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December 2022

Thursday, December 1—7:30 p.m.

Flying Forms Baroque Ensemble—Mount Olive Lutheran Church—$20, $18, $5

A Baroque Christmas. Join Flying Forms baroque chamber music ensemble in an intimate concert of chamber music including Christmas themed works by Delalande, traditional carols, and the monumental Trio Sonata from J.S. Bach’s Musical Offering.


Saturday, December 3—7:30 p.m.

Compass Rose Brass Ensemble—Christ United Methodist Church—Free

Destination Christmas


Sunday, December 4—1:00 p.m.

Rochester Male Chorus—Christ United Methodist Church–$15, $10, $5

Rochester Male Chorus will hold its 92nd annual “Christmas Past, Present, Future” concert with special guests CBB Jazz Combo, Nick Johnson, and ten area high school singers.


Tuesday, December 6—7:00 p.m.

Zumbro Valley Chorus with special guests MedCity Harmony Chorus and Forte Milers Chorus—125 Live, River Room–Free. Food donations to the Food Pantry appreciated.

Music for the Holiday: The Zumbro Valley Chorus will perform a variety of holiday music in a cappella four-part harmony Barbershop style under the direction of Katherine Gales.  The musical selections include: “Mary Had a Baby,” “Warm and Fuzzy,” “Carol of the Bells,” and “Jingle Bells.”  For more information, call (507) 285-9915.


Thursday, December 8 – 7:00 p.m.

RCTC Music Department and Rochester Community Band – RCTC Hill Theatre – Free

Making Spirits Bright: Join RCTC Chamber Band, Concert Choir and Rochester Community Band to celebrate the Holidays!!  William Frame, Nicholas Johnson and Anthony Boldt will be conducting.  The concert is performed by music lovers from all walks of life and all ages.  The musical selections include: “Choose Joy,” “All I Want for Christmas is You,” “O Christmas Tree,” and “Sleigh Ride.”  For more information, visit or or call (507) 285-7200.  A donation of a non-perishable food item or a men’s/women’s hygiene item to the RCTC Student Food Shelf is always welcome.   Drop off barrel located in Hill Theatre Lobby.


Friday, December 9—7:30 p.m.

Saturday, December 10—7:30 p.m.

Sunday, December 11—4:00 p.m.

Choral Arts Ensemble—Zumbro Lutheran Church—$25, $10

Christmas with Choral Arts Ensemble. We will be joined by the Honors Concert Choir and organist Lee Afdahl for our annual holiday concerts, including wonderful carols, old favorites, and new creations.  There will be a chance to sing along and to hear the world premiere of In Dulci Jubilo by Dan Kallman, a carol dedicated to Gift of Life Transplant House founder Ed Pompeian. We end, as always, with a closing rendition of Stille Nacht by candlelight.


Saturday, December 10—1:00 p.m.

Tuba Christmas—Hope Summit Church, 1315 6th Ave SE, Rochester—Free


Saturday, December 10—7:30 p.m.

Sunday, December 11—2:00 p.m.

Rochester Symphony Orchestra & Chorale—Lourdes High School—$33.00, $5.00

Festive Farewell. For Maestro Lantz’s final concert with Rochester Symphony, he presents us with his own holiday arrangements created over the years especially for Rochester Symphony. A lover of holiday music, he always ensured that the annual Holiday Extravaganza was something spectacular. Unable to find show-stopping arrangements that also included familiar melodies for audience participation, he created such arrangements himself. With the orchestra and chorale, we’ll present holiday classics, with all of Jere’s arrangements, for a festive farewell concert truly unique to Rochester Symphony.


January 2023




February 2023

Monday, February 27—7:30

Choral Arts Ensemble & CANTUS—Bethel Lutheran Church—$10

High School Festival Concert. This year’s high School Festival welcomes the singers of CANTUS back to SE MN for workshops with the students from Dover-Eyota, Kingsland, and Zumbrota-Mazeppa high schools!  The festival concert will include short sets from each youth choir, a Choral Arts Ensemble set & two sets by CANTUS.



March 2023

Saturday, March 11—7:30 p.m.

Sunday, March 12—4:00 p.m.

Choral Arts Ensemble—Christ United Methodist Church—$25, $10

The Promise of Living will be a concert to celebrate the marvelous mysteries of our lives!  We’ll sing of the majestic and mundane, the comedies and tragedies, moments of calm and partying, wisdom, and foolishness—including a world premiere from Latvian master Ēriks Ešenvalds (who will attend) in honor of the rich life of Rochester native Mark Callahan.


April 2023



May 2023

Saturday, May 6—7:30 p.m.

Choral Arts Ensemble—Christ United Methodist Church—$25, $10

The Wisdom of Nature. So many artists, writers, and philosophers have found their way by attending to Nature—John Muir, Frank Lloyd Wright, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Antonin Dvorak, and countless more.  We are thrilled to sing the premieres of four new works by marvelous choral composers Tim Takach, Carol Barnett, Juan Tony Guzman, and Marques L. A. Garrett (all of whom will be our guests at the concert!). Come hear nature’s “infinite storm of beauty” with works about flowers, bluebirds, trees, a silent pond, a gentle rain, a starry sky.










This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Southeastern Minnesota Arts Council thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts & cultural heritage fund.