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Performances

Holiday Traditions: A Scandinavian Christmas

Our holiday concert will focus on traditional and contemporary carols from Scandinavia and the Baltics. Again this season, we will be joined by Strikepoint, Duluth's renowned handbell ensemble, led by artistic director Bill Alexander.

The Duluth Depot Great Hall
Friday, Dec. 14 at 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, Dec. 16 at 3 p.m.

Tickets: Adults $20, Students $6, Children 12 and under are free

The Journey Home

Join us for our Spring concert, as the Chorale gives voice to the concepts of life's challenging journey to the elusive place of peace and rest we call home. The music from 19th century Germany, the American Sacred Harp, and the African American spiritual tradition join in a regional premiere of Mack Wilberg's inspiring new work, The Prodigal, for choir, organ, and chamber orchestra - a universal story of finding oneself, reconciliation, and belonging.

First Lutheran Church
Saturday, March 23 at 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, March 24 at 3 p.m.

Tickets: Adults $20, Students $6, Children 12 and under are free

 

Arrowhead Chorale is a spectacular non-profit vocal ensemble consisting of 28 auditioned singers that bring fine performances of distinctive vocal ensemble literature to the Arrowhead region of Minnesota, Northern Wisconsin, and beyond. The Chorale actively develops ambitious and memorable programming for the Twin Ports, and our repertoire spans five centuries of western music traditions.

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Auditions for 2018-2019 Season!

July 27, 2018

We invite interested singers to sign up for an audition to join the Arrowhead Chorale for the 2018-2019 season! The Chorale is seeking trained, flexible, singers in each voice part with a desire to connect with a group dedicated to meaningful musical expression.

Auditions will take place on Tuesday, August 28th between 4:30 and 7:00pm at Gloria Dei Church's temporary worship site (formerly Faith Lutheran Church) at the corner of 51st Avenue East and Glenwood Street in Duluth. 

The 15 minute audition will include sight reading and rhythm exercises. A prepared solo is welcome, but not required. Please limit to an excerpt no longer than 2-3 minutes. An accompanist will be provided.

Click here to sign up for an audition

Aurora Musicale: Music of the Cosmos

April 8, 2018

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Arrowhead Chorale will explore the wonders of the cosmos, the northern lights, and light and darkness through the expressions of music and art at the May concerts.

“Aurora Musicalis: Music of the Cosmos” is Saturday, May 5, at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, May 6, at 3 p.m. in Sacred Heart Music Center in Duluth. Tickets are $20 for adults, $6 for college students and free for ages 18 and under. They are available at arrowheadchorale.com.

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A Requiem Mosaic: Music of Mourning and Consolation

February 19, 2018

Arrowhead Chorale’s March concert features a mosaic of sublime music. “A Requiem Mosaic: Music of Mourning and Consolation” includes pieces that were composed to mourn the death of loved ones, and some that were composed to comfort and provide strength to those who remain. All reflect the fragile and sometimes treacherous nature that is life.

The concert will feature an evening and a matinee performance, scheduled for Saturday, March 10, at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, March 11, at 3 p.m. Both will be performed in First Lutheran Church, 1100 E. Superior St., Duluth. Tickets are $20 for adults, $6 for college students, and ages 18 and under are free. Tickets are available online at http://arrowheadchorale.com/tickets.php.

From tragic to comforting, the pieces selected for the concert evoke a mosaic of feelings surrounding death and the life that continues after losing a loved one.

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Arrowhead Chorale Holiday Jubilations and Traditions Concert

November 28, 2017

Highlighting the mystery and majesty of the season, Arrowhead Chorale is pleased to announce its holiday concert, “Holiday Jubilations and Traditions.” This will be a celebration of the season and will include beautiful music, refreshments and more.

The concert fills the Duluth Depot’s Great Hall on Sunday, Dec. 17, at 3 p.m. Tickets are $25 for adults, $6 for college students, and 18 and under attend for free. Tickets include refreshments and are available online at http://arrowheadchorale.com/tickets.php.

Joining the melodic sounds of the Chorale this year is Duluth’s renowned bell choir Strikepoint, under the direction of Bill Alexander. The handbell ensemble will perform “Sing We Now of Christmas” with the Arrowhead Chorale before sharing a set of their own holiday favorites.

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Winner Selected in Choral Composition Competition

November 22, 2016

Arrowhead Chorale recently launched a national Choral Composition Competition, seeking a unique composition from an emerging composer – and a 27-year-old from Southern Pines, North Carolina was selected as the winner!

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Announcing the 2016-2017 Arrowhead Chorale Season

September 14, 2016

Thanks to the generous support of our donors, the Arrowhead Chorale brings live choral music from a variety of periods and genres to the Northland.

Our 26th season was one of our most successful seasons yet, and this season will build on this momentum, kicking off in November with a selection of pieces that celebrate harvest and thanksgiving!

In February, Arrowhead Chorale partners with acclaimed Minnesota composer Craig Carnahan for a competition among emerging composers, resulting in a debut performance of the winning piece, along with music composed by Craig Carnahan.

The season will culminate with a rare performance of the Bach Mass in B Minor, a masterwork last performed in the Twin Ports nearly 15 years ago. To bring Bach's vision for this work to life, Arrowhead Chorale will collaborate with UMD's University Singers and Symphony Orchestra for performances at the beautiful Weber Music Hall.

For more details on all three performances, please click here.

Choral Composition Contest for Emerging Composers

August 2, 2016

In conjunction with our February 2017 concerts, featuring works by Minnesota composer Craig Carnahan, the Arrowhead Chorale is sponsoring a contest to select a new work by an emerging composer, which will also be performed at the concerts.

The Arrowhead Chorale Board of Directors, its Artistic Director Dr. Stanley Wold, and Craig Carnahan will assist in the selection process. The winning composer will receive a cash award of $500 plus a stipend to help defray expenses to attend the concerts.

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Arrowhead Chorale Auditions

July 29, 2016

We want to hear your voice! We're seeking talented, classically trained singers to be part of our dedicated ensemble.

WHAT: Arrowhead Chorale auditions with Dr. Stanley Wold
WHEN: Monday, August 15 - 4:00 to 6:00 p.m., or by appointment
WHERE: University of Minnesota Duluth campus, 246 Humanities

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Metered parking available outside of Weber Music Hall or Solon Campus Center

Singers should bring one prepared classical solo. Accompaniment will be provided. Audition will also include brief rhythm and sight-reading exercises.

Register by Friday, August 12. Click here to sign up!

Please note: Arrowhead Chorale rehearses during the academic year on Sunday evenings from 5:00 to 8:30 p.m., with additional rehearsals on occasion.

 

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