2019-2020 Concerts

JOURNEY HOME – October 19 & 20, 2019: The Singers launch their 16th season with reflections on themes of home, including the Minnesota premiere of Philadelphia-based composer Melissa Dunphy’s American DREAMers. Dunphy has set the stories of five young Americans who were brought to the country as children, weaving a work that honors their stories and inspires hope and empathy. Abbie Betinis teamed with a St. Paul high school student to create the text for Journey Home, and the work reminds us that we all long for a place to call our own – our home. Lastly, The Singers give the world premiere of a work by newly appointed Composer-in-Residence, Timothy Takach.

October 19, 7:30 pm – House of Hope Presbyterian, St. Paul; October 20, 3:00 pm – Annunciation Catholic, Minneapolis CLICK HERE FOR TICKETS

WHAT SWEETER MUSIC – December 7, 8, & 15, 2019: The combination of cherished carols, beloved Christmas works, and musical surprises has made The Singers’ Christmas program an annual favorite for Twin Cities audiences. This year, be moved by transcendent Russian works, world premiere carol arrangements by Matthew Culloton, and a musical tribute to René Clausen, who is retiring from Concordia College where he has inspired generations of choral singers and enthusiasts.

December 7, 7:00 pm – St. Olaf Catholic, Minneapolis; December 8, 3:00 pm – Westwood Lutheran, St. Louis Park; December 15, 2:00 pm – Nativity of Our Lord, St. Paul CLICK HERE FOR TICKETS

MY SOUL’S REPOSE – March 21 & 22, 2020: Husband and wife Timothy Takach and Jocelyn Hagen co-composed This is How You Love, a poignant, a cappella oratorio about the depths of relationships – companionship, conflict, and love. Texts are drawn from contemporary poetry and mixed with anonymous passages from couples’ therapy sessions. It is a stunning piece, and an incredible compositional accomplishment! The Singers will also present music based on the biblical poetry from the Song of Songs, including settings by Giovanni Palestrina, Karen Thomas, Jan Sandström, and Stephen Paulus.

March 21, 7:30 pm – Nativity of Our Lord, St. Paul; March 22, 3:00 pm – Westwood Lutheran, St. Louis Park CLICK HERE FOR TICKETS

WALDEN POND – May 16 & 17, 2020: Considered by many to be Dominick Argento’s choral masterpiece, Walden Pond employs three cellos and harp to evocatively team with the choir and bring new life to Thoreau’s revered text. Works by John Muehleisen and Jake Runestad also celebrate the human connection to nature through the words of Carl Sandburg, John Muir, and Wendell Berry.

May 16, 7:30 pm – First Lutheran, Columbia Heights; May 17, 3:00 pm – Mairs Concert Hall at Macalester College CLICK HERE FOR TICKETS

OTHER ACTIVITIES:

The Singers look forward to outstate educational collaborations in Owatonna (Jan. 31, 2020) and St. Michael-Albertville (Feb. 1, 2020), teaming with hundreds of high school singers and Composer-in-Residence Timothy Takach.

Due to the popularity of last year’s Community Sing, Tesfa Wondemagegnehu will return to introduce new additions and favorites from The Justice Choir Songbook on Saturday Feb. 8 at 3 pm, a collection of music about civic, social, and environmental rights. Free event! House of Hope Presbyterian, 797 Summit Ave. St. Paul MN 55105

Season Tickets are on sale now, and Single Tickets will be available on September 9, 2019.

For tickets or more information, visit www.singersmca.org or call 651.917.1948.

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