St. Olaf Choir + Magnum Chorum to perform Pietà
John’s emotionally compelling oratorio on the themes of compassion, mercy, and love will be performed on April 30 and May 1 by the St. Olaf Choir and men’s + women’s choirs from Magnum Chorum, with soprano Sonja Tengblad and tenor Eric Neuville, all led by Anton Armstrong. John will be in residence for the week.. Click here for a live stream of the May 1 concert at 3:30pm CDT. Click here for more info.
New CD by the John Alexander Singers on Delos,
“American Voices,” features four Muehleisen works: Snow (The King’s Trumpeter), When All is Done, Prairie Waters by Night, and River Moons. Excerpt from Gramophone review: “Muehleisen’s When All is Done applies stirring choral shadings to a poem by Paul Laurence Dunbar about the anguish of slavery, its lonely trumpet solo complementing the ensemble’s impassioned lines.”
Recent: March 19 – Tides of Peace and The Stars Still Shine (World Premiere), Dolce Canto, Peter Park, cond.; March 25 – O vos omnes (UK premiere): Kirbye Voices, Penny Hill, cond.; April 8 – Eat Your Vegetables – Set One, Culver-Stockton College Choir, Elliott Jones, cond.; Upcoming: April 16 – Perplexed Music, Vox16, Markdavin Obenza, cond.; April 16 + 17 – Eat Your Vegetables – Set One, Heartland Voices, John Slawson, cond.
South Korean premiere of The Stars Still Shine
Dolce Canto, conducted by Peter Park, gave the world premiere of The Stars Still Shine (poem by Charles Anthony Silvestri) on their concert Elemental Harmony on March 19. The group also featured the work on their recent tour to South Korea (April 1–9) and sang The Stars Still Shine with the Ansan City Choir, one of South Korea’s top choral groups.
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