What's new


08 May 2015
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Antique Fragments Roadshow at Kalamazoo!

Join the CANTUS Database and a panel of expert musicologists on Thursday, May 14th at the International Congress on Medieval Studies in Kalamazoo, MI as they identify and describe fragmented leaves of chants manuscripts "live" using online resources. **In "Antiques Roadshow" tradition, bring digital images of the fragments you see hanging on your library's walls, or the ones you have purchased at auctions. Or, send them ahead of the Congress to the CANTUS Database.**


07 Jan 2015
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New version of website in beta-testing!

Visit http://cantus.uwaterloo.ca/ for the newest version of the CANTUS Database!


25 May 2014
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Canadian Society of Medievalists

Today Debra presented "Old, New, and Newer Chant Databases: The CANTUS Database and CANTUS Index" at the meeting of the CSM at the Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences (Brock University, St. Catharines, ON).


23 May 2014
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Slides from Kalamazoo 2014 Session: An EnCHANTed Evening--Singing Vespers with CANTUS

Look through our Vespers session slides here.


22 May 2014
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Slides from Kalamazoo 2014 Session: So You Think You Can Chant: Gregorian or [Old-]Roman?

Take a look through our presentation slides here!


07 May 2014
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A Video Introduction to CANTUS

Check out our new video and learn about the CANTUS Database in less than 2.5 minutes:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iMmGrUxhPj4


07 May 2014
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Two CANTUS Sessions at Kalamazoo 2014!

Join the CANTUS Database on Thursday evening and Saturday afternoon for two chant workshops. We will sing Vespers from images of the manuscript Fribourg 2 on Thursday at 7:30 p.m., and on Saturday at 1:30 p.m. a panel of scholars will assist the audience in determining which versions of the responsories they hear performed live are either Gregorian or Old-Roman, based on stylistic tendencies of these two chant dialects.


12 May 2013
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Kalamazoo 2013 Handout

PDF | Powerpoint
Kalamazoo 2013 Handout and Powerpoint from our "Chant From Scratch" Session with Susan Hellauer are available to download!


07 May 2013
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CANTUS Session at Kalamazoo!

Come on Saturday morning at 10 am to sing "Chant from Scratch: A Pentecost Lauds from Original Sources" with Susan Hellauer of Anonymous 4.


09 Apr 2013
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CANTUS receives funding!

We are delighted to announce that the CANTUS Database and the new CANTUS Index have received SSHRCC funding (a Canadian government granting agency) for at least five more years.