2020 - 2021 Season

photo by Josh Strong

Our first concert, I Will Go On, celebrates the resilience of our community during COVID-19 by celebrating the text of Burlington Des Lacs 9th grader, Mia Wiese, who was the Minot Chamber Chorale’s Life & Love in time of Covid-19 Poetry Contest winner this summer. The Minot Chamber Chorale’s Artistic Director set Mia’s poetry, and the chamber chorale will present this world premiere in a virtual choir format of this choral setting of Mia Wiese’s poem, I Will Go On. This premiere will be live-streamed on YouTube and Facebook Live.

A German Baroque Christmas will feature the ebullient music of Buxtehude, Schütz, and Telemann – all composers who were no stranger to pandemics and death. Because of the complex protocols surrounding our new reality in a pandemic, we will not be mounting our beloved Christmas Renaissance Feast. In lieu of this we will present this short concert of favorite Christmas music from the early German Baroque, featuring the warm accompaniment of strings and continuo.

For our winter concert we have an exciting program of anthems by Samuel Coleridge-Taylor, and Giacomo Puccini’s Gloria. This music will lift and inspire. Puccini’s Gloria is a seldom heard work that was written when Puccini was graduating from conservatory. It is youthful, and features that unmistakable Puccini melodic and harmonic style. Joining us for this will be tenor, Edward Graves, and baritone Emorja Roberson. You will not want to miss this uplifting and powerful music for soloists, choir, and orchestra.
Journey Home will be the concert we planned for Spring of 2020 that we had to cancel due to the pandemic. This concert is a fitting closer to our season celebrating resilience. It will feature music by African American composers, spirituals, gospel favorites, and American hymnody.

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