Cantus: All is Calm
The Christmas Truce of 1914
Saturday, November 29, 2014 @ 8:00 pm
"Cantus sings with astonishing perfection... [it is] genuinely glorious music-making."
— Gramophone Magazine
For a single, extraordinary night, no man’s land was every man’s land. It was Christmas Eve 1914 on the Western Front and, out of the darkness, a young German soldier began to sing “Stille Nacht”—the start of a miraculous night of camaraderie, music, and peace. Now 100 years later, renowned choral ensemble Cantus hauntingly recreates the astounding moment in history when World War I soldiers set down their arms for one night to celebrate the holidays with the enemy.
The Pioneer Press calls it “... a production that can transport audiences to parts of the heart rarely explored.” Using actual diary entries of World War I soldiers and beautiful new arrangements of holiday favorites, All is Calm recaptures the spirit of the battlefield, recreates the peaceful atmosphere of that fateful night, and gives true meaning to “peace on Earth, goodwill to men.”