comparable artist with similar credentials and performance standards within a related genre.

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