FORT MYERS, Fla. (January 5, 2012) – The next concert in Shell Point Retirement Community’s Fine and Performing Arts Concert Series will be Cantus, On the Shoulders of Giants. This performance will take place on Tuesday, January 31, at 7:30pm in the Village Church Auditorium on The Island.
“We are very excited to offer this unique performance of Cantus, On the Shoulders of Giants in the Fine and Performing Arts concert series this year,” said Dawn Boren, director of resident life. “Our 2011-2012 Fine and Performing Arts Concert Series has been receiving rave reviews so far, and we are not even half way through the season yet!”

With vocal versatility, artistic excellence, and charismatic personality, Cantus, a nine-voice men’s ensemble, will present On the Shoulders of Giants. The title of their program is derived from Sir Isaac Newton’s quotation, “If I have seen further it is by standing on the shoulders of giants,” an obvious homage to the great thinkers that came before him. To Cantus, that means performing masterworks for men’s voices by master composers such as Liszt, Mozart, Schubert, Schumann, and more in the first half of the show. The second half will speak of a different type of giants – bringing the sounds of larger-than-life personalities and folk heroes such as Frankenstein, Johnny Appleseed, Paul Bunyan, and Goliath. Winner of the prestigious Margaret Hillis Award for Choral Excellence from Chorus America, Cantus has been hailed as “the premier men’s vocal ensemble in the United States.”

Tickets for the concerts are $35 each, and can be purchased at . If you have any questions, please call (239) 454-2067.

The Academy of Life Long Learning at Shell Point is a lifelong learning educational initiative for the residents of the retirement community. The Academy provides anywhere from 70 to 90 classes each semester, that encompasses a well-rounded curriculum of educational opportunities for senior adults. The Academy of Life Long Learning at Shell Point was named as one of 2008’s most innovative active aging programs by the International Council on Active Aging (ICAA), an association that supports professionals who develop wellness/fitness facilities and services for age 50-plus adults.

Shell Point Retirement Community is a not-for-profit continuing care retirement community located in Fort Myers just off McGregor Boulevard and Summerlin Road, two miles before the Sanibel causeway. Shell Point has received national accreditation from CARF-CCAC and is a nationally recognized leader in the retirement industry. The community includes independent living, an 18-hole championship golf course, deep water boating access, assisted living, two medical centers with on-site physicians, and a skilled nursing center all within a resort-style location along the Caloosahatchee River just minutes from the Gulf of Mexico.

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