Single Tickets 2021-22
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Considering Matthew Shepard by Craig Hella Johnson
Sun 05.08.22, 3:00p | St. Andrew’s Lutheran, Mahtomedi
Sun 05.15.22, 3:00p | Ted Mann Concert Hall, U of M
ASL performance will be available on May 15, 2022
Craig Hella Johnson | Considering Matthew Shepard
“Matt Shepard and his story have led me on an inspiring, challenging and deeply meaningful journey that I continue to this day. In composing Considering Matthew Shepard I wanted to create, within a musical framework, a space for reflection, consideration and unity around his life and legacy.” – Craig Hella Johnson, composer
In October of 1998, Matthew Shepard, a young, gay student at the University of Wyoming in Laramie was kidnapped, severely beaten, tied to a fence and left to die in a lonely field under a blanket of stars. Five days later, when Matt passed away, the world was watching. This three-part fusion oratorio speaks with a fresh and bold voice, incorporating a variety of musical styles seamlessly woven into a unified whole. Johnson sets a wide range of poetic and soulful texts by poets including Hildegard of Bingen, Lesléa Newman, Michael Dennis Browne, and Rumi. Passages from Matt’s personal journal, interviews and writings from his parents Judy and Dennis Shepard, newspaper reports and additional texts by Johnson and Browne are poignantly appointed throughout the work. – Program note from conspirare.org.
Please note that the concert presents difficult themes and language at times.
TICKETS: $30.00 General Admission in advance – $35.00 General Admission at the door, Student Rush Tickets $5.00 at the door
Considering Matthew Shepard – Outstate MN Appearances:
Sat 05.07.22 Carleton College, Northfield Sat 05.14.22 St. Michael-Albertville High School, St. Michael
Tickets available at venue locations.
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Dale Warland at 90! – A Legacy Celebration
Sun 03.13.22, 3:00p | Orchestra Hall, Minneapolis
Dale Warland | Always Singing Timothy C. Takach | Changed by Beauty (Texts by Brian Newhouse)* Dominick Argento | I Hate and I Love Various composers | An Eclectic Mass Other works by Hagen, Barnett, Paulus, Albright, and more! Special tributes and a Dale Warland Singers Alumni Choir!
“The Singers pay tribute to Minnesota choral icon (and our guest of honor) Dale Warland on the eve of his 90th birthday. We celebrate Dale’s legacy through the presentation of works near and dear to his heart, intentionally curated by his protégé (and our leader) Matthew Culloton. A new work by Timothy C. Takach, with poetry by Brian Newhouse, will be given its world premiere performance. Expect poignant tributes, special guests, and a Dale Warland Singers Alumni Choir!
TICKETS: $40.00 General Admission in advance—$45.00 General Admission at the door – Student rush tickets $5 at the door
What Sweeter Music – Christmas with The Singers -Available online until January 2, 2022!
Herbert Howells | Long, Long Ago Rosephanye Powell | Non nobis Domine Christopher Harris | Alleluia for this Day Matthew Culloton | Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening* Other works by Abbie Betinis, Cecilia McDowall, John Rutter, and more
From the haunting harmonies of Herbert Howells, to festive and familiar Christmas carols, The Singers again welcome the holiday season through song! Enjoy a wide range of poetic texts by William Shakespeare and Robert Frost, and inspiring melodies from the minds of composers around the world – sweet music, indeed!
TICKETS: $28.00 General Admission in advance – $30.00 General Admission at the door – Student Rush Tickets $5.00 at the door
Sat 12.04.21, 7:30p | Annunciation Catholic, South Mpls
Sun 12.05.21 3:00p | Westwood Lutheran, St. Louis Park
Sun 12.12.21, 2:00p | Nativity of Our Lord, St. Paul
Let Our Love Be Heard
Music in the Park – Pay-What-You-Can event
October 2 at 2pm – Minnehaha Falls Bandshell, 48th and Minnehaha Ave, Minneapolis
October 2 at 6pm – Centennial Lakes Park Amphitheater, 7499 S France Ave, Edina
October 3 at 3pm – House of Hope Presbyterian Church, 797 Summit Ave, St. Paul
The Singers, under the artistic leadership of Matthew Culloton, return to live music making with a program that celebrates being together again while pausing to reflect on the moments that society has endured together these last two years. “Let Our Love Be Heard” features works by Minnesota composers Jake Runestad and Dale Warland, as well as music by Ysaye Barnwell, Alysia Lee, and Shawn Kirchner.