Handel's Messiah - Part I
Dec
17
8:30 AM08:30

Handel's Messiah - Part I

Join us for our annual Christmas cantata on December 17 at both Sunday morning worship services (8:30 & 10am).  We will present Part 1 from G.F. Handel’s oratorio Messiah, one of the greatest musical compositions throughout all history. This portion tells the story of the prophecy, advent and birth of Jesus. Our Celebration Choir will be joined by professional area soloists and orchestral musicians as we mark and celebrate the incarnation of Christ through this deeply inspired work of art that has moved millions of listeners since it was composed in 1741.

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Music of the Reformation
Oct
12
6:00 PM18:00

Music of the Reformation

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In recognition of the 500th anniversary of the Reformation, Song of Shepherd Concert Series is proud to present Music of the Reformation - a celebration of the musical heritage formed by that landmark moment in history. The program presents an array of Reformation organ chorales played on Shepherd of the Hills' stunning 2005 Fisk organ, with chorales and anthems sung by Shepherd’s Celebration Choir, led by Mark Madson. This concert will start at 6p, followed immediately by discussion about the Reformation at 7p.

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Minnesota State Fair Unity Sing
Aug
24
1:00 PM13:00

Minnesota State Fair Unity Sing

Come join us in unity as we sing from the newly-commissioned Justice Choir Songbook at the MN State Fair. We will start singing at 1pm, right at the Minnesota Public Radio booth. If you want to sing for unity and were planning on coming to the state fair anyway, THIS is the day you should come!

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Before Bach's Birthday Bash 2017
Mar
18
4:00 PM16:00

Before Bach's Birthday Bash 2017

Bach’s Birthday…it comes around every year in on March 21 and, by happy coincidence, often also falls on the first day of Spring.  The occasion calls out for a celebration of this most remarkable of musical talents, and Minnesota Public Radio’s Michael Barone (host of Pipedreams) decided that Johann Sebastian Bach deserved something special.  A number of years ago, he and colleagues from the local chapter of the American Guild of Organists arranged a Bach’s Birthday Bash, and the idea blossomed.

4PM-5PM – Westminster Presbyterian Church Sanctuary (1200 Marquette Avenue, Mpls) Möller organ

BACH: Chorale-prelude, Schmücke dich, o liebe Seele, BWV 654

BACH: Fugue in Eb, BWV 552, fr Clavierübung III

–Joseph Trucano, organ

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Evermore: A Christmas Cantata
Dec
18
10:00 AM10:00

Evermore: A Christmas Cantata

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A beautifully expressive & dramatic Christmas cantata with varied musical styles and richly resonant sounds by:

Celebration Choir, JuBELLation Hand Bells, Kids Choir, Youth Music, Praise Band, Chamber Orchestra, Fisk organ, soloists, narrations, an Advent Meditation, congregational carols and songs

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TCAGO Organ Crawl
Oct
15
10:30 AM10:30

TCAGO Organ Crawl

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Join us for an organ crawl of instruments in the northern Twin Cities area, beginning at the Benson Great Hall of Bethel University in Arden Hills (2003 Blackinton; III/67r, demonstrated by Stephen Self), then at 10:30 at Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran in Shoreview (2004 Fisk tracker; II/26r, demonstrated by Joseph Trucano), followed by three additional venues after lunch…TBA.  Open to all.  Stay in our caravan from the beginning or join us enroute.  More information at www.tcago.org.

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Composing Our Future
Sep
15
7:00 PM19:00

Composing Our Future

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Enjoy an evening of great music and great fellowship as we work together to benefit the music program at Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church. Guest artist Tesfa Wondemagegnehu will join the Shepherd of the Hills Celebration Choir as we raise funds to help enrich and support the musical life at Shepherd of the Hills.

Donations are gladly accepted and there will even be an opportunity for you to commission your own piece of music! We hope to see you there!

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Before Bach's Birthday Bash
Mar
19
1:00 PM13:00

Before Bach's Birthday Bash

Michael Barone hosts the annual Before Bach’s Birthday Bash, five free hour-long concerts celebrate the 331st Anniversary of the birth of Johann Sebastian Bach (b. 6/21/1685) and honor the birthday of Bach fanatic Max Reger, who died one hundred years ago (b. 3/19/1873 - d. 5/11/1916).

Performing Bach's Sonata in E-flat, BWV 1031 with Hannah Peterson Green, flute

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VocalPoint Chorus: Wind in our Sails!
Feb
27
to Feb 28

VocalPoint Chorus: Wind in our Sails!

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Art imitates life. But what if your life includes living with a disability? In that case, art can become the intersection of learning and inclusion.

Write. Act. Dance. Paint. Imagine. Create. Communicate. Socialize. Experience. Learn. These are active ways to foster a sense of community and purpose, and ways to challenge others to build a better, more inclusive world. Partnering with Upstream Arts, VocalPoint presents Wind in Our Sails!: The Creative Art of Packing Our Boats for the Upstream Journey at two concerts on February 27 and 28. Both concerts are at 4 p.m.

VocalPoint will be joined by Teaching Artists of Upstream Arts, who will integrate imagery, motion and participation to tell the story of how Upstream Arts makes “create” an active verb for everyone.

Concerts are at Central Presbyterian church, a wheelchair-accessible venue, in downtown St. Paul. Both concerts are ASL-interpreted; Braille and large-print programs are available upon request. A free will donation will be collected; 100% benefits Upstream Arts.

VocalPoint is an intense choral experience that challenges people through music to build a better world. We donate 100% of performance-driven donations to a worthy cause that will make a dramatic impact in everyday lives.

We have supported the work of Open Arms of MinnesotaAvenues for Homeless Youth, and Neighborhood House in our first three seasons. Highlights include hosting panels of the AIDS Quilt, singing and hosting in our homes the youth from the Youth Chorale of Central Minnesota , being dazzled by the puppets of In the Heart of the Beast and commissioning a piece by Abbie Betinis.

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Twin Cities Widor Festival
Feb
6
9:00 AM09:00

Twin Cities Widor Festival

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Come hear a performance of Charles-Marie Widor's Suite for Flute & Piano as part of the Twin Cities Widor Festival!

Hannah Peterson, flute | Joseph Trucano, piano

The Twin Cities Widor Festival presents an audio-visual presentation by Professor John Near (Widor editor and biographer) devoted to the life and times of the celebrated French composer/organist Charles-Marie Widor, with special focus on his orchestral and chamber music, in the UBS Forum at Minnesota Public Radio (480 Cedar Street) in Saint Paul, MN.  Sponsored by the Twin Cities chapter of the American Guild of Organists and PIPEDREAMS.  Free admission; public invited.  Parking available in adjacent ramps.

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Schubert Club: Francis Poulenc's Birthday
Jan
7
12:00 PM12:00

Schubert Club: Francis Poulenc's Birthday

Sonata for oboe and piano
    Elégie (Paisiblement, Sans Presser)
    Scherzo (Très animé)
    Déploration (Très calme)
Tim Shows, oboe • Joseph Trucano, piano

Sonata for flute and piano
    Allegretto malinconico
    Cantilena: Assez lent
    Presto giocoso
Hannah Peterson, flute • Joseph Trucano, piano

Sextet For piano, flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon & horn
    Allegro Vivace
    Divertissement
    Finale: Prestissimo
Minne Wind Quintet

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