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C-Notes The monthly newsletter of the Minnesota Chorale
December, 2011

  • Ringing in the holidays
  • Messiah Sing-Along this Sunday
  • Youth Chorus sings Dec. 9
  • Welcome new board members and officers
  • ...and Thank You!

  • Ringing in the holidays
    Minnesota Chorale in performance at Orchestra Hall

    The Minnesota Chorale springs into the holidays this December with five Orchestra Hall performances in a five-day span. Kicking things off on Wednesday, Dec. 7 with Handel's Messiah, we're back in action on Friday, Dec. 9, with the first of two "Jingle Bell Doc" performances, featuring the one and only Doc Severinsen. It's back to Messiah for Saturday night, and then both programs--afternoon with Doc, evening with Handel--on Sunday, Dec. 11.

    Join us for either of these delightful programs, or take the holiday plunge and attend both!

    Tickets are available here, or by calling the Orchestra Hall box office at 612.371.5656.

    Messiah Sing-Along this Sunday
    G.F. Handel

    Warm up your voice for our annual Messiah Sing-Along, this Sunday, December 4, 6:30 p.m., at St. Olaf Catholic Church, 215 S. 8th St., Minneapolis. Join the Chorale and organist Dr. Lynn Trapp for this annual holiday treat. Led by Chorale artistic director Kathy Saltzman Romey, this free event is a gift to singers -- and listeners -- from the Chorale and St. Olaf Church.

    No tickets needed; a free-will offering will be collected. A limited number of scores will be available to borrow, but please bring your own if you have one.

    Youth Chorus sings Dec. 9
    MYC singers

    The Chorale's Minneapolis Youth Chorus invites you to its Winter Concert, Friday, Dec. 9 at 7 p.m., Jefferson School Auditorium, 1200 W. 26th St., Minneapolis, 55405.

    The concert, a musical world tour featuring folk songs from Italy, Greece, Australia, Ireland, and Appalachia, includes selections in four different languages.

    The performance is free and open to the public.

    Welcome new board members and officers

    Earlier this month, the Minnesota Chorale's board of directors elected a new slate of officers. Chorale singer and communications consultant Elizabeth Balay was elected president of the board, replacing Les Bendtsen, who remains on the board; K. Dennis Kim, founder and president of EVS, Inc., was elected vice president. Attorney Tené Wright continues as secretary, and Karen Touchi-Peters as treasurer. Newly elected board members include Bryan J. Mechell, attorney at Robins, Kaplan, Miller & Ciresi, and Bruce Taher, founder and CEO of Taher, Inc.

    ...and Thank You!

    The Chorale is grateful for the donations of all our supporters who participated in Give to the Max Day on Nov. 16. You contributed more than $7,000 to support our programs and educational activities!

    Gifts to the Chorale make it possible for us to offer the kind of enriching and inspiring programs that touch the lives of thousands of people throughout the area, programs like:

    Thank you--you keep us singing!

    VoX Sings!

    Voices of Experience, the choral ensemble for singers age 55+, invites you to its annual fall concert, this Friday, December 2, 12 noon, at MacPhail Center's Antonello Hall, 501 S. 2nd St., Minneapolis. The concert, which will last about 45 minutes, is free and open to the public.

    Selections include seasonal favorites and a wonderful variety of musical styles, with several opportunities for you to sing along!

    Now in its second year, VoX is operated as a partnership between the Chorale and MacPhail Center. The group has been rehearsing weekly since September under the direction of Jerry Rubino, acclaimed choral conductor, arranger, and pianist.

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