“Premier men’s vocal ensemble” heads to Illinois College


The Illinois College Fine Arts Series presents the men’s vocal group “Cantus” on Saturday, February 23, at 7:30 p.m. in Rammelkamp Chapel.

The group’s adventurous musical choices have garnered them high praise. They were acclaimed as the “premier men’s vocal ensemble in the United States” by Fanfare. The Washington Post hails the ensemble’s sound as having both “exalting finesse” and “expressive power” and refers to their music making as “spontaneous grace.”

“Cantus” performs more than 60 concerts each year both in national and international touring, as well as in its home of Minneapolis-St. Paul, Minn. and has released 15 albums on its own self-titled label. Each year the artists of “Cantus” share their own love of singing with thousands of students through workshops and master classes to ensure the future of choral arts.

This engagement is supported by the Arts Midwest Touring Fund, a program of Arts Midwest, which is generously supported by the National Endowment for the Arts with additional contributions from the Illinois Arts Council.

“Cantus” will offer a workshop before their performance on Saturday at 2 p.m. The workshop is free and open to the public. The concert is free for all students. Tickets for the concert are $15, available at the door.
About Illinois College

Founded in 1829, Illinois College is a residential liberal arts college fostering academic excellence rooted in opportunities for experiential learning while preparing students for lifelong success. The college is located in Jacksonville, Ill. With an enrollment of about 1,000 students, the college offers over 50 undergraduate programs and a Master of Arts in Education degree program. In 1932 the society of Phi Beta Kappa established a chapter at Illinois College, and it remains one of only 11 in the state.

Illinois College is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association.

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