PRINCE of PEACE

A Christmas Concert with North Hennepin Community College Chamber Singers

Prince of Peace, Christmas Concert 2016

Performance dates:

1. Saturday, Dec 10, 7 PM
—Full Concert, ticketed—
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
100 Silver Lake Rd NW, New Brighton, MN 55112

2. Sunday, Dec 11, 2016, 4 PM
—Full Concert—
Family of God Lutheran Church
8625 Zane Ave N, Brooklyn Park, MN 55443

3. Sunday, Dec 11, 2016, 7 PM
—Fireside: selected pieces & sing along—
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
4700 Edinbrook Terrace, Brooklyn Park, MN 55443

Concert Description
The Minnesota Mormon Chorale and Orchestra and the North Hennepin Community College Chamber Singers will join their voices as a gift to the community for a special Christmas concert entitled “Prince of Peace.” Messages of hope and comfort will be shared through various genres of inspiring music.

Tickets
• Concerts are free and all are welcome.

• The concert on Sat Dec 10 will be ticketed (the concerts on Sunday will NOT be ticketed).

• FREE TICKETS will be available starting Monday, Nov. 21 at 8am on www.mnmormonchorale.org/events.

• Tickets can be reserved by zone (chapel, front gym, back gym).

• Guests without tickets can go to will-call for available tickets OR wait in line for unoccupied seats to be released. ALL SEATS that are not occupied by 6:50pm will be released to those in attendance.

How many tickets can I order?
You can order as many as you can use. While tickets are complimentary, they are limited and valuable. Please use or return every ticket that you request. Unused tickets can be returned via email to mmctickets@gmail.com. Any ticketing questions can also be directed to this email address.

Do I need to print my ticket?
You will need to bring a printed ticket OR have the ticket sent to your mobile phone. Your ticket will be scanned before you enter.

What if I don’t have a printer or smart phone?
Send a request for a ticket to mmctickets@gmail.com.  The ticket will be printed and held at will call for you.

How do I get tickets to my friends?
Login to your Ticketleap account and you can re-assign tickets to your friends (tickets will be emailed), or you can print and mail the tickets to your friends.

Are tickets transferable?
Yes, log into your Ticketleap account and you can re-assign the tickets.

How can I return my tickets?
Unused tickets can be returned via email to mmctickets@gmail.com.

Contact Information
Public affairs representative: Rachel Stokes, mnmormonchorale@gmail.com, (763) 447-7302
Ticketing: Amber Stoddard, mmctickets@gmail.com

Where is will-call?
The will-call room is located in the NE corner of the New Brighton building (the primary room). Ushers will be there to help.

Seating
Doors open 30 minutes prior to concert. Please arrive early.

Seating for Sat. Dec 10 concert
Guests can wait at one of the 6 doors prior to 6:30pm. At 6:30pm the doors will open, and guests can move into the hall to choose a seat. There will be ribbon stanchions dividing the three segments of the hall. At 6:50pm ALL SEATS that are not occupied will be released to those in attendance. The stanchions will be removed and guests may move up and fill in any remaining seats.

Parking at LDS chapel in New Brighton
Parking is limited. Please consider carpooling if possible. There will be overflow parking at Silverwood Park (https://goo.gl/maps/MehAW8KY7P72), located several blocks from the church. Shuttles from the park to the church will run every few minutes until 7:10pm. Return shuttles will run after the concert.

Age Requirement
For adults and children 8 years and older.

Director’s Note
While this past spring and summer brought much anticipated warmth and beauty to Minnesota, there were also events that brought deep heartache, violence, political uncertainty and divisiveness all over the country leaving many to wonder where to turn. In my own search for peace, I began looking for music for the Christmas concert and heard “Sweetest Music, Softly Stealing” composed by Elaine Hagenberg which will be featured on the program. The refrain states, “Glory unto God the Father who sent His only Son, that He may gather all the nations round His feet and make them one.” I was immediately struck with awe and an overwhelming sense of His love for all people – no matter their race, religion, socioeconomic background, etc. I was reminded that Jesus Christ is the ultimate source of peace, even the “Prince of Peace.” Only He can heal grief and heartache and can rescue those who feel forgotten or “too far gone.” It is our hope that every person who attends the concert will hear the personal message that He has for them through each piece of music. May we all find the comfort and love that He so willingly and freely offers.  –Erin Gray, Artistic Director and Conductor   

The Minnesota Mormon Chorale is a 65-voice auditioned choir comprised of talented musicians from the Twin Cities and surrounding areas who share a love for singing and for Jesus Christ. Founded in 2004, the choir strives for choral excellence in singing a varied repertoire of sacred and secular works in various concert and worship settings throughout Minnesota. The choir has performed over 100 concerts with a repertoire of nearly 250 pieces including major works such as Mozart’s “Requiem,” Mendelssohn’s Symphony No. 2, “Hymn of Praise,” and Rob Gardner’s “Lamb of God.” Regular performances include concerts at Thanksgiving, Christmas, Easter and springtime. In addition, the choir enjoys collaborative projects, most recently with the Apollo Male Chorus, the Choir of the Cathedral of Saint Paul and the Northern Lights Chorale. The choir will be featured at the American Choral Director’s Association of Minnesota (ACDA-MN) State Conference in 2017.