Season 2018-19 concerts
SHADOWS, TEARS, & LIGHT – October 6 & 7, 2018: The Singers begin the season with two striking works – David Lang’s little match girl passion, winner of the 2008 Pulitzer Prize in Music. This stark setting of Hans Christian Andersen’s lonely tale combines with texts from Picander’s libretto for Bach’s Saint Matthew Passion to highlight the suffering and lonliness of the young child. Morten Lauridsen’s Lux Aeterna, performed with chamber orchestra, is a soaring reflection on the light in times of darkness.
Sat 10.6.18, 7:30pm Mairs Concert Hall,Janet Wallace Fine Arts Center, Macalester College, St. Paul Sun 10.7.18, 3:00pm Annunciation Catholic, Minneapolis
BACH: SAINT JOHN PASSION – November 2-4, 2018: Led by SPCO Artistic Partner Jonathan Cohen, The Singers and the SPCO (as well as soloists from around the globe) present one of Bach’s choral masterworks at the Cathedral of St. Paul and the Ordway. Tickets will only be available through the SPCO.
WHAT SWEETER MUSIC – December 1, 2, & 9: Harpist Min Kim joins The Singers for this annual feast of carols (many in new and exciting settings) and music for the holiday season. Stephen Paulus’ Three Nativity Carols anchors the concert that also features two special Anniversary Carols arranged for this program by conductor Matthew Culloton.
Sat 12.01.18, 7:30pm Annunciation Catholic, Minneapolis Sun 12.02.18, 3:00pm Westwood Lutheran, St. Louis Park Sun 12.09.18 2:00pm Nativity of Our Lord, St. Paul
HANDEL: MESSIAH (with the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra) – December 20-23, 2018: The Singers and the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra perform Handel’s most famous work (if not history’s most popular piece), this year under the direction of Apollo’s Fire conductor Jeannette Sorrelle. Tickets will only be available through the SPCO.
COMMUNITY SING with Tesfa Wondemagegnehu, Friday, February 1, 2019 -FREE EVENT- MORE INFO COMING SOON.
MY SOUL’S REPOSE – March 9 & 10, 2019: This season, experience heart-rending music of loss, grief, and the strength to live on. Dale Trumbore’s How to Go On uses poetry of Barbara Crooker, Amy Fleury, and Laura Foley to create a poignant, secular Requiem. Eric Whitacre’sWhen David Heard, a work that leaves listeners breathless, was composed for a friend following the sudden and tragic loss of a son. This program is a testament to the healing powers of music and the human voice.
Sat 03.09.19 7:30pm Nativity of Our Lord, St. Paul Sun 03.10.19 2:00pm Lake Nokomis Lutheran, Minneapolis
TAKACH: HELIOS – May 18 & 19, 2019: Years in the making, Timothy Takach’s Helios is a concert-length work that explores the mythology surrounding our galaxy. Hear the horse-led chariots in Neptune, and the siren call of the sopranos and altos as they sing of Jupiter. Takach is one of choral music’s leading composers, and his gifts for melody and drama are evident throughout this world premiere event!
Sat 05.18.19 7:30pm Nativity of Our Lord, St. Paul Sun 05.19.19 3:00pm First Lutheran, Columbia Heights
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