René Clausen Festival: Honoring a Choral Icon, February 19-21

René Clausen Festival: Honoring a Choral Icon

The Singers are proud to honor acclaimed choral composer René Clausen, one of the most celebrated composers in the world. Since 1986, Dr. Clausen has been the conductor of the Concordia Choir in Moorhead, MN. His teaching legacy is evident throughout the state where a number of his students are leading choral directors, including The Singers’ Artistic Director Matthew Culloton.


Thursday, February 19, 7:00 pm

High School Choral Collaboration St. Andrew’s Lutheran Church, Mahtomedi
Tickets are $15 at the door.

Six area high schools team with The Singers to present a collaborative evening of choral music. René Clausen will lead the massed choir of 400 voices in a few of his beloved works to close the evening.


Friday, February 20, 7:30 pm
Community Sing Event! First Lutheran Church, Columbia Heights

Participant fee of $15, with pre-registration required by 2/17/15.  Click here to register as a participant for the Community Sing.

Meet René Clausen while enjoying the opportunity to sing under his direction and learn the inspiration for his most celebrated works. Included are beloved works like  Set Me as a Seal and All That Hath Life and Breath, as well as a newer setting of Prayer, on a text by Mother Theresa.
Contact Eeva Savolainen, General Manager at 651.917.1948 or to register. Deadline to register is Tuesday, February 17.


Festival Closing Concert

Saturday, February 21, 7:30 pm House of Hope Presbyterian, St. Paul

The Singers bring the festival to a close by presenting a concert of the works of René Clausen. This concert will feature works written throughout Dr. Clausen’s career, including early works like Set Me as a Seal and All That Hath Life and Breath. More recent scores including a rousing Laudate and a contemplative Prayer are set alongside other favorites of the composer. Don’t miss your chance to hear a rich tapestry of sound, composed by one of the most influential, leading composers of the contemporary era.

Click here to order tickets to this concert event.

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