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Elm Ensemble: Evensong

Sunday, April 29th, 2018 at 4:30 p.m.

St. James' Episcopal Church

3279 Broad Street

Dexter, Michigan

Early Americana - Southern Harmony/Shape Note Singing

from S.M. Denson, William Billings, and more.

I love what the church has on their website:

We extend a special welcome to those who are single, married, divorced, widowed, gay, confused, filthy rich, comfortable, or dirt poor. We extend a special welcome to those who are crying new-borns, skinny as a rake or could afford...

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Check out the photos of Evensong in Dexter, MI last weekend

Our Easter Evensong in Dexter, Michigan (just west of Ann Arbor) was a delight! It was a weekend of singing, community and connecting people with music. This Evensong service also functioned as a fundraiser for a club at this church, it's called the Open Hearts Club; this club it will provide a safe, fun, and inclusive drop-in space for area youth.

I think we can all get behind that.



Here's a photo showing all the wonderful people who were singing, including several folks I'd sung with...

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Michigan-dwellers! Come to Dexter next weekend for Evensong

Next weekend I'll be in Dexter, Michigan to sing with the Elm Ensemble. We'll be singing in an Evensong service on Sunday, April 29th at 4:30 p.m. It will be a small choir of wonderful singers and we'll be singing Early Americana pieces from the Southern Harmony. This is also known as shape-note singing and, believe it or not, I'd never heard of it until I moved back to the US in 2008.

Click here to see the calendar event.

Should I have named this "lower peninsula dwellers" instead? ;)

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Messiah with the SDSO: December 2, 2017

Handel's Messiah

December 2, 2017 at 7:00 p.m.

 

Victoria Cannizzo, soprano

Nicole Warner, alto

Joshua Bouillon, tenor

Benjamin LeClair, bass

Delta David Gier, conductor

South Dakota Symphony Chorus

South Dakota Symphony Orchestra

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First Lutheran Church
327 S Dakota Ave
Sioux Falls, SD 57104
 

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New: Messiah with the SDSO in December 2017

If you haven't seen the calendar yet, you should pop over and check it out. This December I'll be rejoining the South Dakota Symphony Orchestra for Handel's Messiah on December 2nd.

The performance will take place at 7:00 p.m. and there is only one performance! So be sure to get your tickets now and book your hotel. It'll be a warm night of music in a cold month of the year.

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b minor Mass with the South Dakota Symphony, April 22-23, 2017

Johann Sebastian Bach:  b minor MassPost-2016 concert with Hannah Lu and Delta David Gier.

 

Saturday, April 22, 2017 at 7:30 p.m.

Sunday, April 23, 2017 at 2:30 p.m.

 

Hannah Lu, soprano
Nicole Warner, mezzo
Joshua Kohl, tenor
Stephen Bryant, bass-baritone

Delta David Gier, conductor

South Dakota Symphony

 

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Washington Pavilion

301 S Main St

Sioux Falls, SD 57104

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Conviction - Mendelssohn's Elijah

Conviction

Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy:  Elijah

Sunday, March 12, 2017 at 3:00 p.m.

 

Mathilda Edge, soprano

Nicole Warner, alto

James Doing, tenor

Gerard Sundberg, bass

Richard Hynson, conductor

Bel Canto Chorus

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St. Monica Parish

160 E Silver Spring Drive

Whitefish Bay, WI 53217

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What's it like to be a singer for the German National Anthem?

The German Flag: schwarz, rot, goldWhen the lady sang another country's national anthem at the olympics and just sang "la la la," I thought that was really silly. A national anthem represents a country, just as the sports teams who are playing the game represent the country. And for an official meeting between countries that calls for music, it can set people at ease and give them a topic of conversation. Music bridges a lot between nations.

A couple of years ago I was asked to sing the German Nationalhymne (national anthem),...

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