Past Events

Minnesota Composers: The 21st Century Muse

May 5th, 2019 Kristofer Layon Sunday, May 5, 2019 — 4:00 p.m. A rare opportunity to hear Minnesota-based composers share repertoire and stories about what inspires them to create. Performance will feature the Chione Woodwind Quintet, percussionist Erik Barsness, a chamber chorus of professional singers, and the Bethlehem Lutheran Church Senior Choir under the direction of David Mennicke. Abbie Betinis…

Crossroads Barbershop Quartet

March 17th, 2019 Kristofer Layon Sunday, March 17, 2019 — 4:00 p.m. Crowned the 2009 Barbershop Harmony Society Champion Quartet and most recently the Acapella Music Awards Quartet of the Year, Crossroads has become one of the most sought after foursomes in the world, having performed in Japan, Germany, France, Finland, the U.K., and all over the United States. Though…

Rachel Brandwein and Linda Chatterton

February 3rd, 2019 Kristofer Layon Sunday, February 17, 2019 — 4:00 p.m. Rachel Brandwein, well known for her harp performances nationally and internationally, has performed with VocalEssence, the National Lutheran Choir, and the Minnesota Orchestra. She was awarded the top prize in the Mu Phi Epsilon Original Composition Contest and was the winner for their International Solo Competition in 2014.…

St. Olaf Orchestra

February 2nd, 2019 Kristofer Layon Sunday, January 27, 2019 — 4:00 p.m. Known for its excellence in music, the St. Olaf Orchestra is one of the best college orchestras in the nation, winning the American Prize in Orchestral Performance in 2013. The 92-member ensemble has been featured on NPR and PBS, has appeared in some of Europe’s finest concert halls,…

Strikepoint Bell Choir

November 11th, 2018 Kristofer Layon Sunday, November 11, 2018 — 4:00 p.m. This eleven-member group from Duluth, Minnesota, is a community / professional handbell ensemble that is noted for capturing the enthusiasm of audiences with a dynamic style and accessible music. Concert selections range from Bach to Lady Gaga and include music both familiar and new. Preview Strikepoint on: Strikepoint…

Quartet San Francisco

October 14th, 2018 Kristofer Layon Sunday, October 14, 2018 — 4:00 p.m. Expanding the reach of chamber music, this non-traditional and eclectic string quartet specializes in multiple styles, from: jazz to tango, pop to funk, blues to bluegrass, gypsy swing to big band, and beyond. Quartet San Francisco has been awarded two Grammy nominations, including Best Classical Crossover. Preview the…

Pizzazz!

April 22nd, 2018 musicseries Sunday, April 22, 2018 — 4:00 p.m. Minnesota Boychoir. Mark Johnson, Conductor Partners in Praise Girls Choir. Julia Fahey, Conductor The Minnesota Boychoir, now in its 56th Season, is the oldest continually operating boys choir in the Twin Cities. Their reputat ion for excellence has brought invitations from local and national musical conventions, as well…

Gospel Truth

February 18th, 2018 musicseries Sunday, February 18, 2018 – 4:00 p.m. Robert Robinson, Gospel Artist The Minneapolis STAR TRIBUNE named Robert Robinson “Minnesota’s Master Male Vocalist”. He has performed with Aretha Franklin, Andrae Crouch, Kenny Loggins, The Sounds of Blackness, Bobby McFerrin, Barry Manilow, Jermaine Jackson and others. Mr. Robinson was a two-time Minnesota Music Award Winner for Best…

Unstoppable

November 12th, 2017 musicseries Sunday, November 12, 2017 — 4:00 p.m. Mark Paisar, Organist The new Associate Director of Music/Organist for Bethlehem Lutheran Church performs a concert of music by Bach, Bruhns, and Vierne. Mark Paisar received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Organ Performance from Carthage College in Kenosha, Wisconsin. Mr. Paisar completed his graduate studies, earning both…