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I Cantori

I Cantori is a select chamber choir for students with advanced vocal potential and experience, and its members form the leadership core for Bel Canto (women’s chorus) and Die Meistersinger (men’s chorus). Eligible students make a commitment to the ensemble for the full academic year. Repertoire includes a broad stylistic range from diverse musical eras.
I Cantori
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Performance Opportunities

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Performance opportunities include off-campus tours as well as several on-campus concerts each semester.

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Rehearsals

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Mabel Wood Hall 343, Tuesday & Thursday 5:00 - 6:15 p.m.
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Conductor's Philosophy

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"If this is your first experience singing with a choir, I’m just as thrilled-if not more-than if you came with years of training and experience. That’s how convinced I am of the power of great music to uplift and transform singer and audience alike." 

-Gennevieve Brown-Kibble

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Auditions

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Auditions for I Cantori are held each fall for new students as well as former members. 

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Registration

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Qualifying students register separately for I Cantori as well as Bel Canto or Die Meistersinger for a total of two credit hours.

Freshmen and sophomores register for MUPF 118-I Cantori
and MUPF 119-Bel Canto or MUPF 158-Die Meistersinger

Juniors and seniors register for MUPF 318-I Cantori
and MUPF 319-Bel Canto or MUPF 358-Die Meistersinger

Recent Repertoire

  • Verleih' uns Frieden - Felix Mendelssohn
  • Agnus Dei from Missa Brevis - Peter Williams
  • Oh, that Bleeding LambvUndine Smith Moore
  • Agnus Dei - Javier Busto
  • Missa Brevis No. 1 in F - Joseph Haydn
  • Rejoice in God, O Ye Tongues from Rejoice in the Lamb - Benjamin Britten
  • Sing Praise to God - J. Bruce Ashton
  • The Old Church - Stephen Paulus
  • Nunc Dimittis - Ethan McGrath
  • Children of the Heavenly Father - Caroline Sandell Berg
  • Evening Prayer from Hansel and Gretel - Engelbert Humperdinck
  • I Hear a Voice A-Prayin' - Houston Bright
  • Down to the River to Pray - Sheldon Curry
  • Let My Prayer Come Up Into Thy Presence - Henry Purcell
  • Precious Lord, Take My Hand - Thomas A. Dorsey
  • Dear Lord and Father - Charles H. Parry
  • Lord, Make Us More Holy - Alma Blackmon
  • In Christ There is No East nor West - Alexander R. Reinagle
  • What Joy It Is to Worship HerevPeter Knudsen
  • Come, Christians, Join to Sing - arr. David Evans

  • Geistliches Lied, Op. 30 - Johannes Brahms
  • Lord, Thou Hast Been Our Refuge - Ralph Vaughan Williams
  • With A Voice of Singing - Kenneth Jennings
  • If Ye Love Me - Philip Wilby
  • Be Thou My Vision - Irish Folk Tune / John Rutter
  • O Gladsome Light - James Bingham
  • Day is Dying in the West - William F. Sherwin
  • Shirei Shabbat - Theodore Morrison
  • Five Hebrew Love Songs - Eric Whitacre
  • The Road Home - Stephen Paulus
  • Arise, Beloved! - Rosephanye Powell
  • A Red, Red Rose from "Four Robert Burns Ballads" - James Mulholland
  • Choral Selections from "West Side Story" - Leonard Bernstein / William Stickles
  • Come, Peace of God - Eugene Butler
  • Let There Be Peace on Earth - Jill Jackson-Miller & Sy Miller / Robert Edgerton
  • Lily of the Valley - African-American Spiritual / Moses Hogan
  • Wade in the Water - African-American Spiritual / Moses Hogan
  • Soon One Day - Michael Sandvik
  • We Shall Overcome - Charles Albert Tindley / William Farley Smith

  • Ubi Caritas from "Quatre Motets" - Maurice Duruflé
  • Beati Quorum Via from "Three Motets" - Charles Villiers Stanford
  • Jubilate Deo - László Halmos
  • Pater Noster - Javier Busto
  • Domine Deus from "Gloria" - Antonio Vivaldi
  • Exsultate Justi - Lodovico Viadana
  • Ding Dong! Merrily on High - 16th-century French ? David Willcocks
  • Of the Father's Heart Begotten - Piae Cantiones, 1562 / David Willcocks
  • Open Thou Mine Eyes - John Rutter
  • Come, O Thou Traveler Unknown - Dmitri Bortniansky & Charles Wesley / Bruce Ashton
  • The Heart's Offering - Antony Baldwin
  • There is a Balm in Gilead - René Clausen
  • This is My Father's World - Franklin Sheppard & Maltbie Babcock / Roy Ringwald
  • We Shall Walk Through the Valley in Peace - A. L. Hatter / Moses Hogan
  • Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring - Johann Sebastian Bach
  • I Dream a World from "Joy, Like a Pearl" - Ethan McGrath
  • Every Valley Shall Be Exalted from "Joy, Like a Pearl" - Ethan McGrath
  • Lovest Thou Me? - Bruce Ashton
  • I'm Gonna Sing 'til the Spirit Moves in My Heart - Moses Hogan
  • Lonely Town from "On the Town" - Leonard Bernstein / Ethan McGrath

  • Sicut Cervus - Giovanni da Palestrina
  • Psalm 100 - Heinrich Schütz
  • Like as the Hart Desireth the Waterbrooks - Herbert Howells
  • Lift Thine Eyes (Elijah) - Felix Mendelssohn
  • O Lord God - Pavel Tchesnokov
  • Savior, Like a Shepherd Lead Us - Dorothy A. Thrupp / Fred Bock
  • My God is a Rock - Spiritual / Alice Parker & Robert Shaw
  • Deep River - Spiritual / Anders Paulsson
  • The Beatitudes - Vladimir Martynov
  • The Lord is My Shepherd - Thomas Matthews
  • The Word Was God - Rosephanye Powell
  • The Invitation - Ethan McGrath
  • Call to Prayer and Response - David Orvek
  • More Holiness Give Me - P. P. Bliss / Ronald Staheli
  • The Glory of the Father - Egil Holland
  • Praise to the Lord, the Almighty - Hugo Distler
  • Not One Sparrow is Forgotten - William Hawley
  • Beau Soir - Claude Debussy
  • Dirait-On (Les Chansons des Roses) - Morten Lauridsen
  • Rest - Ralph Vaughan Williams
  • The Lamb (Three Blake Songs) - Matthew  Harris
  • Tiger (Three Black Songs) - Matthew Harris
  • He's Gone Away - Traditional / Robert Shaw & Alice Parker
  • The Girl I Left Behind Me - Traditional / Patti Brennan
  • Under the Greenwood Tree - David Willcocks
  • Five Nursery Rhymes - Ralph Hunter

  • Nun danket alle Gott - Johann Pachelbel
  • Holy God We Praise Thy Name - Ignaz Franz / John Ferguson
  • Seek the Lord - René Clausen
  • For the Beauty of the Earth - Philip Stopford
  • A Prayer of St. Patrick - John Rutter
  • Pilgrim’s Hymn - Stephen Paulus
  • Come, Come Ye Saints - The Sacred Harp, 1844
  • For All the Saints - Englebert / Charles V. Stanford
  • Ain’t Got Time to Die - Hall Johnson
  • Soon Ah Will Be Done/I Wanna Die Easy - arr. Craig Hella Johnson
  • Salmo 150 - Ernani Aguiar
  • Come Thou Fount of Every Blessing - Robert Robinson / James Mulholland
  • Creator of the Stars of Night - Sarum Plainsong
  • Plenty Good Room - Kirby Shaw
  • I Will Arise - Southern Harmony /Alice Parker & Robert Shaw
  • Steal Away - Spiritual / Isaac Johnson
  • Dixit Dominus (The Sound of Music) - Richard Rodgers
  • Rex Admirabilis (The Sound of Music) - Richard Rodgers
  • Alleluia (The Sound of Music) - Richard Rodgers
  • Choral Selections (The Sound of Music) - Richard Rodgers & Oscar Hammerstein / Clay Warnick
  • Fa una canzona - Orazio Vecchi
  • It's a Grand Night for Singing (State Fair) - Richard Rodgers
  • Over Hill, Over Dale (Three Shakespeare Songs) - Ralph Vaughan Williams
  • The Cloud-Capp'd Towers (Three Shakespeare Songs) - Ralph Vaughan Williams
  • O Mistress Mine - Ethan McGrath
  • Io son la Primavera - William Hawley
  • Varied Thrushes (Due North) - Stephen Chatman
  • Yellow Bird - Norman Luboff / Dan Davison
  • How Can I Keep from Singing - Robert W. Lowry / Ronald Staheli
  • Sing Me to Heaven - Daniel E. Gawthrop
  • Aura Lee - W. W. Fosdick / Barbershop Harmony Society
  • Hard Times Come Again No More - Stephen Foster / Donald Moore

  • Vinea mea electa (Four Lenten Motets) - Francis Poulenc
  • Five Mystical SongsvRalph Vaughan Williams
  • Arise Beloved - Rosephanye Powell
  • Over the Land is April - Ethan McGrath
  • Laudate Dominum - W.A. Mozart
  • The Old Church (Prairie Songs) - Stephen Paulus
  • Be Thou My Vision - John Rutter
  • Jesus Christ, the Apple Tree - Elizabeth Poston
  • Jesus Died on Calvary's Mountain - Alice Parker
  • O Vos Omnes - Blake R. Henson
  • The Lamb - John Tavener
  • Agnus Dei - Javier Busto
  • Wondrous Love - Steven Sametz
  • Peace (Shaker Songs) - arr. Kevin Siegfried
  • Love is Little (Shaker Songs) - arr. Kevin Siegfried
  • Lay Me Low (Shaker Songs) - arr. Kevin Siegfried
  • Heavenly Display (Shaker Songs) - arr. Kevin Siegfried
  • Benediction (Shaker Songs) - arr. Kevin Siegfried
  • Hark, I Hear the Harps Eternal - Alice Parker
  • A Song of Heaven and Homeland - arr. Melvin West
  • Jubilate Deo - Guy Woolfenden
  • Blessed Be the Name of the Lord - Dale Grotenhuis
  • All That Hath Life and Breath Praise Ye the Lord! - René Clausen
  • O God, Beyond All Praising - Gustav Holst/Richard Proulx
  • Prayer is the Movement of Trust - J. Bruce Ashton
  • Holy Spirit, Gracious Guest - Grayston Ives
  • I Believe This is Jesus - Undine Moore
  • In the Bleak Midwinter - Gustav Holst
  • Zither Carol - arr. Malcolm Sargent

  • Cantique de Jean Racine - Gabriel Fauré
  • Richte Mich, Gott - Felix Mendelssohn
  • O Taste and See - Ralph Vaughan Williams
  • The Majesty and Glory of Your Name - Tom Fettke
  • O Come, O Come Emmanuel/Sometimes I Feel Like a Motherless Child - David Cherwien
  • My Song in the Night - arr. Paul Christiansen
  • There's a Light A-Comin' - David Lantz III
  • He's Gone Away - Alice Parker/Robert Shaw
  • Chindia - Alexandru Paşcanu
  • This is My Song (Finlandia) - Jean Sibelius
  • Duerme Negrito - Robert DeCormier
  • Russian Picnic - Harvey Enders
  • The Blue Bird, Op. 119, No. 3 - Charles Villiers Stanford
  • Waters Ripple and Flow - Deems Taylor
  • All My Trials - Norman Luboff
  • Two Scottish Love Songs - Ethan McGrath
  • The Earth Adorned - Waldemar Åhlén
  • Kpanlongo - Derek Bermel

  • Ehre sei Gott in der Höhe - Felix Mendelssohn
  • Lord, Thou Hast Been Our Refuge - Ralph Vaughan Williams
  • Nunc Dimittis - Ethan McGrath
  • Wedding Cantata - Daniel Pinkham
  • Hold On! - Eugene Thamon Simpson
  • Fare Thee Well Love - Jimmy Rankin/arr. Mulholland
  • Lay a Garland - Robert Pearsall
  • We Shall Overcome - arr. Farley Smith
  • Sing We Merrily Unto God Our Strength - Sidney Campbell
  • How Great Thou Art - S. Gordon Jessop
  • Verleih' uns Frieden - Felix Mendelssohn
  • Ubi Caritas - Maurice Durufle
  • As the Apple Tree - Ethan McGrath
  • My Lord, What a Mornin' - Harry T. Burleigh
  • Jesu, Jesu, Fill Us With Your Love - Ghana Folk Song
  • The Road Home - Stephen Paulus
  • Three Madrigals - Emma Lou Diemer

  • Abendständchen - J.S. Bach
  • Quand j'ai oui le tambourin - Claude Debussy
  • Zigeunerleben - Robert Schumann
  • Les Misérables Medley - arr. Ed Lojeski
  • Ubi Caritas - Morten Lauridsen
  • We Gather Together - Stephen Paulus
  • Beati Quorum Via - C.V. Stanford
  • Like As the Hart Desireth the Waterbrooks - Herbert Howells
  • In Thee is Gladness - Giovanni Giacomo Gastoldi and Daniel Kallman
  • Climbin' Up the Mountain - Moses Hogan
  • Deep River - Anders Paulsson
  • Let My Prayer Come Up Into Thy Presence - Henry Purcell and Sir Frederick Bridge
  • Evening Prayer - Engelbert Humperdinck and Phil Mattson
  • Come Peace of God - Eugene Butler
  • I Lay My Sins on Jesus - Allen W. Foster
  • Now the Day is Over - Joseph Barnby
  • The Day Thou Gavest - Clement Scholefield
  • Love Divine, All Loves Excelling - John Rutter
  • The Lord is My Shepherd - John Rutter
  • Praise the Lord - Ralph Johnson
  • Wondrous Love - Steven Sametz
  • I Lay My Sins on Jesus - Allen Foster
  • All Praise to Thee (Tallis Canon) - Thomas, Tallis
  • Now the Day is Over - Joseph Barnby

  • West Side Story (Selections) - Bernstein & William Stickles
  • Due North - Stephen Chatman
  • Porgy & Bess Medley - George Gershwin & Clay Warnick
  • Let No Sad Thought Oppress Thee - Johannes Brahms
  • Create in Me, O God - Johannes Brahms
  • Exsultate Justi - Lodovico Viadana
  • I Sat Down Under His Shadow - Edward Bairstow
  • Singet dem Herrn - Johann Pachelbel
  • Hear My Prayer, O Lord - Henry Purcell
  • The Lord Bless You and Keep YouvJohn Rutter
  • O Lord God - Pavel Tchesnokov
  • The Lord's Prayer - Antony Arensky
  • Plorate Filii Israel - Giacomo Carissimi
  • Lux Aurumque - Eric Whitacre
  • Wondrous Love - Steven Sametz
  • Come, O Thou Traveler Unknown - Bruce Ashton
  • My Shepherd Will Supply My Need - Virgil Thompson
  • I Love the Lord - Ronald Staheli
  • The King of Love My Shepherd Is - Mack Wilberg
  • O God Beyond All Praising - Richard Proulx
  • I'm Gonna Sing 'Til the Spirit Moves in My Heart - Moses Hogan
  • Steal Away - Isaac Johnson
  • Give Me Jesus - Larry Fleming

  • Shirei Shabbat - Theodore Morrison
  • Ubi Caritas - René Clausen
  • Sing Me to Heaven - Daniel Gawthrop
  • If Ye Love Me - Philip Wilby
  • Let Thy Holy Presence - Tchesnokov/Hopson
  • Hark, I Hear the Harps Eternal - Shaw-Parker
  • Cry Out and Shout - Knut Nystedt
  • Goin' Up to Glory - André Thomas
  • Abide With Me: 'Tis Eventide - Crawford Gates
  • Stay With Us - Egil Hovland
  • When in Our Music God is Glorified - C.V. Stanford
  • Savior, Like a Shepherd Lead Us - Fred Bock
  • Jesus, Lead the Way - Richard Proulx
  • Breathe on Me, Breath of God - Jonathan Willcocks
  • How Can I Keep From Singing? - Ronald Staheli
  • Sometimes a Light Surprises - Holst/Mark Hill
  • Come Thou Fount of Every Blessing - James Mulholland
  • Set Me As A Seal - René Clausen
  • Look What Dey Doin' to Jesus - Richard Jackson
  • All That Hath Life and Breath Praise Ye the Lord! - René Clausen
  • Jesus Died On Calvary's Mountain - Alice Parker
  • Shenandoah - James Erb
  • Sure On This Shining Night - Samuel Barber
  • Somewhere - Bernstein/Edgerton

  • Wedding Cantata - Daniel Pinkham
  • Ziguenerlieder - Johannes Brahms
  • What Sweeter Music - John Rutter
  • Bogoroditse Devo - Sergei Rachmaninov
  • Pater Noster - Javier Busto
  • How Excellent is Thy Name - Eugene Butler
  • With a Voice of Singing - Kenneth Jennings
  • Seek the Lord - René Clausen
  • Beautiful Savior - Melius Christiansen
  • The Heart's Offering - Anthony Baldwin
  • We Shall Walk Through the Valley in Peace - Moses Hogan
  • For Ye Shall Go Out With Joy - Randall Thompson
  • The Paper Reeds By the Brooks - Randall Thompson
  • Praise to the Lord, the Almighty - Hugo Distler
  • O Taste and See - Ralph Vaughan Williams
  • Kyrie Eleison - Felix Mendelssohn
  • The Water is Wide - Luigi Zaninelli & Lara Hoggard
  • Love is Life - Jackson Hill
  • The Earth Adorned - Jennings/Åhlén
  • Io Son la Primavera - William Hawley