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APRIL 2018

 

Thursday, April 5, 7:00 pm – Zumbro Lutheran Church, Rochester – Free
RAACHE Choirs (Con Brio and Staccato) Spring Musical and Concert – Come hear Staccato students sing and Con Brio members present the musical, It’s Cool in the Furnace, the story of Daniel, King Nebuchadnezzar, Shadrach and Meshach, & Abednego. Contact Info: 507-356-8248. http://www.raachechoirs.org

Friday, April 6, 7:30 pm ( 6:15 pre-concert talk) – Mount Olive Lutheran Church, Rochester – $25, $20, $5
Lyra Baroque Orchestra: Music for a King – Seldom-performed music by C.P.E. Bach, featuring favorite guest artists.

Friday, April 6 – 7:30pm – $24 in advance, $28 at the door
Crossings Concert at the State Theatre: Girls Night Out! A Tribute to Superstar Women of Country
Hear Girls Night Out! vocalists Erica Hanson, Jen Urbach, and Alison Huttner bringing the music of superstars like Dolly Parton, The Dixie Chicks, and Pistol Annies.

Saturday, April 7, 7:30 pm – Christ United Methodist Church – Free
Rochester Chamber Music Society: Rochester Trio – Enjoy the wonderful combination of clarinet, cello and piano in this program featuring works by Weber, Debussy and Brahms.  Performers are Horacio Nuguid, David Townsend, and Stephen Pelkey.

Sunday, April 8 – 7:30pm – $18 in advance, $20 at the door
Crossings Concert: Natalia Zukerman
With diverse influences that include Folk, Jazz, Blues, Rock, Bluegrass, Country and even Classical, Natalia Zukerman has been described by public radio as “an example of the finest Americana.”

Monday, April 9 – 7:00pm – Free Singing Lessons for 6 weeks
Sponsored by the Rochester Barbershop Chorus
An a capella chorus for men of all ages. Learn to Sing: Monday Nights starting April 9 at the Masonic Center 2002 2nd Street SW, Rochester.  Call 507-244-0095 with questions.

Saturday, April 14, 10 a.m.- 2 p.m. Doors open at 9:15 a.m. – Center for Faith and Life, Luther College – Free
This is the third year Classical MPR has hosted Bring the Sing – an open choral event for voices of all abilities junior high level and above – but the first time the event has come to Decorah. Please arrive in enough time to sign in. 700 College Drive, Decorah, Iowa 52101 (campus map). Registration is now open at classicalmpr.org.

Saturday, April 14 – 7:30pm – $20 in advance, $24 at the door
Crossings Concert at the State Theatre: The Scottie Miller Band
Hear contemporary, southern tinged piano blues, Americana, rock, funk and soul. Inspiring songwriting and lyrics that speak of peace, hope and unity. Plus relationship stories, ghosts of the past, overcoming adversity, addiction, and straight up party blues.

Sunday, April 15 – 3:00 pm – Century High School – Free
St. Olaf Norseman Band, conducted by Dr. Timothy Mahr
In celebration of the centennial of Leonard Bernstein’s birth, they’ll pair Bernstein’s Candide Suite with a moving piece by Carl Holmquist ’05 called Our Reply, based on Bernstein’s statement, “This will be our reply to violence: to make music more intensely, more beautifully, more devotedly than ever before.”
The program will also include selections from Kimberly Archer’s American Labor Songs and classic works for band by Schuman, Zdechlik, and Sousa.

Sunday, April 15, 4:00 pm – First Presbyterian Church, Rochester – Free Will Offering
A Festival of Music: Presents the annual “Lee and Friends” benefit concert for the SE MN student scholarship program of the American Guild or Organists. Lee Afdahl is Director of Music and Organist, First Presbyterian Church of Rochester. Lee is frequently a conductor and clinician for handbell conferences, choral workshops, and church music conferences. Joining Lee will be Christopher Boswell, handbells; Paul Kosower, cello; Jan Matson, piano; Mary Schneekloth, harp and Timothy Wells, bassoon.

Friday, April 20 – 7:00 pm – Lourdes High School – Free

Rochester Symphony: MLK and the American Dream Free Family Preview – Commemorating the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr.’s death, we’ll explore themes of immigration, patriotism and democracy, celebrating all that Dr. King hoped for America; a scaled down version of the full concert for young audiences.  Reservations required;   rochestersymphony.org or 507.286.8742

Friday, April 20 – 7:30pm – $18 in advance, $20 at the door
Crossings Concert: The High 48s Bluegrass Band
The High 48s make music that combines the soulful sound of classic bluegrass with a modern attitude, original songs and a wide range of influences.

Saturday, April 21, 12:00 pm – Location: Pure Rock Studios, Rochester – FREE
Rochester Music Guild: Lunch & Learn – “Stan Bann’s Big Bone Band” – Stan Bann’s Big Bone Band brings their unique style of high octane low brass jazz to Rochester. An optional $10 catered lunch is available at 11:30 am and must be reserved by e-mailing education@rochestermusicguild.org.

Saturday, April 21 – 6:30pm – Free
Crossings Presentation: 17th Annual Poet-Artist Collaboration Reception
Reception at Crossings, then reading of the poetry at the State Theatre

Saturday, April 21 – 7:30 pm – Lourdes High School –$20, $30, youth tickets free

Rochester Symphony: MLK and the American Dream –  Commemorating the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr.’s death, we’ll explore themes of immigration, patriotism and democracy, celebrating all that Dr. King hoped for America.  Works include Barnette – American Kaleidoscope, Copland – Lincoln Portrait, U2 – MLK (King’s Singer’s arrangement), Thomas – I Have a Dream; rochestersymphony.org or 507.286.8742

Sunday, April 22, 1:30 pm – Charter House, Rochester – Free will offering
Two Minnesota Trombone Choirs will join together to present “GLORIOUS TROMBONES!”  The Rochester Trombones (Trombones Anonymous) and The Northfield Trombones.  With Jazz, Renaissance, Classical, Romantic, and Marches.

Sunday, April 22 – 2:00 pm – Lourdes High School – $20, $30, youth tickets free

Rochester Symphony: MLK and the American Dream –  Commemorating the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr.’s death, we’ll explore themes of immigration, patriotism and democracy, celebrating all that Dr. King hoped for America.  Works include Barnette – American Kaleidoscope, Copland – Lincoln Portrait, U2 – MLK (King’s Singer’s arrangement), Thomas – I Have a Dream; rochestersymphony.org or 507.286.8742

Sunday, April 22, 3:00 pm and 5:00 pm – Bethel Lutheran Church, Rochester
Honors Choirs of SE MN: SPRING FINALE – A concert given by over 350 singers from the Rochester and surrounding communities including performances by Half Notes, Children’s Chorus, Treble Choir, Chorale and Concert Choir. Two performances (3PM & 5PM) Tickets available online at www.HonorsChoirs.org or at the door beginning an hour prior to the performance.

Friday, April 27 – 7:30pm – $24 in advance, $28 at the door
Crossings Concert: Willy Porter and Carmen Nickerson
With their liquid harmonies and unassailable, playful performance chemistry, these two solo artists have joined their unique talents to create the unforgettable sound of Porter Nickerson.

Saturday, April 28, 9:00 am – Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, Rochester
Rochester Music Guild – Workshop Series: Ameriikan Poijat – Finnish Brass Band Music and Introduction to Traditional Folk Dancing.

Saturday, April 28, 10:00 am – (Registration deadline April 25) – Student Organ Scholarship Auditions Sponsored by SE MN Chapter of American Guild of Organists
Calvary Episcopal Church, 3rd Avenue & 2nd Street SW, Rochester, MN
Contact Nancy Wales (music@hosannalutheran.org or 507-285-0092) for information about scholarship program and to receive brochure with information about audition and registration materials.

Saturday, April 28, 7:00 pm – St. John’s Hall, Northfield – Free will offering
Two Minnesota Trombone Choirs will join together to present “GLORIOUS TROMBONES!”  The Rochester Trombones (Trombones Anonymous) and The Northfield Trombones.  With Jazz, Renaissance, Classical, Romantic, and Marches. 500 Third Street West, Northfield, MN.

Sunday, April 29, 3:00 pm – Bethel Lutheran Church, Rochester – tickets $5 (youth), $10 (seniors), $12 (adults), + $2 at the door
Rochester Pops Orchestra: “When You Wish Upon a Star” featuring the Rochester Pops Orchestra and Chorale

Sunday, April 29, 3:00 pm – Student Organ Scholarship Winners’ Recital – Free
Sponsored by SE MN Chapter of American Guild of Organists
First Presbyterian Church, 512 3rd Street SW, Rochester, MN 55902
Public is Invited

Sunday, April 29, 3:00 pm – Christ United Methodist Church, 400 5th Ave. SW, Rochester
RAACHE Choirs (Arioso and Cantabile) Accelerando! Spring Concert 
A variety of styles, cultures, and types of music will be shared. We hope you are able to come and celebrate the culmination of this year’s hard work and growth as singers.
Contact information:  507-356-8248

MAY 2018

Thursday, May 3, 7:00 pm – Hill Theatre at RCTC Campus, Rochester, MN – Free-will donation

The RCTC Concert Band, RCTC Jazz Combo and Rochester Community Band will be joining forces to play a variety of music under the direction of Mike Mangan, Tony Boldt and Nathan Davidson. The concert is performed by music lovers from all walks of life and all ages. The musical selections include “Prelude, Siciliano and Rondo”, “Les Miserables”, “The Klaxon”, and “Cotton Ferry Expedition”. For more information, call (507) 285-7200 or (507) 285-9915.

Friday, May 4, 2018, 12:00 pm – Christ United Methodist Church – FREE
Rochester Music Guild: Lunch & Learn – “Tim Takach & Nation” – Tim will talk about his career as a singer and composer, and perform with his band Nation. An optional $10 catered lunch is available at 11:30 am and must be reserved by e-mailing education@rochestermusicguild.org.

Friday, May 4, 7:30 pm – Chatfield Center for the Arts, Chatfield – Free will donation

Choral Arts Ensemble: Choir Country – Minnesota has been blessed with a tradition of excellent choral performance and composition.  CAE will feature many of these vibrant and eloquent voices both in video clips of the composers talking about their craft and in the moving artistry of their music itself.  MPR host Steve Staruch will be conducting the interviews and will be at the performance to add a few stories, details and insights with his customary humor, warmth, and flare.

Friday, May 4, 7:30 pm (6:15 pre-concert talk) – Zumbro Lutheran Church, Rochester – $25, $20, $5
Lyra Baroque Orchestra: Italian Concerto Collage – A showcase of Lyra’s soloists through Italy’s concerto grosso.

Saturday, May 5, time TBA– Unitarian Church, Rochester – Free
Southeastern MN Suzuki Association: SEMSA Ensemble Recital (Trios, Quartets and more) from the SEMSA community perform.

Saturday, May 5 – 7:30pm – $30 in advance, $34 at the door
Crossings Concert at the State Theatre:  “Oh What a Night”
Ronn Easton & Pearl Productions present “Oh What a Night,” paying tribute to The Temptations, Sam Cooke, The Spinners and more.

Sunday, May 6, 3:00 pm – Luther Ringers Concert (Luther College’s Handbell Ensemble)
Hosanna Lutheran Church, 2815 57th Street NW, Rochester, MN 55901
Luther Ringers is an auditioned ensemble with college students drawn from all classes and all majors and conducted by Dr. Gregory Peterson. The ensemble rings six octaves of Schulmerich Handbells and six octaves of Malmark Handchimes.
Freewill offering

Sunday, May 6, 3:00 pm – St. John’s Hall, Northfield – $15 adult/$10 student & senior

Choral Arts Ensemble: Choir Country – Minnesota has been blessed with a tradition of excellent choral performance and composition.  CAE will feature many of these vibrant and eloquent voices both in video clips of the composers talking about their craft and in the moving artistry of their music itself.  MPR host Steve Staruch will be conducting the interviews and will be at the performance to add a few stories, details and insights with his customary humor, warmth, and flare. Tickets available at www.northfieldartsguild.org

Sunday, May 6, 2018 – Bella Spring Concert: A Song For Everyone

Come join Bella Voce Young Women’s Choir, Bella Fiore Choir and The Bellettes, as we celebrate Unity- embracing our differences with the power of love to grow!  Tickets available at singoutloud.org or 269-7114.

Friday, May 11 – 7:30pm – $24 in advance, $28 at the door

Crossings Concert at the State Theatre: Ultimate Tribute to Johnny Cash
The “Ultimate” Johnny Cash Experience, featuring Terry Lee Goffee, is a tribute covering the 50 year career of an American music legend.

Saturday, May 12 – 7:30pm – $20 in advance, $24 at the door

Crossings Concert at the State Theatre: Martin Zellar
Martin Zellar, one of Minnesota’s own alt-country/rock musicians, is performing his honky tonk-inspired music in Zumbrota.

Saturday, May 12, 7:30 pm – Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, Rochester – $25 adult/$5 student 
Choral Arts Ensemble: Choir Country – Minnesota has been blessed with a tradition of excellent choral performance and composition.  CAE will feature many of these vibrant and eloquent voices both in video clips of the composers talking about their craft and in the moving artistry of their music itself.  MPR host Steve Staruch will be conducting the interviews and will be at the performance to add a few stories, details and insights with his customary humor, warmth, and flare.  Tickets available at www.choralartsensemble.org

Sunday, May 13, 2:00 pm – Century High School, Rochester – $15 Adult, $10 Seniors, $5 Students, $35 Family
Southeastern Minnesota Youth Orchestras: SEMYO Mother’s Day Concert will feature all three SEMYO Orchestras, including performances by winners from SEMYO’s annual concerto competition.

Thursday, May 17, 7:30 pm – Charter House, Edwards Hall, Rochester, MN – Free

The Rochester Community Band (RCB) will play a variety of music under the direction of Tony Boldt and performed by music lovers from all walks of life and all ages. The musical selections include “Prelude, Siciliano and Rondo”, “Les Miserables”, “The Klaxon”, and “Cotton Ferry Expedition “. The concert is open to the public. For more information, call (507) 285-9915.

Sunday, May 20, 4:00 pm – Assisi Heights, Lourdes Chapel, Rochester
Honors Choirs of SE MN: OVATION – A capstone concert given by Honors Concert Choir singers including performances by the full choir as well as individual instrumental and vocal performances. Tickets available online at www.HonorsChoirs.org or at the door beginning an hour prior to the performance.


JUNE 2018

Tuesday, June 5, 7:00 pm – Peace Plaza, Rochester – FREE!
Choral Arts Ensemble: Community Sing – Join us at our Community Sing on Peace Plaza in June!  You might not know what you’ll be singing when you get there, but it will warm your heart and steady your breathing to sing with friends and neighbors.  We thank University of Minnesota, Rochester for the inclusion of this event in its UMR/CONNECTS free weekly lecture series.

Wednesday, June 20 through Sunday, June 24, 7PM and a 2PM matinee on Sunday, June 24 – Lourdes High School, Rochester
Honors Choirs of SE MN: Summer Musical – The Wizard of Oz – A fully-staged musical including 100 actors, singers, musicians and dancers of all ages from the Rochester and surrounding communities. Proceeds benefit Honors Choirs of SE MN. Tickets available beginning May 1st online at www.HonorsChoirs.org or at the door beginning an hour prior to each performance.