Cantus Arrives in Omaha, ‘One Giant Leap’
September 11th, 2019
Omaha, NE—Cantus, one of the nation’s premier men’s vocal ensembles will perform at UNO this Thursday. The Twin Cities based group’s diverse repertoire delights many different audiences, featuring classical, contemporary, and pop selections. They’ve performed at some of the country’s finest venues, been awarded some of the most prestigious grants, and have been heard on national radio programs like NPR’s Tiny Desk and APM’s Performance Today. Entering their 25th year, this season’s tour begins here in Omaha.
This week’s concert One Giant Leap, commemorates the 50th anniversary of the moon landing and looks to both the past and the future for inspiration, celebrating exploration, innovation, and the human spirit.
Thursday’s set list will feature a composition by of Cantus’s own, Chris Foss, with poetry by American writer Katharine Lee Bates, known for writing America the Beautiful. Another piece moves beyond just voice, incorporating instrumental water glasses.
In addition, to Thursday’s performance, the ensemble will also host a master class earlier that day.
Cantus will perform One Giant Leap at UNO’s Strauss Performing Arts Center this Thursday, September 12 at 7:30 pm. For more information or tickets, visit CantusSings.org.