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.
Every region of the world abounds in music that seems to grow from its soil. We’ll explore the wonderful differences, and astonishing similarities, of folk music from throughout the globe. We’ll witness how the spirit of people shines through their homegrown music, whether from Europe, Asia, Africa, Latin America or home in the U. S. A.
It’s often the less urbanized, more traditional cultures that have best preserved their folk heritage, so we’ll offer songs from Latvia, Hungary, Mexico, Appalachia, the Caribbean, Israel, and Syria, among many others. And we’ll explore the remarkable range of emotions and styles in that richest of American folk traditions, the spiritual.
This is music created at home to lift spirits and help life go better. That’s what we hope to do for everyone who sings and hears it.
Winter Auditions: Tuesday, Jan. 12 and Tuesday, Jan. 19.
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!
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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