Cantus: A Cappella Around the Tiny Desk

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The all-male choral group Cantus is an a cappella ensemble that started out at St. Olaf College in Minnesota. Since the group went pro 13 years ago, they've put out 15 albums, won numerous awards and been named Minnesota Public Radio's artists in residence. All nine members of Cantus recently sang at NPR Music in Washington D.C., as part of their Tiny Desk Concert series. 

Set List: 

  • "Wanting Memories" (Ysaye Barnwell)
  • "Zikr" (A.R. Rahman)
  • "Ave Maria" (Franz Biebl)


Producer: Tom Huizenga; Editor: Denise DeBelius; Audio Engineer: Kevin Wait; Videographers: Denise DeBelius, Christopher Parks, Lauren Rock; photo by Ryan Smith/NPR

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