SOLLC's Concert Series assembles top musical talent from the Midwest and beyond to inspire you with amazing performances throughout the year. Concert admission is free-will donation unless otherwise specified in the event listing.
Friday, December 13, 2013 at 7 p.m.
Medalist Concert Band, Jerry Luckhardt, Director and Artistic Director
The band is a volunteer group comprised of 70 Twin Cities-area musicians, and was founded in the fall of 1968. The primary purposes for the band continue to be to provide adult musicians with an opportunity to perform; to provide Bloomington and the surrounding area with outstanding musical concerts; and to provide young musicians with a model of music as a lifelong avocation.
Sunday, January 5, 2014 at 6 p.m.
Flying Forms - Marc Levine, baroque violin & Tami Morse, harpsichord Music for violin and harpsichord comes alive in the intimate SOLLC Chapel space. Educational and engaging, this is the second SOLLC Concert Series appearance by the duo.
“How refreshing to meet this youthful group that plays old music as if it were the newest, coolest thing going.” - Southampton Press.
Tickets: $10/at door, $7/advance by Dec. 22, 2013 Purchase tickets online
Friday, February 21, 2014 at 7p.m.
Augustana (Illinois) College Choir
The Augustana Choir performed for the first time on March 18, 1931, under the direction of its first conductor, Henry Veld, at Orchestra Hall in Chicago. The occasion was a benefit for the Swedish-American Relief Committee of Chicago. The choir was formed by combining the men of the Wennerberg Chorus (founded in 1901) and the women of the Oriole Chorus (founded in 1915).
The choir has been conducted by Jon Hurty since 1996. In the past 17 years, the choir has continued its tradition of annual tours—singing both in churches and major concert halls. The choir has performed under Hurty’s direction at Orchestra Hall in Chicago, Alice Tully Hall in Lincoln Center and Carnegie Hall in New York City, as well as many major cathedrals in Europe. The choir also has made tours to Scandinavia, the People’s Republic of China, and most recently to Germany and Austria where they took part in an international festival commemorating the 50th Anniversary of Benjamin Britten’s epic War Requiem.
From its inception, the Augustana Choir has focused on the highest quality choral literature from the Renaissance through the 21st century. Reviewers from New York, San Francisco and Scandinavia have praised the ensemble’s vocal virtuosity, tonal mastery, discipline, unity, keen intonation and joy in performance.
Tuesday, March 25, 2014 at 7p.m.
Carthage College Women’s Ensemble
The 40-voice Carthage Women's Ensemble, under the direction of Dr. Peter Dennee, sings music from all genres of choral music for female voices.
The ensemble has developed a strong reputation throughout Wisconsin and the region as a model for choral excellence. CWE is a highly select auditioned choir of approximately 35 singers. They perform music from all genres of choral literature—Medieval through the 21st century as well as arrangements of folk and global musics—and have premiered several new works for women’s choir. In recent years the choir has toured regionally throughout Wisconsin and Northern Illinois; nationally to Florida, Michigan, Maryland, and Washington, D.C.; and internationally to Germany, the Czech Republic, Austria, Canada, and Slovakia.
Friday, April 25, 2014 at 7 p.m.
Harpist Dr. Rachel Brandwein and trombonist Dr. David Peterson perform as the Branderson Duo. They first met in 2009 as doctoral students at Stony Brook University and began playing together professionally in 2011. The duo enjoys pairing and experimenting with the timbres and articulations unique to each instrument. Their concerts consist of original compositions as well as their own transcriptions of both popular and obscure works. Composers represented on their concerts include Dr. Paul Salerni, Ralph Vaughan Williams, William Grant Still, and Roger Boutry, as well as Dr. Brandwein.
Friday, May 16, 2014 at 7 p.m.
Synod Senior Band Concert
The Synod Senior Band was founded in 2005 by director Em Stark, as a ministry to and for senior citizens. The band is endorsed by the Minneapolis Area Synod of the ELCA, but is a nonprofit member-and-donation supported group.
A reception with coffee and treats will follow each concert. All concerts are free-will donation unless otherwise specified.
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