Cantus: The COVID 19 Sessions (Digital Only)

On Thursday, August 20, Signum Classics will begin releasing the COVID-19 Sessions. Recorded on March 17, 19, and 20 at Westminster Presbyterian Church in Minneapolis, Minnesota, the COVID-19 sessions came together quickly as society began to shut down amidst the growing outbreak in the United States. 

Recorded on March 17, 19, and 20 at Westminster Presbyterian Church in Minneapolis, Minnesota, the COVID-19 sessions came together quickly as society began to shut down amidst the growing outbreak in the United States. 

“Cantus tour dates and home concerts were being canceled and it was clear there would be only a limited window in which to sing together before the world went on pause,” says Paul Scholtz, tenor. 

“What would social distancing and prohibitions on large gatherings mean for vocal music, our communities, and the world at large?” continues Scholtz. “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.” 

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Release date: 07/01/21

Catalogue number: SIGCD819

Barcode: TBC

Aug 20th 2020

Finlandia – Sibelius

Sep 3rd 2020

Darest, O Soul – Mari Esabel Valverde

Sep 17th 2020

Sunayama – arr. Christopher

Oct 1st 2020

Steal Away – arr. Stacey Gibbs (SIGCD819d)

Gryning vid havet – Hugo Alfvén (SIGCD819e) 

Oct 15th 2020

Shenandoah – arr. Bartholomew/Erb (SIGCD819f) 

O Frondens Virga – Hildegaard, arr. Foss (SIGCD819g) 

Oct 29th 2020

Lux Aurumque – Eric Whitacre  (SIGCD819h)

It’s Strange About Stars – Melissa Dunphy (SIGCD819i)

Nov 12th 2020

Stars – Ēriks Ešenvalds (SIGCD819j)

Beyond – Chris Foss (SIGCD819k)

Nov 26th 2020

Be Like the Bird – Abbie Betinis (SIGCD819l)

This Brightening Silence – Kathleen Allan (SIGCD819m)

Wanting Memories – Ysaye Barnwell (SIGCD819n)

Dec 10th 2020

Ave Maria – Franz Biebl (SIGCD819o)

There’s a Meeting Here Tonight – Bob Gibson (SIGCD819p)

That Which Remains – Andrea Ramsey (SIGCD819q)

Jan 7th 2021

Yonder Come Day – arr. Paul Rudoi (SIGCD819r)

Lullabye (Goodnight, My Angel) – Billy Joel (SIGCD819s) 

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