Minnesota Sounds: Cantus on location


Over on Minnesota Public Radio’s classical music station, the male vocal ensemble Cantus has stepped up to be “artists-in-residence” for the 2010-2011 season.

As part of their residency, they’re performing concerts all over the state. And they’re also taking their music to some unusual locations. To a cave, for example… and under a street bridge.

The project is called “Minnesota Sounds” and features Cantus performing in places with interesting acoustics.

Here’s a recording of them performing in the Wabasha Caves, narrated by vocalist Tim Takach.


When it was warmer out, Cantus performed under the bridge that connects Lake Calhoun to Lake of the Isles. According to project producer Marc Sanchez, water and passers-by gave their songs an upbeat feeling of connectedness:

Got an idea for an unusual spot where Cantus could perform? Let MPR know.

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