Posting Date: January 11, 2009
Cantus to perform in Premiere Series
Kennesaw State performance features prestigious male vocal ensemble
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KENNESAW, Ga.—Kennesaw State University’s Premiere Series presents vocal chamber ensemble, Cantus, in concert on Jan. 23 at 8 p.m. in the Performance Hall of the Dr. Bobbie Bailey & Family Performance Center. The nine-member ensemble is widely recognized as one of America’s finest professional vocal chamber ensembles.
Renowned for its broad repertoire, known to span all periods and genres, Cantus will perform works by Eric Whitacre, Franz Schubert, Hugo Alfvén, Antonio Estévez, William Walker, and Stephen Young. The diverse program, titled “Elemental,” will also include African-American spirituals and Scottish Highland folk songs.
David Daly, assistant director of the Bailey Center, notes the numerous important collaborations Cantus has had with prominent musicians including Bobby McFerrin, the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra and the Boston Pops. The members of Cantus, according to Daly, are “excellent performers and top-notch musicians.”
Since its inception in 1995, Cantus has recorded eight albums on its own label, Cantus Recordings, and toured extensively throughout the U.S., Canada and Europe. As a group, Cantus is “dedicated to exalting the human spirit through the performance of innovative and engaging musical programs.”
Cantus regularly commissions new music for the group from composers including Gavin Bryars, Steven Sametz, Kenneth Jennings, Peter Hamlin and many more. Additionally, Cantus also performs music that is composed and arranged by its members.
Tickets for the concert are $30. Student and group discounts are available. For more information, visit the KSU box office online or call 770-423-6650.
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A member of the 35-unit University System of Georgia, Kennesaw State University is a comprehensive, residential institution with a growing student population of more than 21,000 from 142 countries. The third-largest university in Georgia, Kennesaw State offers more than 65 graduate and undergraduate degrees, including new doctorates in education and business.
The KSU College of the Arts is one of only four Georgia institutions to have achieved full national accreditation for all of its arts programs.