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In response to the coronavirus outbreak, Cantus Novus, like countless other arts organizations, is suspending activities until it seems safe to resume. Our May concerts will be postponed, and current ticket holders will be notified. We hope to reschedule the concerts for June—please stay tuned for updated information.

Love can never be cancelled. The bonds we share with family, friends, neighbors cannot be weakened by a virus, and music in our hearts cannot be silenced. May our hearts be filled with hope for the future when we can be together again.

Spring is in the air—and so is love—as Cantus Novus continues our 20th anniversary season celebration with Feel the Love. Those of you who have turned out for past concerts will know that you can count on Artistic Director Ed McCall to arrange a dynamic program that delights from start to finish. It will be no different in May: Within the first few numbers, you’ll journey from a well-known setting of Robert Bridges’ poetry to Tallis’ famous motet on love, alongside a 21st-century take on the latter, before winding up in the Romantic era of Brahms.

And that’s just a teaser. Get ready, too, to be caught up in rollicking, finger-snapping rhythms as Cantus Novus premieres a special adaptation of Bound for the Promised Land, arranged by Rollo Dilworth in honor of our landmark anniversary.

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

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