My Soul’s Repose: Duruflé Requiem & Allegri Miserere
Saturday, Oct. 22, 2011 – 8:00 p.m. St. Bartholomew Catholic Church, Wayzata, MN
Sunday, Oct. 23, 2011 – 3:00 p.m. House of Hope Presbyterian Church, Saint Paul, MN
The Singers open the season with Maurice Duruflé’s transcending Requiem in the chamber orchestra version, featuring organist Aaron David Miller. Also on the program are J.S. Bach’s Jesu, meine Freude and Gregorio Allegri’s soaring Miserere.
What Sweeter Music: Christmas with The Singers
Saturday, Dec. 03, 2011 – 7:30 p.m. St. Olaf Catholic Church, Minneapolis, MN
Saturday, Dec. 10, 2011 – 7:30 p.m. Wayzata Community Church, Wayzata, MN
Sunday, Dec. 11, 2011 – 2:00 p.m. Nativity of Our Lord Catholic Church, St. Paul, MN
A veritable feast of holiday and Christmas works combine for a concert experience that only The Singers can provide! Francis Poulenc’s invigorating Quatre Motets pour le Temps de Noel, Scandinavian works by Ola Gjeilo and Trond Kverno, and English carols by Richard Rodney Bennett, Peter Warlock and John Rutter are surrounded by fresh arrangements of traditional carols and songs of Christmas.
**Sunday, December 4, Good Samaritan United Methodist Church, Edina, 4 pm.
This concert is not part of The Singers’ subscription series, so tickets must be purchased at the door or by visiting www.good.org.
Mid-Winter Journey: Songs of Love, Loss and Healing
Sunday, Feb. 26, 2012 – 4:00 p.m. First Lutheran Church Duluth, Duluth, MN
Sunday, Mar. 04, 2012 – 3:00 p.m. First Lutheran Church, Columbia Heights, MN
Musical reflections on life’s love and loss are sung in works by Johannes Brahms and in Morten Lauridsen’s Mid-Winter Songs. A new commission by Joshua Shank will be premiered, commemorating the life of Benjamin Larson, a Luther College alum who lost his life in the Haitian earthquake.
New Landscapes: Lang, Muhly and O’Regan
Saturday, April 21, 2012 – 8:00 p.m. Nativity of Our Lord Catholic Church, Saint Paul, MN
Sunday, April 22, 2012 – 3:00 p.m. Wayzata Community Church, Wayzata, MN
In a most exciting venture, The Singers present works by three composers who have strongly impacted the recent choral music scene in America – David Lang, Tarik O’Regan (a Brit!) and Nico Muhly. Winner of the 2008 Pulitzer Prize in Music, David Lang’s The Little Match Girl Passion is a musical setting of Hans Christian Andersen’s poignant tale. Tarik O”Regan’s exhilarating work, The Ecstasies Above, is written for string quartet, eight vocal soloists and chorus. Lastly, The Singers turn to works by Nico Muhly, whose choral works were recently recorded by the Los Angeles Master Chorale.
At the River: American Folk Songs and Spirituals
Saturday, June 02, 2012 – 8:00 p.m. Nativity of Our Lord Catholic Church, Saint Paul, MN
Sunday, June 03, 2012, 3:00 p.m. Wayzata Community Church, Wayzata, MN
The Singers’ season concludes with a celebration of American folk songs, spirituals, and hymns in long-appreciated arrangements of William Dawson, Robert Shaw, Alice Parker, and Gail Kubik. Contemporary composers Carol Barnett and Rene Clausen will be featured alongside Sacred Harp tunes set by Abbie Betinis, Jocelyn Hagen, and Matthew Culloton. What a great way to welcome summer!
Additional Performances: (not part of subscription series)
The Gift of Fire
Sunday, October 9, 2011 – 4:00 p.m. Orchestra Hall, Minneapolis, MN
Tickets: Orchestra Hall Box Office 612.371.5642
Co-commissioned by VocalEssence and a consortium of nation music organizations, William Bolcom’s dramatic Prometheus portrays the Greek god who stole fire from Zeus and gave it to mortals. The piece will feature the artistry of pianist Jeffrey Biegel. Co-commissioned by VocalEssence and the Pacific Symphony, Michael Daugherty’s compelling Mt. Rushmore sets the words of four great American presidents to music.
What Sweeter Music: Christmas with The Singers
Sunday, December 4, Good Samaritan United Methodist Church, Edina, 4 pm.
This concert is not part of The Singers’ subscription series, so tickets must be purchased by visiting www.good.org.
Mid-Winter Journey: Minnesota Tour Performances
Saturday, February 25, 2012, Staples, MN
Sunday, February 26, 2012, Duluth, MN
Saturday, March 3, 2012, Carleton College, Northfield, MN
This activity is funded, in part, by the Minnesota State Arts Board through the arts and cultural heritage fund as appropriated by the Minnesota State Legislature with money from the Legacy Amendment vote of the people of Minnesota on November 4, 2008.
Chorus America 2012 Conference
Wednesday, June 13, 2012 – Orchestra Hall, Minneapolis, MN
The Singers join a multitude of Minnesota choirs for a colossal choral concert celebrating Minnesota composers.
The Singers have been selected to perform a 30 minute concert for convention attendees as well as the general public. Visit our web site for more details as they become available.