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Behind the Scenes Interview and Sneak Peek of Rachmaninoff Vespers Concert

May 17, 2016


       “It’s a dream of my life to do this piece with a large choir.” 

                                                       ~Conductor Yuri Klaz



During our rehearsal on Sunday, May 15, the Weekend Morning Show hosted by Terry MacLeod on CBC Radio One in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada captured and aired a wonderful behind the scenes interview with Conductor Yuri Klaz.

The audio clip below includes this interview as well as a sound bite of all three choirs rehearsing Rachmaninoff’s Vespers.

Enjoy a taste of what to expect from our upcoming May 22 concert and then go get your tickets.



May Concert - Rachmaninoff Vespers

April 18, 2016

Sunday, May 15 in Winnipeg, Manitoba 4:00 p.m.
Sunday, May 22 at First Lutheran Church, Duluth 3:00 p.m.

Composed by Sergei Rachmaninoff just prior to the Soviet Revolution, these once-banned a capella choral chants reflect the traditional Russian Orthodox Church’s All Night Vigil service in an innovative and invigorating way.

Be spellbound and deeply moved during these rare performances as distinguished Russian-born Guest Conductor Yuri Klaz skillfully blends the 100+ voices and talent of The Winnipeg Singers, Winnipeg Philharmonic Choir and Arrowhead Chorale in what is anticipated to be a brilliant collaboration and presentation of this timeless piece.

The Chorale will first travel to Winnipeg, Manitoba for the initial performance on Sunday, May 15. Then, the following Sunday, May 22, the much anticipated second concert will commence at 3:00 p.m. at First Lutheran Church in Duluth. The May collaboration represents a growing tradition and is the 7th time that Dr. Stanley Wold, Artistic Director for the Arrowhead Chorale and Yuri Klaz have worked together in an international exchange of artistic talent that brings an exquisite and exceptional level of choral music performance to both the Winnipeg and Duluth communities.

In addition to all three groups performing the Rachmaninoff Vespers, the Arrowhead Chorale and The Winnipeg Singers will perform separate, individual pieces.

We do hope you will join us!

Click here for ticket information for the Duluth performance.


March Concert Sure to Shake The Winter Blues!

March 3, 2016


Experience the magic when country bluegrass and classical collide during Arrowhead Chorale’s March concert featuring the incredible bluegrass band Monroe Crossing!

The concert will feature the Minnesota debut of Carol Barnett’s Mortals and Angels: A Bluegrass Te Deum. Mortals and Angels had its world premiere at Carnegie Hall on January 25, 2016 and is a full length piece especially crafted for a bluegrass ensemble and a classical chorus.

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The Arrowhead Chorale 2015-2016 Concert Series

August 25, 2015

Our 26th season promises to be as superb as our 25th!

December 19 and 20, 2015
Holiday Music with Chamber Instrumentalists

Enjoy holiday music the Arrowhead Chorale way, with chamber instrumentalists and a chance to experience UMD's new digital organ. Weber Music Hall on the UMD campus.

Saturday, Dec. 19 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, Dec. 20 at 3 p.m.

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June 23, 2014

If you are interested in singing with the Arrowhead Chorale, we hope that you will audition!  You can contact us through our, or you can call Dr. Stanley Wold, our Artistic Director through the UMD Music Department, at 218-726-7504.

We hope to hear from you! 


December 15, 2013

The Duluth-based Arrowhead Chorale opened its 2013-14 season on Friday night with a Christmas concert billed as Pause Français. The program began with the choir in the loft at Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, which is a wonderful place for the choir to be. Music director Stanley Wold began with an uninterrupted performance of the Christmas Midnight Mass (Messe de Minuit pour Noel), composed in 1690 by the very gifted Marc-Antoine Charpentier. The Chorale was joined by string quartet, two flutes, and organ, as well as a series of Renaissance art images projected toward the front of the church.

Though unfamiliar to modern audiences, Charpentier used melodies from several well-known French Christmas carols to convey the text of the Mass. Kyrie was sung by the chorale, then Christe was sung by three men, followed by a return of the chorale for Kyrie. The entirety of the Gloria text was highly rhythmic, coming from the Christmas carol he included. The Credo was more prosaic, even with the darkness of the Crucifixus, another familiar carol tune. The Sanctus was full, and the Agnus Dei was quite melodic, alternating between chorale and trio.

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Join Us This Weekend!

December 9, 2013

A Pause Français

At Gloria Dei Church in Duluth, on the corner of 6th Ave East and 3rd St.

Friday, December 13 at 7:30 PM
Sunday, December 15 at 3:30 PM

Tickets are $18 for adults, $6 for college students and free for children.  

For Tickets!

November 26, 2013

We are working on making the ticket process easier!

You can always send us a check, and we are happy to send you a paper ticket.
But you can also, now, buy your tickets here on line.  Click on the tab on our site that says "Tickets".  You will see that you can purchase a single ticket for any of our concerts, and although this is Paypal, you can also just use a credit card.  So give it a try!  We are hoping that this is now up, working, and easy.

You will get an email that confirms that the payment is received.  This is your ticket!! So print that email, and bring it to the concert.  We are going to track how many folk use the online ticket purchases, so we look forward to seeing you do this successfully!  Thanks.
Join us this year!  Good music is coming your way...