2013-2014

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This Shining Night: An Anniversary Celebration

Friday, Oct. 25, 2013 – 7:30 p.m. Nativity of Our Lord Catholic Church, St. Paul, MN

Saturday, Oct. 26, 2012 – 7:30 p.m. Wayzata Community Church, Wayzata, MN

** Grand Gathering pre-concert event: 10/26,  5:30-7 PM, Home of Jerry and Teresa Elsbernd, Shorewood MN

E-mail office@singersmca.org to reserve a spot for $35.

Benjamin Britten | Five Flower Songs
Ralph Vaughan Williams | Serenade to Music
Morten Lauridsen | Nocturnes
Dominick Argento | So I’ll Sing with My Voice

Join us for a musical celebration of The Singers’ first decade, and don’t miss a collection of music capturing the exciting and innovative programming that has become one of our trademarks. Whether it be the serenity of Lauridsen’s Nocturnes, a rousing spiritual setting by Argento, or even some close harmony arrangements from the Great American Songbook – The Singers always surprise and inspire!

What Sweeter Music: Christmas Under the North Star

Saturday, Dec. 07, 2013 – 7:30 p.m. St. Olaf Catholic Church, Minneapolis, MN
A 30 minute organ prelude by Dr. Lynn Trapp will be presented at 7pm.

Sunday, Dec. 08, 2013 – 3:00 p.m. Wayzata Community Church, Wayzata, MN

Sunday, Dec. 15, 2013 – 2:00 p.m. Nativity of Our Lord Catholic Church, St. Paul, MN

** Grand Gathering pre-concert event: 12/7,  5:00 PM, Minneapolis Club, hosted by Luther Ranheim.

E-mail office@singersmca.org to reserve a spot for $35.

Joshua Shank | Gabriel’s Message
Dale Warland | Nativity Suite
Craig Carnahan | If In Your Heart
F.Melius Christiansen | Lost in the Night

For ten years, The Singers have highlighted music of Minnesota Composers past and present. This year, celebrate Christmas with us by enjoying works from some of the key figures in our treasured choral landscape. A new memorial commission by conductor Matthew Culloton is surrounded by works from the Christiansen family, Leland Sateren, David Cherwien, and Stephen Paulus.

Sharing the Season: Special Collaborative Event

Saturday, Dec. 14, 2013 – 7:30 p.m. Lake Nokomis Lutheran Church, Minneapolis, MN

Featuring the Southwest Singers, Minneapolis Southwest High School
Nathan Knoll, conductor

The Singers are thrilled to present this special collaboration concert with one of Minneapolis schools’ flagship ensembles, the Southwest Singers. Nathan Knoll is the dynamic leader of the choral program at Minneapolis Southwest High School, overseeing a large vocal department while supporting one of the state’s strongest musical theater programs. During Mr. Knoll’s tenure, the Southwest Singers have collaborated with many of the area’s finest choral ensembles including Cantus, VocalEssence and The Singers.

Pärt & Mozart: Featuring The Singers Anniversary Chorus

Saturday, Feb. 22, 2014 – 8:00 p.m. Basilica of St. Mary, Minneapolis, MN

John Tavener | Funeral Ikos
Arvo Pärt | Berliner Messe
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart | Coronation Mass, K. 317

Teresa Tierney, soprano
Angela Keeton, mezzo soprano
John Grau, tenor
Seth Keeton, bass

Reflective music graces the embracing acoustic of the Basilica of St. Mary. The Singers Anniversary Chorus debuts with a celebratory performance of one Mozart’s most jubilant and joyful works, Coronation Mass. Combined with Pärt’s austere Berliner Messe and Tavener’s haunting Funeral Ikos, this is sure to be a night of transcendence.

My Soul’s Repose: Lamento

Saturday, April 12, 2014 – 7:30 p.m. St. Olaf Catholic Church, Minneapolis, MN

Sunday, April 13, 2014 – 2:00 p.m. Nativity of Our Lord Catholic Church, St. Paul, MN

Thomas Tallis | Lamentations of Jeremiah

Alberto Ginastera | Lamentations of Jeremiah

Maurice Durufle | Four Motets on Gregorian Themes

Eric Whitacre | i thank you god

The Singers explore musical lamentations and meditations, both sacred and secular, spanning five centuries. Be moved by the music of Thomas Tallis, Alberto Ginastera, Herbert Howells, John Tavener, Maurice Durufle, and Eric Whitacre.

New Horizons: Music of Today (Literally!)

Saturday, May 31, 2014 – 8:00 p.m. Nativity of Our Lord Catholic Church, St. Paul, MN

Abbie Betinis | First Ladies Suite (World Premiere)
Jocelyn Hagen | amass (excerpts)
Word Premiere works to be selected from a call for scores

During The Singers’ first nine seasons, 62 works were given a world premiere performance. This concert celebrates our commitment to the composers of today, including two of our Composers-in-Residence, Abbie Betinis and Jocelyn Hagen. Betinis’ choral cycle on texts by First Ladies (including Eleanor Roosevelt, Abigail Adams, and Edith Wilson) will be performed for the first time in its entirety. Hagen’s amass was one of the largest projects we have undertaken, and we are proud to bring back some of its magical a cappella moments. The rest of the program will be world premiere performances of works drawn from an international call for scores.

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Other Concert Appearances

These concerts are not a part of the subscription series.  Tickets are available through the host venues.

Friday, November 8, 2013, 8:00p.m. – Martin Luther College, New Ulm, MN

Saturday, March 15, 2014, 7:30p.m. – Cowles Center, Minneapolis, MN

Sunday, April 27, 2014, 4:00p.m. – Bethlehem Lutheran Church, Minneapolis, MN

Legacy Tour Performances

This activity is funded, in part, by the Minnesota State Arts Board through the arts and cultural heritage fund as appropriated by the Minnesota Legislature with money from the Legacy Amendment vote of the people of Minnesota on November 4, 2008.

Friday, January 24, 2014, 7:30p.m. – Concordia College Cultural Events Series, Moorhead, MN

Saturday, January 25, 2014, 7:30p.m. – Bethlehem Lutheran Church, St. Cloud, MN ** FREE CONCERT

Saturday, February 1, 2014, 7:30p.m. – Lourdes Chapel at Assisi Heights, Rochester, MN (with Choral Arts Ensemble, Rick Kvam, conductor)

Sunday, February 2, 2014, 3:00p.m. – Chapel of St. Mary of the Angels, Winona, MN  ** FREE CONCERT