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Cantus to perform Jan. 27 in Los Alamos

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By The Staff

Cantus, “the premier men’s vocal ensemble in the United States,” will perform in Los Alamos at 4 p.m. Jan. 27 in the Duane Smith Auditorium.  

Presented by the Los Alamos Concert Association, the ensemble will explore in song what it means to connect in our modern world with a program titled “Alone Together.”

The program will be anchored by three works written for Cantus. 

“We two” is a multi-movement setting by Steven Sametz of a Walt Whitman poem. David Lang’s “Manifesto” is a modern exploration of yearning.  A new work by Libby Larson introduced by Cantus this season, is set to poems by Edna St. Vincent Millay and Emily Dickinson. 

Filling out the program will be songs by Beethoven, Saint-Saëns, Jennifer Higdon, Simon and Garfunkel, John Lennon and Paul McCartney.

Winner of the prestigious Margaret Hillis Award for Choral Excellence from Chorus America, Cantus enjoys an active schedule of national tour dates, subscription concerts in its home of Minneapolis/St. Paul, educational outreach programs and recordings.  Cantus will perform “Alone Together” in 21 states and Canadian provinces this season.

Tickets are $35 and are available at the Lensic box office in Santa Fe, at CB Fox and Smith’s Marketplace in Los Alamos, at Smith’s in White Rock and electronically at ticketssantafe.org. Tickets at the door are $40. Following a long LACA tradition, all young people ages 6-18 will be admitted free of charge.  Free youth tickets are available at LACA’s Los Alamos outlets and at the door.

For complete artist, venue and ticket information, visit LACA’s web site at losalamosconcert.org.