FEATURED SOLOISTS

 

 

GUEST ENSEMBLES

 

 

Minnesota Center Chorale

Jody Martinson, Director

The Minnesota Center Chorale is a commu​​nity chorus that performs a mixture of quality classical and contemporary choral ​music in central Minnesota.

 

Choristers Choir

Deb Ferrell, Director

 

 

Sauk Rapids-Rice High School Choir

Steve Mick, Director

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St. Mary’s Cathedral Choir

Eileen Farrell, director

Saint Mary’s Cathedral music ministry program is vital to the liturgical life of the parish.The choir sings regularly at the 9:45 AM Sunday Mass during the school year.

 

Saint Paul Cathedral Choir

Dr. Sean Vogt, director

The Cathedral Choirs exist through the mandate of the Roman Catholic liturgical documents to lead and illuminate prayer through profound excellence in musical expression

 

Northern Lights Chorale

Bruce Phelps, director

Directed by Bruce Phelps, a choral music leader locally and nationally for over 30 years, the chorale performs music from a variety of genres to inspire and evoke feelings of joy, love, heartache, and peace.

 

Metropolitan Boys Choir

Bea Hasselmann, Director

In 1971 the Metropolitan Boys Choir was formed with the mission:

To provide a unique program of musical excellence and personal growth for Twin Cities area boys of varied social, cultural, and economic backgrounds; to develop responsibility and leadership; and to empower these young men to become positive influences in their communities.

 

St. Benedict’s Monastery Schola

Janine Mettling, Director

“Schola” is short for Schola Cantorum, the Latin term for a school or group of people who join together to learn and sing ecclesial chant, the song of the church. It is a choir, but one dedicated to the ancient chant tradition– although that’s not the only music they sing.

 

St. Cloud Singing Saints Barbershop Chorus

Kris Ling, Director

We are the St Cloud, Minnesota Chapter in the Land O’Lakes District of the Barbershop Harmony Society (BHS). The chorus is made up of men from Central and Western Minnesota and Wisconsin; men from all walks of life and gentlemen in their 20s and older. The chorus was founded in 1968 and throughout our more than forty years of harmony and fellowship the St Cloud Singing Saints Barbershop Chorus has entertained and thrilled audiences all over Minnesota.

 

Nativity Catholic Choir

Rob Pontious, Director

Robert Pontious has been the choir director at Mahtomedi High School (Mahtomedi, MN) since 1995. He has a Bachelor of Music Education and a Master of Arts in Conducting as well as Vocal Performance from Truman State University.

 

Minneapolis Commodores

Paul Wigley, Director

Singing a cappella harmony in 4-part barbershop style is our hobby and we really enjoy doing it! But we do MUCH more than that. Our singing styles can range from solemn spirituals, to vocal swing jazz, to up tempo Christmas arrangements.

 

Armstrong High School Chamber Singers

Stephanie Trump, Director

The Armstrong Chamber Singers are a highly select extra-curricular ensemble from Armstrong High School in Plymouth, Minnesota. The ensemble is made up of 26 singers selected from a choral program of nearly 450 students.

 

Apollo Male Chorus

Dr. Sean Vogt, Director

The APOLLO MALE CHORUS continues as the designation of the present-day amateur singers, complimented by eight professional section leaders. Currently numbering 60-plus men of diverse generations and backgrounds, it is an outlet for male vocalists to express themselves musically.

 

Farmington Lutheran Church Choir

Karissa Dennis, Director

The mission of the Worship & Music Ministry Team is to engage our FLC family in the messages and teachings of Christ through interactive spiritual worship and inspirational music. Many sub teams, in conjunction with staff, collaborate to support and coordinate this mission.

 

Grace United Methodist Church Choir

Paige Macklin, Director

Our Vision: Transforming lives to become the heart, hands and feet of Jesus in the world.
Our Mission: To serve and unite those we touch with the Grace of God.

 

North Star Boy’s Choir

Francis D.C. Stockwell, Director

The North Star Boys’ Choir was founded in 2011 and has its roots in the European boy choir tradition. It is linked to that tradition through the Artistic Director Francis Stockwell and the Executive Director Craig “Andy” Anderson, whose many years of working together in choral direction has resulted in a unique and musically powerful partnership.

 

Academy of Voices

Samuel Kjelberg, Director

Academy of Voices is a chamber choir dedicated to innovative, engaging, and accessible performances. The choir focuses on new or under-performed music from all eras, and often finds new or unusual performance spaces.

 

Minnesota Blue

Barbara Yotter, Kelton Parrish, Paul Johnson & Scott Nye

Minnesota Blue is an acoustic band steeped in American roots music. Whether it’s bluegrass, folk, country, ska, or blues, Minnesota Blue brings it to the gig alive and kickin’. Band members are Barbara Yotter, featured vocalist and fiddle; Kelton Parrish, guitar; Paul Johnson, dobro; and Scott Nye, bass.

 

Four Seasons Barbershop Quartet

Rollie Neve

Looking for a Barbershop Quartet in the Minneapolis St.Paul area? Look no further. We have many years experience and we enjoy all types of venues. Special events, weddings to church groups are all a part of our schedule. If you are looking for something out of the ordinary, give us a call. Have sound system, will travel.

 

Caritas Vocal Ensemble

Katie Hines, Doyle Leabch, Laurie Zaephel, Don Ofstedal, Mark Heimenz, Jessica Bandelin, Kristen Frost-Tibben, June Bethke Petrie, Erik Lien, Mark Anderson

Caritas Vocal Ensemble is a non-profit group of choral singers with a mission. Formerly known as Sacred Voice, the ensemble performed its first season in spring 2002 with the express purpose of raising money and awareness for people in need.

 

Global Harmony Community Chorus

Jennifer Anderson, Director

VocalPoint is an auditioned choir of about 70 members, based in St. Paul, MN. VocalPoint is led by Artistic Director, Jennifer Anderson.VocalPoint programs are not just concerts, they are emotional journeys. They call attention to important topics in today’s society and explore the topic in depth.

 

Edina Chorale

Thomas Paulson, Director

The Edina Chorale (EC) is a place singers come to rediscover and extend their musical lives. Most members sang in high school and college choirs, and many were trained in the fine Minnesota choral traditions. Some singers find EC mid-life, when careers are stable and children are becoming more independent.

 

South Metro Chorale

Loren Squires, Director

SMC is a community choir serving the south suburban communities of Minneapolis and St. Paul, Minnesota. The chorale provides a broad spectrum of experiences and repertoire, including accompanied and a cappella music of the great masters, American folk music and African American spirituals. Jazz, Broadway, and popular arrangements are also presented at our annual “Cabaret” fundraiser.