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Cantus, Eric Whitacre to headline NDSU choral concerts

Posted on 10/21/2015

The NDSU Challey School of Music is scheduled to host public concerts featuring Cantus, the premier men's vocal ensemble in the United States, and internationally acclaimed composer and conductor Eric Whitacre. The concerts are part of "Contemporary Composition in America," a choral symposium organized by NDSU, the American Choral Directors Association and American Composers Forum.

The popular nine-member vocal ensemble Cantus will appear Friday, Oct. 23, at 7:30 p.m. in NDSU's Festival Concert Hall. The group will perform "The Four Loves," touring program. Matt Tintes, a baritone with the group for more than six years, is a native of Casselton, North Dakota, and an NDSU alumnus.

Eric Whitacre is scheduled to conduct NDSU choral ensembles Saturday, Oct. 24, at 7:30 p.m. in Festival Concert Hall. Whitacre is a Grammy-winning American composer, conductor and speaker. His four "Virtual Choir" projects have brought together thousands of individual voices from around the world into an online choir, collectively generating more than 15 million views on YouTube.

Tickets for each concert are $10 for students and $25 for adults, and are available online at the NDSU Box Office or by calling 701-231-7969.

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