The Spirit Awakens
Our theme for this season has been selected especially for all of us who are emerging back into daily life in a post-pandemic world. Buoyed by a return to some sense of normalcy, we can rejoice in our spirits being lifted higher and higher.
Thanks to all who attended one of our Christmas concerts! It was so good to see everyone and we wish you all the best for 2023!
Our spring concerts, Spring, Sparkles and Sondheim, which will be filled with joyful and enthusiastic expressions of hope, will be May 5, 6, and 7. Love is in the air as Cantus Novus returns to its roots with two beloved Renaissance motets as well as works of Healey Willan, Gwyneth Walker and Eric Whitacre plus an homage to Doylestown’s own Stephen Sondheim. Mark your calendars now and stay tuned for ticketing details!
With the recent changes in CDC guidelines and the availability of vaccines and boosters, we have now been advised that it is no longer necessary for us to mandate audiences to wear masks during performances. Masking will be optional for all Cantus Novus audience members. Audiences who wish to continue to wear masks are, of course, welcome to do so. We also continue to ask that if you are suffering from cold-like symptoms, please stay home.
Thank you for your loyalty and understanding as we continue to navigate through these extraordinary times.
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