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Holiday 2014: A Cantus Christmas

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Elbowing their way into the male chorus arena from none other than the land of the Norwegian Bachelor Farmers--Minnesota--the nine-voice Cantus squarely challenges San Francisco's Chanticleer for the prize of best traditional Christmas choral release. A frequent performer and favorite of A Prairie Home Companion, Cantus has carved out their rightful place among choral groups. Considered ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Cantus: A Harvest Home

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There are two major names on the block regarding male vocal ensembles: San Francisco's Chanticleer and Minneapolis' Cantus. The latter releases A Harvest Home, a collection of Autumn pastoral affairs celebrating the traditional season of Thanksgiving. This follows last year's release of Songs of a Czech: Dvorak and Janacek for Men's Voices (Cantus, 2013), a fine ...