The ideal confluence of nostalgic and new for your holiday arts imbibing.

– Pioneer Press

The “engaging” (New Yorker) men’s vocal ensemble Cantus is widely known for its trademark warmth and blend, innovative programming and engaging performances of music ranging from the Renaissance to the 21st century. In Three Tales of Christmas, Cantus reimagines beloved stories through familiar carols alongside new holiday classics. Featuring narrated passages from such classic holiday tales as A Christmas Carol, Three Tales of Christmas reminds us of the meaning and joy of the season with fresh perspective and just the right amount of nostalgia.


Love, the God Eternal –– Chris Foss

Silver Bells –– Jay Livingston and Ray Evans

Christmas Don’t Be Late –– Ross Bagdasarian

Es ist ein Ros entsprungen (Lo, How a Rose) –– arr. Cantus

O Frondens Virga –– Hildegard von Bingen, arr. Chris Foss

Feed the Birds –– Richard M. Sherman & Robert B. Sherman

Serumpun Padi –– Ibu Sud, arr. Hendra Agustian

Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas –– Hugh Martin

The Nutcracker Suite Op. 71a –– Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
I. Miniature Overture –– arr. Jacob Christopher
II. Danses caractéristiques
a. Marche –– arr. Jacob Christopher
b. Dance of the Sugar-Plum Fairy –– arr. Chris Foss
c. Russian Dance –– arr. Chris Foss
d. Arabian Dance –– arr. Alberto de la Paz
e. Chinese Dance –– arr. Alberto de la Paz
f. Reed-Flutes –– arr. Samuel Green
III. Waltz of the Flowers –– arr. Chris Foss


O Babe Born Bare –– John Duggan

O Little Town of Bethlehem –– Kenneth Jennings

Nowel –– Randall Thompson

The Boar’s Head Carol –– arr. Alice Parker and Robert Shaw

It’s Strange About Stars… –– Melissa Dunphy

Walking in the Air –– Howard Blake

Nunc Dimittis –– Adam Jacob Simon

Be Like the Bird –– Abbie Betinis

Auld Lang Syne –– arr. Timothy C. Takach


Learn more about Cantus at their website and on Facebook.

CMA Studio

Members of Cantus to lead vocal clinics for area choirs. Date, location and time TBA.