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Deo Cantamus of Minnesota
Date: June 20, 2011
Category: Choirs with Religious Affiliation
Category: Community Choirs
Deo Cantamus exists to serve, educate, and promote worship, using quality instrumental and vocal music that glorifies our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. We pursue excellence in an effort to worship our God and bring others closer to Him.
Statement of Purpose:
Deo Cantamus is an organization of musicians whose purpose is to worship the true and living God through the performance of and instruction in quality vocal and instrumental music. Because worshipping God is our fundamental intention, this necessarily requires that we be in right relationship with the God we worship. We believe that this is only possible through faith in Jesus Christ. Therefore, we as individuals are followers of Jesus Christ.
We believe that Jesus is the fully divine and fully human Son of God. His death and resurrection is the only means by which people can have forgiveness of their sins and eternal life. We believe that the guilt of our sins was entirely charged against Him on the cross. On the sole condition of trust in Him, God credits Christ's righteousness to us and pronounces us to be righteous for His sake. Therefore we have each personally believed in Jesus as our fully sufficient and exclusive Savior from sin. Further, we have committed ourselves to holy living, in accordance with the character of Jesus Christ and the commands of the New Testament.
Deo Cantamus is not directly attached to any particular church or denomination. We are a group of musicians who believe the gospel message as stated above. We do believe, however, that the new Testament requires us to display an attitude of thoughtful deference toward all those who hold in common with us our commitment both to the gospel and to holy living.
Deo Cantamus strives to pursue excellence in the performance of both choral and instrumental music. We are an organization that requires a high standard of proficiency from all musicians who perform. We are committed to this high standard because we believe the kind of music we perform and the way we perform that music says something about our understanding of the God that we worship.
Deo Cantamus seeks to offer both education and performance opportunities for musicians. We will provide individual and group instruction for students and ensemble members but we also believe that students learn best through regular performance. We will avoid extremes, either of being primarily educational or primarily performance oriented. Therefore, we will provide quality instruction for students along with regular concerts and recitals that will allow the musicians to develop his or he skills as a soloist as well as in an ensemble setting.