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, and by the New York Life Foundation.
2019-20 is our
20th anniversary season!
Light Up the World
Dec. 6, 8 pm, Trinity Episcopal, Solebury
Dec. 7, 8 pm, St. Paul’s Episcopal, Doylestown
Dec. 8, 4 pm, Morrisville Presbyterian
These concerts will feature the premiere of
Salvation! by Newtown composer, Peter de Mets.
This piece was commissioned by Cantus Novus
for our 20th anniversary season.
About our concerts:
"The May 5th concert was upbeat, inspirational
and downright entertaining!
Next time they lift up their voices
in our area, you really must attend."
“Concert was amazing. Looking forward to your next performance.”
“Excellent intonation, near-perfect diction, beautiful dynamic range and very musical.”
“It was a luminous program both from both a conceptual and performance perspective.”