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Classical Notes: February 4, 2013 Archive

Cantus' Tiny desk concert

Posted at 3:19 PM on February 4, 2013 by Brett Baldwin (0 Comments)
Filed under: Choral Music

Cantus

It's a small desk, but it's no matter -- the 9 members of Cantus ably fit around it for an outstanding performance on a recent trip to NPR's Washington, D.C. headquarters.


The nine-voice ensemble performed pieces from their latest album -- the stellar Standing on the Shoulders of Giants: "Wanting Memories" (Ysaye Barnwell), "Zikr" (A.R. Rahman), "Ave Maria" (Franz Biebl).

For an in-depth account of their recording process, read the transcript of Val Kahler's interview.

And of course, the tiny desk isn't the first odd location for Cantus -- Classical MPR took them on a "Sonic Architecture" adventure back in 2010/2011 when they were our Artists in Residence.

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