Relive an extraordinary historical moment through holiday music at Edmonds Center for the Arts Thursday, December 1

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Cantus – All Is Calm


Celebrate the holidays with a remarkable true story of camaraderie, music and peace, when acclaimed male a capella ensemble Cantus recounts the events of the Christmas truce of 1914 through “All Is Calm”, at Edmonds Center for the Arts, Thursday December 1 at 7:30pm. 

Tickets are available online at  or by phone 425-275-9595. Ticket prices are $30-$35, $15 youth. Additional service fees apply.


Historic photo from WW I

The Western Front, Christmas Eve, 1914.
Out of the violence of the Great War's trenches comes silence, then a song as a young German soldier steps into no man's land singing “Stille Nacht”. Thus begins a Christmas miracle of epic human proportion. All Is Calm: The Christmas Truce of 1914 was created by Peter Rothstein of Theater Latte` Da from letters, war journals and the poetry and songs of World War I, with musical arrangements by Cantus artistic director Erick Lichte and composer Timothy C. Takach. Through new arrangements of European carols and war-songs for a capella voices, Cantus recalls the improbable World War I truce between Allied Forces and German soldiers in no man's land on Christmas, 1914 through storytelling and song.

About Cantus
Acclaimed as the “premier men’s vocal ensemble in the United States” (Fanfare), Cantus is committed to inspiring audiences with music performed at the highest level. Rehearsing and performing without a conductor or music director, the nine members of Cantus are renowned for adventurous programming spanning many periods and genres, including work commissioned specifically for the group. Cantus shares its superb singing, engaging stage personality and heartfelt interpretations with audiences across the country and at home in Minneapolis and St. Paul. Each year the artists of Cantus share their own love of singing with thousands of student singers through workshops and master classes to ensure the future of choral arts.

Edmonds Center for the Arts (ECA), is a non-profit performing arts facility located in picturesque downtown Edmonds, Washington. Housed in the historic original Edmonds High School building, ECA was remodeled and opened in October 2006 to be a cultural resource for the Puget Sound region through performing arts presentations, community partnerships and education outreach programs.




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