Choral group Cantus melds song cycle with poetry of Langston Hughes

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Kathy Berdan, Pioneer Press, St. Paul, Minn.
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Apr. 3—Twin Cities choral group Cantus is looking at the "interplay between poet and composer" in the third program of its virtual Hometown Series.

"Fields of Wonder" features a newly rediscovered song cycle by Margaret Bonds set to the poetry of Langston Hughes. Cantus will perform the concert without an audience at the Ordway Center for the Performing Arts and it will be available online from 7:30 p.m. April 9 until 7:30 p.m. April 11.

In addition to the "Fields of Wonder" song cycle, the concert will include "Let The Words" by Take 6, "When We Sing" by Rosephanye Powell, "I Would Live In Your Love" by Christopher H. Harris, "Tango With God" by Ysaye M. Barnwell and others.

For info and tickets (suggested donation of $20 per household), go to cantussings.org.