We Rise Again
Cantus Novus continues our virtual 2020-2021 season with a program of hope, faith, and love coming this May. Our spring program will feature songs to bring harmony to a world sorely in need of music. We Rise Again will inspire our audiences and focus on building community, rising against the pandemic, against injustice, creating hope in the face of fear, and being stronger together. Our goal is to use our voices to lift us all up as we rise again to new challenges and new ways of bringing our community together through music. Especially appropriate for this theme is Rollo Dilworth’s work When Storms Arise. A long-time friend of Cantus Novus, Dr. Dilworth is Vice Dean and Professor at Temple University’s Boyer College of Music and Dance in Philadelphia. He is also National Board Chair of Chorus America, among other honors.
In addition, the concert will feature Roots, a newly commissioned piece by well-known Norwegian composer Ola Gjeilo. Cantus Novus, along with 17 other choruses across the country, is proud to have been part of the Chorus America Commissioning Consortium for this work. The concert will premiere on Friday, May 21st at 8pm on both our Facebook page and our YouTube channel.
Then immediately following the concert broadcast our biennial fundraiser, “Great Escapes,” will open as an online auction. The catalogue will offer vacation stays from the Jersey Shore to Colorado, and Florida to New Hampshire, golf outings, cultural events, restaurant gift cards and much more. The auction will remain live for two full weeks to allow family, friends and supporters to peruse and bid at will. Our ever-popular wine arbor will be an added option for residents of the greater Philadelphia area. The direct link will be posted here soon! Stay tuned.
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