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Vespers of Remembrance- November 10, 2013

Commemoration of the 75th anniversary of the Kristallnacht.


Johann Sebastian Bach Cantata 106 Gottes Zeit ist die allerbeste Zeit (God's time is the very best time)

Heinrich Schütz Warum toben die Heiden (Why do the Heathen rage together?)


Sunday, November 10th, 2013

4:30 pm | free will offering


Christ Church Lutheran
3244 34th Ave S
Minneapolis, MN 55406




The Elm Ensemble



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Free and Low-Cost Concerts You're Missing Out On

In addition to the fantastic, professional organizations that we have here in the Twin Cities (and around the country!), there are loads of interesting free and low-cost concerts you may be missing out on. The programming is different, the presentation can be more relaxed. Add variety and some new music genres to your concert season.

Colleges and universities everywhere have music departments brimming with students, majors and non-majors alike, who are studying with the best teachers in the US. …

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When (Not) to Clap at a Concert

For classical music newbies and those who've been put off of classical music by classical music snobs, the convention of clapping at a classical music concert is a bit of a mystery. However it's easier than you think! Here are a few rules of thumb for when to clap. And when not to clap.

1. When it's a welcome:  clap when the featured musicians come on stage. (If you're not sure who they are, don't clap.)

If you're at an orchestra concert, the orchestra is usually already on stage when the conce…

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Mozart's Requiem - May 19, 2013

Sunday, May 19, 2013 at 7:00 p.m.

Admission is Free

Free-will donation


Mozart Sancta Maria, mater dei, K. 273

Mozart Requiem


Linh Kauffman, soprano

Nicole Warner, mezzo-soprano

Craig Lemming, tenor

Aaron Larson, baritone

Joyce Larson, conductor

St. John's Oratorio Chorus

St. John's Chamber Orchestra


St. John's Lutheran Church

4842 Nicollet Ave

Minneapolis, MN 55419




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Make in Me a Clean Heart - Mache Dich mein Herze rein

Johann Sebastian Bach wrote several of the greatest pieces in Oratorio literature, one of them being the Matthaeus-Passion, the St. Matthew Passion. And from this, the wonderful aria "Mache dich mein Herze rein," in English "Make in me a clean heart."

You don't need to speak German to understand this one.


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Handel's Messiah - May 5, 2013

Handel's Messiah

with the St. Catherine Choral Society


3 p.m.

Sunday, May 5, 2013

Premiere: Tribute, a cantata honoring the life of Russell B. Connors (New work by Albert Biales, text by Russ Connors)
Patricia C. Connors, conductor

Kristie Tigges, soprano

Nicole Warner, mezzo-soprano

Rick Penning, tenor

Mike Schmidt, bass


O'Shaughnessy Auditorium
University of St. Catherine
2004 Randolph Ave.
St. Paul, MN  55105

$10 / $5 / Free with SCU ID


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Christmas Oratorio - December 7 & 8, 2013

Georges de La Tour: Adoration of the shepherds...

Georges de La Tour: Adoration of the shepherds (1644) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Johann Sebastian Bach Christmas Oratorio, Parts I - III


Carrie Henneman-Shaw, soprano

Nicole Warner, alto

Roy Heilman, tenor

Jonathan ten Brink, bass

Paul Boehnke, Conductor

Bach Society of Minnesota


Saturday and Sunday, December 7th & 8th, 2013


More details to follow.


This was the first oratorio in which I ever sang solo professionally after Grad School and it was my European Debut concert…

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As It Is In Heaven - Big-time conductor takes over small town church choir

This is a fantastic movie for music-lovers, choral-singers and music enthusiasts. A famous conductor, Daniel, falls ill and decides to return to his small hometown in Sweden to recover. The pastor asks Daniel to take over the church choir, full of vibrant characters. The moment Daniel takes over the choir, their lives change.

Each of the singers goes on their own journey, from the Pastor's Wife to the enthusiastic salesman from the town's largest store, and from the town gossip to Daniel's young…

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