The Singers Season 2021-22 Announcement
For Immediate Release:
September 29, 2021
Contact: Janette Davis
THE SINGERS ANNOUNCES 2021-2022 SEASON: LET OUR LOVE BE HEARD
Return to live performances to feature outdoor park locations for its season launch in October
SAINT PAUL – The Singers, led by Artistic Director Matthew Culloton, announces their 2021-2022 season, Let our Love Be Heard. The season launches in October with Music in the Park, returning to live performances in both outdoor and indoor locations, followed by the beloved What Sweeter Music Christmasperformances in December. 2022 brings two marquee concerts: Dale Warland at 90, a Legacy Celebration at Orchestra Hall March 13, honors the celebrated career of Minnesota’s choral icon on the eve of his 90th Birthday. The choir will perform some of Dale’s favorite works and share the world premiere of Changed By Beauty by Composer-in-Residence Timothy C. Takach. This new score has been commissioned to honor Dale, and sets the poetry of Brian Newhouse, himself an alum of the Dale Warland Singers. In May, the choir presents composer Craig Hella Johnson’s Considering Matthew Shepard, a powerful musical response to the murder of Matthew Shepard, described by the Washington Post as “powerfully cathartic, it leads us from horror and grief to a higher understanding of the human condition, enabling us to endure.” An on-line digital series, Valentine’s Gala, The Singers’ Vault podcast, and the release of the choir’s new recording, Come To the Woods, round out the season’s events. For more information on tickets and The Singers, please visit www.singersmca.org.
Music In the Park
Sat 10.02.21,2:00p|Minnehaha Falls Bandshell, Mpls
Sat 10.02.21, 6:00p | Centennial Lakes Park, Edina
Sun 10.03.21, 3:00p|House of Hope Presbyterian, St. Paul (indoor)
What Sweeter Music: Christmas with The Singers
Sat 12.04.21,7:30p | Annunciation Catholic, South Minneapolis
Sun 12.05.21, 3:00p | Westwood Lutheran, St. Louis Park
Sun 12.12.21, 2:00p | Nativity of Our Lord, St. Paul
Dale Warland at 90: A Legacy Celebration
Sun 03.05.21, 3:00p | Orchestra Hall, Minneapolis
Considering Matthew Shepard
Sat 05.08.22, 3:00p | St. Andrew’s Lutheran, Mahtomedi
Sun 05.15.22, 3:00p | Ted Mann Concert Hall, University of Minnesota
About The Singers:
The Singers is a professional 40-voice choir dedicated to giving world-class performances of the finest choral literature. Formed in 2004 and led by Artistic Director Dr. Matthew Culloton, The Singers is recognized nationally for their innovative programming, commitment to new music, and peerless artistic quality.
Now entering its 18th Season, The Singers have premiered and commissioned nearly 80 new works by composers including Stephen Paulus, Tesfa Wondemagegnehu, Timothy Takach, Linda Kachelmeier, Abbie Betinis, Jocelyn Hagen, Joshua Shank, Craig Carnahan, and conductor Matthew Culloton. Nine CD recordings have been released with their upcoming tenth to be released in fall 2021.
The Singers have performed at national and regional conferences of Chorus America, the American Choral Directors Association, the American Guild of Organists, and the National Federation of Music Clubs. The choir frequently collaborates with the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra and has performed four times at the renowned Ravinia Festival outside Chicago.