Twin Cities Live Music
The Minnetonka Choral Society, founded in 1969, is dedicated to enriching the lives of our members and the community through great choral music performance. We love to sing! And we love nothing more than singing to a full audience.
Our Music Director Jere Lantz selects our music especially for us. The music ranges from old masters such as Gabrieli, Mozart and Haydn Masses and Brahms' Ein Deutches Requiem to more contemporary compositions such as Vaughan Williams' Hodie and Copland's In The Beginning, to works by modern composers or arrangers such as John Rutter, Dominick Argento, Stephen Paulus and Jeffrey Van.
The Minnetonka Choral Society, MCS, is a volunteer concert choir that performs two concerts per year. Our choir is 80 members strong. When we sing, it can be joyously loud accompanied by a full orchestra, or deliciously soft with harp or a cappella. If you enjoy live music, and live in the Twin Cities area, we would welcome your presence at one of our Twin Cities live choir concerts.
To celebrate Music Director Jere Lantz's two decades with MCS, we've polled our members to choose our favorites from twenty seasons of holiday programs. What's on the list? Excerpts from extended works like Handel's Messiah, Vaughan Williams' Hodie and Shelley Hanson's The Winds of Christmastide. Classics like Morten Lauridsen's O Magnum Mysterium and Randall Thompson's Alleluia. And just plain fun: Stephen Paulus' The Friendly Beasts and Craig Courtney's A Musicological Journey Through the 12 Days of Christmas. Plus hits by John Rutter, David Willcocks, Gustav Holst, and a chance for all of us to raise our voices in our top sing-alongs.
We've chosen our favorites. They're probably yours, too.
Auditions are being scheduled for the evenings of Tuesday, July 30, September 17 and September 24. Rehearsals for our fall season begin on September 17, with a concert on December 8; looking ahead, our spring concert will take place on April 6, 2014. Jere is planning a rewarding concert season for MCS, with the December concert featuring holiday favorites both popular and classical, and the April concert featuring selections from Broadway musicals.
It has become a tradition for MCS members to have the option to also perform in December in a free concert at the MN Landscape Arboretum in the beautifully decorated Visitor Center (date to be announced).
MCS rehearsals are on Tuesday evenings from 7:00 p.m. to 9:15 p.m. and are held in Hopkins.
Minnetonka Choral Society
If you would like to join us, support our non-profit organization or buy concert tickets, please call 952-476-1922 or contact MCS. We look forward to sharing beautiful music with you!
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