Voices of Hope
Sunday, November 12, 2006, 3:00pm
Bethlehem Lutheran Church St. Cloud MN
Presenting a mass by Joseph Haydn (Heiligmesse), Cecilia McDowall's lush setting of Ave Maris Stella, written in the wake of 9/11 to create a mood of peace and certainty; and a A Place of Hope by Stephen Paulus, setting writing by patients at Mayo Clinic.
Cabaret 2006: Holiday in the Pines
Friday, December 8, 2006 and Saturday, December 9, 2006
The MCC continues with its popular Cabaret series of holiday programs. A multi-course gourmet dinner, a unique array of traditional and contemporary holiday music, the resplendently decked-out Great Hall - all creatiely integrated into a deliciously varied sensory experience - make this a favorite seasonal celebration. Celebrate the season with your friends and the Minnesota Center chorale. Don't be disappointed. Get your tickets early for this festive event.
Sacred Music of the Solemn Season
March 4, 2007 3:00pm St. Mary's Cathedral, St. Cloud MN
Mass in D Major by Dame Ethel Smyth
Although her first large-scale work, she effectively explores the drama of the liturgical text with a range of images, metaphores, and moods. Critics described this 19th century mass as "God-intoxicated", a "masterpiece", and "the strongest and most original work that has come out of England since Purcell's time."
Sunday, May 6, 2007 3:00pm
Salem Lutheran Church St. Cloud, MN
Featuring music related to the sun, moon, and stars as well as repertoire with a spatial dimensions e.g., antiphonal choirs or surrounding the audience. Including music by: Heinrich Schutz, a pivotal 17th century German; Juan Bocanegra, Peruvian who published the first polyphonic music in the Americas; Fanny Mendolssohn Hensel, a fine choral composer and conductor
Performance in collaboration with the youth Chorale of Central Minnesota Garrett Lathe, director
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