The ensemble that Fanfare Magazine calls "the premier men's vocal ensemble in the United States” returns to Concordia for a program entitled “One Giant Leap.” The moon, stars, and the tapestry of the night sky all are responsible for some of humanity’s oldest legends and mysteries. History is filled with stories of daring innovators who had the audacity to dream of one day conquering the sky. In One Giant Leap, Cantus explores and celebrates the allure of upward exploration, the triumph of the human spirit, and striving for excellence through innovation and technology. In the beginning, we looked up and saw our heroes in the constellations in Edvard Grieg’s Ave Maris Stella. Since then we’ve longed for freedom and flight in Camille Saint-Saëns’ Aux Aviateurs, and we are also reminded that our exploration is not without sacrifice in Ken Jennings’ And Death Shall Have No Dominion. Ultimately, the search for discovery and a new world is best exemplified in Sarah Kirkland Snider’s beautiful lush Psalm of the Soil, commissioned by Cantus. Tickets: $15 (students and seniors $10)