The combination of accessible world music and transparent sound featured on Let Your Voice Be Heard
, the CD released in 2001 by male-voice choir Cantus, made it an audiophile favorite. Stereophile
editor John Atkinson returned to Minnesota earlier this year to record Cantus for a second time. This time, however, the program was very different: an ambitious sequence of choral works illustrating a musical and poetic progression from grief and sorrow to consolation and joy, following the tragic events of September 2001.