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2016-2017 Program Year

FROM AGE TO AGE
Choral Music Ensemble

Peter Durow, artistic director
Saturday, October 29, 7:00PM
From Age to Age Choral Music Ensemble, choir-in-residence at St. Olaf Church, presents a concert of eclectic choral music. In its 10th year, From Age to Age is a Minnesota non-profit choral ensemble comprised of accomplished musicians who inspire audiences of all ages with their passion and performance of highest level choral music. From Age to Age enriches communities in music appreciation through cultural, educational, and outreach programming. Tickets $10.00 at the door.

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A FRENCH MEDITATION
Singers in Accord Choral Music Ensemble

Kathy Saltzman Romey, guest director; Tom Trenney, organist
Friday, November 11, 2016, 7:30PM
Saturday, November 12, 2016, 7:30PM
Singers in Accord celebrates its 8th concert season en français, singing Maurice Duruflé’s Requiem and Yves Castagnet’s Missa Brevis conducted by Kathy Saltzman Romey, Director of Choral Activities at the University of Minnesota and Artistic Director of the Minnesota Chorale. Accompanied by award-winning organist, Tom Trenney, the Requiem Mass will be the centerpiece of the concert – a contemplation of peace, light, hope, and rest amid the mystery and struggle of life’s journey on Earth. Advance tickets: $30 Preferred Seating / $20 General Admission / $15 Seniors & Groups of 8+ / All Students FREE with ID. Please visit www.singersinaccord.org for advance ticket purchase. At the door: $25 General Admission / $20 Seniors & Groups of 8+/ All Students FREE with ID.

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HANDEL’S MESSIAH SING
Minnesota Chorale and soloists

Kathy Saltzman Romey, director
Dr. Lynn Trapp, organist
Sunday, December 4, 2016, 6:30PM
IT’S BACK!!! This city-wide event invites all to once again fill Saint Olaf Church with the sounds of George Frideric Handel’s most famous creation, the much loved oratorio, Messiah. This masterwork is a presentation of Jesus’ life and its significance according to Christian doctrine. Bring your own score or borrow one here. Come to sing-a-long or just come to listen and enjoy. A freewill offering will be taken. Reception follows.

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WHAT SWEETER MUSIC
The Singers – Minnesota Choral Artists

Matthew Culloton, director
Saturday, December 10, 2016, 7:30PM
Harpist Min Kim joins The Singers for this annual favorite! The women of the choir will perform Benjamin Britten’s beloved A Ceremony of Carols in its original treble version. World premiere carols by Matthew Culloton and Tesfa Wondemagegnehu will also be featured. For advance purchase call 651-917-1948 or visit www.singersmca.org. Tickets will also be available at the door.

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FROM SILENCE INTO LIGHT
Doctoral Recital

Katherine Chan, conductor
Sunday, February 26, 2017, 7:30PM
The University of Minnesota Singers and Chamber Singers present a program of sacred and secular music remembering the souls of the departed, while comforting and giving hope and light to we who are living. This concert will feature John Tavener’s Requiem Fragment, as well as works by Ēriks Ešenvalds, Pētris Vask and Yehuda Yannay. Katherine Chan is undertaking a Doctor of Musical Arts (DMA) in Choral Conducting at the University of Minnesota, under the mentorship of Kathy Saltzman Romey and Matthew Mehaffey. A freewill offering will be taken.

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ST. JOHN PASSION
St. Catherine Choral Society

Patricia Cahalan Connors, director
Sunday, April 30, 2017, 7:30PM
The St. Catherine Choral Society presents J. S. Bach’s St. John Passion. Under the direction of Patricia Cahalan Connors, the 75-voice choir will be joined in the performance by professional soloists and orchestra. The St. Catherine Choral Society is a community masterworks choir sponsored by St. Catherine University. Founded in 1993, the choir has gained a reputation for their artistry and joy in performing. Men and women from across the metro area, as well as St. Catherine students, faculty, staff and alumnae comprise the choir. Admission to the concert is $15 for adults, $10 for students (through college).

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RISE, REMEMBER WELL THE FUTURE
National Lutheran Choir

David Cherwien, artistic director
Tuesday, July 11, 2017, 7:30PM
Join in a hymn festival led the National Lutheran Choir and artistic director David Cherwien as part of the national conference of the Association of Lutheran Church Musicians. Open to the public. Tickets will be available at the door.