The Winona State University Department of Music will present Cantus vocal ensemble at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 17, on the Vivian Fusillo Stage in the Performing Arts Center.

Song highlights will include Rogers and Hammerstein’s “You’ll Never Walk Alone,” the Irish folksong “Danny Boy,” a new arrangement of “How Can I Keep From Singing” and a Cantus-commissioned premiere by composer Rosephanye Powell, as well as music by Holst, Janáček and Kodaly. The WSU Concert Choir, directed by Harry Mechell, will also collaborate with CANTUS during the program.

Cantus will also hold a Master Class with the WSU Concert Choir from 2 to 3 p.m. Feb. 18 in the WSU Performing Arts Center. The community is invited to observe the workshop.

The a cappella ensemble group Cantus and its nine members are renowned for unique programming spanning many different genres and time periods, including newly commissioned work.

Cantus has released 17 albums including its latest, A Harvest Home, which was released in November. The ensemble has been reviewed by The New York Times, NPR, Fanfare and critics around the country.

Admission is $25 for adults, $20 for seniors and $10 for WSU students with ID. Tickets are available online at or at the WSU Box Office (507-457-5235) from noon to 4 p.m. Feb. 11-13.

This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.

For more information, contact Harry Mechell at

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