Cantus Novus is an auditioned chamber choir based in Bucks County. Founded in 2000 as an intimate group of choral friends gathering in homes to share a love of music, Cantus Novus has grown to be an established musical presence in the Delaware Valley.
Our musical focus can best be described as "roots and wings," with programming spanning several centuries, honoring our "roots," the rich a cappella choral tradition that springs from the motets of the Renaissance - while our "wings" present audiences with wide-ranging musical offerings from the best of contemporary composers. We are honored to be Artists-in-Residence at St. Andrew's Episcopal Church, in Yardley, and regularly perform in venues throughout Bucks County and elsewhere in the Delaware Valley.
Cantus Novus is sponsored in part by the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, a state agency funded by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency.
Celebrating “Sir John”
Thanks to all who joined us on a hot and steamy July evening for our annual Summer Sing. It was a fun evening for us and we hope for you all as well!
Information on our 2016-17 season, Sing We All With Joy, will be coming soon.
We are happy to announce our Christmas 2016 concerts, Sing We Noel, on Dec. 2, 3, and 4, in Solebury, Doylestown and Yardley. These performances will feature beautiful pairings of Renaissance and 21st c. choral music.
Auditions will be held on Tuesday, August 9, beginning at 6pm. Current openings are focused on the alto and tenor sections, but we would like to hear singers across all voice parts. If you have significant choral experience and are committed to excellent choral performance, please please see the "Join Us" tab for more information.