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Drop a note at the Civic Center

November 16, 2018

Cantus, an award-winning vocal ensemble from Minneapolis, will cap off the 8th annual SE MN a Capella festival on Saturday.

That festival will consist of vocal workshops for 16 high school choirs, multiple appearances by professional performers, and three concerts (which will all be open to the public).

In other words, there will be vocal music (and beat-boxing, and everything else that goes with the genre) in the Civic Center. All. Day. Long.

Here are a few things you didn’t know about this weekend’s aca-awesome event.

1. It benefits a good cause. $5 of every $12 adult ticket sold will benefit the National Alliance on Mental Illness in Southeast Minnesota.

2. You’ll get to feast your eyes, as well as your ears. Student artists from around SE MN collaborated on an art exhibit (the theme is “Alone Together”), which will be on display in the auditorium during the festival.

3. Cantus will perform a new piece of work by Penn State composer Libby Larsen. “YOU” was premiered in September of this year, so very few a capella fans have heard it yet.

4. The final concert lineup will be published online today! (Check the “Tickets” tab on semnacappella.org for the lineup). But those tickets have been available for weeks. Grab some from the Mayo Civic Center box office.

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