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Holiday jubilations and traditions

Celebrating the Holiday Season

Sunday, December 17 - 3:00 p.m.
The Depot Great Hall

Our first concert series of our 27th season will feature holiday carols and anthems in sets titled, “Medieval Pageantry,”  “From France,” “From England,” and “Around the Fireplace.”  We are honored to welcome Duluth’s renowned bell choir StrikePoint under the direction of Bill Alexander as guest artists/collaborators for this program.  Choral works by Francis Poulenc, Joel Martinson, Steven Sametz, and arrangements by Vaughan Williams, Gordon Langford, Mack Wilberg, and others, along with a choral processional featuring torches, tolling bells, and herald trumpets make this a program you won't want to miss!


 

a requiem mosaic: music of mourning and consolation

Saturday, March 10 - 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, March 11 - 3:00 p.m.
First Lutheran Church

The first half of this concert will be an eclectic Requiem featuring movements by Wilberg, Zdenek Lukas, Durufle, Faure, and Ed Fissinger, framed by two works of Johannes Brahms on the fragile and often treacherous nature of life, "Ach arme Welt (Motet op. 110) and the sublime "Lass dich nur nichts nicht dauren" with organ. The latter half of the concert will feature a recent (2013) work for chorus and orchestra by American composer Dan Forrest entitled "Requiem for the Living." This work is intended, in part, to function much as Brahms' timeless "Ein Deutches Requiem", to comfort and strengthen those who remain behind.


 

aurora musicalis: music of the cosmos

Saturday, May 5 – 7:00 p.m.
Sunday, May 6 – 3:00 p.m.
Sacred Heart Music Center

This concert will feature as pillars three versions of Northern Lights, by Harry Somers, Ola Gjeilo, and Erik Esenvolds. Other musical highlights will include “Dark Night of the Soul” by Gjeilo with string quartet, piano, and soprano soloist; and Edward Elgar’s "Lux aeterna" based on his Enigma Variations. Local northern lights photographers will share their work as a visual backdrop for this performance.


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