All of us, musicians and audiences alike, have suffered unimaginable losses since the beginning of 2020. We have just recently been able to hug loved ones, meet with friends, and make music together, but all with a measure of carefulness that is new to us. The liberation within our grasp is akin to escaping from an interminable darkness, and yet we know that many in our midst and around the world have not arrived at this happy juncture.
So in celebration and thanksgiving but aware of the challenges that still lie ahead, our theme for this season is Veritas, who, in Roman mythology is the goddess of Truth.
FREE TO BE
The concert features Craig Hella Johnson’s Considering Matthew Shepard with orchestra and percussion and includes other musical celebrations of freedom and peace from the Renaissance through the 21st century.
Our Doylestown performance on Saturday, May 7, is sold out, but tickets remain for 8 pm, Friday, May 6, at Trinity Episcopal Church, Solebury. Our current covid protocols, which are subject to change based on changing public health conditions, include some limitation of seating capacity and masks for audience and singers. Please call us at 215-968-3414 if you have any questions.
We will be hosting a live stream at 8 pm, May 7, of our Doylestown performance. You can access it through our public Facebook page. No login is required.
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.
“The May 5th concert was upbeat, inspirational and downright enter-taining! 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.”
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.
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“It was a luminous program both from both a conceptual and performance perspective.”
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, by the New York Life Foundation, and by Visit Bucks County Pennsylvania.
Cantus Novus is a member of Chorus America and the Guild for Early Music