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Acclaimed A Cappella Ensemble LIVE on WFMT

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Wednesday at 1:00 pm


WFMT welcomes men’s a cappella group Cantus for a live studio concert. The nine voice ensemble hails from the twin cities, but brings to WFMT a program of music ranging from South Africa to Japan to America to Germany.

In October, Cantus released a CD called A Harvest Home and embarked on a tour featuring songs about harvest time and giving thanks. They’re presently giving Christmas programs, and one entitled “All is Calm: The Christmas Truce of 1914,” which features songs surrounding the incredible Christmas eve ceasefire that happened spontaneously between German and allied troops, chronicled in the 2005 film Joyuex Noel.

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WFMT engineer Joshua Sauvageau adjusts a microphone

Dave Schwan will host Wednesday’s Impromptu with Cantus, which will include inventive arrangements of “Simple Gifts,” “Waltzing Matilda,” and the Irish tune “Dúlamán.” This will be Cantus’s only Chicago area performance this season.

Cantus warms up at WFMT

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