Secrest Artists Series: Acclaimed as "the premier men"s vocal ensemble in the United States" (Fanfare), Cantus is committed to inspiring audiences with music performed at the highest level. Rehearsing and performing without a conductor or music director, the nine members of Cantus are renowned for adventurous programming spanning many periods and genres. "All Is Calm: The Christmas Truce of 1914Û_ by Peter Rothstein, with musical arrangements by Erick Lichte and Timothy C. Takach, was commissioned specifically for the collaboration between Cantus and Theater LattÌ© Da. Through new arrangements of European carols and war-songs for a capella voices, "All Is CalmÛ recalls the remarkable World War I truce between Allied Forces and German soldiers in no man"s land on Christmas, 1914. This event will be presented in cooperation with IPLACe, Interdisciplinary Performance and the Liberal Arts Center.
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