Cantus returns to Penn State with 'One Giant Leap' starting March 31

March 17, 2021

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Called an “exquisite feel-good chorus” by The Philadelphia Inquirer, vocal ensemble Cantus will return to Penn State with the virtual performance “One Giant Leap.”

Watch the free event starting at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 31. After the Center for the Performing Arts debut of the recorded performance, the center’s Audience and Program Development Director Amy Dupain Vashaw will host a live discussion with Cantus singers. The recorded program will be available for streaming after the debut and until 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 7.

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Contributions from the members of the Center for the Performing Arts and a grant from the University Park Student Fee Board help make the program free of charge.

The program is part of the Center for the Performing Arts' 2020-21 “Up Close and Virtual” season.

Cantus looked to the night sky to shape “One Giant Leap,” which the acclaimed men’s chorus toured in 2019–20 in conjunction with the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing. This recording of the program is inspired by the mission that put two American men on the moon, with a program including “Flucht” by Franz Schubert; “Stars” by Ériks Ešenvalds; “Silver Deity of Secret Night” by Catherine Dalton; and “Beyond” by Cantus bass Chris Foss.

The Center for the Performing Arts presented the Minneapolis-based ensemble in 2014 for the performance of “A Place for Us,” and in 2018 with “Alone Together,” which featured the world premiere of “You” by Libby Larsen.

Geisinger and Northwest provide support for virtual presentations by the Center for the Performing Arts.

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Last Updated March 17, 2021