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!
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.
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.
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
Click here for a campus map
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.
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.
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!
March 3, 2016
TICKETS ARE AVAILABLE AT THE DOOR STARTING AT 7 P.M. FOR BOTH FRIDAY AND SATURDAY PERFORMANCES.
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.
August 25, 2015
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.