Jun
26
7:00 PM19:00

Lumina and Voices of Hope

This event is the culmination of a six-month partnership between Lumina and the Voices of Hope women's prison choir from the Minnesota Correctional Facility in Shakopee. Featuring new music written by Linda Kachelmeier on texts from the choir members, with guest speaker, Dr. Amanda Weber, founder and director of Voices of Hope and a post-concert discussion. 
Free and open to the public with free parking in the church ramp!

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Sep
20
7:30 PM19:30

Lorelei and Cantus

For the past two seasons, Cantus has showcased the very best in vocal chamber music in a one-night-only concert in the Twin Cities. Past collaborators have included Chanticleer and Sweet Honey in the Rock, and this year Cantus joins forces with the nine women of Lorelei for an unforgettable evening that choral lovers won’t want to miss. Join us as the voices of Cantus and Lorelei come together for the first time!

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Oct
7
4:00 PM16:00

VocalEssence - 50th Anniversary Concert

Mezzo-soprano soloist in Aaron Copland's In the Beginning

Roll out the red carpet and stroll down memory lane as we celebrate the people and songs that made VocalEssence what it is today. Opening just as we did 50 years ago with Copland’s In the Beginning, the concert will bring back audience favorites including selections from Benny Andersson’s Kristina and John Philip Sousa’s El Capitan. Guest artists and speakers from Bradley Greenwald to Dessa will join us to add sparkle to the golden affair, including some surprises! Continue the celebration with a “who’s who” of VocalEssence celebrities at the After Party at Landmark Center catered by Deco Catering.

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Oct
21
7:30 PM19:30

American Brass Quintet: Spanish Pilgrimage

Ensemble Alto with Seraphic Fire

Patrick Dupré Quigley, conductor

American Brass Quintet, “high priests of brass” (Newsweek), and Seraphic Fire explore the rich Spanish tradition of music for voice and brass. Join the ensembles as they journey across Camino de Santiago via the music of Victoria, Morales, Guerrero, and a world-premiere, O Antiphons, by Australian-Canadian composer Julian Revie.

Join us for a PRE-CONCERT CONVERSATION one hour before each concert

CONCERT SCHEDULE:

Wed, Oct 17, 7:30pm  |  Miami

Thu, Oct 18, 7:30pm  |  Boca Raton

Fri, Oct 19, 7:30pm  |  Coral Gables

Sat, Oct 20, 7:30pm  |  Ft. Lauderdale

Sun, Oct 21, 4:00pm  |  Cutler Bay

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Dec
7
to Dec 9

Bach's Christmas Oratorio

Alto soloist with Bach Society of Minnesota and Lyra Baroque.

Bach’s Christmas Oratorio (December 7-9, 2018) BSM in collaboration with Lyra Baroque Orchestra will perform Bach’s beloved retelling of the Christmas story for the second year in a row, following critical acclaim for last year’s performance. Performances scheduled in Rochester, St. Paul, and Minneapolis.

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Jun
10
4:00 PM16:00

Festival Classica

Récital

Dimanche 10 juin 2018, 16 h

Saint Andrew's Presbyterian Church

496, av. Birch, Saint-Lambert

Durée : 180 min

Dans le cadre de ce 2e récital éliminatoire, cinq finalistes chanteront un cycle de mélodies et se partageront 30 000 $ en bourses. Venez entendre les meilleurs interprètes nationaux et internationaux dans ce subtil répertoire mêlant poésie et art lyrique. Ce concours est ouvert, sans restriction d’âge, aux artistes émergents, mais aussi aux artistes établis. Soyez au cœur de l’émotion et participez directement sur place à la notation des lauréats. Tout ne sera que vérité émotionnelle et beauté de l’instant présent.

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May
15
7:00 PM19:00

Transept

Come and experience the radiance and unearthly beauty of music spanning nine centuries in this closing concert of the 2017-18 Cathedral Sacred Arts Series. In "Radiant as the Sun," Transept is joined by period instruments for the glorious late Renaissance/early Baroque music of Claudio MonteverdiHeinrich Schütz, and Henry Purcell. Works from many other genres are also interwoven in an exploration of radiance and profound inner joy.

Guest artists include instrumentalists Bruce Jacobs on positiv organ, Josh Schwalbach on viola da gamba, and Elizabeth York and Yi Chun Lin on baroque violin. Vocalists include an ensemble of twenty singers including soloists Bethany BattafaranoNatalie CampbellKrista CostinClara OsowskiAndrew KaneBrody Krogman, and Joseph Hubbard.

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Apr
29
7:00 PM19:00

Lumina

4 voice women's ensemble - Saints and Servants: Songs of Women

A rich tapestry of music by, for, and about women. This concert examines the often mundane but holy work that women do and have done as mothers and daughters for centuries.

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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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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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Feb
25
7:00 PM19:00

Respighi's Il tramonto

Join us as we announce the tenth anniversary season of the Lakes Area Music Festival! Members of the Minnesota Orchestra come together for an invigorating, Italian-inspired program, including an LAMF favorite: Tchaikovsky’s string sextet Souvenir de Florence.

The evening will begin at 6 p.m. with Italian antipasti and wine tasting provided by Cashwise Liquor. The music will begin at 7 p.m.

Tickets for this special event are $25 and available through the listed link or through our website: lakesareamusic.org/celebrating-10

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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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Jan
31
11:00 AM11:00

American Roots

In this journey across centuries of folk, spiritual, and cultural traditions, audiences witness the evolution of American musical heritage. From the British Isles came ballads, hymns, fiddle tunes, and country dances that would shape new traditions in the hills of Appalachia, the dance halls of Boston, and the Shaker villages of Kentucky and New York. Four-part harmony spilled out of country churches and became the musical foundation for causes both religious and political, as anti-slavery meetings, tent revivals, and even Presidential campaigns all found power in the marriage of catchy melodies and memorable rhymes.

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Jan
29
7:30 PM19:30

American Roots

In this journey across centuries of folk, spiritual, and cultural traditions, audiences witness the evolution of American musical heritage. From the British Isles came ballads, hymns, fiddle tunes, and country dances that would shape new traditions in the hills of Appalachia, the dance halls of Boston, and the Shaker villages of Kentucky and New York. Four-part harmony spilled out of country churches and became the musical foundation for causes both religious and political, as anti-slavery meetings, tent revivals, and even Presidential campaigns all found power in the marriage of catchy melodies and memorable rhymes.

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Jan
28
4:00 PM16:00

American Roots

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In this journey across centuries of folk, spiritual, and cultural traditions, audiences witness the evolution of American musical heritage. From the British Isles came ballads, hymns, fiddle tunes, and country dances that would shape new traditions in the hills of Appalachia, the dance halls of Boston, and the Shaker villages of Kentucky and New York. Four-part harmony spilled out of country churches and became the musical foundation for causes both religious and political, as anti-slavery meetings, tent revivals, and even Presidential campaigns all found power in the marriage of catchy melodies and memorable rhymes.

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Jan
27
7:00 PM19:00

American Roots

In this journey across centuries of folk, spiritual, and cultural traditions, audiences witness the evolution of American musical heritage. From the British Isles came ballads, hymns, fiddle tunes, and country dances that would shape new traditions in the hills of Appalachia, the dance halls of Boston, and the Shaker villages of Kentucky and New York. Four-part harmony spilled out of country churches and became the musical foundation for causes both religious and political, as anti-slavery meetings, tent revivals, and even Presidential campaigns all found power in the marriage of catchy melodies and memorable rhymes.

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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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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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Dec
14
12:00 PM12:00

FREE Courtroom Concert featuring “To Joy,” Music of David Evan Thomas

Featuring “To Joy,” Music of David Evan Thomas

Jennifer Olson, soprano  •  Clara Osowski, mezzo-soprano
David Walton, tenor  •  Alan Dunbar, baritone
Mark Bilyeu, piano  •  Jessica Schroeder, piano 

Program:

To Joy—David Evan Thomas
Part I
   I. Promise
   II. Infant Joy
   III. Grace
   IV. Air
   V. Ode
Part II
   VI. Alarm
   VII. Question
   VIII. Scherzetto
   IX. Carol
Part III
   X. Song
   XI. Pæan
   XII. Responsory
   XIII. Hymn
   XIV. Envoy

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Dec
8
to Dec 10

Bach's Christmas Oratorio soloist

BACH’S CHRISTMAS ORATORIO

CANTATAS I, III, V, AND VI

MN Bach Society and Lyra Baroque Orchestra

Friday, December 8 @ 7:30 pm
Mount Olive Lutheran Church

2803 18th Avenue N.W.
Rochester, MN

Saturday, December 9  @ 7:30 pm
St. Mary’s Chapel
University of St. Thomas

2260 Summit Avenue
St. Paul, MN

Sunday, December 10 @ 3:00 pm
Trinity Chapel
Bethany Lutheran College

700 Luther Drive
Mankato, MN

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Dec
7
7:30 PM19:30

Eric Owens, bass-baritone & Clara Osowski, mezzo-soprano with Myra Huang, piano

This International Artist Series concert will feature vocalists Eric Owens and Clara Osowski in an all-Schubert program in the Ordway Concert Hall. Bass-baritone Eric Owens is loved for his rich, velvety voice and is a regular at major opera companies like the Metropolitan Opera and Lyric Opera Chicago. Clara Osowski, recent winner of the Richard Tauber Prize for the best interpretation of Schubert Lieder at London’s 2017 Wigmore Hall Song Competition, is a much-loved mezzo-soprano based in the Twin Cities. In addition to her recent success in London, she placed second at Thomas Quasthoff’s International Das Lied Competition in Heidelberg, Germany in 2016. 

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