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.
Join us on Sat., Oct. 27 for a matinee performance of this hit Broadway musical
It is with great sorrow that we announce the recent death of Clay Hayden, one of our founding members and our first board president. An ever cheerful personality and fine musician, he lent his lovely baritone voice to many concerts, church and social events. He will be greatly missed. “And flights of angels sing thee to thy rest.”
Conducting Intern Program
Our Conducting Internship Program is an educational outreach and mentoring program for aspiring, young choral conductors.