|Messiah Sing-Along this Sunday
Join us for a perennial holiday favorite: our annual Sing-Along of Handel's Messiah. Fun, informal, family-friendly, and free, our rousing, participatory concert is the perfect way to launch a season of celebration. Bring your own score or buy one at the door; a limited number of scores will be available to borrow.
Kathy Saltzman Romey, conductor
Lynn Trapp, organ
Sunday, December 2 at 6:30 pm
St. Olaf Catholic Church
215 South 8th Street, Minneapolis
No admission charge; free will offering
More info here
|MNuet Showcase at Bryant Lake Bowl
Lace up your bowling shoes for classical music in a most unlikely setting! Join Chorale singers for brief excerpts from Messiah at the legendary Bryant Lake Bowl. We'll sing a few favorite selections from the oratorio, and answer questions from MNuet showcase host Matt Peiken. Seating is extremely limited: call 612.825.8949 for reservations or click here to purchase online.
Tuesday, December 4 at 7 pm
Bryant Lake Bowl
810 West Lake Street, Minneapolis
$12 / $6 MNuet members
|Youth Chorus concert Dec. 7
Enjoy an evening of music, friendship, and fun! The Minneapolis Youth Chorus Winter Concert includes singers from both MYC and our new Prelude chorus for 3rd, 4th, and 5th graders. It's a perfect opportunity for families and music fans of all ages to hear a delightful concert of choral music for young voices.
MYC/Prelude Winter Concert: Patrice Arasim, conductor
Friday, December 7 at 7 pm
Jefferson Community School Auditorium
1200 W. 26th St., Minneapolis
Free and open to the public
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|Messiah concerts with SPCO musicians
Experience the splendor of this quintessential holiday favorite in one of the most magnificent concert settings in the Twin Cities! Soloists: Karin Wolverton (soprano), Victoria Vargas (mezzo-soprano), Brad Benoit (tenor) and Richard Ollarsaba (bass-baritone).
Hugh Wolff, conductor
Musicians of the SPCO
Thurs. & Fri., Dec. 20 & 21; 7:30 pm
Central Lutheran Church
333 S. 12th St., Minneapolis
Click here for tickets or call 800.838.3006
Our first performance of Handel's Messiah was in December of 1973, during the Chorale's second year. Conductor Henry Charles Smith led that first performance with the Minnesota Orchestra. Messiah became an annual December tradition for the Chorale beginning in 1979. Since that date, we've performed it with both the SPCO and the Minnesota Orchestra, with such illustrious conductors as Helmuth Rilling, Margaret Hillis, Paul Goodwin, Nicholas McGegan, Christopher Warren-Green, Simon Halsey, and Stephen Layton.