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February 2013                     The Online Newsletter of the Minnesota Chorale

Our 40th anniversary season swings into high gear!

   Save now on gala reservations

Saturday, March 2 from 7 - 10:30 pm
James J. Hill Reference Library
80 4th Street West, St. Paul

You won't want to miss this most festive of happenings: with sumptuous food and desserts by Scott McKenzie Catering and Events, glorious Silent & Live Auctions, and live performances by the Minnesota Chorale and the Minneapolis Youth Chorus, it's a feast for the senses!

Our Live Auction will feature exciting experiences like a bed & breakfast weekend on Martha's Vineyard, a trip to San Francisco and Sonoma, a private wine and food pairing evening, Twins and Timberwolves tickets, and more. The Silent Auction will showcase items for every taste and budget - from beauty and fashion to wine, food, theater and opera tickets, jewelry and artwork, plus a chance to win a gorgeous pair of diamond and white gold earrings, generously donated by Wixon Jewelers....the list goes on!

General admission tickets are $100; early bird price of $75 until February 15. Click here to make reservations online. To sponsor a table of ten for $1,000, call Linda Neuman at 612-455-2100, or contact her via email.

All proceeds from the Gala support the Chorale's
education and community engagement initiatives.

   Happy Birthday, Amadeus!

Happy birthday! As part of this year's St. Paul Winter Carnival, the Minnesota Chorale teamed up with the St. Paul Civic Symphony on Sunday, January 27 for a sing-along presentation of Mozart's setting of the "Requiem." Braving the wintry weather, hundreds of people, young and old, turned out at the Landmark Center in the heart of downtown St. Paul for an afternoon of classical treats. The orchestra, led by its conductor Jeffrey Stirling, started things off with a rousing performance of Mozart's "Posthorn Serenade," followed by the "Requiem," led by Chorale artistic director Kathy Salzmann Romey. Audience members joined their voices with 100+ Chorale singers and soloists, making the hall ring with glorious song. Then, to celebrate Mozart's 257th birthday, it was time for cake! (see photo above)

The afternoon was such a rousing success that we're hoping to make this an annual event: stay tuned for details!

   Save the dates

Our 40th anniversary season continues with a lively schedule of music-making. Here's what's ahead:

Men in Music
Friday, March 8 at 8pm
Wayzata High School
Free and open to the public

Men of the Minnesota Chorale conclude their choral residency program with a side-by-side concert celebrating their mentorship of young men in choral music programs.

Awake the Voice!
All-Bach program: Cantata 140 and motets
Kathy Saltzman Romey, conductor

Saturday, April 6 at 7:30 pm
Nativity Church, St. Paul

Sunday, April 7 at 3 pm
Wayzata Community Church

Tickets: General Admission; Adults $20; MPR Members/Seniors $15; Students $10

Click here to order online, or call 612-455-2100 to reserve by phone

And the beat goes on!

We know you've missed seeing us sing with the Minnesota Orchestra this year. Weathering the orchestra lockout and the resulting loss of concert income has certainly been a challenge, but so many fans and friends have stepped up with meaningful expressions of support and generous donations: we can't thank you enough!

Your support means we can continue making music throughout this concert season, celebrating 40 years of choral excellence in the Twin Cities and beyond.

If you haven't yet made a gift to the Minnesota Chorale, there's no time like the present! Click here to make a secure online gift. Your generosity will ensure that we'll continue to educate, enrich, unite and inspire through the power of choral music.

Thank you!

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