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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



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), kno…

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LISTEN: "Stabat mater" with the South Dakota Symphony Orchestra

At long last, now you can listen to the recording of the rest of the concert I sang with the fantastic soprano Hannah Lu and conductor Delta David Gier with the South Dakota Symphony Orchestra last season. The mp3s are now up in the Media Room and there are a LOT of recordings to listen to: I posted eight of the total 12 movements.

As I mentioned in my previous post where I linked to the recording of the Bach cantata I sang, this was a fantastic experience and I'm so proud and happy to share thi…

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Courage, a poem

Courage poem by Nicole Warner

 

If you know of someone in need of some courage, please share this post with that person.

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The Neighbor and the Techno

The Neighbor and the Techno

Now that I've moved to Milwaukee it's safe to tell this story.

My former neighbor, whom I'll simply call "Neighbor," was not what you might call the "communicative" type. If I said "hello," he would do a double-take and then say, surprised, "Hello." If I didn't say hello, he would just walk awkwardly past me. And the woman that he lived with, she was even worse. I once saw her outside, turned to her to say hello, and she literally turned and ran in the other direction. (Needless to say I didn't…

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How Shallow is Your Breath? 2 Ways to Breathe More Deeply

We live in this time, in these bodies, in this world. And right now it's really hard.2 ways to breathe more deeply

Because we live in a culture of fear and in a culture of violence and sometimes it's really hard to hear your own voice inside your head.

Breathing deeply works against stress, against fear, and helps you connect with your inner voice, your inner wisdom.

If you, like so many of us, feel at a loss right now, start with this, it will clear your mind and give you your starting place.

Here are two ways to breathe m…

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