Sep
29
7:30pm 7:30pm

Il Poverello with the Rose Ensemble

A journey across the rustic countryside of Umbria and Tuscany to the spectacular churches of Florence and Rome. This joyful program features centuries of hymns, dances, and motets, as well as early Italian-language spiritual songs and lighthearted readings about or written by Francis himself.

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Oct
20
to Oct 22

The Musical Legacy of the Reformation

Ensemble alto with the Rose Ensemble.

with special guest, Piffaro, The Renaissance Band

Five hundred years ago, a monk named Martin Luther set in motion a spiritual movement that would transform church music for his followers. In this exciting collaboration with one of the world’s finest consort of Renaissance wind instruments, we present works by first-generation Reformation composers Johann Walther, Leonhard Lechner, and Michael Praetorius, as well as our ground-breaking reconstruction of a 1616 royal baptismal mass. Don’t miss this historic concert featuring the strength of twenty musicians on stage and the opportunity to join in singing the iconic hymn Ein feste burg ("A Mighty Fortress").

 

October 20, 7:30pm Philadelphia Episcopal Cathedral, Philadelphia, PA

October 21, 7:30pm Presbyterian Church of Chestnut Hill, Philadelphia, PA

October 22, 3:00pm Christ Church Christiana Hundred, Wilmington, DE

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Oct
30
to Nov 4

The Musical Legacy of the Reformation

Ensemble alto with the Rose Ensemble.

with special guest, Piffaro, The Renaissance Band

Five hundred years ago, a monk named Martin Luther set in motion a spiritual movement that would transform church music for his followers. In this exciting collaboration with one of the world’s finest consort of Renaissance wind instruments, we present works by first-generation Reformation composers Johann Walther, Leonhard Lechner, and Michael Praetorius, as well as our ground-breaking reconstruction of a 1616 royal baptismal mass. Don’t miss this historic concert featuring the strength of twenty musicians on stage and the opportunity to join in singing the iconic hymn Ein feste burg ("A Mighty Fortress").

October 30, 7:30pm Concordia College, Moorhead, MN

October 31, 7:00pm Zumbro Lutheran Church, Rochester, MN

November 02, 7:00pm Calvary Lutheran Church, Alexandria, MN

November 03, 7:30pm Augsburg University Hoversten Chapel

November 04, 7:30pmAugsburg University Hoversten Chapel

November 05, 3:00pm Ordway Center for the Arts

 

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Nov
6
to Nov 12

American Hymns Rediscovered

Ensemble alto with Seraphic Fire. 

BETH WILLER, CONDUCTOR

Rich tradition and fearless innovation define American music. In this program, Seraphic Fire delivers American hymnody alongside contemporary works of musical poetry that call for wisdom, peace, and action.

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Nov
15
7:00pm 7:00pm

The Musical Legacy of the Reformation

Ensemble alto with the Rose Ensemble.

with special guest, Piffaro, The Renaissance Band

Five hundred years ago, a monk named Martin Luther set in motion a spiritual movement that would transform church music for his followers. In this exciting collaboration with one of the world’s finest consort of Renaissance wind instruments, we present works by first-generation Reformation composers Johann Walther, Leonhard Lechner, and Michael Praetorius, as well as our ground-breaking reconstruction of a 1616 royal baptismal mass. Don’t miss this historic concert featuring the strength of twenty musicians on stage and the opportunity to join in singing the iconic hymn Ein feste burg ("A Mighty Fortress").

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Nov
25
to Nov 26

Land of Three Faiths with the Rose Ensemble

The result of years of intensive research and training, “Land of Three Faiths” is at once sacred, secular, folk, and classical, embarking on a fascinating exploration of language, spirituality, and cultural exchange. Featuring instruments and musical ideas that blur the lines between Arabic and European, this entertaining and enlightening program is steeped in the rich history of the Abrahamic faiths, achieving a perfect balance of edgy improvisation, exotic vocal styles, and ancient traditions.
 
Highlighting the Hispano-Arabic Middle Ages as both an important and devastating chapter of Judaic, Christian, and Islamic history, laments of the Sephardic Jews mingle with Arab-Andalusian dances and Spanish court songs, while rhythmic cantigas, Hebrew cantillation, and Gregorian chant meet the mystical world of Sufi poetry.

Sat Nov. 25, 2017
7:30pm
The Phipps Center for the Arts
109 Locust Street
Hudson, WI

Sun Nov. 26, 2017
6:30pm
Landmark Center
 

 

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Dec
14
to Dec 17

Christmas in Baroque Malta

Ensemble alto with the Rose Ensemble.

Back by popular demand! A treasure trove of vocal manuscripts quietly at rest for centuries now comes to life in this joyful program of 17th-century Christmas music found in the archives of St. Paul’s Cathedral in Malta. Dazzling Roman ornamentation and sonorous Venetian double-choir settings reflect this repertoire’s Italian heritage, which unfolds in a delightful display of solos, duets, trios, and grand works for our full ensemble of singers and Baroque chamber orchestra. Come welcome the glory of the season as well as the release of The Rose Ensemble’s world-premiere recording of this incredible music.

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Jan
17
to Jan 21

David Lang: The Little Match Girl Passion

Ensemble alto with Seraphic Fire.

PATRICK DUPRÉ QUIGLEY, CONDUCTOR

David Lang’s Pulitzer Prize-winning masterpiece opens Seraphic Fire’s three-part Parables of Passion series. “Poignant” and “consoling” (The New York Times), this haunting setting of the Hans Christian Andersen tale is spoken much in the manner of a classic Bach passion.

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Feb
15
to Feb 17

Bach's St. Matthew Passion

Ensemble alto with Seraphic Fire.

PATRICK DUPRÉ QUIGLEY, CONDUCTOR

Hailed by the Miami Herald for Bach interpretations filled with “warm humanity,” Artistic Director Patrick Dupré Quigley leads Seraphic Fire in J. S. Bach’s monumental retelling of the crucifixion scored for double chorus and double orchestra.

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Mar
14
to Mar 18

Brahms: Liebeslieder Waltzes

Ensemble alto with Seraphic Fire.

SCOTT ALLEN JARRETT, CONDUCTOR

Scott Allen Jarrett, featured in Seraphic Fire’s GRAMMY® nominated Ein Deutsches Requiem disc, leads Seraphic Fire from the keyboard in the most joyous and tender of Brahms’ choral works, the eternal Liebeslieder Waltzes.

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Apr
13
to Apr 15

Arvo Pärt: Passio

Ensemble alto with Seraphic Fire.

PATRICK DUPRÉ QUIGLEY, CONDUCTOR

The Telegraph calls Pärt’s minimalist masterwork one of the 10 best classical music pieces for Easter. Filtering medieval sounds through an Eastern Orthodox aesthetic, this powerful setting concludes Seraphic Fire’s innovative Parables of Passion series.

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Aug
19
7:30pm 7:30pm

Twin Cities Early Music Festival

The Mirandola Ensemble (Angela Grundstad, soprano; Clara Osowski, alto; Nicholas Chalmers, Artistic Director, tenor; Andrew Kane, baritone; and Matthew Culloton, bass) presents "Love and Death," as part of the Twin Cities Early Music Festival. The program will feature the Madrigals of Renaissance masters Thomas Weelkes, Thomas Morley, and Orlando Lassus, the haunting Funeral Sentences of Thomas Thompkins, as well as the lush harmonies of sacred works by Johann Schein, Heinrich Schutz, and J.C. Bach. Mirandola is thrilled to welcome classical guitarist Ben Kunkel for the lute songs of John Dowland. Tickets available at the door.

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Apr
14
7:30pm 7:30pm

Ensemble Alto with Seraphic Fire

  • All Saints Episcopal Fort Lauderdale FL (map)
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J.S. BACH: THE EASTER ORATORIO

World premiere compositions by Abbie Betinis and James Kallembach

Patrick Dupré Quigley, conductor

As Kantor of Thomas Church in Leipzig, Bach wrote countless cantatas for each week of the Church’s calendar. For this Holy Week, Seraphic Fire pays tribute to Bach with his exuberant and moving masterpiece, the Easter Oratorio.

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Apr
13
7:30pm 7:30pm

Ensemble Alto with Seraphic Fire

  • First United Methodist Coral Gables FL (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

J.S. BACH: THE EASTER ORATORIO

World premiere compositions by Abbie Betinis and James Kallembach

Patrick Dupré Quigley, conductor

As Kantor of Thomas Church in Leipzig, Bach wrote countless cantatas for each week of the Church’s calendar. For this Holy Week, Seraphic Fire pays tribute to Bach with his exuberant and moving masterpiece, the Easter Oratorio.

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Apr
6
7:30pm 7:30pm

Schubert Club Live at the Museum

Sing, Poet! American Songs of Celius Dougherty
Thursday, April 6, 2017, 7:30pm
Featuring: Mark Bilyeu, piano; Clara Osowski, mezzo-soprano; and other Source Song Festival Musicians
Join the Artistic Directors of the Source Song Festival, Mark Bilyeu and Clara Osowski as they offer the second of three evenings dedicated to the music of locally born and internationally recognized Celius Dougherty. The evening will be rich with multi-media interviews, recordings, manuscripts, and letters from both the University of Minnesota and the Schubert Club collections.

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Ensemble alto with Rose Ensemble
Mar
18
to Mar 26

Ensemble alto with Rose Ensemble

Several performances of this program in Sioux Falls, Benson and the twin cities.

Contemplative French Baroque Music in Minnesota's Architectural Gems

March 23 - 26, 2017

with special guest lecturer Prof. Alan Lathrop

PEACE FOR THE SOUL

In 17th and 18th century France, theatres and opera houses closed during the 40 days of Lent. The composers of the time, rather than taking a break, turned their attention to church music, allowing professional singers to share their talents with the faithful. Performing in architectural masterpieces created by Emmanuel Masqueray (1861-1917), we honor the craft of one of Minnesota’s great artists with sublime works by Charpentier, Couperin, Bournonville, and DuMont.

Join us before each performance for a special talk presented by Professor Alan Lathrop (University of Minnesota) to learn about the unique history and architecture of the concert venue.

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