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.
How can we express the deep joy of the “most wonderful time of the year”? By singing, of course. But what to sing?
MCS offers two enchanting choices: from the 18th century, Vivaldi’s long lost but supremely exuberant Gloria; and from just a few years ago, John Rutter’s When Icicles Hang, settings of poems by Campion, Shakespeare, and that most prolific of Elizabethan poets, Anonymous. Trimmed out with our professional orchestra and a bouquet of festive carols (including sing-alongs), Joyous Noel is guaranteed to make your spirit bright.
Summer Auditions: Thursday, July 28
Fall Auditions: Tuesday, September 13th and Tuesday, September 20th
Please contact MCS ahead of time to schedule your audition. Walk in auditions are not currently available. You are more than welcome to sit in during a rehearsal to check us out!
Fall Season Rehearsal Start: Tuesday, September 13th
2016 Christmas Concert: Sunday, December 18th at 3:00 p.m.
MCS rehearsals are on Tuesday evenings from 7:00 p.m. to 9:15 p.m. and are held in Hopkins. Maestro Jere Lantz is planning a concert season of rewarding choral music, including a spring performance with orchestra. Please visit the About Us page, then take a peek at the Join Us page for more information. You can also get in contact with our membership coordinator.
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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