2016-2017 SUBSCRIPTION SERIES
MINNEAPOLIS – April 4, 2016 – Led by Founding Artistic Director Matthew Culloton,renowned 40-voice choral ensemble The Singers introduces its engaging, eclectic 2016-2017 Concert Series. This will mark the ensembles 13th season of music making. “I believe this concert series shows the musical depth and variety that has come to define The Singers since 2004,” says Artistic Director Matthew Culloton. “We are proud to offer this large palette of choral music, featuring masterworks by Handel, Bach, Brahms, Britten, Argento, and Paulus – among many others!”
A Baroque Feast, October 22 & 23, 2016: A dazzling array of Baroque works help launch the 2016-2017 season! Handel’s Dixit Dominus is his early masterpiece, composed while the 22-year old was studying abroad in Rome. J.S. Bach’s behemoth motet, Singet dem Herrn ein neues Lied is recognized as his finest motet with its energetic, dancing vocal lines throughout. (10/22, 7:30pm – House of Hope Presbyterian Church, St, Paul; 10/23, 3pm – Wayzata Community Church)
What Sweeter Music: Christmas with The Singers, December 4, 10, & 11, 2016: Harpist Min Kim joins The Singers for this annual favorite! The women of the choir will perform Benjamin Britten’s beloved A Ceremony of Carols in its original treble version. World premiere carols by Matthew Culloton will also be featured. (12/4, 3pm – Wayzata Community Church; 12/10, 7:30pm – St. Olaf Catholic, Minneapolis; 12/11, 2pm – Nativity of Our Lord, St. Paul)
My Soul’s Repose, April 1 & 2, 2017: This concert has become the anchor of The Singers’ concert season. Frank Martin’s Mass for Double Choircombines lush harmonies with haunting chant-like melodies in what is one of the 20th century’s most enduring works. Spiritual, reflective works by Johannes Brahms and Frank Ferko round out this meaningful concert experience. (4/1, 7:30pm, Nativity of Our Lord, St. Paul; 4/2, 3pm, Westwood Lutheran, St. Louis Park)
An American Pastiche, May 20 & 21, 2017: American choral music from the middle of the 20th century has a fresh vitality that resonates today!Cecil Effinger’s Four Pastorales, Louise Talma’s Let’s Touch the Sky, and Samuel Barber’s Reincarnations share the program with other works by Stephen Paulus, Dominick Argento and Ned Rorem. (5/20, 7:30pm, Nativity of Our Lord, St. Paul; 5/21, 3pm, First Lutheran, Columbia Heights)
Season tickets now available, with single concert tickets available September 1.