2007-2008 Concert Season
Even Such Is Time: A Pilgrimage Through Life
Thurs., Oct. 11, 2007 – 7:30 p.m. Lake Nokomis Lutheran Church, Minneapolis, MN
Sat., Oct. 13, 2007 – 7:30 p.m. University of St. Thomas Chapel, St. Paul, MN
Sun., Oct. 14, 2007 – 3:00 p.m. Wayzata Community Church, Wayzata, MN
The Singers open their fourth season with a unique concert that celebrates the stages of life from childhood to love, marriage, faith, and death. John Rutter’s Five Childhood Lyrics open this concert that also includes international love songs from England, France, and Argentina. John Tavener’s Village Wedding recalls the Greek marriage rite, and Herbert Howells’ stunning Requiem, as poignant a setting as any written, brings this moving concert experience to a peaceful conclusion.
What Sweeter Music: Christmas with The Singers
Sat., Dec. 1, 2007 – 7:30 p.m. St. Olaf Catholic Church, Minneapolis, MN
Sun., Dec. 2, 2007 – 3:00 p.m. Luther Seminary Chapel, St. Paul, MN
Thurs., Dec. 6, 2007 – 7:30 p.m. Lake Nokomis Lutheran Church, Minneapolis, MN
Sat., Dec. 8, 2007 – 7:00 p.m. Wayzata Community Church, Wayzata, MN
Sun., Dec. 9, 2007 – 3:00 p.m. Shepherd of the Valley Lutheran, Apple Valley, MN
The annual celebration of Christmas features favorite carols in new arrangements and beloved works written for the season. The Singers will be joined by flutist Linda Chatterton and harpist Min Kim on music by Benjamin Britten, Stephen Paulus, William Beckstrand, and Dale Warland. A new Gloria by composer-in-residence Jocelyn Hagen will be premiered, and exciting and lovely works by Morten Lauridsen, Healey Willan, Gerald Finzi, and conductor Matt Culloton will be featured. International anthems and carols round out this festive holiday music feast.
Under the North Star: Music of Minnesota
Thurs., Jan. 31, 2008 – 7:30 p.m. Lake Nokomis Lutheran Church, Minneapolis, MN
Sun., Feb. 3, 2008 – 4:00 p.m. First Lutheran Church, Columbia Heights, MN
Educational and Outreach Performances
Fri., January 25, 2008 – 7:30 p.m. Wildwood Artist Series, Mahtomedi, MN ~ Tickets: 651-762-9672
Sat., January 26, 2008 – 7:00 p.m. Sacred Heart Music Series, Duluth, MN ~ Tickets: 218-723-1895
Sat., February 2, 2008 – 7:30 p.m. Music by the Lake, Waconia, MN ~ Tickets: www.ticketworks.com
Celebrating Minnesota’s rich choral heritage, The Singers will perform works by F. Melius Christiansen, Paul J. Christiansen, Leland Sateren, Dominick Argento, Carol Barnett, Stephen Paulus, Libby Larsen, Rene Clausen, Edie Hill, and others who have contributed to our vast musical landscape. World premiere works by Joshua Shank, Timothy Takach, and Craig Carnahan are also included in the program. Don’t miss one of the first arts tributes of the Minnesota Sesquicentennial Celebration!
This project has been financed in part with funds provided by the State of Minnesota through the Minnesota Sesquicentennial Commission’s Grants Program. It is also made possible, in part, by funds provided by the Metropolitan Regional Arts Council through an appropriation by the Minnesota Legislature.
My Soul’s Repose: The Singers at the Basilica
Sat., March 29, 2008 – 8:00 p.m. Basilica of St. Mary, Minneapolis, MN
The Singers return to the Basilica for their fourth annual presentation of meditative and contemplative choral classics. This concert features award-winning music by composer-in-residence Abbie Betinis, as well as lively Renaissance psalm settings by William Byrd and Orlando Gibbons. Other works by Hugo Distler, Sergei Rachmaninoff, Francis Poulenc and J.S. Bach will add to the sumptuous evening of music-making.