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February 4, 2009

Cantus new CD getting raves

Pioneer Press (MN):

Has the Minneapolis-based group, Cantus, displaced San Francisco's Chanticleer as "the premier men's vocal ensemble in the United States"? That's what critic Steven Ritter says in the latest issue of the classical music magazine Fanfare. In a review of Cantus' new CD, "While You Are Alive," Ritter raves about the fresh collection of new songs and song cycles, mostly written by American composers.

But he's not alone. Two critics in the latest issue of Stereophile weigh in with praise of "While You Are Alive," with Wes Phillips positing that "the sound is simply astonishing — aural teleportation." And Philip Greenfield of American Record Guide adds: "Cantus sounds terrific in this program of contemporary fare where several of the works have been chosen to capture the sumptuous lyricism these singers summon up so routinely. There's a lot here you're not going to want to miss. So don't."

Posted by acapnews at February 4, 2009 11:28 PM


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