Cantus Masterclass in Ely

July 12, 2011

St. Paul, Minn. — Cantus made a few stops during their Greater Minnesota Tour to work with high school choirs. On the campus of Vermilion Community College Theater, they coached singers from Ely, Babbitt and Tower-Soudan. What makes Cantus so remarkable (besides their voices, musicianship, arrangements, group dymanic, and sense of humor) is how comfortable they are in front of students, traditionally a somewhat fickle audience. Especially in a choral rehearsal, making funny noises and faces in front of your peers can be difficult even for adults, but within just minutes of introducing themselves, Cantus had everyone laughing, joining in, and seemingly enjoying themselves while they all worked on vowels, annunciation, stresses, and wording. Of course, education is a skill that Cantus is well-known for. At the 2011 Chorus America conference, they were awarded the Education Outreach Award.

On Now

Music Through The Night®
Scott Blankenship
Listen to the Stream
  • Images: Iberia 2:11 Claude Debussy
    Chicago Symphony Orchestra
    Fritz Reiner
    Buy Now
  • Serenade for Strings: Waltz 2:06 Peter Tchaikovsky
    Berlin Philharmonic
    Herbert van Karajan
    Buy Now
Other MPR Radio Streams
Choral Stream
MPR News
Radio Heartland

You can now listen to Classical and Choral Music on your iOS (iPhone, iPod Touch, and iPad) or Android device.