Cantus: COVID-19 Sessions

November 6, 2020, 9:00 am

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Recorded in early March 2020 at Westminster Presbyterian Church in Minneapolis, Minnesota, the COVID-19 Sessions came together quickly for the vocal ensemble Cantus as society began to shut down amidst the growing outbreak in the United States. Tenor Paul Scholtz summed up the goal of the project: “Cantus’ vision is to give voice to shared human experiences and what better way than to offer these performances amidst this great turmoil and uncertainty. We hope you can find yourself and your experience reflected somewhere in these sessions. The pieces you will hear span a great breadth of emotion, from joy to sorrow to wonder to pain. We hope you will find the performances themselves informed by the emotional states in which they were recorded — heightened at different times in different ways.”