2008-2009 Concert Season

Please use the Order Tickets link, above, for tickets to the full season. Individual concert tickets for the 2008-2009 season will go on sale in the fall.


5th Anniversary Kickoff with René Clausen and Kathy Saltzman Romey

Sat., Oct. 25, 2008 – 8:00 p.m. Nativity of Our Lord Catholic Church, St. Paul, MN

Sun., Oct. 26, 2008 – 3:00 p.m. Wayzata Community Church, Wayzata, MN

Artistic Director Matthew Culloton and The Singers are joined by guest conductors René Clausen, conductor of the famed Concordia Choir, and Kathy Romey, leader of the Minnesota Chorale. This Anniversary celebration includes music of Eric Whitacre, Norwegian phenom Ola Gjeilo, Brahms and Clausen. See and hear why The Singers have earned a spot among the finest choirs in the country, and celebrate the beginning of their fifth season!


What Sweeter Music: Christmas with The Singers

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Sat., Dec. 6, 2008 – 7:30 p.m. St. Olaf Catholic Church, Minneapolis, MN

Sun., Dec. 7, 2008 – 3:00 p.m. Lord of Life Church, Ramsey, MN

Sat., Dec. 13, 2008 – 7:00 p.m. Wayzata Community Church, Wayzata, MN

Sun., Dec. 14, 2008 – 2:00 p.m. Nativity of Our Lord Catholic Church, St. Paul, MN

A Twin Cities favorite, this celebration of the holiday season features new carol arrangements as well as works by Morten Lauridsen, Stephen Paulus and Matthew Culloton. Usher in the holidays with The Singers, and you even may be called upon to sing along.


Mars and Venus: Music for Men’s and Women’s Chorus

Sat., Feb. 7, 2009 – 8:00 p.m. Nativity of Our Lord Catholic Church, St. Paul, MN

Sun., Feb. 8, 2009 – 4:00 p.m. First Lutheran Church, Columbia Heights, MN

A first for The Singers, the ensemble will be split into two choirs, presenting a concert of Men’s and Women’s Chorus favorites. From the stunning Prayers of St. Francis by Poulenc to the dusty cowboy trails captured by Norman Luboff – the Italian renaissance convents to 20th century icons, this concert presents an exciting look at the eclectic styles and ranges of single-gender repertoire. This concert also features a world premiere by composer-in-residence Joshua Shank.


My Soul’s Repose: The Singers at the Basilica

Sat., March 28, 2009 – 8:00 p.m. Basilica of St. Mary, Minneapolis, MN

Frank Martin’s Mass features French-influenced harmonies and luxuriant choral writing. The presentation of this iconic choral masterpiece in the serene Basilica of St. Mary is simply an opportunity that music enthusiasts can’t miss. Also on the program are early American hymns and spirituals arranged by Alice Parker, Matthew Culloton, and a world premiere by composer-in-residence Jocelyn Hagen.

ADDITIONAL PERFORMANCES: (not in subscription series)


Mars and Venus: Music for Men’s and Women’s Chorus

Sat., Feb. 21, 2009 – 7:30 p.m. Faith Lutheran Church, Waconia, MN

Mon., Feb. 23, 2009 – 8:00 p.m. Martin Luther College, New Ulm, MN

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5th Anniversary Gala: Celebrating Five Years of The Singers

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Sat., April 25, 2009 – 7:00 p.m., Edina Country Club, Edina, MN

Celebrate the 5th Anniversary of The Singers! Event includes silent auction, swingy Broadway and jazz tunes, dancing, hors d’oeuvres and a performance by The Singers. Call 651.917.1948 to order tickets, or click here to order securely online.

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Everybody Sing!

Sun., May 3, 2009 – 4:00 p.m. Orchestra Hall, Minneapolis, MN

The Singers join VocalEssence for their 40th Anniversary Celebration. A very limited number of discounted tickets are available through our office. Call 651.917.1948 to order today!

Choral Horizons: New Music Reading Sessions

Mon., May 11, 2009 – 7:00-10:00 p.m. (reading session)

Tues., May 12, 2009 – 7:00-10:00 p.m. (open rehearsal and recording session)

University of Minnesota, Ferguson Hall, Rm. 85

The Singers welcome three finalist composers Jenni Brandon (CA), Christine Donkin (Ontario), and Justin Merritt (MN) to the Twin Cities. The composers will be part of interactive rehearsals with The Singers, and a rehearsal/recording session open to the public on May 12. The three scores were selected from over 100 submissions, and each shows a creative (yet practical) approach to vocal writing.

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