|Singers back at work
Summer has given way to fall, and we've begun
rehearsing the initial programs of the
Minnesota Chorale's 2009-10 season - a season
in which our educational activities and
community collaborations take center stage.
Our first performance of the season is Carl
Carmina Burana, presented by
the Minnesota Dance Theatre. This multimedia
runaway hit when we did it a few years ago,
and we're expecting seats to go fast.
Performances are November 5-8 at the Lab
Theater in the
Minneapolis Warehouse District; call
612.333.7977 for tickets.
There's much more, including our
December Messiah performances with the
Minnesota Orchestra. Click the link below for
all the details.
We're already rehearsing music for this
community-engagement concert, Sing
with Me, which spotlights the
relationships that have blossomed between
members of our Minneapolis Youth
Chorus and adult singers in the Chorale.
Mounted in collaboration with the Mentoring
Partnership of Minnesota, the program is
Saturday evening, November 21, at St. Olaf
Church in downtown Minneapolis. For tickets,
call Ticketworks at
952-930-5100, or click
|MYC turns 3!
The Minneapolis Youth Chorus, now in
its third season, is busier than ever: the
fall schedule includes recording sessions for
its first CD and the "Sing with Me" concert
with the Chorale in November. Next spring
features a performance of Carmina
Burana with the
and the Metropolitan Symphony Orchestra.
It all leads up to next June when MYC
travels to Chicago, as one of six
choirs from across the U.S.A. invited to
participate in the Windy City Youth Choral
|What your support means to us
Thanks to your generosity, the Chorale ended
its 2009 fiscal year in the
black. For most nonprofits, including
the Chorale, fiscal 2010 promises to be even
more challenging than 2009. As we do our work
in a cost-effective and thrifty way (more
than 80% of the Chorale's operating expenses
are devoted to our artistic and educational
endeavors), we're counting on you to renew
your support. To contribute to the Chorale,
call 612.455.2100 or click
here to make a secure online donation.
Donations are, as always, tax-deductible.
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Never Stop Singing, the film
documentary about the history and evolution
of choral singing in Minnesota, will be
broadcast on Sunday, Oct. 18 at 3:00 p.m,
on TPT Channel 2. The one-hour documentary
celebrates Minnesota's choral legacy through
interviews with leading conductors,
including Chorale artistic director Kathy
Saltzman Romey, rehearsal and performance
and historical background.