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Mass in C Major, K. 317 “Coronation”

Mozart (age 23) was the new court organist and composer at the Salzburg Cathedral, where the mass was likely first performed on Easter Sunday, 1779. The work became the preferred music for royal and imperial coronations, thus earning it the nickname “Coronation.” Gloria is the second movement of the piece.


Kyrie

Kyrie eleison.
Christe eleison.
Kyrie eleison.

Lord, have mercy.
Christ, have mercy.
Lord, have mercy.


Gloria

Gloria in excelsis Deo,
Et in terra pax hominibus bonae voluntatis.
Laudamus te, benedicimus te,
Adoramus te, glorificamus te.
Gratias agimus tibi propter magnam gloriam tuam.
Domine Deus, Rex coelestis,
Deus Pater omnipotens.
Domine Fili unigenite, Jesu Christe.
Domine Deus, Agnus Dei, Filius Patris.
Qui tollis peccata mundi,
Miserere nobis.
Qui tollis peccata mundi,
Suscipe deprecationem nostram.
Qui sedes ad dexteram Patris,
miserere nobis.
Quoniam tu solus sanctus, tu solus Dominus,
Tu solus altissimus, Jesu Christe.
Cum Sancto Spiritu in gloria Dei Patris,
Amen.

Glory to God in the highest,
And peace on earth to men of good will.
We praise You, we bless You,
We worship You, we glorify You.
We give You thanks for Your great glory.
Lord God, King of Heaven,
God the Father Almighty.
Lord only-begotten Son, Jesus Christ.
Lord God, Lamb of God, Son of the Father.
You who take away the sin of the world,
have mercy on us.
You who take away the sin of the world,
Hear our prayer.
You who sit at the right hand of the Father,
have mercy on us.
For You alone are holy, You alone are Lord,
You alone are the Most High, Jesus Christ.
With the Holy Spirit in the glory of God the Father, Amen.


Credo

Credo in unum Deum, Patrem omnipotentem,
factorem coeli et terrae,
visibilium omnium et invisibilium.
Et in unum Dominum Jesum Christum,
Filium Dei unigenitum, et ex patre natum ante omnia saecula, Deum de Deo, lumen de lumine, Deum verum de Deo vero. Genitum non factum, consubstantialem Patri; per quem omnia facta sunt. Qui propter nos homines et propter nostram salutem descendit de coelis.
Et incarnatus est de Spiritu Sancto,
ex Maria virgine; et homo factus est.
Crucifixus etiam pro nobis sub Pontio Pilato, passus et sepultus est.
Et resurrexit tertia die secundum Scripturas, et ascendit in coelum, sedet ad dexteram Patris, et iterum venturus est cum gloria, judicare vivos et mortuos, cujus regni non erit finis.
Et in Spiritum Sanctum Dominum,
et vivificantem, qui ex Patre Filioque procedit,
qui cum Patre et Filio simul adoratur,
et conglorificatur, qui locutus est per Prophetas.
Et unam sanctam catholicam et apostolicam Eccelsiam. Confiteor unum baptisma in remissionem peccatorum,
et expecto resurrectionem mortuorum,
et vitam venturi saeculi. Amen.

I believe in one God, the Father, the Almighty,
maker of heaven and earth,
of all that is, seen and unseen.
And in one Lord Jesus Christ, the only Son of God, eternally begotten of the Father,
God from God, light from light,
true God from true God, begotten, not made,
of one being with the Father; through Him all things were made. For us and for our salvation He came down from heaven.
He became incarnate from the Virgin Mary by the power of the Holy Spirit, and was made man.
For our sake He was crucified under Pontius Pilate; He suffered death and was buried.
He rose again on the third day in accordance with the Scriptures; He ascended into heaven, and is seated at the right hand of the Father; He will come again in glory to judge the living and the dead, and His kingdom will have no end.
And I believe in the Holy Spirit, the Lord, the giver of Life, who proceeds from the Father and the Son; with the Father and the Son He is worshipped and glorified. He has spoken through the prophets. I believe in one holy catholic and apostolic Church; I acknowledge one baptism for the forgiveness of sins; I look for the resurrection
of the dead, and the life of the world to come. Amen.


Sanctus

Sanctus, Sanctus, Sanctus, Dominus Deus Sabaoth.
Pleni sunt coeli et terra gloria tua.
Osanna in excelsis.

Holy, holy, holy, Lord God of Hosts.
Heaven and earth are full of your glory,
Hosannah in the highest.


Benedictus

Benedictus qui venit in nomine Domini.
Osanna in excelsis.

Blessed is He who comes in the name of the Lord,
Hosannah in the highest.


Agnus Dei

Agnus Dei qui tollis peccata mundi,
miserere nobis.
Agnus Dei qui tollis peccata mundi,
miserere nobis.
Agnus Dei qui tollis peccata mundi,
dona nobis pacem.

Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world,
have mercy on us.
Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world,
have mercy on us.
Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world,
grant us peace.


Kyrie IX cum jubilo

Kyrie eleison.
Christe eleison.
Kyrie eleison.

Lord, have mercy.
Christ, have mercy.
Lord, have mercy.


Kyrie, from Mass for Five Voices

Kyrie eleison.
Christe eleison.
Kyrie eleison.

Lord, have mercy.
Christ, have mercy.
Lord, have mercy.


Cantate Domino

Cantate Domino canticum novum,
Cantate et benedicite nomini ejus:
Quia mirabilia fecit.
Cantate et exultate et psallite in cythara et voce psalmi:
Quia mirabilia fecit.

Sing to the Lord a new song,
Sing and give praise to his name:
for he has done marvelous deeds.
Sing and exult and praise.
in songs with the harp and the voice:
for he has done marvelous deeds.


Komm, heiliger Geist, Herre Gott

The chorale melody set in these two preludes has its roots in the Gregorian chant repertoire. It is a German version of the Veni Sancte Spiritus chant and would have been sung at Pentecost. Buxtehude’s setting places the melody in the soprano with a fair amount of embellishment.


Geistliches Lied, Op. 30

Lass dich nur nichts nicht dauern
mit Trauern,
sei stille;
wie Gott es fügt,
so sei vergnügt
mein Wille!
Was willst du heute sorgen
auf morgen?
Der Eine
steht allem für,
der gibt auch dir
das Deine.
Sei nur in allem Handel
ohn’ Wandel,
steh’ feste
was Gott beschleusst,
das ist und heisst
das Beste.

Amen.

Let naught afflict thee with grief;
Be calm, as God ordains,
And so may my will be contented.

Why take thought for the morrow?
The one God who gives thee
What is thine watches over all.

All in thy doings be steadfast
And true. What God decrees
Is best, and this it is acknowledged.

Amen.


Sanctus from Mass

Holy! Holy! Holy
Is the lord God of Hosts!
Heaven and earth are full of Thy glory!

Sanctus, Sanctus, Sanctus
Dominus Deus Sabaoth
Pleni sunt coeli et terra Gloriae tuae
Osanna!
Benedictus qui venit in nomine Domini
Osanna in excelsis!

Kadosh, Kadosh, Kadosh
Adonai ts’vaot
M’lo chol haaretz k’vodo

Holy, Holy, Holy
Lord God of Hosts
All the heavens and earth
Are full of His glory

Kadosh, Kadosh, Kadosh
Adonai ts’vaot
M’lo chol haaretz k’vodo

Baruch ha’ba
B’shem Adonai!

Sanctus! Sanctus!

Holy, Holy, Holy
Lord God of Hosts
All the heavens and earth
Are full of His glory!


Crucifixion (He Never Said a Mumblin’ Word)

My Lord, they crucified my Lord,
And He never said a mumblin’ word.
Not a word, not a word, My Lord
Oh my Lord and He never said a word.
They nailed Him to a tree,
And He never said a mumblin’ word.
My Lord, they pierced Him in the side
And He never said a mumblin’ word.
He bowed his head and died,
Oh my Lord and He never said a mumblin’ word.


I Wanna Be Ready

I wanna be ready
I wanna be ready
I wanna be ready
Lord, ready to put on my long white robe

Lord, I wanna be ready
I wanna be ready
I wanna be ready
Lord, ready to put on my long white robe

I would not be a sinner
I’ll tell you the reason why
‘Cause if my Lord should call on me
Lord, I won’t be ready to die

I wanna be ready
I wanna be ready
I wanna be ready
Lord, ready to put on my long white robe

Lord, I wanna be ready
I wanna be ready
I wanna be ready
Lord, ready to put on my long white robe

I would not be a gambler
I’ll tell you the reason why
‘Cause if my Lord should call on me
Lord, I won’t be ready to die

I wanna be ready
I wanna be ready
Lord, I wanna be ready
Lord, ready to put on my long white robe
Be ready to put on my long white robe
Just ready to put on my long white robe


We Shall Walk Through the Valley in Peace

We shall walk through the valley in peace;
we shall walk through the valley in peace.
For Jesus himself will be our leader,
we shall walk through the valley in peace.

We will meet our loved ones there;
we will meet our loved ones there.
For Jesus himself will be our leader,
we shall walk through the valley in peace.

There will be no trials there;
there will be no trials there.
For Jesus himself will be our leader,
we shall walk through the valley in peace.


Gittin

Well, in that great gettin’ up mornin’
(Fare ye well, fare ye well)
Well, in that great gettin’ up mornin’
(Fare ye well, fare ye well)

Let me tell ya ’bout the comin’ of judgment
God goin’ up and speak to Gabriel
Pick up your silver trumpet
Blow your trumpet, Gabriel
Lord, how loud shall I blow it?
Oh, to wake the children sleepin’
They be comin’ from every nation
On their way to the great carnation
Dressed in a robe so white as snow
Singin’, “Oh, I been redeemed”

Oh, in that great gettin’ up mornin’
(Fare ye well, fare ye well)
Oh, in that great gettin’ up mornin’
(Fare ye well, fare ye well)


Sing for Good

What is Sing for Good?

Sing for Good is Arrowhead Chorale’s community engagement program under which any and all Chorale-initiated, community-oriented performances and service projects are housed.

The mission of the program is simple, yet powerful: to create harmony in our community through song and service. 

Sing for Good Goals:
• Invest in our community through song
• Bring quality music to underserved populations and community members who may otherwise not have the opportunity to experience live choral music and it’s life-giving effect
• Volunteer our voices to support community events
• Invest in our community through service
• Donate items and/or funds to meet community needs
• Volunteer our time for community events or service needs

What “good” has Sing for Good done so far?

“Engaging with our community both creates harmony and brings joy to everyone involved.  Giving and receiving the gift of a musical performance, in particular, creates a synergy of happiness and well-being that is beyond description!” – Susan Masterson, Board President.

Since the program’s launch in the fall of 2022, Sing for Good initiatives have included:

• Free events — Musical Merriment: Behind the scenes with the Arrowhead Chorale in November 2023 and Spring Sneak Peek in March 2024— with refreshments and sneak peek performances of our concert repertoire for guests from various organizations, including Safe Haven, Trillium Services, Duluth Regional Care Center, MN Adult & Teen Challenge, and more
• Full Chorale outreach performances at Benedictine Living Center and Northeast Regional Corrections Center 
• Chamber Singers outreach performances for the Benedictine Sisters at the St. Scholastica Monastery, residents of the Benedictine Care Center, and guests of the Union Gospel Mission.
• Chamber Singers community event performances at Bentleyville and Great Hall Marketplace at The Depot.
• partnering with The Haunted Shack, whose annual event supports CHUM, Coats for Kids, and Special Olympics
Area III Trifecta
• “Good Give” donation campaigns to eight (and counting!) local non-profits
• Damiano Center
• Rural Care and Share Food Shelf
• Union Gospel Mission
• Duluth Harbor Mission
• Safe Haven
• Life House
• Birch Tree Center
• Chum
• Our Angel Tickets program, which allows patrons to purchase and donate tickets, which guests can claim if cost is prohibitive

How did Sing for Good come to be?

The idea for Sing for Good was born from mere observation. At any given rehearsal, it is obvious this group understands music to have a transcendent power that heals, unifies, rejuvenates, and soothes, and strives for musical excellence in every endeavor. Our singers truly care for each other and our community —  support one another in hardships, celebrate life’s joys, and genuinely enjoy each other’s company. To be sure, during the pandemic — a time that was rife with division and the dissolution of arts groups — not only did our group stick together through the pandemic, we emerged with a stronger sense of self and purpose — and with a heightened awareness of the needs in our community
that we desire to help meet.

In short, there is a palpable sense of good will, and it felt natural and right to harness that good will and turn it outward, into our community. And so, we Sing for Good.

How can you help Sing for Good create more harmony?

You can help Arrowhead Chorale spread harmony in our community, please consider supporting the Arrowhead Chorale through a  financial donation or sponsorship, purchasing merch, and purchasing Angel Tickets! See our website for more
information.

Who We Are

Our mission is to engage and inspire singers and audiences through high-quality performances of diverse, distinctive choral music and unique education opportunities in Northern Minnesota, Wisconsin, and surrounding communities.

Click here to learn more about the Arrowhead Chorale (including singer bios)!

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Did you hear? Later this month the Arrowhead Chorale will be holding auditions for trained, flexible singers to join our distinctive singing fellowship! Auditions are open for sopranos and baritones, however all voice parts are welcome. 🎶 

Auditions will be held on Thursday, May 23 from 5:30-7:30pm at First Lutheran Church in Duluth - located at 1100 E Superior Street. 

Email arrowheadchorale@gmail.com or message us to reserve an audition time.
Arrowhead Chorale is looking for trained, flexible singers who have a passion for inspiring others through performances of diverse, distinctive choral music to join our singing fellowship! 🎶 

Auditions will be held on Thursday, May 23 from 5:30-7:30 at First Lutheran Church in Duluth - located at 1100 E Superior Street. Email arrowheadchorale@gmail.com or message us to reserve an audition time.
Incredibly grateful to @skuteviks_floral for the absolutely stunning arrangements! Two of these beauties were raffled off at our concerts in March, with all proceeds going to benefit the @ffcduluth Thank you, Skutevik’s, for helping us Sing for Good 🎶💐🫶

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Our spring concert, From Spiritual to Spirituals: Music of Praise and Hope, will feature guest soprano Hope Koehler (West Virginia University, American Spiritual Ensemble). 

Ms. Koehler will join the Chorale with solo and collaborative performances of the music of Moses Hogan, Jester Hairston, and others.

WHEN
Friday, March 22, 7:30 PM
Saturday, March 23, 3:00 PM

WHERE
First Lutheran Church in Duluth
We are excited to present our spring concert From Spiritual to Spirituals: Music of Praise and Hope, featuring guest soprano Hope Koehler (West Virginia University, American Spiritual Ensemble). 

Experience sacred music in a variety of expressions from early chant to Mozart’s majestic Coronation Mass K. 319 to Sanctus from Leonard Bernstein’s Mass. The focus will then shift to the American spiritual, a truly unique and powerful genre described as “breathing the prayer and complaint of souls boiling over with the bitterest anguish.”* 

*Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, an American Slave, 1845

WHEN
Friday, March 22, 7:30 PM
Saturday, March 23, 3:00 PM

WHERE
First Lutheran Church in Duluth

TICKETS
$30 Advance, $35 Door | $10 Students with ID & 17 and Under 
Angel tickets available at the door.
Meet the Chorale! 

Singing has always been a creative outlet for Jane Killough, from performing in church community groups to Carnegie Hall! Killough graduated from Carleton College with a major in biology, studying voice and singing during her time there. She joined Arrowhead Chorale during our first season in 1988 and has sung with us every season since. Killough says she keeps singing because it keeps her sane, so it is no surprise that one of her favorites is “How Can I Keep from Singing?“!
Meet the Chorale!⠀
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Jan Ihrke has been involved in music since grade school, playing piano and clarinet. Jan holds a degree in Music Education (K-12) from UMD, and taught in public and parochial schools, as well as private piano and instrumental lessons, for over 30 years. She sang for four years with UMD University Singers under Vernon Opheim, played with Twin Ports Wind Ensemble for several years under Timothy Mahr, and has been involved in music at church, singing in choir and ensembles, playing piano, clarinet and hand bells. ⠀
🎶 "The best way to spread Christmas cheer is singing loud for all to hear." 🎶

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays from the Arrowhead Chorale!
Thanks to the generosity of @skuteviks_floral and our patrons, over $350 will be donated to @mntc_hope Mn Adult & Teen Challenge Northland! One lucky audience member at each concert went home with this absolutely stunning floral arrangement!

Visit Skutevik’s Floral in Cloquet! Delivery available in Cloquet, Esko, Carlton, Wrenshall, and surrounding areas.

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We are thrilled that @fitgersbooks is joining us again this year! You can browse a great selection of books and gifts prior to the concert, at intermission, and before you head out for the evening. 

#books #music #arrowheadchorale #bookstoreatfitgers
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Wishing to enjoy this festive season by attending our holiday concert but don't have the extra funds? ⠀
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Reach out to us at 218-348-7162 to learn about available Angel Tickets - gifted by those with a love of sharing choral music!
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