Open choir rehearsal with Cantus planned at Penn State Altoona

The Center for the Performing Arts at Penn State is partnering with the Penn State Altoona Division of Arts and Humanities to offer a workshop with the men’s choral ensemble Cantus. The workshop will take place from 1 to 3 p.m. Wednesday, April 2, in the Misciagna Family Center for Performing Arts. It is free and open to adults interested in the vocal arts. 

A rehearsal to familiarize participants with the workshop piece "If Ye Love Me," will be held from 3 to 4 p.m. Sunday, March 30, in the Titelman Study of the Center under the direction of Steve Knell, emerging artist in residence at Penn State Altoona and Ivyside Pride conductor for the spring. A copy of "If Ye Love Me" is available by contacting the box office at 814-949-5452 or

Cantus will offer a free performance, Seeking Sonic Space: Science and Serendipity, at 7:30 p.m. April 2, in the Edith Davis Eve Chapel. 

Both programs are part of the Center for the Performing Arts Classical Music Project. The three-year project, supported by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, provides opportunities to engage students, faculty and the community with classical music artists and programs. Cellist Matt Haimovitz and pianist Christopher O’Riley, in January 2013, and Brentano String Quartet, in March 2012, visited Penn State Altoona as part of the project’s first two seasons. Learn more about the project at

For more information, contact the Misciagna Box Office at 814-949-5452 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday to Thursday.


Last Updated March 18, 2014