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2022-2023
The Spirit Awakens

We are looking ahead to our exciting 2022-2023 seasonThe Spirit Awakens

Our theme for this season is 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.

For our December concerts we offer A Celestial Celebration – a star-studded evening of uplifting choral music sure to brighten and enlighten. The program features a mix of the familiar with the ethereal— old favorites and newly minted compositions. The Cantus Novus Chamber Orchestra joins us as we present the area premiere of Elaine Hagenberg’s Illuminare. And what would a Christmas concert be without at least one offering from the English master, John Rutter.

Concert Dates:
Dec. 2, 8 pm, Trinity Episcopal Church, Solebury
Dec. 3, 8 pm, St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Doylestown
Dec. 4, 4 pm, Morrisville Presbyterian Church

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Throughout the pandemic, our top priority has been the safety of our audiences, artists, orchestra, chorus, and staff.

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.”

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“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

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