2022 - 2023 Season
photo by Josh Strong
We’re delighted to share our 50th season with you, Minot! As we begin this 50th season, we are aware that in many ways our lives have changed. The distance between us has been important for curbing a world-wide pandemic, but in some ways the six feet has become a gulf that is hard to bridge. Our music in this 50th Anniversary Season focuses on the distance between us and the space that gives way to the warmth of connection and song.
Our pops concert, traditionally performed at the Grand Hotel ballroom, will feature popular songs by Keane, Nine Inch Nails, Coldplay, Laura Mvula, Katy Perry, Frank Sinatra and many others. Arrangements will be composed by our conductor, Emerson Eads, featuring a few arrangements by our own baritone and composer, Erik Anderson. It will feature cellist Abbie Naze, with keyboard playing by the inimitable Briana Schwan. Don’t miss these never-before-heard arrangements of these well-known popular songs that celebrate our connection amid the distance between us.
The Renaissance Feast returns again, transforming the beautiful Regency Event Center into a 15th century manor with our Lord Eric and Lady Pamela providing you with dinner, wine, and song featuring music for choir and brass, and harpist Jaclyn Wappel who will return to collaborate with the chorale in Benjamin Britten’s Ceremony of Carols. Don’t miss the 50th anniversary celebration of this 5-decade Minot tradition!
At the heart of the mission of the Minot Chamber Chorale is bringing masterworks from the choral repertoire to the Minot area, and this 50th anniversary of our winter concert series will do just that, bringing Norwegian composer, Ola Gjeilo’s sumptuous Sunrise Mass, along with a world premiere of Emerson Eads’ The Distance Between Us to Minot audiences free of charge. Come enjoy this music for choir accompanied by strings and piano.
We’re thrilled to conclude our 50th concert season with familiar songs and a few new arrangements, from the heartland. Music by Emerson Eads, Stephen Paulus, William Hawley, and Craig Hella Johnson will conclude a season of musical renewal reminding us that, despite our differences, our need for connection and our shared love of singing, close the distance between us.