The University of Iowa


Christmas With Cantus: Into the Light

Presented by
ADULTS: $30 / $25 / $20
COLLEGE STUDENTS: $24 / $10 / $10
YOUTH: $24 / $10 / $10
Thursday, December 1, 2022, 7:30 pm

Part of Hancher's Golden Anniversary Season

Cantus has a simple but powerful vision: to give voice to shared human experiences. And what beautiful voices they bring to the task. This low-voice choir is known for its warmth, blend, and innovative approaches to programming and performance. In this holiday concert, the members of Cantus will wrap you in the joyous sounds of the season.

Alleluia! Into the Light (a miner's carol) – Cheryl Camm
River – Joni Mitchell
Kujichagulia – Zanaida Robles
Little Lamb – Joel Phillips
A Soft Place to Land – Sara Bareilles
Aguinaldo Carols – traditional Filipino carols, text by Jerry Brandy, arr. Saunder Choi
O Magnum Mysterium – B.E. Boykin
Noël nouvelet – traditional French carol, arr. Sofia Söderberg
Silent Night — Franz Gruber, arr. Christopher H. Harris


Glory Hallelujah to Duh Newbo'n King – traditional spiritual, arr. William C. Powell
The Three Kings – Healey Willan
Mensaje de Paz  – Francisco Grau Vegara
Meditation: Think on These Things – Adolphus Hailstork
Joys Above His Power – Adam Jacob Simon
I Saw Three Ships – traditional carol, arr. Reginald Bowens
Children Go! – traditional spiritual, arr. Joe Gilbert and Eddie Brown

Preorder food from the Stanley Café!

Avoid the lines by making your food selections before you come to Hancher Auditorium. The Stanley Café will have staff members ready to get your order—including beverages you order when you pick up your food—fast! 

Orders must be placed by noon the day before the performance.

Preorder food


Everybody’s Whole Foods
Margaret Neumann
Nancy J. Sereduck

Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to attend all University of Iowa sponsored events. If you are a person with a disability who requires a reasonable accommodation in order to participate in this program, please contact Paris Sissel in advance at (319) 467-4849 or at