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London – Dec 2, 2016
Sing along at a Cantus Christmas – London chamber choir The Cantus Ensemble is back with its annual sell-out Christmas concert.
Sing along with the choir on December 10 at 7.30pm at St Botolph-without-Bishopsgate. Festive tunes will include Deck the halls and Jingle bells. Tickets are £10-£15.
Fam'd German Masters: Bach motets and Strauss's Deutsche Motette in Pimlico
London – April 16, 2016
Richard Strauss's fearsome Deutsche Motette is the centrepiece for a concert on Saturday 16 April by theCantus Ensemble, conductor Dominic Brennan, at St Gabriel's Church, Pimlico. The concert also includes Bach motets and cellist Thomas Wraith performing Bach’s Suite for Cello in D Minor. But it is Strauss's Deutsche Motettewhich catches the eye and ear, partly because of its sheer complexity, and for the piece the choir will be joined by soloists Rebecca Hardwick, Emma Lewis, Peter Davoren and Alistair Ollerenshaw.
The Cantus Ensemble Invited to Perform at Brandenberg Festival 2016
London – November 1, 2015
We welcome Dominic Brennan and The Cantus Ensemble as they make their Festival debut with a beautiful choral programme, featuring two pearls of the English repertoire, and Durufle's stunning setting of the Requiem.
The Cantus Ensemble Invited to Perform at New York City’s Carnegie Hall
New York, N.Y. – August 3, 2015
Distinguished Concerts International New York City (DCINY) announced today that Dominic Brennan and the Cantus Ensemble have been invited to participate in a performance of The Music of Paul Mealor featuring NY premiere Stabat Mater and a new world premiere on the DCINY Concert Series in New York City.
This performance will be on Monday, February 15, 2016 – President’s Day Weekend – in Isaac Stern Auditorium at Carnegie Hall under the baton of Dr. James Jordan. Paul Mealor will be the composer-in-residence. Dr. Jordan will serve as conductor of the performance and clinician for the residency. Congratulations to you and your singers on this wonderful achievement and recognition!
The Best Concerts for Christmas Carols London 2014
JESS DAVIES on 27 November, 2014
Whether you’re an Away in a Manger fan or you like getting down with Good King Wenceslas, it’s that time of the year when you can’t walk into a shop without hearing about Rudolph. Embrace the festive tunes and head to one of the many Christmas concerts throughout the city. Start looking to book now though as they fill up quickly!
If you want to sing along or just sit and enjoy the voices of choristers who can actually hit the right notes, there is a concert to get even the grumpiest scrooge into the festive spirit.
The Cantus Ensemble – An Interview
HANNAH STAFF on November 5, 2014
From their origins in Greek tragedy and the Italian Renaissance, choirs have long held importance in religious communities with singing an integral part of daily prayer and worship. Today, however, the trend for less traditional choirs and informal singing groups has seen choral singing experience something of its own revival with renewed interest from the public and mainstream media.
One example of this new wave in the choral movement is The Cantus Ensemble. A 30-strong, London-based chamber choir composed of recent graduates and choral scholars from the UK’s top universities, I met with the group’s founder and director, 26-year-old Dominic Brennan, to find out more...