Award-winning vocal ensemble to perform at Purdue

September 4, 2012  

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – The award-winning vocal ensemble Cantus will perform at St. Thomas Aquinas Church at 7:30 p.m. on Sept. 20.

The performance is presented by Purdue Convocations and includes a pre-show discussion. A member of Cantus will discuss the evening's program at 6:30 p.m. at the church.

Cantus enjoys a vigorous schedule of national tours and concerts in its home area of Minneapolis-St. Paul, educational outreach programs, and recording. The ensemble is known for adventurous programming that spans many periods and genres, including chant, Renaissance music, contemporary works, art song, folk, spirituals, world music, and pop. In their program "On the Shoulders of Giants," Cantus considers musical giants within many traditions and genres - featuring masterworks by Randall Thompson, Franz Schubert, and Felix Mendelssohn, as well as arrangements by songwriting giants John Lennon and Paul McCartney.

Tickets are $20 for adults and $15 for children 18 years and younger, Purdue students and Ivy Tech Lafayette students. Tickets are available at the Elliott Hall and Stewart Center box offices at 765-494-3933 or 800-914-SHOW. Tickets are also available through Ticketmaster outlets. Discounted tickets for groups of 10 or more can be ordered at 765-496-1977.

Initiated in 1902, Purdue Convocations was one of the first professional performing arts presenters in the United States. Each year, Convocations offers the region 20-30 performances of widely varying genres. Purdue Convocations aims to promote frequent exposure to and familiarity with human cultural expression in a multitude of forms and media.

Source: Abby Eddy, Purdue Convocations director of marketing, 765-494-9712,

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