Please use the Order Tickets link (found on the right) to order your individual concert tickets for the 2012-2013 season.
Path of Miracles
Friday, Oct. 26, 2012 – 8:00 p.m. St. Olaf Catholic Church, Minneapolis, MN
Saturday, Oct. 27, 2012 – 8:00 p.m. Nativity of Our Lord Catholic Church, Saint Paul, MN
“Path of Miracles” is a mesmerizing 65-minute a cappella work that recounts the medieval pilgrimage
to Santiago de Compostela via Roncesvalles (in the foothills of the Pyrennees), Burgos and Leon.
From its opening eerie rising glissando to the final distribution of the pilgrims having reached Finisterre,
west of Santiago – when the singers disappear from the audience’s view, singing and chanting into the
distance until all that is left is silence – Joby Talbot’s ambitious a cappella “Path of Miracles” is little
short of a musical miracle itself.
What Sweeter Music: Christmas with The Singers
Saturday, Dec. 01, 2012 – 7:30 p.m. St. Olaf Catholic Church, Minneapolis, MN
Sunday, Dec. 02, 2012 – 3:00 p.m. Chanhassen High School, Chanhassen, MN
Saturday, Dec. 08, 2012 – 7:30 p.m. Wayzata Community Church, Wayzata, MN
Sunday, Dec. 09, 2012 – 2:00 p.m. Nativity of Our Lord Catholic Church, St. Paul, MN
Audiences have come to expect a unique array of works at The Singers’ “What Sweeter Music” Christmas programs, and this year is no exception! Harpist Min Kim again joins The Singers, performing Frank Ferko’s Festival of Carols, Steve Heitzig’s little tree, and Abbie Betinis’ setting of In the Bleak Midwinter. René Clausen’s Ave Rosa (written for the 100th anniversary of the St. Olaf Choir), Robert Sieving’s setting of Shakespeare’s
So hallow’d and so gracious is the time, and the world premiere of Matthew Culloton’s arrangement of Still, Still, Still also are featured on this year’s program.
The NEW Christmas CD will be released at this concert!
Sticks & Tones: Music for Percussion and Choir
Saturday, Feb. 23, 2013 – 8:00 p.m. Nativity of Our Lord Catholic Church, St. Paul, MN
Sunday, Feb. 24, 2013 – 4:00 p.m. First Lutheran Church, Columbia Heights, MN
The Singers are thrilled to again share the stage with percussionist Dave Hagedorn as they present the Minnesota premiere of Stephen Paulus’ Poemas de Amor, a multi-movement setting of sumptuous 16th century Spanish poetry. Virgil Thomson’s Choruses from Medea of Euripides draws on the ancient Greek play, exploring themes of love, loss, and fate. South African Peter Klatzow’s Return of the Moon provides dramatic and elegiac insights into a tribe’s relationship with rain, the moon, stars, animals, and fire.
My Soul’s Repose: Poulenc, MacMillan & Argento
Saturday, April 13, 2013 – 8:00 p.m. Nativity of Our Lord Catholic Church, Saint Paul, MN
Sunday, April 14, 2013 – 3:00 p.m. Wayzata Community Church, Wayzata, MN
Francis Poulenc possessed one of the most imaginative musical minds of the 20th century. The Singers mark the 50th anniversary of his passing with a performance of his remarkable Mass in G Major. Trumpeter David Baldwin teams with the choir on Dominick Argento’s To God as well as works by James MacMillan and John Muehleisen. Also featured will be a set from The Singers’ new American album, including What Wondrous Love, Swing Low, Sweet Chariot, and Deep River.
PLEASE NOTE: CONCERT CHANGE
SERGEI RACHMANINOFF: ALL-NIGHT VIGIL (op. 37, VESPERS)
Saturday, June 01, 2013 – 7:30 p.m. First Lutheran Church, Columbia Heights, MN
Sunday, June 02, 2013, 3:00 p.m. Sundin Music Hall at Hamline University, Saint Paul, MN
The Singers perform Sergei Rachmaninoff’s landmark All-Night Vigil (op. 37 “Vespers”) before appearing at the renowned Ravinia Festival on June 18 and 19. Easily the most beloved of all Russian choral music, this work is known for its elegant chant melodies, soaring vocal lines, and warm bass passages that explore the lowest part of the register. Don’t miss one of only two opportunities to hear a local performance before The Singers take the All-Night Vigil to Chicago.
Additional Performances: (not part of subscription series)
The Singers at Ravinia Festival: Rachmaninoff’s All-Night Vigil
The Singers’ performances are Tuesday, June 18 at Highland Park Trinity Episcopal Church and Wednesday, June 19 at the Martin Theatre on the Ravinia Festival grounds. Both concerts begin at 8 PM and are presented as official events of the 2013 Ravinia Festival.
ACDA of Minnesota Fall Conference
Sunday, November 18, 2012 – 4:00 p.m. Saint Andrews Lutheran Church, Mahtomedi, MN
Tickets: After October 1, Benson Great Hall ticket office 651.638.6333
Since its founding in 1962, the American Choral Directors Association of Minnesota has nurtured, supported and inspired a community of choral musicians in our state. ACDA-MN is celebrating its 50th anniversary and treasured choral music legacy with special events and festivals scheduled throughout Minnesota during 2012. The golden anniversary celebration will culminate in a fabulous gathering of music and camaraderie on November 16, 17 and 18 when twelve distinctive Minnesota choral ensembles will be featured in one
What Sweeter Music: Christmas with The Singers
The Singers will be performing at The House of Hope Presbyterian Church as part of its Sunday Series on December 16, 2012. The concert begins at 2:00 p.m. and will be a slightly abbreviated version of the subscription series concerts in early December. More information at www.hohchurch.org.
Stay tuned for information regarding The Singers’ Legacy Tour to St. Cloud and Brainerd, January 26-27, 2013.
This activity is funded, in part, by the Minnesota State Arts Board through the arts and cultural heritage fund as
appropriated by the Minnesota Legislature with money from the Legacy Amendment vote of the people of Minnesota on November 4, 2008.